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Though lockdown restrictions are easing, we’re still a while away from regular Friday night knock-offs with friends. That’s why we’ve rallied comedian Alex Dyson and drinks specialist Dave Kerr to bring you The Cocktail Show, launching live on Instagram this Friday at 6pm. They’ll show us how to nail our favourite cocktails, and you get to vote on which drink they’ll create…


The best of Broadsheet this week.


Food & Drink

Coming Soon: Italo-Japanese sangas and brisket-meatball subs at Nico’s Sandwich Deli. Plus Seven Seeds batch brew and Baker Bleu bread. It’s by one of the crew behind Peaches, Cheek, Dexter and Takeaway Pizza, and it’s all crammed into a tiny shop in a city laneway.


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Food & Drink

Providoor is out to change Australia’s takeaway game – and some top-tier Melbourne restaurants are on board. Instead of travelling hot – and slowly deteriorating on its way to you – each meal is designed to travel. Think restaurant-prepped, finish-at-home dishes with wow-factor from Flower Drum, Sunda, Tipo 00, Movida, Supernormal and more.


Here’s more from Broadsheet this week.

Food & Drink

Sunda’s Sous Chef Is Selling Refined Indian Takeaway From His Tiny Carlton Apartment

Last call for his 15-hour butter chicken, Kerala fish curry and Texas-style short rib – he’s heading back to the Sunda kitchen soon.


Editor’s Picks: The Best Things to Do in Melbourne in June

Tackle the city’s best nature walks, or a dramatic new hike out of town; book a table at one of the myriad eateries reopening; and gather your mates for a night at the drive-in cinema.

Food & Drink

First Look: Heritage-Listed 137-Year-Old Pub the Albert Park Hotel Is Reborn

All four levels are flooded with light, including the Chinese diner which serves serving Peking duck, XO pipis, and fried ice-cream.

Art & Design

A Melbourne Restaurant – a Real Brutalist Beauty – Takes Out One of Australia’s Top Design Awards

The black-and-white terrazzo floor alone took seven weeks to complete.

Food & Drink

Now Open: Mac’n’Cheese Toasties, Deep-Fried Potato Gems and Natural Wine In an Old Collingwood Pub

You can stock up on pantry staples and fruit and veg, too.


A Culture and Nature Guide to a Secluded Paradise Unlike Anywhere Else in Australia

Walking art tours, isolated beach resorts and fishing adventures – put this stunning coastal spot at the top of your travel list.

Food & Drink

Josh Niland Becomes the First Aussie Chef to Receive Top Honours at the James Beard Awards

They’re like the Oscars for cookbooks.

City File

Melbourne Could Be Getting an All-New Southgate, Designed by the Architecture Firm Behind Mona

The plans include a food hall, supermarket, and north-facing 2000-square-metre elevated park.


The Broadsheet Cocktail Show is coming to Instagram Live this week

The new six-week series lets you vote on the cocktail you want to make at home. Tune in every Friday at 6pm when host Alex Dyson and bartender Dave Kerr show you how to make the winning drink.



Greece Is Opening Its Borders to Australian Tourists

There’s still a ban on Australians travelling overseas – and no signs that’ll change any time soon. But Greece is ready to take us from June 15, with safety measures in place.

Food & Drink

A Love Letter to the Morning Coffee

The smell of freshly roasted beans. The warmth of the cup in your hands. The first sip. Right now, small rituals feel more important than ever.


A Stylish New Byron Bay Getaway by Fashion Label St Agni

This chic retreat is just two minutes from the closest beach. But it’s so beautiful, you’ll probably just want to stay in.

Food & Drink

128-Year-Old Melbourne Institution Hopetoun Tea Rooms Is Up for Sale

The Block Arcade eatery – which has drawn crowds with its extravagant cake displays – reportedly owes more than $3 million.

Art & Design

Studio Visit: Daimon Downey

The former Sneaky Sound System frontman’s exhibition might have been a covid casualty, but he’s taken it digital, and is having lots of fun with it.

Art & Design

Sleep Cosy With In Bed’s New, Soft-Brushed Cotton Flannel Sheets

The luxe new bedding is warming, breathable and sustainably manufactured.


From Grandmas to Drag Queens, Everyone Is Sewing Scrubs for Healthcare Workers – And You Can Help

Medical scrubs have been hard to find recently. Here are four groups helping out, and how you can get involved.


The NGV, Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Imax Melbourne to Reopen on June 27

There’ll be pre-booked time slots to limit visitor numbers, and increased cleaning in high-use areas.

City File

A Free In-App Program to Support Small Business Owners’ Mental Health

The activities – covering topics like mindfulness, stress and resilience – are short and sharp to fit into the busiest of lives.


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