• The former head roaster at Industry Beans has opened his own roaster and cafe – a sleek minimalist spot in a heritage building in the East.

• French baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his second Melbourne outpost, with a pastry-filled store in Hawthorn.

• Want to make coffee at home like they do at your favourite cafe? Don’t overlook this crucial ingredient.

• A Richmond pub is giving away a free pot of beer to anyone inside the venue if Richmond footballer Dustin Martin wins the Brownlow medal tonight.

• Atta, a new contemporary Indian restaurant in Albert Park, is housed in a heritage-listed building and it almost feels like an art gallery.

Africola is one of Adelaide best restaurants. Melburnians can get a taste of owner-chef Duncan Welgemoed’s cooking at a one-off event at Smith & Daughters, tonight.

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• On an idyllic farm in East Trentham, Bruce Burton is breeding a flock of special chooks, and Melbourne’s best chefs and butchers are taking notice.

• A third Hanoi Hannah is opening in Melbourne. The popular Vietnamese restaurant is coming to Swan Street in Richmond.

• The world’s largest brewing company has bought independent Sydney brewery 4 Pines.

• A pair of nightlife veterans has opened Storyville, a two-storey fairytale-themed bar, on Lonsdale Street.

• At Mrs Hopper, a new bar in St Kilda, almost everything on the Sri Lankan food menu can be eaten with your hands.

• For one night in October, Grant Smillie and David Combes are bringing their West Hollywood restaurant, E.P & L.P, to Supernormal Canteen. Ready for Fijian ceviche?

• Melbourne bars won big at the 2017 Australian Bar Awards – how many have you been to?

• Over the weekend, Belleville began Southern Fried Sundays: that’s 24-hour buttermilk-brined fried chicken and waffles for brunch.

• A Collingwood brewery that’s only been running for a year won Beer & Brewer’s best brewpub of 2017.

• Following his successful pop-up earlier this year, London-based, okonomiyaki expert Fumio Tanga is back with more of his cult Japanese pancakes.

• After almost two years, the kitchen at Fitzroy North’s The Pinnacle has re-opened.