• Four to try: here’s our pick of the best new restaurant openings in Melbourne.

• In a big old warehouse in the north, Cafe Louis has opened (but despite its prime real estate it’s easy to miss). 

• The Higher Ground, Kettle Black and Top Paddock team is opening a 120-seat cafe in a heritage-listed, 1930s beachfront property.

• Coskun Uysal of acclaimed Turkish diner Tulum has joined forces with Kemal Barut of Lezzet to open a new bakery, and a casual Anatolian eatery.

• A seriously tiny new burger spot has landed.

This new app might be the antidote to food-delivery services, with Biggie Smalls, Movida, MahaMessina and 8bit all on board.

A cellar door-slash-dive bar by one of Australia’s best wineries is coming to Melbourne.

Elichi, from the crew behind Babu Ji and Piquancy, is taking traditional Indian dining and giving it a contemporary kick. Try the black-garlic naan.

• In the backstreets of Richmond, a new gin distillery has taken shape in a former auto shop.

• Gather the clan. Viking-inspired diner Mjolner is throwing a series of suckling pig feasts.

• Light on cash at the end of the month? Head to this west-side barbeque spot for $1 wings on Wednesdays.

Another massive cheese festival is coming to Melbourne. Cheese merchant Milk the Cow will be there along with 48h Pizza and many more.

• In more festival news, Salami Festa is a weekend-long celebration of cured meats.

• Collingwood’s Stomping Ground Brewing Co is collaborating with fiery South American restaurant Asado for a pop-up Argentinian beer garden at the Arts Centre.