• The Grampians is getting a new fine dining restaurant. It’s the folks from the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel, in a new fancy off-site location.

At Calia in the CBD, finish your meal, then walk a few steps into the adjoining store and buy the rare and interesting ingredients to have a go yourself.

• Chris Lucas, the man behind Chin Chin and Hawker Hall, has lured the stars from acclaimed Sydney restaurant Sepia to open a new fine diner in Melbourne.

• Quay has been named as Australia’s first entry in the World’s 50 (actually 100) Best Restaurants Awards.

• Cheese and wine lovers (read, everyone) should get themselves down to the latest festival celebrating the pair at Meat Market this weekend.

• Get your coffee at the Co-Ground Coffee charity pop-up in Collingwood this weekend, and 100 per cent of what you pay will go towards funding education programs in Vanuatu.

STAY IN THE KNOW
Get our pick of the best news, features and events delivered twice a week

• Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean your ice-cream cravings are. Ben and Jerry’s is here to help, giving away free ice-cream across Melbourne next Tuesday.

• The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back. This year, it has its own headquarters, and we got to take an early look.

• Bluebonnet Barbecue now has its own food truck, Mabel. Naturally, Mabel has a blue bonnet.

• Good Beer Week is back again in May and just dropped a staggering line-up. Don’t miss out on the some of the best events.

• Melbourne is hosting a beer and coffee festival this weekend because, Melbourne.

• Want free burgers from the burger joint of your choice for a year?

• The term “specialty coffee” is outdated. Here’s why.

• Get some nostalgic sips in at Melbourne institution Meyers Place before it closes in June.

• It was only a matter of time before pinball and whisky collided in Melbourne. That time is now.

• British-born chef and restaurateur Paul Wilson, has just opened the first instalment of his three-part Prahran Market venue Wilson & Market, with Mr Wilson’s Tuckshop.