• Oasis Bakery is giving away 10,000 doughnuts to celebrate International Doughnut Day. You can choose between jam- or Nutella-filled. Set your alarms.

• Cult late-night takeaway joint Mr. Crackles has opened in the Melbourne CBD. Enter for cups of pork crackling and crispy skinned, slow-roasted five-spice pork belly.

• Perennially busy cafe Pope Joan is closing to make way for apartments in Brunswick East. For the last month of service, Wilkinson will be serving up a “favourites” menu.

• Smith & Daughters has abandoned its Latin roots to go all-in on Italian. Your old vegan favourites are no more but Shannon Martinez is cooking you up some new ones. Check out the new menu.

• Bar Carlo, the new Italian bar in the site formerly home to Meyers Place, brings unique liqueur and cicchetti to the CBD.

• Lennox Hastie’s speciality is cooking with fire, and he’s earned a reputation as one of Australia’s best chefs with that skill. But when he came to Melbourne, he also brought … firefighters.

• Windsor, meet Ines: a new European-style wine bar dedicated to a 93-year-old nonna, meatballs and Frank Sinatra.

• A 19th-century building in South Melbourne has become home to one of the neighbourhood’s favourite Italian restaurants.

• The first instalment of Albert House has opened with a very simple cafe and wine bar – it’s part of major revamp of the building home to Seven Nightclub.

• At new bar Flatiron Side Door, the owners “want people to feel like they’re sitting on their best friend’s couch.” So bring your dog, and settle in for a bottle of red and a pizza.