• Get a load of Maker & Monger’s latest limited-edition toastie: a brioche bun packed with spicy sambal and sweet provolone (with pickles on the side).

• There’s a ripper new snack menu at Hemingway’s Wine Room, East Melbourne’s part-French brassiere, part-casual boozer. Our pick? Decadent duck-liver parfait – in a can.

Attica Summer Camp, Ben Shewry’s less-fancy-more-fun outdoor restaurant, arrives in the Yarra Valley this month. Bookings are open now.

• On the menu at Embla’s soon-to-open rooftop bar and cinema: lemony crab-and-fennel toasts, raw kingfish with pumpkin-seed miso, and a riff on the ice-cream sundae.

• Sad news: Bar Saracen, Punch Lane’s boundary-pushing Middle Eastern restaurant, is yet another Covid hospitality casualty. It’s closing for good on January 30.

• At this sunny new riverside pop-up, seafood reigns supreme. Think peppery squid with beer mayo, fluffy barramundi bao and loaded prawn rolls.

• Black Star Pastry is sprucing up the humble pavlova with native ingredients.

Tonka has taken over the NGV’s Garden Restaurant.

• Get pillowy dumpling-like tortelli (which translates to “little pies” – not to be confused with tortellini, even littler “little pies”) at Highett’s swish new Italian restaurant.

• Plonked in the middle of a 143-year-old shiraz vineyard is where you’ll find Grampians Estate’s fresh-faced cellar door and cafe.

• Nailing an Aperol Spritz at home isn’t too tough. But you can forget the pesky Aperol-sparkling-soda ratio entirely with this new ready-to-drink range.

Tacos y Liquor is a cosy new taqueria – in Geelong – from Igni’s Aaron Turner. Hit the road.

• Swap running for R&R at this new pop-up along the Tan, with Tassie oysters, steak sangas and rosé spritzes.

Cannoleria’s newest creation is very Aussie and very millennial: it’s a sort-of savoury smashed-avo cannoli.

• The team behind Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina has big plans for this art deco former bank.