• Melbourne father Jonathan Pangu has declared a war on nuggets. Yep, nuggets. He wants to put a “dent in the industrial juggernaut that is processed food.”

• The Marquis of Lorne team has officially moved into Richmond. Union House combines heritage with a contemporary take on the classic pub.

• Melbourne has the world’s first Dom Perignon vending machine. You’ll feel a little like Bruce Wayne using it.

• The Otter’s Promise in Armadale is a dedicated beer bar. Relaxed, rustic and with more than 400 different beers in the fridge, you won’t want to leave.

• The Smith in Prahran has reopened after a dramatic multimillion-dollar refurbishment. It’s unrecognisable. And very sunset-pink.

• A new fast-food joint in South Yarra has a Nobu and Grossi Florentino alumnus in the kitchen, and avoids refined sugar, trans fats, hormones and preservatives.

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• After almost five years, Saigon Sally is closing. A Thai restaurant will open in its place with a chef who has Longrain and Chin Chin on his resume.

• The team from Fratellino Pizzeria in South Yarra has ventured north with the opening of their second pizza restaurant, Bontempo.

• Speaking of closures, Green Park is also saying goodbye soon. It’s set to open with a new vibe under the name Park Street.

• Collingwood burger joint Easey’s is expanding into the city and the south, taking over the kitchens at two different venues. Permanently.

• Sour, salty and bitter. That’s how chef Max O’Callaghan describes his recipe for pasta with scorched leek, radicchio and squacquerone. Trust us, try this one at home.

• Stomping Ground Brewing Co. is partnering with Movember this year to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Get involved.