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The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

By James Shackell - 28 Apr 2017

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Here’s a sobering thought, guys. It’s nearly May. Who allowed this to happen? We swear we’re still working off Christmas third-helpings and trying to forget what happened on New Year’s (don’t ask). It’s just like Ferris Bueller says: life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

So if you’ve been living under a rock this week (or just dodging hailstones on Swan St) you need The Feed: a curated guide to everything food, fashion and fun that happened in Melbourne over the past seven days. Here goes:

  • Neil Perry’s burger project, named…err Burger Project…launched it’s first mobile loyalty app this week. Basically the more burgers you eat, the more ‘points’ you get. Eventually you can save up enough to earn the actual recipe for Neil Perry’s ‘secret sauce’ (it only takes 250,000 points…better grab a gym membership while you’re at it).
  • Brunswick St’s favourite Indian restaurant, Mukka, released a special edition Jalebi dessert (think shiny orange pretzel covered in crystallized sugar). All proceeds go to charities supported by the movie Lion, helping kids in extreme poverty.
  • Home-grown boutique label Ka He launched a pop-up store on Brunswick St (pop in after your Jalebi—now there’s a plan) to celebrate its latest collection. Definitely one for the Vogue-addicts the out there.
  • Melbourne began gearing up for its annual Ginger Pride Rally, which kicks off this weekend in the CBD. BYO rash vest.
  • In more good news, the guys at Pierogi Pierogi are throwing a FREE Pierogi festival at Collingwood’s Gasometer Hotel on Sunday. It’s called Eat Pierogi Make Love and promises ‘Polish dumplings, Polish Vodka, Polish everything’. We’re sold.
  • The Dine With Heart calendar dropped, and we’ve already started clearing our schedule. DWH is basically an annual month-long fundraising effort to help out Melbourne’s homeless, and it’ll run all through May. There’s some big partners involved too: think St Ali, Tonka, Donovans, Craft & Co and Uncle.
  • We did the hard yards and rounded up Melbourne’s most OTT hot chocolates. The things we do for you guys, honestly…
  • The geniuses behind Melbourne’s Meatball & Wine Bar launched a brand new gourmet butchers on Swan St, and it’s set to lift your BBQ game to new heights. Say hello to Mr Macellaio’s Wonder Emporium Meat Shop.
  • The St Kilda Film Festival line-up landed in our greedy mitts, and tickets are on sale as of right freaking now. This year there’s even a large screen music video competition (called SoundKILDA, because puns are fun).
  • We took a peek inside Richmond’s newest resident: a fancy little café called Black Gold. Think limited-edition coffee blends, gold-dusted macarons and Wagyu eggs benedict on the menu. Told you it was fancy.
  • You may have noticed a new burger food truck outside the Arts Centre in recent weeks, well guess what—it’s here to stay. St Burger Burger Bar just announced their four-wheeled, burger-dispensing chariot has scored a permanent gig on St Kilda Rd. Finally, we can get a decent burger with our ballet. 

Tell your boss you're in a conference call: we also found the Best of the Web this week. 

Image credit: Michelle Jarni at Mukka

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