• Some dishes are so iconic restaurants can’t take them off their menus for fear of revolt. We rounded them all up.

• Grab a bleacher-style seat at this spacious new warehouse coffee bar, designed by Projects of Imagination.

• The results of the world’s most gruelling wine exam have just been overturned, and some local somms have had their titles revoked.

• Late-night party spot Bar Romantica is putting on a wine tasting.

Gelato Messina and ’80s-style burger joint 8bit are teaming up to give away free “secret snacks”.

• The ever-chic goddess of cooking Nigella Lawson is coming to Australia.

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• Inner-city oasis Reunion Island Pool Club has announced who’ll be manning the kiosk come summer.

• Some of Melbourne’s best chefs share their secrets to killer grilled cheese.

• A dramatic four-metre-wide canopy tree is the centrepiece at this new Hong Kong-style eatery.

Ha Nguyen is known for two Vietnamese specialties. She learnt to make one of them at 15 years old; the other she learnt in an Indonesian refugee camp.

Arbory Afloat just keeps getting bigger, and better.

Cutler & Co has launched a new spring menu (the fried chicken leg with wild fennel glaze is an absolute standout).

• Yarraville's Navi is now taking bookings for lunch beginning November 21.

• In Abbotsford, all-day diner Dr Morse has launched a new menu too, with many dishes cooked on a new barbeque in the beer garden out back.