• Wild Life Bakery has opened in a former mechanics garage in Brunswick East. Owner Huw Murdoch was with Market Lane for six years.

• Gorge on hawker-style food with party lights overhead and vintage kung-fu movies projected onto the wall at Annam, Jerry Mai’s new CBD eatery.

• Sir Duke, a warm eatery and bar brimming with pastel pink and yellow, has opened in Moonee Ponds.

• Housed in a heritage, two-storey building in the CBD, Diesel Bar and Eatery is the latest venue from one of Melbourne’s nightlife veterans.

• Matt Yazbek has transformed his Greville Street Japanese restaurant Toko into a playful, vibrant bar called Tokosan.

• We rounded up four places to the find the gooey, bubbling gold that is Raclette.

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• Dunning Kruger is Brunswick East’s new and very relaxed neighbourhood bar serving sweet American-style pies.

• Red Hill’s Montalto restaurant is closing for its first renovation in 15 years – it will reopen with a new look and a new approach to its menu.

• French pastry chef Charles Lemai has opened speciality chocolate store Atypic at South Melbourne Market. Don’t miss the single-origin hot chocolates.

• The Night Noodle Market returns to the banks of the Yarra in November. Thirty stalls will be waiting for you.

• Saigon Sally is gone. In its place is BKK, a Thai restaurant with a glowing dining room.

• Prahran Market will transform into a cheese-lovers’ paradise this October for the annual Say Cheese Festival.

• Learn about the growing amber-wine movement from a leading wine expert at Sun Moth Canteen later this month.

• Throughout October, Hawker Hall’s menu will feature an Indian twist on traditional dishes, paired with local beers.

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