• If you’re late to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival party, get cracking: a bunch of the events and feasts are already booked out. We've put together a late bookers guide to make your life easier.

• At St David Dairy in Fitzroy, Melbourne pastry and dessert chef Pierre Roelofs is having a dessert tub pop-up.

• 90s kids rejoice! Streets is reinstating the beloved Caramel Choc Dip Paddlepop.

• CBD Wine Bar Embla has announced that they are finally going to open on Sundays.

• In sad news, Lentil as Anything’s Footscray location is in danger of shutting down by month’s end. You can help.

• St Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel could be getting a new lease on life, with the new ownership reportedly committed to a revamp.

• The Lucas Group's in-house beer, Shiki, is brewed specifically for pairing with Asian food. And now you can buy it at all eight Blackhearts & Sparrows stores.

• An homage to the milk bars of old has opened up in Prahran, dispensing pie, lollies and great coffee.

• We rounded up the best new dessert spots in Melbourne.

• Dan and Angie Hong are throwing an exclusive family dinner at the MFWF that you definitely want to be a part of.

• Like beer? Like wrestling? We've got the place for you.

Fancy Hank’s Chef Collab Sunday Lunch Sessions are all about Melbourne’s talented, up-and-coming chefs. The only menu requirement: something must be smoked. The first of the series features Charley Snaddon-Wilson, sous chef at Embla, on March 19.