HOT: States of Blue: West Projections Festival 2016

West Projections Festival 2016 is a free projection festival which returning for the third year in a row to light up Footscray’s streets. From Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 of September 2016, be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces in the streets of Footscray. States of Blue: West Projections Festival will illuminate creative spaces, […]

HOT: Westie Women Food Rides – Bookings now open!

A very wet day on Saturday didn’t deter a group of intrepid women joining me for another Westie Women Food Ride with The Squeaky Wheel. The series of food tours are all about encouraging women to ride their bikes, be confident on the roads and to explore their local streets and eateries through a different theme every […]

HOT: Honeycomb Hideout, Dennis St, Footscray (entry via unnamed laneway)

Honeycomb Hideout is a new Footscray bar that opened this week thanks to the owners of local pasta restaurant Fox in the Corn. The minuscule bar is the result of a hole cut out of Fox in the Corn‘s original prep kitchen (which has never been used) and a small courtyard where the staff used […]

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: Slice Girls West, 4 Yewers St, Footscray

Slice Girls West is an offshoot of the CBD’s popular pizza parlour Slice Girls and their new Footscray digs continues its formula for good, cheap pizza with a bit of cheeky zig-a-zig-ah! The entrance to the cafe/pizzeria is hidden down a unprepossessing alley and is marked by small sign inviting you to ‘slice up your […]

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