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 – […]

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 […]

HOT: The Epicurean Red Hill, 165 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South

Red Hill Epicurean is a large gourmet food destination focusing on the Mornington Peninsula’s producers and vineyards and it’s a must-do if you love good food and wine. The site spans two venues – the spectacular atrium ‘The Shed’ housed in the former Red Hill Cool Store and framed by large timber columns from an old […]

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