Here’s Broadsheet’s list of the best new bars to open this year.

Balter Brewing Company, co-founded in 2016 by former pro surfer Mick Fanning, has been sold to CUB.

Nothing costs more than $15 at this street-side Collingwood stall championing the torta (a substantial Mexican sandwich).

What’s the difference between champagne and prosecco?

Here’s everything new and noteworthy happening in Melbourne (and Victoria) right now.

Try the white-miso gin sour at this new gin distillery in an old red-brick Southbank warehouse.

Here are the best cheap eats in Thornbury and Preston – none will set you back more than $15.

Acclaimed Sydney restaurant Nomad is opening on Flinders Lane.

Two childhood friends are behind this new diner, serving osso buco ravioli, cacio e pepe toasties and a classic tiramisu.

Meatstock, the annual music-meets-barbeque festival, is back.

Piccolina has made a gelato-filled panettone for Christmas.

Get a Saffron Negroni (by one of the best bartenders in the world) and dry-aged duck for two (by a former Vue de Monde chef) at this polished new bistro.

How do you milk an oat?

Swing by this city laneway pop-up for freshly shucked oysters and spanner-crab spaghetti.

Here’s a modern-Turkish recipe that’ll impress even the most discerning dinner-party guest.

Here’s how to make the ideal summer picnic (without too much planning).

At this new hole-in-the-wall espresso bar, the coffee is strong and the bagels are snack-size.

Inside this modest Wellington Street store is a spectrum of punchy Australian pét-nats, lemon-meringue sour beers and low-alcohol sparkling wine.

There’ll be dog-themed bingo, dog treats and grooming services at this Christmas party for pups.

We’re giving you the chance to win a luxury picnic at a Yarra Valley winery.