• Collingwood’s hidden gnocchi cave has only been open since March, but it’s closing soon. There are grand plans in the works, though.

• Head to this sleek new diner for hibachi-grilled yakitori skewers, duck gyoza and sake Margaritas.

• At last, an ironclad reason to get out of bed on the weekend – you could win brunch every weekend for a year.

• Here’s where to get unlimited $1 bao buns this weekend.

An Australiana-themed ice-creamery and hot-chip shop is coming soon, with a soy sauce flavour set to rival salted caramel. Dipping will be encouraged.

• The man behind Café Di Stasio and Spring Street’s bold, refined Italian diner Città is opening a very Italian cocktail bar in the CBD.

• Get up to 60 per cent off at reusable cup and bottle company Frank Green’s first-ever warehouse sale. It starts Friday.

Matt Wilkinson’s British-leaning cafe Pope Joan settles into permanent city digs in a former glitzy brasserie.

• Grab free ramen on Tuesday at this tiny new city spot.

This new dive bar in Chinatown is doing $1 wings and free pool.

Annam chef Jerry Mai is opening a rowdy Vietnamese beer hall in Glen Waverley, and it’ll be serving bottomless brunches.

• The cabinets at Gelato Messina in Fitzroy are about to be filled exclusively with 40 of its best special flavours of all time. Robert Brownie Jr, anyone?

Good Times Milk Bar, Bentleigh’s corner-store turned California-cool cafe, is serving booze for the first time. Think peach Bellinis and Victorian wines.

This article was updated on Tuesday July 16 to remove a cancelled event.