• Opens today: roving Texas-barbeque-inspired taco truck Dingo Ate My Taco – known for its take on the internet-famous birria quesatacos – is taking over the kitchen at rollicking Thornbury bandroom Shotkickers. Roll up your sleeves.

• Sad news: Anchovy, Richmond’s outstanding modern-Vietnamese diner, is closing – for now. “I have given everything to this little restaurant to ensure its survival and its place within the community.”

• Clifton Hill’s always-exceptional Pizza Shop has a new special: lasagne pizza. Look at that thing.

• One of the world’s best bars is taking over the Everleigh – for one night only – to celebrate the Fitzroy stalwart’s 10th birthday. Get your ticket now.

• It’s Formaggio Month at Baby Pizza. Beeline for stracciatella-slathered flatbread, decadent linguine cacio e pepe, cheese-pull-guaranteed quattro formaggi pizza and more.

• Coming soon to Coburg: Hotel Lombardo, an Italo-American dive bar and pizza joint with party-starting pole dancing. It’s in a former Lebanese bakery.

• For National Burger Day next Saturday May 28, the riverside’s Arbory Bar & Eatery is doing saucy cheeseburgers (with a side of fries) for just five bucks. Bargain.

• We have new details about Mercato Centrale, that popular Italian food hall opening in Melbourne. Including a just-announced third storey.

• Tomorrow, Blackhearts & Sparrows is launching its very own beer, an easy-drinking Italian-style lager called Birra. A six-pack is $16.

Bam is a modern-day milk bar in Essendon, with lofty club sandwiches and fancy pantry staples (it’s like the pantry you wish you had).

Recipe: these easy banana fritters can be eaten as a sweet snack, or served with a spicy sauce for a savoury hit.

• Now open: killer new pizza joint Sunnyside Sliced is a romantic play on New York’s old-school slice shops. Visit for 18-inch pizzas and super cheesy “upside-down” grandma pies.