• Colours by Atlas, the casual offshoot of chef Charlie Carrington’s acclaimed restaurant Atlas Dining, has been rebranded as Lomah. It’s now serving casual, fresh, Israeli-inspired fare.

• South Melbourne diner Half Acre will be showcasing the talents and cultures of three young chefs (from Taiwan, France, and Australia) at the Broadsheet Kitchen pop-up.

• Do as Will Ferrell and John C Reilly did in the 2008 comedy Step Brothers when the Catalina Wine Mixer comes to beer garden and food-truck park Welcome to Thornbury.

• Blacksmith Provedore might be inspired by memories of childhood summer holidays, but there’s nothing retro about this stunning rural restaurant.

• Find choose-your-rim Margaritas, gyoza-skin tacos with soy-braised short rib, and fresh ceviche and tostadas at The Black Toro in Windsor.

• A tiny cannoli shop serving adventurous flavours such as Vegemite, salted-caramel popcorn, and peanut butter and jelly has opened at South Melbourne Market.

• Channel the charm and chaos of Vietnam’s street stalls with banh xeo (a pancake made from rice flour and turmeric), fried chicken with fish-sauce caramel, and DIY Vietnamese barbeque at Bia Hoi.

• These fancy footy thermos snacks will take your game-day eats to the next level. First up: cowboy chilli cheese nachos.

• Collingwood’s hole-in-the-wall gnocchi shop has opened in a CBD arcade. There are four varieties of gnocchi, slabs of garlic bread and a micro wine list.

• Dance like a sugar-plum fairy with Piccolina Gelateria’s three new ballet-inspired flavours, including apple gelato topped with Chantilly cream and gingerbread soldiers.

• Taco Bell is opening its first Melbourne store this summer. But will the Doritos Loco Taco be making an appearance?

• Jamsheed needs your help to open its urban winery in Preston.

Chin Chin’s hosting a high-flying merger of visual art, experimental theatre, interactive storytelling and painstakingly curated dining and cocktails. This isn’t your average dinner date.

• The largest food delivery app in the US just launched in Melbourne. It’s waiving delivery fees for the first month, and if you don’t get your food in half an hour, you’ll get $30 off your next order.

• Melbourne’s feuding Sensory Lab customers have staged a peace summit at The European. But were the framed photographs, projectors and tattoos worth it?

• Fill your glass with natural fizz from top Australian producers at Pet-Nat Sats, then stick round for DJs, drinks from Lulie and Rita’s pizzas.

• Italian restaurant Tipico is partnering with cheesemonger That’s Amore for an afternoon of making, sampling and feasting on cheese.

Enjoy six cocktails made from locally foraged ingredients by master bartender Hiroyasu Kayama from Tokyo’s Bar Benfiddich, ranked 49th in the World's 50 Best Bars list.

• Take a walk on the wild side at these beer masterclasses hosted by Slowbeer Fitzroy. They’ll home in on brewers who are taming wild yeasts through the practice of mixed and spontaneous fermentation.

• Enjoy a three-course, zero-waste indulgent dining experience at chocolate brand Green & Black’s Conscious Cafe pop-up in Cremorne’s lush Glasshaus Nursery.

Feast on four hyperlocal courses (with matched new-release wines) at Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley. Your ticket also includes entry to an exclusive preview of the renowned Archibald Prize exhibition before it opens at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

• The Rockpool Dining Group’s newly opened R Bar has a luxe weekend high tea on offer, featuring three-tiered stands filled with pastries and sweets, including Ars Italica Oscietra caviar and neenish tarts.