HOT: South Melbourne Night Market, Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

The South Melbourne Night Market is a weekly event that happens every Thursday night over summer on Cecil and Coventry Streets, under the awnings of South Melbourne Market. Until Thursday 10 March, the usually daytime market swings open for selected evening trade on Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30pm. The streets become lively with most street-facing stallholders […]

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly invented in Florence. This Italian family-run business also make their gelati on site using traditional Italian […]

The HOT List: Lunar New Year 2016 Melbourne

This year the Lunar New Year is Monday 8 February 2016 for the Year of the Monkey. Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for festivities and yummy food! Here’s a list of Chinese New Year events in Melbourne: Lunar New Year at Crown – Thu 21 Jan – […]

What’s On – Australia Day Melbourne 2016

Happy Australia Day! Here’s a list of what’s happening around town to celebrate our national day. CBD/DOCKLANDS Australia Day at Wonderland Fun Park (Tue 26 Jan) – free Australia Day temporary tattoos, face painting, sausage sizzle, DJ. Government House Open Day (Tue 26 Jan) – tour the main House,  view the historical collection, interactive INSIDE the BRICK […]

HOT: Up In Smoke, 28 Hopkins St, Footscray

It’s been with great interest that I’ve been watching the transformation of Up In Smoke from plumbing supply shop to barbecue restaurant…and today I finally got to have a taste of what’s in the works. The restaurant opened today with a soft launch truncated menu. The official launch is not till Thursday when they wheel out their […]

HOT: Miinot Gelato, 71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South

Melbourne heat wave = daily gelati tasting. And while Miinot Gelato is hidden away in Pascoe Vale South it’s well worth the trip. If you’re local, lucky you! The tiny shop is on a main road but not really close to anything else – no cafes or shops near it. Nevertheless, on my arrival there […]

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