Masses Bagels might be Melbourne’s most popular market stall right now.

• First look: Watch chefs tend to boiling pots of noodle soup at CBD Thai spot Khao.

• A 14-year-old Melbourne brewery is shutting down – and taking 30 per cent off all stock.

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• Chef Rosheen Kaul departs Etta after three years.

• First look: Club Chin Chin amps up stadium dining and old-school footy snacks in Geelong.

Mini-croissant cereal is the latest cult New York pastry to make its way to Melbourne.

• “I’m just excited to keep moving in the food world”: Chef Ellie Bouhadana to leave Hope Street Radio.

•Coming soon: Longrain Canteen brings a new lunchtime stop to Collins Street.

• First look: South Melbourne’s Nine Yards cafe opens the first of three new venues in a heritage building (and former wellness hub) in Armadale.

• Now open: Re’em adds a Chinese-influenced restaurant, cellar door and boutique hotel to the Yarra Valley.

• This year’s Met Gala looks as Melbourne restaurants.

Muji Food is coming to Australia. Muji Chadstone is celebrating with a pop-up food market featuring some Melbourne favourites – including Kori Ice Cream and Raya – this weekend.

• Coming soon: Old-school bistro Elio’s Place to open in Flinders House.

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• This week on Broadsheet’s podcast Around Town, we talk about the best things to check out at this year’s Rising Festival, plus three new bakeries to visit.

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• The Everleigh Bottling Co and Fitzroy perfumery Flaner Fragrances have collaborated on a limited-edition cocktail, the Left Bank. A mix of dry gin, pink grapefruit, lemon and absinthe, the bottled drink is inspired by the Rive Gauche – the left bank of the Seine in Paris – and Flaner’s Vive la Fleur eau de parfum. It’s available online via The Everleigh and at Flaner Fragrances’ Gertrude Street store.

• Victor Pepin of renowned French wine producer Bouchard is heading to Melbourne for a one-off event on May 20. Hosted by Pure South, a Southbank restaurant known for its focus on Tasmanian ingredients, the six-course dinner with matched wines will see Tasmanian vino selected by Vinified’s Luke Campbell face off against the legendary burgundies. Tickets are $395 per person. Use code BURGUNDY for a $70 discount on bookings made before midnight on Friday May 11.

• Nama Table, a Japanese-inspired pop-up from chefs Geoff Marett (formerly of Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Yardbird) and Drew Thornton, is in Melbourne this week. Book a spot at The Lincoln Arms for dinner on Friday May 10 or Saturday May 11, or lunch on Sunday May 12, and enjoy a $65 omakase including sake clams with garlic bread, and shio koji lamb shanks.

Pinchy’s has a revamped menu that includes a new lobster roll and a snapper and blue-eye trevalla pie.