• First look: Wild ferments and punchy Thai dishes at Mr West’s new Brunswick outpost, Bar Spontana.

• First look: Sydney success story Little Lagos brings Nigerian fufu, “puff puff” doughnuts and jollof rice to Fitzroy.

• First look: A Japanese shaved-ice spin on crème brûlée (and mango lassi) at Sebastian Kakagori, a store fresh out of Tokyo.

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• First look: Arlo is the eye-catching younger sibling to south-side cafe Leaps and Bounds.

• Nigella Lawson’s “perfect Sunday lunch” is right here in Melbourne.

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•Coming soon: Enoteca Zingara is a new spot for drinks and Italian snacks from the Alta Trattoria team.

• Instagram sensation Mali Bakes’ tiny cake window is now closed.

• Local favourite Austro Bakery is moving north after six years in South Melbourne.

• Where chefs eat: Tasia and Gracia Seger of Makan on where to find char kway teow with “perfect wok hei” and the and the best CBD restaurant for a large group.

• The Broadsheet team’s favourite hot cross buns in Melbourne (and the best ways to eat them)

• A Jollygood sandwich pop-up is coming to Gemini this Friday and Saturday.

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• This week on Broadsheet podcast Around Town, France-Soir’s Jean-Paul Prunetti and Hector’s Deli’s Dom Wilton talk longevity in the hospitality industry, and we share the best first-date spots around town.