Gelato Messina, Mr Burger and more added to Velodrome Food Truck Festival (Melbourne)

The lineup has grown significantly for Velodrome Food Truck Festival since the inaugural Australia Day weekend event was announced late last year. Across four days, from 26th to 29th January, Melbourne’s newest arts and food venue, the Velodrome, is promising a packed out festival full of the city’s most famous food vendors as well as live music, an inflatable outdoor cinema, a Mexican wrestling ring, and a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics. Yes, you read that correctly: a 40-foot crane for aerial acrobatics.... Read More | Share it now!

An Airbnb-like service for food catering has launched in Australia

Yep crowd sourcing start-ups aren’t going anywhere anytime soon as people are heavily influenced by the innovative model of services like Airbnb. It’s led to some creative ideas in the past, and Melbourne-based start up CaterNow seems to be no exception, allowing users both corporate and consumer to easily find local caterers without having to fork out bucketloads to the big guys. ... Read More | Share it now!

Wine and cocktail bar Henry Sugar opens in Carlton (Melbourne)

The hip surrounds of Carlton have welcomed a fresh face with the few-weeks-old Henry Sugar, a food, wine and cocktail bar that marks the first joint venture by Kiwi chef Michael Baker and ex-Cookie bartender Daniel Mason. Setting up on Rathdowne Street, what started as a planned dessert cocktail bar has evolved to pushing an equal focus on food and drink with a simple, seasonal and considered approach.... Read More | Share it now!

The Peninsula Picnic announces 2017 music, wine and food program (VIC)

A huge lineup of Australian talent is set to score the pristine surrounds of the Morning Racecourse as The Peninsula Picnic presented by Infiniti returns this April. Melbourne locals and visitors will be able to head along to the boutique music, food and wine festival on Saturday 1st April as the fail-safe life philosophy of “vino and chill” inspires a very exciting program that includes eight of the region’s best restaurants and five wineries, all carefully selected to pair with the melodic live tunes from the likes of The Cat Empire, Jebediah frontman Bob Evans and All Our Exes Live in Texas plus more.... Read More | Share it now!

Good Things are throwing a Polyjuice Potion party for Harry Potter fans this week (Melbourne)

After a successful pop-up Butterbeer Bar last year, it seems the team of South Yarra hotspot Good Things are dipping back into Harry Potter lore. Set for this week, the beloved bar will be transformed by a special Polyjuice Potion party, tasking the highly skilled witches and wizards behind the venue with providing Harry Potter themed good times.... Read More | Share it now!

St Kilda’s Clucked pushes for a healthier approach to fried chicken (Melbourne)

Healthy fried chicken? That’s the claim surrounding new St Kilda’s Clucked, moving away from the southern fried chicken trend and pushing something a bit less understood and loved. “Happy, healthy fried 100% free range boneless chicken” describes a press released for the recently opened diner, a family-owned business located on busy Carlisle Street with signature dishes that make use of a unique herb and spice filled breading and benefit from being cooked in rice bran oil. ... Read More | Share it now!

Asia’s popular Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart open first Australian outlets this month

Popular Asian dessert chain Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, which originated in Malaysia earlier this year, are said to turn over around 20,000 baked cheese tarts pet day. It’s this kind of popularity that has allowed for an easy and rapid expansion into other markets, and the latest to benefit is Australia with four stores in Melbourne and one in Sydney to open before we even hit 2017.... Read More | Share it now!