• An important Lune update: a campfire-inspired toasted-marshmallow cruffin arrives, and the swirly spanakopita returns.

• For the next month, Broadsheet and the City of Melbourne are bringing you more than 50 excellent, limited-edition lunch specials from some of the city’s best eateries. Don’t miss out.

• “There will be cake”: All Are Welcome is having a birthday bash this Sunday.

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• An ex-AFL player’s new spirits label has just released a spectacular Campari-red gin made with tart bush apple.

• New from the Rustica team: a slick, standing-room-only specialty coffee bar (covered in peach-terracotta terrazzo and striking green marble).

• Restrictions have eased further, so Melbourne Cocktail Festival is changing up its closing party this weekend. Think snacks, Starward cocktails and Wax’o Paradiso on the decks.

• One for the Wes Anderson fandom: The Grand Budapest Hotel inspired this symmetrical, pastel-hued new brunch spot. It’s doing creamy udon, a “tornado” omelette and more.

• Milk at the ready. Welcome to Brunswick’s Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival is happening this Saturday – with super spicy snacks, a hot-sauce market, hot-sauce tasting battles and more.

• Inside a backstreet cafe is a tiny tofu shop where one woman makes some of Melbourne’s best. But be quick – this stuff almost always sells out.

• Recipe: celebrity chef Justine Schofield is making creamed corn “sexy”. Have a crack at it this weekend.

• Fancy French brasserie Entrecôte is swapping South Yarra for Prahran. You’ve got until August to get a serve of steak frites at the Domain Road original.

Stan’s is a new deli and sandwich shop channelling New York’s old-world diners. (I’ve got my eye on the cheesy pork-and-fennel-sausage muffin.)

• Stokehouse and Anglesea’s knockout Fish by Moonlite are doing a one-off dinner for Greek Easter.

• Movida’s gone Mexican at its lively new cantina, bringing home-style dishes – plus eight different Margaritas and a rattlesnake-venom-infused spirit – to a CBD laneway.

Yarraville’s swish Bar Romanee – decked out in emerald marble and plush velvet – has a Euro-leaning menu that changes daily.