• Six years after opening Mamasita, there’s a second venue on the way. It’s called Hotel Jesus. Expect tacos, tostadas and salt-rimmed cerveza on Smith Street soon.

• The European Night Market is back today – head out for some flammkuchen (German-style pizza) and hot wine.

• Sure, you’ve drunk coffee in laneways. But have you ever had a matcha-tea ceremony in a tiny cube in a city car park? Do it before it disappears.

• Sugar Prawn, Collingwood’s pastel-pink Malaysian restaurant, is closing just after celebrating its first birthday. Say farewell this weekend.

• As if Rockpool, Spice Temple, Rosetta and The Burger Project weren’t enough, Neil Perry’s signed on with David Jones to spruce up its food halls.

• The dudes behind Duchess of Spotswood and Bertie’s Butcher are now flipping burgers in Mentone and Preston.

• It’s Christmas! Well, it’s Christmas at HOST in Brunswick, anyway. Book in for a festive dinner with top-notch service.

8bit has popped up on Flinders Lane with four new “bonus-round” burgers, just down the road from Chin Chin.

• The Urban Purveyor Group's "traditional Aussie pub" opens on Flinders Lane. As promised, it's huge.