Royal Stacks brings halal certified burgers and frozen custard to Brunswick (Melbourne)

Royal Stacks has quickly shot up to near the top of the list when people talk about the best burgers in Melbourne. Their CBD location on Collins Street has become so wildly popular that a quick expansion was a no-brainer, bringing the brand to Sydney Road in Brunswick with a few small adjustments to the signature menu, including halal options to meet demand. Often compared to legendary U.S chain Shake Shack, Royal Stacks are tightening their grip on the local burger scene with this expansion, blending up classic American-inspired fare with shades of Middle Eastern flare.... Read More | Share it now!

18-inch pizza by the slice joint “Pizza Pizza Pizza” opens at Meyers Place (Melbourne)

The classic New York pizzeria regularly serves as inspiration whenever a new by-the-slice joint opens up anywhere around the world, and this latest Melbourne diner is no exception. Simply titled Pizza Pizza Pizza, the new venue over at the Meyers Place precinct pays homage to the pizzerias of the 70’s, dedicated to serving carb lovers large 18-inch slices bringing together the flavours that have proved most popular for Melbourne in the past. It’s from the team behind the now closed Mr Big Stuff, and there’s a little secret small bar attached for those in the know (which now includes you!)... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne gets a three month noodle pop up bar for winter (Melbourne)

Now that he’s closed Collingwood favourite Northern Lights, acclaimed Chef Adam Liston is bringing a three-month winter pop up to Bourke Street in anticipation of his forthcoming restaurant Honcho. Titled Honcho Noodle, the temporary noodle bar will aim to showcase inspiration Liston picked up from his recent travels across China, Japan, and South East Asia, operating evenings Tuesday to Saturday from Thursday 2nd June.... Read More | Share it now!

Pizza World Champion Johnny Di Francesco opens gelateria in East Brunswick (Melbourne)

2014 Pizza World Champion Johnny Di Francesco, one of the best known names in Australia’s Italian dining scene, has recently expanded to a bit further than his two renowned pizza-focused restaurants 400 Gradi and Gradi at Crown, leaning towards the sweet tooths with his very first stand alone gelateria, Zero Gradi. Opened in East Brunswick, just a few doors down from 400 Gradi on Lygon Street, it’s been busily pumping out high quality, authentic Italian gelato, inspired by Francesco’s yearning for the traditional Neapolitan gelato of his homeland.... Read More | Share it now!

James Viles, Clayton Wells, and Paul Carmichael for huge Winter Masterclass at Lake House (VIC)

Victoria’s stunning up-scale hotel Lake House in Daylesford will be hosting a very tempting Winter Masterclass in June when they welcome in three of the most exciting chefs in the country for a curated day of demonstrations and in-depth food discussions. Set against a backdrop painted by the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford, the one day only event will be led by James Viles (Biota Dining), Clayton Wells (Automata), and Paul Carmichael (Momofuku Seiōbo).... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne is getting a tea festival with workshops, markets, tastings, and more

Taking place on Sunday 29th May, the very first Melbourne Tea Festival will be taking over the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on South Wharf, highlighting some of Australia’s most exciting and creative specialty tea makers with markets, workshops, and more. The one day only event will be bringing a packed program through which tea lovers will be able to explore and taste a range of artisanal loose leaf teas and immerse themselves among food trucks, boutique stalls, accessories, and hand-crafted homewares. It’s a fitting move seeing as a whopping 7.7 billion cups of tea were sold in Australia during 2015 – a 2.2 per cent increase on the 7.5 billion cups of tea five years ago in 2010.... Read More | Share it now!

Local talent will be highlighted for Footscray’s annual “Emerge in the West” (Melbourne)

Emerge in the West is back for another year showcasing some incredible talent rising from Melbourne’s western suburbs. Hosted by Multicultural Arts Victoria, this event will bring some soul and colour into Footscray’s Nicholson Street by featuring those with a flair for all things music, fashion, art, dance and spoken word. This event will surely be a sight to see, with performances and acts across three stages, a large craft market and special deals from local traders.... Read More | Share it now!