For the past 12 Wednesday nights the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) Winter Night Market has been a magnet, pulling Melburnians out of their ducted-heated caves to enjoy outdoor films and some of the city's favourite snack-food vendors.
For its final-night celebrations, the market is going all out. Filipino barbecue crew Hoy Pinoy has concocted a chicken inasal as a closing special: charcoal-grilled chicken marinated in lime, annatto spice, pepper and vinegar.
With more than 30 food stalls, choosing dinner can be overwhelming. Do you go with a warming bowl of ramen or a juicy burger? Everybody Loves Ramen solves the problem by merging the two. It has created burgers packed with pulled beef, ramen and Japanese barbeque sauce.
For the last round of cinema sessions tonight, the QVM is re-screening favourites, including short films from Blow Up Cinema, Swinburne University, Triple R, the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival and Speakeasy Cinema.