• Simon Denton’s Japanese fine diner Kappo has closed. But the space will be transformed (temporarily) into hotpot joint Poppu Uppu.

Cumulus Inc is turning 10, and Andrew McConnell wants to take you to lunch to celebrate.

Project281 has landed in Brunswick with vegan smoothie bowls and Korean-style bulgogi burgers, in a converted print shop.

Broadsheet is opening a new restaurant, and to help decide which restaurateur (you?) will be taking up residency, we’ve enlisted Sepia’s Vicki Wild.

Head to a Scarf dinner this winter at Bhang for delicious food, and more importantly, to support young migrants and refugees looking for work in the hospitality industry.

• Matt Wilkinson shares Pope Joan’s rice pudding and Reuben recipes as a parting gift to fans of the now-closed cafe.

• The team behind Lentil as Anything is launching The Inconvenience Store, Melbourne’s first pay-as-you-feel supermarket.

• Chefs including Federico Zanellato (Lumi Bar & Dining), Peter Gunn (Ides) and Masterchef alum Diana Chan (Chanteen) are teaming up with Rice Paper Sister for a series of special dining events. Hurry.

Melbourne made its mark with several nominations for the 2018 Spirited Awards, the world’s most prestigious independent bar awards.

Poppy and Seed Bagelry has opened in a former real estate agency, serving eight varieties of 18-hour boiled bagels.

• Get your sugar fix at sensory candy exhibition Sugar Republic, which opened in Fitzroy this weekend.

• Specialty instant coffee has arrived. Get the low-down here.