• Osteria Ilaria, the new restaurant from the Tipo 00 team, has opened in the CBD with barely a pasta in sight.

• Smoked cauliflower, two-day poached chicken and gazpacho-anchovy Bloody Marys – welcome to Paul Wilson's new cafe at Prahran Market.

• Up the road in Windsor at new wine bar Neptune you’ll find drops from around the world, plus moody interiors and canned fish from Spain.

• Speaking of wine, the team behind The Alps, Toorak Cellars and Milton Wine Shop is opening a new bar in Surrey Hills.

• Want Melbourne’s best coffee at home? Some of the city’s best roasters are creating new ways for you to enjoy their brews at your place.

• Lentil as Anything’s Footscray outpost was forced to close because it didn’t collect sufficient donations.

• The guys from Bomba, Green Park, Samuel Pepys and The Kettle Black are on a mission to bring tapas (and sherry) to breakfast in Fitzroy.

• Greek Street Food, the family-owned souva mobile you’ve seen roaming around Melbourne, now has a permanent home in Thornbury.

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