Four of Melbourne’s top bartenders plan to open new venue “Fancy Free” this year

Four bartenders who have been instrumental to the rise of Melbourne’s highly regarded Black Pearl will open a new venue in the CBD later this year. Rob Libecans, Chris Hysted-Adams, Matthew Stirling and Ryan Noreiks will lead the charge at Fancy Free, helping shape the bar as a neighbourhood watering hole in the middle of the CBD where cocktails, wine, beer and food will all be held to an equally high standard.... Read More | Share it now!

Boost Juice are now serving Vegemite smoothies across Australia

“We’re always looking to think outside the square when it comes to product development”, said Chief Marketing Officer of Boost Juice Joanne Bradley. And outside of the square they have most certainly thought this time, with the ubiquitous juice brand introducing new flavour The Vegemite Boost. It obviously contains Australia’s most divisive (to non-Australians anyway; it’s delicious in small amounts) spread, and while you may think it sounds disgusting, it actually seems like it could work.... Read More | Share it now!

Some of Australia’s best burger joints and Deliveroo team up for ‘The Hangry Meal’

Happy meals be gone. Deliveroo have teamed up with five of the most renowned burger joints around the country to put together a cheap-as-chips meal deal they’ve cheekily dubbed ‘The Hangry Meal”. That good ol’ millennial amalgam of hungry and angry has been tapped so the on-demand delivery service can celebrate National Burger Day the right way. On Monday 28th May, Deliveroo will be slinging around these collaborations for $4.95 a pop, with The Hangry Meal including a signature burger (from the respective burger joint), small fries and the quintessential toy. What’s more: free delivery.... Read More | Share it now!

Belles Hot Chicken has officially launched a food truck (Melbourne)

Launched just a few weeks ago, the legendary Belles Hot Chicken has worked with Melbourne-based hospitality group 100 Burgers to officially squeeze into their very own food truck. The super popular chicken restaurant, which now has locations across Melbourne and Sydney, finally making the leap to mobile dining follows the appointment of Belles chef Morgan McGlone as Executive Chef across 100 Burgers’ portfolio of food trucks and restaurants.... Read More | Share it now!

The Store Room is St Kilda’s newest speakeasy that needs to be accessed via telephone (Melbourne)

Punch in ‘2’ on an obscured automated phone at the entrance of The Store Room and request entry before this bar’s opening appears. Melbourne’s latest vintage-minded drinking hole, taking over a former barber shop on St Kilda Road, is dialing up a bygone era and borrowing a few tips and tricks from traditional speakeasys, including monthly poker nights.... Read More | Share it now!

Tella Balls Dessert Bar opens first ever Melbourne shop in CBD

Sydney-born dessert and social media phenomenon Tella Balls Dessert Bar has finally opened up one of its deliciously sugary stores in Melbourne. The newly launched dessert bar, which is located at Melbourne Central, follows the successful launch of the brand in QLD last year, bringing more than just Sydneysiders a menu that’s chock full of over-the-top Nutella-filled desserts including the original Tella Ball doughnut (the one that once sat atop a milkshake and caused international headlines), doughnut sliders, doughnut fries, doughnut cones, dessert lasagne (layers of mousse and fresh cream on a chocolate biscuit base with lashings of Nutella served with vanilla bean gelato), dessert kebabs, and pancakes. ... Read More | Share it now!

Munchies team with top young chefs for pop up food parties through Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

One of the more essential events as part of this year’s forthcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be a neat nine-day collaboration between Vice food channel Munchies and some of the city’s best and most popular young chefs. Dubbed Club Munchies, the program will shape into Bourke Street’s Spleen Bar with the chefs, a bunch of bartenders and DJs with each night curated by a different restaurant and chef. ... Read More | Share it now!

Gourmet Cinema returns to Melbourne this March

Gourmet Cinema will be returning to Melbourne this March, calling upon six of the city’s best restaurants to complement an eclectic film program screemed at the Caufield Racecourse. The annual outdoor movie and food experience will feature food and drink from four restaurants per session, with one hero restaurant taking creative licence with a special movie-inspired menu each night.... Read More | Share it now!