• Ahead of opening a permanent store, Melbourne's first dedicated Portuguese tart shop is popping up in the CBD.

• George Calombaris is out and executive chef Reuben Davis is in, forging his own distinct path at Made Establishment’s newest eatery.

This new deli in Brunswick has floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with Italian cold-cuts, cheeses, pickles and take-home meals such as gluten-free lasagne.

• Here’s one for all the gin lovers: a two-day gin festival where you can sample the botanical spirit from 23 boutique producers.

• A chef with Michelin-star pedigree is behind this oddball new ice-creamery.

This gorgeous new cafe is making brunches with damper, Vegemite, wattleseed slab bacon and Milo mascarpone. And it’s from the team behind some of the city’s biggest cafe hits.

• St Kilda’s Prince Public Bar – which first opened in 1936 – is reopening.

Marameo is a new Italian diner by the owner of Il Bacaro. Grab a spot on the rooftop terrace for a tequila spritz and a bowl of squid-ink spaghetti.

• Looking for an excuse to take a road trip? Here are four new Yarra Valley eateries worth the drive.