• First look: New cheesecake phenomenon Lulu & Me has pay-by-weight slices.

• 1800 Lasagne founder Joey Kellock revamps north-side sandwich and cake haven, Suntop Plaza.

• First look: Fieldwork’s new coffee shop has Japanese-style iced-coffee and All Are Welcome pastries.

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• First look: Ruby, a swish brasserie (with an ex-Cumulus chef) for croque madames by day and steak frites by night.

• First look: Vacation’s new coffee shop has house-made pastries and batch brew on tap.

• Nine Melbourne venues that called it quits recently.

• Coming soon: Orlo and Cordial Club will bring “elemental” cooking and drinks by Joe Jones to a former Collingwood cordial factory.

• Adrian Richardson’s 25-year-old Carlton North bistro to close.

• Where chefs eat: Gaea’s Charles Duan on the suburban yum cha spot he “can’t stop smiling” about.

• Melbourne brewery and brewpub Temple has officially closed for good.

•Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Tom Sarafian and more are holding a bake sale on Sunday May 25.

• Celebrity chef Karen Martini is joining forces with Chobani and Foodbank to host a three-course meal for good this June. And it’s only $7.90.

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• Josh and Julie Niland’s lauded fine diner Saint Peter is named on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants longlist.

• This year’s World’s 101 Best Steak Restaurants list includes five Melbourne venues.

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• This week on Broadsheet’s podcast Around Town, social entrepreneur Rob Caslick shares his soup kitchen “aha” moment and we round up three spicy noodle dishes to try.

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Kariton Sorbetes has introduced three new ice-cream cakes. The new cakes include You-Bae, which uses the company’s popular ube halaya gelato flavour, and Mangga Banga, a log cake with mango sorbet, salted vanilla gelato, dried mango jam, toasted meringue and a Graham cracker crust. The new cakes are available from Saturday May 25.

Reine and La Rue, Nomad Group’s brasserie in the former stock exchange and bar, is hosting a lunch and panel discussion on Monday May 27 at midday, as part of Melbourne Design Week. The four-course lunch includes steak au poivre and beverages. Panellists will discuss how hospitality enriches city life – speakers include Nomad Group director Rebecca Yazbek and rising co-artistic director and co-chief executive Hannah Fox. Tickets are $299 per person.

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