Across all five-levels of Kings Cross Hotel will be a pop-up showcase of Melbourne kinetic culture, spanning live music, art, food and drink. Fashioned as Melbourne After Dark, the one-off travelling pop-up will land in Sydney to highlight the world’s most livable city (and maybe show us Sydneysiders a thing or two about nightlife) across the final weekend of November before packing up and heading off to Brisbane and Adelaide in December.... Read More | Share it now!
Next in the world of all things that are so [sometimes pronounced “sahhhh”] Melbourne: A vegan pub. Positioned on the corner of Lygon and Elgin Streets in Carlton is a new venue named Green Man’s Arms, coming from hospitality veterans and artists Alison Whyte and Fred Whitlock with a loving dedication to being completely vegan and vegetarian friendly.... Read More | Share it now!
Elwood locals may be wondering what happened to their beloved Turtle Cafe. Well, the space has been transformed into what will now be known as A Girl Called Jayne, a simple and elegant cafe that has already built up a loyal following with its use of high quality produce to deliver fresh-focused breakfast and lunch dishes that feature French, Mediterranean, and Japanese flavours.... Read More | Share it now!
After it’s time popped up in Sydney’s Hyde Park last month, the famed Night Noodle Market is heading on down for Melbourne’s annual Good Food Month for a eighteen nights of curated Asian hawker-style dining. We all know how it works; each year, various stalls from some of the country’s best food vendors remain popped up in a vibrant, open-air atmosphere serving signatures and exclusives to hordes of insatiable food lovers. It’s become such an important platform for many businesses that they usually go all-out in terms of creativity, coming up with dishes designed to stand out from the masses. ... Read More | Share it now!
A seven-course vegan feast is being planned by a group of seven Melbourne chefs, all of whom will join forces at The Vincent later this month to explore and highlight the potential of modern vegan cuisine. What’s more is that the whole feast has been designed around and inspired by the classic tale of The Jungle Book, even taking on the name of “Mowgli’s Marvellous Feast” with plans on matching food with vegan wines, spirits and cocktails.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne’s one-day gin extravaganza, Juniperlooza, is set for a return this month with a packed line-up of 19 independent Australian and international producers who will be showcasing their expressions as well as exclusive cocktails up and down the waterside Boatbuilders Yard. In addition, there’ll be a bunch of “Talk & Taste” sessions spread throughout the day, taking place in the gorgeous 19th Century Polly Woodside ship which is docked at the venue.... Read More | Share it now!
Located on Toorak Road, Yagiz is a new modern Turkish restaurant from talented chef Murat Ovaz, who has moved on from Balaclava’s popular Tulum to head up his own venture. The restaurant, which features a stunning 22-seat brass communal table and is separated into both a casual walk-in bar and an expansive 60-seat dining space, has designs on becoming South Yarra’s new go-to with an assortment of Turkish and Middle Eastern influenced dishes including a whole roast of Bultarra saltbush lamb for ten people.... Read More | Share it now!
Renowned restaurateur Joe Mammone, who co-owns beloved CBD spots Il Bacaro and Sarti, has welcomed a third restaurant to his portfolio, opening Bar Carolina in South Yarra. Located on Toorak Road, Joe’s first venture outside of the city has been fashioned as a sophisticated and contemporary southside bar and restaurant, offering Italian bistro-style dining with modern accents.... Read More | Share it now!
Matt McConnell, chef and co-owner of Melbourne’s popular Bar Lourinhã, is putting on something pretty damn special for locals who have a particular craving for crab. Drawing inspiration from his cultural homes of Portugal and Spain, Matt plans to host a one-off “Crab y Cava” party at the bar, set for Wednesday 22nd November with a specially designed menu featuring eight courses of crab.... Read More | Share it now!
Vietnamese favourite Hanoi Hannah has hooked up with Huxtaburger to offer a special limited edition Bánh Mi Burger, clashing two food staples together in what is no doubt going to be a huge hit. Huxtaburger’s Daniel Wilson and Hanoi Hannah’s Mathew Johns worked closely together to come up with the perfect east-meets-west fusion, ensuring that the Vietnamese burger is punchy and captures the freshness of a good ol’ bánh mi.... Read More | Share it now!