\A heat wave, and the Aus Open. That’s what Melbourne has been about this week.
But fear not, apparently a cool change is coming, and you can finally venture outdoors once again and eat everything that’s good in this big old city.
Here’s all the food news you may have missed this week.
- CBD Japanese restaurant Ishizuka is putting on a special during the Australian Open. For $130 per person, you’ll cop a five-course menu with the option of adding Toro sushi for an extra $15 per person. More on their website here.
- 400 Gradi has just kicked off a new happy hour from 4pm-6pm at their Essendon, Eastland, and Brunswick spots. Get bottomless Neapolitan margherita pizzas and cocktails for just $45 a pop. Deal.
- If you haven’t hit up Grau Projekt’s ‘Cockrocker’ exhibition yet, this is your last chance. Book yourself a ticket for their TRINK THINK TOUR, which is a walk around the gallery, cocktail in hand for groups of up to ten people. Book here.
- Rooftop gin sessions are back at Adelphi Hotel. The perfect way to escape the heat wave. Read more here.
- Head to Camberwell Place (formerly The Well) this weekend for a sweet as pop-up. ‘Candy Place’ is a spot where you can find an array of bespoke desserts from the likes of Licked by Ray Ray, Sweet Mickie, Lux Bite, and Sweet Darling. It’s on from 10am – 4pm this weekend. Get all the info here.
- If winning a year’s supply of cheese sounds like a good deal, read on. To Celebrate the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, you can help decide the 2019 People’s Choice Champion. All you have to do is vote online to go in the running for a year’s supply of the best cheese in Australia. Vote here.
- Spice Temple is celebrating Chinese New Year with a Year of the Pig feast. From February 1 to February 10, you can tar into a special menu that promotes health, wealth, happiness, and all other aspects of good fortune. It’ll set you back $99 per person.
- Melbourne’s got itself a fine purveyor of rainbow toasted cheese sandwiches, and it’s aptly named Rainbow Toastie. Read all about it here.
- Pope Joan will live again. It's being resurrected at Sofitel on Collins in the space that The Mayfair used to occupy. Get a hand on their amazing sandwiches once again once it opens at the start of February.
- Fine purveyors of bagels, 5 & Dime, has opened another location, this time on Collins Street. Get all the details here.
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