• Coming soon: After a year of roving pop-ups, Quality Noods is putting down roots with a permanent ramen bar. Chef Justin Healy is expanding the menu with four kinds of noodle soup, plus oyster po’ boys, tres leches cake and Japanese-inspired snacks.

• Bottega Bandito by day, Vino Bandito by night. The Prospect cafe is opening two nights a week over spring and summer for local wines and snacky plates of oysters, salumi, terrine and more.

• After closing last year after a 40-year run, Leigh Street Luggage is reopening – as a wine and cocktail bar. While the name will stay, there’ll be a new focus on amaro and vermouth, and a rear second bar serving whisky, gin and toasties.

• Add to list: we’ve rounded up six new (and refreshed) Adelaide restaurants. There’s a long-awaited fine diner by Callum Hann, “untraditional” Mexican in a suburban brewery and new, permanent homes for a couple of festival favourites.

Wine Country’s sit-down tasting event Spring Dozen returns next weekend with your favourite Hills (and former Hills) winemakers, including Gentle Folk, Commune of Buttons, BK Wines, Basket Range Wines and Charlotte Dalton. Plus, “Pina Colada Porchetta” and pizza slices by the Lost in a Forest crew.

• My Grandma Ben’s monthly Supper Club is back. Dinner number two is tonight, with a focus on sustainable seafood, matched with booze by small-scale producers. Next up? A menu of native and foraged foods on September 24.

• The Fruitful Pursuit is celebrating five years of its exploratory tasting parties, Wine Playground. The next iteration is on October 3 with 18 winemakers, over 50 wines, music by DJ Mehdi, snacks by Good Gilbert, chocolate by Steven Ter Horst and coffee by Kindred.

• With the Royal Show cancelled this year, the SA Country Women’s Association is selling its famous scones at a pop-up at the Central Market during what would be show week (tomorrow till September 11). There’ll also be jars of jam and showbags with everything you need to make the scones at home (proceeds go to SACWA).

Yiasou George is launching a monthly dining experience, Winemaker Wednesdays, hosted by venue manager and somm Shaun Lau (ex-Orana) with a line-up of top SA producers. First up? CRFT Wines on September 8.

• Crunchy, gooey, Tiktok-famous birria is taking off in Australia, but what is it and where did it come from? We unpack its history and where you can find it.

• Recipe: an Aussie chef and restaurateur shares his secrets to perfectly crisp, beer-battered potato cakes. Or fritters. But definitely not scallops.