Food & Drink

The Feed | All The News You Missed This Week

By Marina Nazario
19th Jan 2018


The city has come alive this week because, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that the Australian Open is in full swing. What's upppp Federer! 

Melbourne has taken the opportunity to step up its food game. Probably to show Sydney how it's done. (Uh, yeah we just dropped that.) Check it out for yourself, here’s all the foodie news you missed this week. 

  • You better get yourself a Lona members card, coz they're offers wallet-approving food and drink deals all week. It’s a no-fuss membership signup too, check it out.

  • Eat, drink and water taxi your way to the Australian Open. Pure South Bar and Kitchen is offering epic meal packages so you can have a full belly before watching fit people do active things. Includes a water taxi to Rod Laver too. 

  • On that note, why don’t you grab an Australian Open themed burger, complete with a tennis ball bun #nomz

  • Bang Bang at the Rifle Club will be launching Sunday Spritz sessions from 21 January. They’re serving FIVE different varieties, so pencil in a solid afternoon sesh. YUM.

  • Speaking of spritz, Melbourne’s only Club Aperol is now open at Riverland. Until 19 February, Aperol spritzes will be available in glasses ($12) and jugs ($45). Yeah, we said jugs.

  • Piccolina Gelateria just added a bunch of new flavours to the menu, including mascarpone & fig jam, lychee & passionfruit, banana, chocolate & peanut croccante. Drooling? Us too. 

  • FYI: One of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants, IDES is now open for lunch on Saturday and Sundays, 12-2pm. Check out the latest menu!

  • Arbory Afloat, the waterfront eatery and beer garden, announced that it's extending its summer vibes till 30 April. Head down for the Australian Open to watch Federer snag another title on the big screen. 

  • Australia’s first ever Vegemite burger landed, and it definitely doesn’t sound as bad as last year’s Vegemite ice-cream. What were they thinking?!   

  • Churro snack packs are now a thing in Melbourne, and we're ordering more than our bellies can handle.

  • ICYMI: We laid out 5 new Melbourne cafes you need to visit in 2018. You’re welcome.

  • We asked a Canadian where to find the best poutine, and you’re going to need to book a flight to North America to try this pile of deliciousness.

Are you one of these 7 people we can't stand at the Australian Open? Be Honest. 

Image credit: Michelle Jarni | P.S. Bar & Kitchen 

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