What we covered in Melbourne food and drink this week
• Broadsheet’s list of the best Melbourne restaurants of the year (so far) is here. Make sure you come back next week for our picks of the year’s best bars.
• Our first look at Thai Baan, Bourke Street’s new Thai spot specialising in Ayutthaya boat noodles.
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Thai Baan. Photography: Amy Hemmings.
• We chat with the founders of Minds en Place, a new local startup bringing training on mental health, disability, anti-racism and more to the hospitality world.
• Chef Khanh Nguyen makes the surprise announcement he’s leaving top restaurants Aru and Sunda.
Anthony Femia of Maker and Monger. Photography: Courtesy of Maker and Monger.
• Here are five reasons we love Stokehouse’s $75 fixed-price wine list.
• And some crucial croissant news
• Choose-your-own-pasta adventure at South Yarra’s Pasta Prego.
• First Eat is actor Nakkiah Lui’s new podcast about food politics, power and body sovereignty.
• Tickets just went on sale for That’s Amore Cheese’s 15th anniversary celebration dinner on August 4.
• Enter via Laundry now offers a short $122 five course menu for dinners on Thursdays and Sunday lunch.
Shirin Pulao from Enter Via Laundry. Photography: Courtesy of Enter via Laundry.
• This week on Around Town we broke down our best new restaurants list, got the scoop on the Koko Black x Lune croissant collab and check in on Apollo Inn.
You might have missed …
• Cult homewares label Fazeek now makes looseleaf tea.
As seen on the web
• Outback Steakhouse is huge in Brazil? Via the Washington Post