What we covered in Melbourne food and drink this week
Broadsheet’s list of the best new Melbourne cafes of the year (so far) is here. (Plus our picks of the best new restaurants and bars).

• Our first look at Brunswick’s new west-coast-diner-inspired joint, Walrus.

• And our first look at Pa Tong Thai on Flinders Lane.

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• Why this little-known “Martini-Negroni lovechild” from One or Two should be the drink of the winter.

• A look at Bike Gallery’s new South Melbourne store, which looks like a lofty cafe – and you can get Axil coffee while you shop high-end bikes.

• Mornington Peninsula’s T’Gallant is back with a revamp after a year-long hiatus.

• Recreate signature dishes from Melbourne’s best restaurants with Make-Out Meals’ at-home kits.

• We talked to The Bear’s co-executive producer and actor Matty Matheson about the hit show’s second season.

• And we collaborated with some of Melbourne’s best restaurants to curate dinners inspired by films screening at MIFF.

• Hector’s Deli is selling Chicago beef sandwiches inspired by The Bear this weekend.

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Listen up
This week on Around Town we heard from the Hector’s Deli team about its move to a four-day work week, learnt more about Kumo Desserts’ soufflé pancakes and talked season two of The Bear.

More, please
• Get noodles and katsu sandwiches at Nama’s Wednesday night residency at Paradise Alley in Collingwood.

• Richmond bar Untitled is hosting a five-course truffle dinner for $200 per person on Wednesday July 26.

• Get $15 noodles, including a tom yum noodle salad and Isan chicken noodle soup, from BKK every weekday as part of its new lunch special.

Tokyo Lamington is giving away a free lamington and batch brew with any purchase to the first 1000 guests today and tomorrow.

Rossi Bar is hosting lasagne nights with three different lasagnes, live jazz and a roaring fire every Wednesday from 7pm.

As seen on the web
How Beyoncé and Lizzo eat on tour, via The New York Times.