• We’re barely able to contain our excitement about CHE – a new joint for Fitzroy that’s all about classic charcoal chicken with a Latin-American bent.

• Finally, Melbourne’s prayers for a kitschy bar with a mini golf course have been answered: Holey Moley Golf Club is now open in the CBD.

• We looked at what hosting the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards meant for Australia’s culinary landscape.

• What’s a more appropriate cold weather snack than a toastie? Here’s our comprehensive guide to Melbourne’s best.

• The 457 temporary skilled work visa program has been axed – so what does this spell for Australia’s hospitality industry?

Longhorn Saloon has indefinitely shut due to complaints of round-the-clock barbeque fumes wafting into surrounding residences.

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• In Collingwood, Bedford Street is closing and being reborn as Twilight Terror.

• A few blocks over, Smith Street diner Easy Tiger is graciously bowing out, with a menu of its old classics for its final two months of service.

• Expanding on the success of Joe’s Shoe Store in Northcote, the team has opened Uncle Joe’s in Brunswick East, nailing good food, booze and tunes.

• Victoria’s Brae, which came in at 44 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is releasing a cookbook of stories and recipes from chef-owner Dan Hunter.

• The Kogi tribe lives in the hills of Colombia and has a spiritual connection to the coffee it grows there, but their land is being threatened. You can try Kogi coffee (and see a documentary on the Kogi, and their process) next week.