People are driving across town to try these all-vegan kebabs, halal snack packs and boreks in Brunswick.

• Wonder what all that black smoke was in North Melbourne on Friday? Neighbourhood bar Prudence was evacuated due to a fire.

Gaea is a petite degustation-only diner from a former Attica and Vue de Monde chef (and there’s a tiny daytime coffee nook, too).

• Much of Melbourne’s dining evolution over the last decade can be traced back to one trailblazer: Andrew McConnell. Here’s how.

A dedicated Portuguese tart shop is coming to Thornbury.

• American-style barbeque meets modern yum cha at this one-night-only affair in South Yarra.

• Nathan Toleman, who brought us Top Paddock and Higher Ground, is opening two new Flinders Lane spots later this month.

• At this new Japanese barbeque spot, Wagyu comes simply served with lemon, salt and spices on the side, all courtesy of two former Nobu chefs.

Messina has miniature versions of its gelato cakes, and they’re designed to be demolished solo.

Here’s why Ezard at Levantine Hill is charging $750 for a steak.

• On Tuesday, this all-day Kew eatery is doing woodfired pizzas for $2.

Heidelburger is all about burgers, Italian-style.

• You can now replicate part of the Vue de Monde experience at home with Tea by Vue, a new range of four loose-leaf teas developed by the fine diner’s tea sommelier, Thibaut Chuzeville.