• In the wake of the Made Establishment collapse, Matt Wilkinson has walked away from vegetable-forward diner Crofter, one of the city’s best new openings.

• A few days later, we learned that Crofter has been sold and will become an American barbeque joint.

• And the owners of souvlaki stalwart Stalactites will buy two of Made’s Jimmy Grants outposts.

• Order the $10 boat noodles at this new city eatery that channels Thailand’s night markets.

Frankie’s Tortas and Tacos extends trade to breakfast and dinner. And yes, everything is still under $15.

Two social-media movements are helping get diners into Chinese restaurants – both the well-known and the hidden gems – in the wake of Coronavirus anxiety.

• This fancy new vegan chicken salt goes with more than hot chips.

• Barrels of wine are stacked to the ceiling at this divey new cellar door, where the crowd fave is a pét-nat called Candy Flip.

• Sydney’s best Margarita is coming to Melbourne.

Guy Grossi is making pancakes in a historic former wine shop (and there are $8 cocktails, too).

• Sunda’s Khanh Nguyen is opening a new restaurant in the city and the menu will include kangaroo jerky, Chinese-style.

• Preheat your oven: the owner of cult Melbourne bakery Beatrix is releasing a cookbook.

• Japan’s popular DIY okonomiyaki chain Dohtonbori has landed in Melbourne.

Chef David is the flashy new sibling to David’s Hotpot – and it’s open until 2am.

• Start your week with all-you-can-eat mussel Mondays in South Melbourne.

Eat Easy is a radical new approach to restaurant awards.

• Thornbury bottle shop Carwyn Cellars is putting on a beer-fuelled street party.

• Taste more than 30 different types of dumplings at Momo Fest.

• Urban winery Noisy Ritual is inviting you to a six-week-long wine party (with Israeli street-food).

• Get hot and bothered (in the best way) at Preston Market’s Hot & Spicy Food Day.

A two-day street party is taking over Lonsdale Street, with Greek food, a cocktail party and a Zorba Till You Drop competition.