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Rebecca Delange 'Plus + Minus' opening at Strange Neighbour
'Faux Museum' opening
Arini Byng and Georgia Hutchison, 'Adult Contemporary' opening
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Jane Heng, 'Temple'
Verner SS14/15, 'Eat Cake'
The Ocean Party, 'Soft Focus'
Jack Ladder, 'Playmates'
Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart
'Fin' at Utopian Slumps
Go ahead, make my day-vid Shrigley
DIY selfie stick
The Blush Hunter's beer hair mask
The Thousands Guide to Halloween
An interview with Georgia Perry
Once and For All: How to use a semicolon, with David Astle
Once and For All: How to do a tumble turn, with Gary Simpson
Lena Dunham, 'Not That Kind of Girl'
Fulsome Prism/You split zine
John Darnielle, 'Wolf in White Van'
Pieces 4 Places
Pet Shop Girls open new store
Verner flagship store
A short interview with Doug Stanhope
6 very good reasons to visit Port Fairy
Guide to Garage Sale Trail 2014
Strawberry Fields 2014
MMW Label Safari Laneway Party
'Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart' launch for Melbourne Music Week
Maps to the Stars
Finding Vivian Maier
The first mystery arrives in a worn wooden container. It looks antique, it probably is. The lid comes off and we're invited to choose our chopsticks – a...
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Donuts are big news right now. But what about the the donut's uglier cousin? The cinnamon scroll. For reasons that are unclear to me these lumpy sugar sp...
An artist will always know what to do with an empty space. Residency is a new concept bar that pops up every few months, featuring a different artist curatin...
Mr. Claws pop-up
Old man Huxty is moving into some fishy (well, lobstery) territory with a new venture, and soon to be shop, Mr. Claws, right next to the Smith St Huxtaburger...
The Rooks Return is a real bar-person's bar; the kind of place where you can crouch over a chess board, sip on an Old Fashioned (made just how you like i...
Gogi Korean Food Truck
Melbourne’s Night Noodle Market (NNM) is back for a second year (yay!), this time with the welcome addition of Gogi, a new food truck from the guys behind Ha...
I feel like when Duke’s Coffee Roasters put up an Instagram photo of the latest café serving their beans you should consider it a public service announcement...
5 & Dime Bagels
5 & Dime's Zev Forman is slathering cream cheese with a big flat knife as he welcomes us into his shop. He's got a jovial disposition and hints o...
Alimentari on Smith St recently absorbed Gorski and Jones, and it’s neat; you can buy a whole roast chook. I’d been warned I might have a giant salted cod sl...
It was just after midday when I got to Trumpy. The hot High St wind had been blowing down my throat and out my butt as I pedalled there, so I was ready for r...
Back in the 1800s, Romeo Lane, along with neighbouring Juliet Terrace (yes, really) was the place to literally get some bang for your buck. In a move to curb...
Providence are keeping it real - as chef Cate tells me, they just want to bring good, honest food without the pomp to the people of Rathdowne St. And pomp th...
I Made A Lemonade Stand pop-up
I Made a Lemonade Stand is a lower than lo-fi approach to summer pop-up carts/tents/shantys. It's taking over the I Know A Place backyard during the day,...
Heartattack and Vine
I'm so glad Heart Attack & Vine exists. Lygon St has been struggling under the weight of its own culinary importance for longer than a single spaghet...
Altius Coffee Brewers
The Archway is a new hub for eateries, juiceries and bageleries (?) about to open at the King Street end of Flinders Lane. But before you can get a 5 & ...
Kerala pop-up at Mighty Boy Eatery
Mischa Tropp runs Kerala, a concept pseudo-restaurant and catering company who deliver super good South Indian food to Melburnians, often in short bursts and...
The Green Refectory have renovated
I was talking to my housemate about why Green Refectory is so good and I think he nailed it. “It's because going out for breakfast was invented by ...
My friend Cathy told me about Sushi Hotaru… or at least I think she did. She refused to actually tell me the name of the place she was raving about be...
Cinque Lire just opened at the Auction Rooms/Counter end of Errol Street. It's run by Laura Notarfrancesco, a woman with a cheerful disposition and reall...
The General Assembly South Wharf
Matilda Bay Brewery began brewing small batches for Fremantle's Sail and Anchor Hotel back in 1984. So really they predated the craft beer explosion by a...
Green Park is going to do just fine. I know this because I was at their launch party sitting at the bar for several hours with no one to talk to. A barman na...
Everyday Elsewhere Kiosk at MPavilion
So MPavilion is happening. Officially open. About to get real. An entire summer ahead of events, workshops, classes, talks, music, and more. And, y'know,...
'Shit happens', Tong from Nora tells me. Yes it does. Everything was apparently going smoothly during opening day preparations (the place is immacula...
The Queensberry Pour House
The Queensberry Pour House has bottomless filtered coffee and decent wifi. A student with a charged laptop could feasibly sit there all morning and complete ...
The Old Milk Bar Cafe
Funnily enough The Old Milk Bar Cafe used to be a Milk Bar. It doesn't look like one anymore. It looks kind of like a cafe from a suburban steam punk mov...
One Noodle Friendship
Melbourne is sprawling at such a rate that we're actually endangering our food supplies. But the upside is that, for now, all that sprawl can support mul...
Eyyyy, Toasta! That's how you're going to greet Rebecca and Tim, the couple behind new food van, Toasta. And if you guessed that they make toasties, ...
Huxtaburger pop-up at The John Curtin Hotel
Much-loved brioche bun burger merchants Huxtaburger are opening a pop-up at The John Curtin Hotel. This is a win for those who enjoy good music and good burg...
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