HOT: Piccolina Gelateria, 802 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Piccolina Gelateria brings real Italian gelato to Hawthorn with a whole bank of glistening pozzetti tubs to tempt Glenferrie Road shoppers as our summer heat stretches into autumn. The gelateria has only been open for 9 weeks and already I can’t remember what used to be there! The small shop has been designed by Hecker […]

HOT: Motorhome Majestic, 238 Union Rd, Ascot Vale

The brains behind Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Truck Stop Deluxe have pulled up into Ascot Vale with another vehicle themed burger joint – say hello to Motorhome Majestic, Union Road! At the entrance the back of a classic Jayco Silverline caravan takes pride of place and inside you’ll find more caravan-themed paraphernalia, from bench […]

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 […]

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 […]

HOT: Royal Croquet Club 2015, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Royal Croquet Club, a fun summer food and entertainment festival, has returned to Melbourne for the second year but only for a short time, finishing up this Sunday 20 December. Picking up where the Night Noodle Market left off, Royal Croquet Club has transformed the sunny area by the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr with […]

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