• The former head chef of Fitzroy’s Hammer and Tong has taken over the kitchen at new Hawthorn East cafe Light Years.

• In the second instalment of Broadsheet’s Restaurants of Australia series, we take a look at a diner with a blueprint for fish restaurants of the future.

• The folks behind The Alps, Milton Wine Shop and Toorak Cellars opened a new bar in Surrey Hills, which pays homage to Julie Andrews.

• After a decade with Andrew McConnell, chef John Paul Twomey is striking out alone at South Yarra’s Gilson.

The Beaufort has launched round two of Burgerpalooza – a new group of guest chefs is taking over the kitchen every Tuesday.

• The Dandee Donut Eating Competition is returning to the Dandenong Market for the third year running. Saddle up.

• Sydney Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club is popping up at The Woods of Windsor and Loch & Key in August. The menu’s curated by ACME’s Mitch Orr.

• The former head chef at Mamasita is adding 15 years of chef expertise to rotisserie chook in Clifton Hill.

• The marathon roll-out of Paul Wilson’s Wilson & Market eatery has come to an end with the opening of a sophisticated brasserie.

• Nashville-style burgers have arrived in St Kilda courtesy of Fat Jak’s.