• The town of Forrest has roughly 170 people. It also has one of Victoria’s hidden culinary gems: Bespoke Harvest.

• Andrew McConnell’s Luxembourg has been reborn as Supernormal Canteen. We got the first look at the sleek new restaurant.

• The team behind Carnegie cafe Left Field is heading to the beach, opening a new cafe a few minutes from the Elwood boardwalk.

• A new doughnut shop in Oakleigh takes its inspiration from traditional Greek desserts.

• If your thing is aged-Comte toasties and European ambiance, Amarillo in Fitzroy is your new watering hole.

• Inspired by the one-off chef collaborations that took place in Melbourne during the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Lee Ho Fook is starting its own kitchen takeover series.

• The restaurants of Domain Road want diners to know they’re still open despite roadworks at one end of the street.

• Yum cha by Archan Chan? Yes please. As of August, you can get the Ricky & Pinky chef’s new take on dim sum at the Fitzroy restaurant.

• Bee Sustainable is a food maker’s paradise in Brunswick East. It’s got your bee-keeping and cheese-making implements covered.

• In the first of a new series, we’ve assembled a cheat-sheet of five wines priced $25 and under to see you through the rest of winter

• A new all-day diner in Mentone features tapas-style Latin American sharing dishes from a Rockpool and Jacques Reymond alumus.

• The Dainty Sichuan restaurant group is facing charges from the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly paying staff as little as $10 per hour.

• Elaborate hot-chocolate creations and decadent cookies are just some of the treats on offer at August’s Hot Chocolate Festival in the Yarra Valley and Great Ocean Road.

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