• In a former dive bar, now there’s Capitano, a new eatery by the Bar Liberty crew.

Bekka has arrived in Melbourne’s north-west, bringing generous Middle Eastern dining and house-made rosewater lemonade with it.

Westwood is a brilliant new Euro-leaning wine bar.

• Mark Ebbels trained under Heston Blumenthal. Now, he’s bringing unpredictable, invigorating dining to country Victoria.

• Prahran favourite David’s is celebrating its 20th birthday with two massive Shanghainese parties.

• The Vegan Market of Melbourne is also celebrating – it’s turning one.

• In more vegan news, a very vegan-centric cafe is coming soon to the CBD, from the founder of Almond Milk Co..

• Head to this gravy and greyhound party to pick up gravy-covered lunch or dinner, dog-friendly snacks, and maybe a greyhound of your own.