On Friday, every cent from snag sales at Bunnings will go to supporting communities affected by bushfires and drought.

• Chef Hamed Allahyari is helping other refugees and asylum seekers find work, and serving Persian banquets at his new cafe.

• Should pizza be eaten straight out of the oven? Or is a fridge-cold slice a superior eating experience? We set the record straight.

• The owners of North Fitzroy’s the Recreation have given a historic gastropub a flash French makeover.

• The sandwich experts at Hector's Deli have partnered with cheesemongers the Studd Siblings to create a limited-edition sanga made with two aged cheeses (one aged in a 16th-century French fort).

Oster is doing pasta like we’ve never seen.

• Danny Bowien, the star chef behind New York's Mission Chinese Food, will be serving his special spicy mala-chicken sangas in Fitzroy this week.

• At the Very Merry Tasting Extravaganza there’ll be unlimited tastings from a selection of wines, small-batch spirits and craft beers from more than 100 different craft producers.

Footscray’s cult vegan grocer launches a Fitzroy outpost.

A new food precinct is coming to the west, and it’ll be home to 50 vendors.

• Get ready for leek and mussel terrines and whole ducks to share as refined bistro Omnia moves into its new South Yarra home.

• All you need for Christmas is this wine advent calendar.

• Take a seat at the black granite bar for popcorn chicken with togarashi at new Carlton eatery Lagoon, from two former Ezard chefs.

• We’re giving one Broadsheet reader and four of their friends the chance to win a banquet at Swanston Street barbeque joint Cheek.

A pop-up bar inspired by Sardinia and Sicily is coming to Fairfield.

• The Ascot Lot is bringing together cocktails and a dog designed to flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals. Because why the hell not.