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!

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!

Nike are bringing an interactive obstacle course to Collingwood Art Precinct (Melbourne)

Whatever happens when you mash a music festival with an interactive obstacle course is exactly what’s going to go down at Collingwood Art Precinct on Saturday 3rd March, as Nike Australia invite locals and visitors to The House of Go. For one weekend only, Nike will be taking over the precinct with what they’re describing as a sensorial celebration of Nike’s latest running innovation, the Nike Epic React.... 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!