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Mustang becomes Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

Natascha Mirosch Lachlan Bird of Lock & Load bistro is transforming the Fortitude Valley's former Mustang Bar into an entertainment venue with 31 craft beers on tap.

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14.5/20

Araliya St Kilda

Go-to dish: Curried duck leg with pineapple chutney.

Michael Harden This glossy outpost of Hawthorn's long-running Sri Lankan restaurant is worth crossing town for.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
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14/20

Beppi's

Scampi

Terry Durack Beppi's is the great survivor, appearing in both the first and the 30th editions of the Good Food Guide (and every one in between).

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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14.5/20

Araliya St Kilda

Michael Harden This glossy outpost of Hawthorn's long-running Sri Lankan restaurant is worth crossing town for.

Hidden gem: Araliya St Kilda's interior gives no pointer to its rich Sri Lankan menu.

Photo: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images

Moroccan Tagine

Sweet lamb Rabat tagine.

Simone Egger Moroccan Tagine is one of those easy places that makes Melbourne so liveable.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Cooking with truffles

Emiko Davies hunts the rare delicacy in Braidwood and makes a simple pasta dish and semifreddo with the spoils.

Cool as: Truffle gelato is a treat worth seeking out.

Photo: Emiko Davies

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Mugshot: How decaf coffee is made

Matt Holden Decaf? Meh, say most coffee drinkers. We want the caffeine buzz as well as the coffee flavour.

D is for decaf: A Toby's Estate coffee.

Photo: Edwina Pickles

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