• The chance to actually play mini golf as an adult – sober or not – has finally presented itself, with Holey Moley opening next month.

Formerly a carpark, Whitehart on Whitehart Lane is now an imposing two-storey bar.

• There's a new part cafe, part foodstore, part corner milk bar in St Kilda. Slip into the green-velour padded booths at Frankie's Top Shop.

• Shockingly, Carlton’s getting a new Italian joint. With a pedigree like Pietro Barbagallo though, Mr Pietro is one for the to-do list.

• George Calombaris is moving his health food store Mastic from Kew to the Mornington Peninsula.

Giant Steps Winery has had a makeover. It's moody, and it's still serving up that famous pizza.

• Malbec and Gauchito Gil, Argentina’s favourite wine and saint respectively, are being celebrated at Meat Market next month. Tango and empanadas will, of course, make appearances.

• Melbourne’s food du jour, poke, is being given away for free next Tuesday at Mahalo Poke.

• The French Zumbo, Gontran Cherrier, will be giving free baking demonstrations while in town next week.

• Fearsome English food critic Jay Rayner has announced he’s coming to Melbourne.

• Covert dinner-party purveyor Private Dining Room is launching its next supper club series, “Veggie Patch”, at Persillade.

• Until it moves in permanently in spring, Piccolina Gelataria is hosting a design week pop-up in its new premises, with free cups of gelato to boot.

• Rejoice fans of Friday nights in, UberEats now delivers alcohol.