• In the heart of Dandenong is Barbara Szwed’s Kluska, one of Melbourne’s only Polish restaurants.

• The Butchers Diner, Con Christopoulos’s new city eatery, is serving up burgers, steak sandwiches and duck-heart yakitori, 24 hours a day.

• At Nice One in Brunswick, shoot some hoops after your three-cheese toastie topped with Twisties crumbs.

• The folks behind Tuckshop Takeaway have opened an American-style ice-cream parlour, offering unusual flavours made in small batches.

• After 100 years, Carlton North’s beloved Canals Seafood will serve its last customer later this year.

• Footscray’s new cafe, Small Graces, is all about local, ethically sourced ingredients from a chef with serious regional pedigree.

• Some of the country’s biggest names in hospitality are trying to resolve one of the biggest issues facing cooks in professional kitchens.

• The team behind cocktail lounge Polly will open The Roy in November, offering a place to the watch the big game alongside considered drinks.

• The Festival of Nonna gives diners a three-course dinner prepared by a selection of chefs under the guidance of their mums.

• Four new Melbourne restaurants are putting their own contemporary, idiosyncratic spins on traditional Indian cuisine. They’re all worth your time.

Longrain has opened a restaurant in Tokyo, 39 floors up.

The Town Mouse has given us the recipe for its take on roast chicken.

• City salad bar Laneway Greens is about to open two 60-seat diners.

• Mr Black Festival of the Espresso Martini is back with 20 takes on the caffeinated cocktail. Tickets are on sale now.