Load up on fancy sandwiches and natural wine at this European diner in an old deli.

• A day dedicated to the iconic Canadian dish poutine is happening in a parking lot in the north-west.

We’ve found Brunswick’s best culinary bargains. They’re all under $15, and they’re all downright delish.

• Order the Italian homage to the KFC Zinger burger at this new cocktail bar from the owner of Il Bacaro, Sarti and Bar Carolina.

Prahran fromagerie Maker & Monger is coming to the city, hosting a pop-up on the banks of the Yarra.

It’s the end of an era for this Italian dining stalwart, which has closed after 13 years.

• Thornbury fave Carwyn Cellars is throwing a 24-hour party, with 20 pastry-inspired beers, Lune croissants, cannoli and more.

• Sip rare coffee or Japanese whisky – and eat buffalo-chicken jaffles – at this new laneway cafe-slash-bar.

Queen Victoria Market now delivers, so you can order duck eggs and local cheese from the comfort of your couch.

• Get fried chicken and waffles with a sweet-and-spicy twist, and ramen served in an Asahi beer glass at this creative new eatery in Box Hill.

• Feast on Gippsland venison, wild fowl and kangaroo tartare at a dinner celebrating Australian game.

• Start your weekend early with $5 yakitori and $10 Moon Dog tinnies at a casual St Kilda diner from one of Melbourne’s top chefs.

• The crew behind Pinot Palooza is back with a festival devoted to Tassie wines (and scallop pies).

A huge one-day gin festival is coming to a two-storey warehouse in Collingwood, and $10 entry gets you all the free tastings you can sample.

A 162-year-old city pub has had a herringbone and houndstooth-led overhaul.

• Two Kiwi chefs (including one who’s worked at Embla and Fancy Free) are throwing a barbeque party, with an all-natty line-up of juicy, sparkling drops.