• We asked Broadsheet’s Melbourne editors and writers for their best food and drink moments of 2017. Turkish delight soufflés; bread and butter; and late-night spaghetti made the cut.

• As part of our “Restaurants of Australia” series, we also asked our state editors and senior members of the Broadsheet editorial team to share their favourite eats of 2017 from around the country.

• Charlie Carrington’s new fast-casual restaurant, Colours by Atlas, will revive and reinterpret fan favourites from his globetrotting fine-dining menu.

• Movida's Frank Camorra has opened Bar Tini in Hosier Lane. It’s inspired by Spanish bodegas and serves premium canned seafood and vermouth on tap until the early hours.

• Ben & Jerry’s has been a long-time champion of marriage equality and to celebrate the passing of the same-sex marriage bill it's giving away free ice-cream across Australia, including Melbourne, tonight.

• Dinner by Heston has created a holiday-season version of its iconic Meat Fruit. Only a handful of Melbourne diners will experience this clever and mindboggling dish, but the rest of us can look.

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• Supernormal Natsu is Andrew McConnell’s summer restaurant residency at the NGV. Enter for bao and yakitori grilled on the charcoal hibachi grill. • On that note, Natsu is hosting a special brunch for Broadsheet readers. You can book now.

• For 40 years the Anchorage restaurant manned the water's edge in Williamstown. It’s now Pier Farm, a relaxed restaurant by Roberto Scheriani, formerly of The Italian.

• To celebrate the launch of our new book, Broadsheet Melbourne Food, we spoke to Stephanie Alexander about her favourite food stores in Melbourne.

• The team behind Fancy Hank’s is opening a four-level venue in the CBD. Prepare for karaoke and food cooked over fire.

• Gelato Messina is putting its own twist on the traditional trifle this festive season with a limited-edition creation, The Christmas Coma.

• Japanese fine diner Minamishima has added two private dining rooms, and a new chef (and veteran of Melbourne’s Japanese dining scene).

• The owners of North Fitzroy institution Piedimonte’s have dramatic plans for the site: the old supermarket will be demolished to make way for a new supermarket and 89 apartments.