Bimbo is back, but not as we knew it.

This subterranean city eatery is serving dumplings steamed in banana leaf and tropical cocktails, with a former DJ and reality television contestant at the helm.

• Alice Zaslavsky reckons you’re doing avocado shopping wrong. Here’s why.

This Smith Street eatery known for its glorious, heart-stopping Double Patty Smash Burger and weekly fried chicken nights is shutting up shop.

• Get 70 per cent off world-famous colourful casserole dishes, stainless-steel cookware, non-stick bakeware, crockery and more at the Le Creuset warehouse sale.

• The head butcher of Sydney’s famed Fish Butchery is coming to Melbourne for a Turkish feast.

• Richmond Asian-Australian diner Jamu is now open breakfast. Try the sambal scrambled eggs with chilli, Meredith goats cheese & chives, or the coconut black rice pudding, best served with a Milo Martini or Breakfast Negroni.

• The barbeque specialists from Burn City Smokers are returning to the CBD for a Texan-Japanese pop-up.

• Two neighbourhood favourites are serving up unlimited slices, bottomless spritzes and a soundtrack of smooth vinyl in Abbotsford.

• Hot Star, the Taiwanese chain known for its oversized fried chicken fillets, just launched buckets of deep-fried chicken skin.

• Warm up your Wednesday nights with mulled wine and smoky barbeque eats – the Winter Night Market is back.

• Bad Decisions means good times at Fitzroy’s new, neon-lit neighbourhood bar.

Maker & Monger’s cheesy take on high tea is back. Try the chocolate parfait with a side of triple-cream fromage.

• The Broadsheet Kitchen is leaving Smith Street and hitting the road.

• And Scott Pickett has grand plans for the former Saint Crispin site.

• The husband-and-wife team at this new beachside cafe is serving Brazilian-style Cheesymite Scrolls and Korean chicken bao.

A Scotch-led sensory experience is coming to a hidden warehouse in town.

A Fitzroy North cafe has been ordered to backpay almost $38,000 to staff.

• These three recipes from Hotel Jesus head chef Luke Hammond pair perfectly with tequila.

• Former Coda head chef Ben Hildred is now heading up the kitchen at Elsternwick 's Bang Bang at the Rifle Club.