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An expansive undertaking

Palings Kitchen and Bar in the Ivy complex.

The Ivy's atrium is now known as Palings Kitchen and Bar - for better and worse.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Tue Feb 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Brooks

A curved marble-top bar and dark-timber detailing add to Brooks' good looks.

Brooks is a vastly different beast from Gerald's Bar, but it does share a particular cheeky/quirky attitude.

Eat Out | Michael Harden | Tue Feb 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne's finger lickin' fried chicken

A Eurasian spin on a southern classic at Golden Fields.

The Colonel was definitely onto something when he coined the phrase "finger lickin' good". Fried chicken, predominantly of the Southern US variety, is popping up on menus all over town.

Eat Out | Veda Gilbert | Sat Feb 23 14:22:50 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Latin American treats

Snuggly pupusas from Los Latinos.

Whether on their own or oozing with sweet and spicy fillings, these are heavenly offerings in any language.

Eat Out | Lauren Wambach | Sat Feb 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Souper noodles

Ramen from Cairns.

Natascha Mirosch goes on the hunt for Brisbane's best ramen.

Eat Out | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Feb 21 11:09:00 EST 2013

Keep on truckin'

Beef brisket roll with Mexican cheese, apple slaw, crumbled bacon, barbecued sauce and jalapenos.

The food truck revolution is revving up Melbourne diners.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue Feb 19 03:00:00 EST 2013

Indian summer

Cape Comorin in Cremorne.

After a recent renovation, Cape Comorin looks almost as good as its food tastes.

Eat Out | Sarah McInerney | Sat Feb 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Counter meals

Food at Post Office Hotel Coburg

Culinary fads come and go, but these pub classics keep us coming back for more.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Sat Feb 16 03:00:00 EST 2013

Dining on the day of love

Matteo's dessert for Valentine's Day.

Rings in desserts, fireworks displays and white dressage horses - restaurants see it all, especially on Valentine's Day, as Nina Rousseau discovers.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Wed Feb 13 17:38:39 EST 2013

Batter up! It's Shrove Tuesday

Grilled and fluffy okonomiyaki at Kujin Restaurant.

Pancake Day is a great excuse to sample some of cafes and restaurants that have turned this humble dish into an art form.

Eat Out | Carla Grossetti | Tue Feb 12 09:02:17 EST 2013

Batter up! It's Shrove Tuesday

Myrtleford pancakes.

It's pancake day. Jane Ormonds finds some of Melbourne's best offerings.

Eat Out | Jane Ormond | Tue Feb 12 08:00:00 EST 2013

Put romance at top of the menu

Flowers.

Stylish, quirky and always tasty, these surprises are guaranteed to keep love alive.

Eat Out | Sarah Lewis | Tue Feb 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bar Di Stasio

Bar Di Stasio's Negroni.

Ronnie Di Stasio's recently opened bar has quite a few layers beyond the thirst-quenching one.

Eat Out | Michael Harden | Tue Feb 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

Romance with a pinch of salt

Gazebo Wine Garden

For a fun night out, it's hard to go past Gazebo Wine Garden.

Eat Out | Terry Durack | Mon Feb 11 23:59:06 EST 2013

Meat and greet

Wagyu House, 668-670 Parramatta Road, Croydon.

Finally, a reason to love Parramatta Road.

Eat Out | Angie Schiavone | Mon Feb 11 23:59:57 EST 2013

When it comes to the crunch, celebrations start with a banquet

Kylie Kwong is serving crickets for Chinese new year banquet.Stir-fry crickets with blackbean sauce and chilli.8th of feb 2013.

Beautiful, crunchy, ''seafoody'' and perfect for stir-fry. This is how acclaimed chef Kylie Kwong describes the crickets she'll be cooking at her restaurant Billy Kwong's annual Australian-Chinese...

Eat Out | Inga Ting | Sun Feb 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

At $888 a head, lucky diners can make a meal of their good fortune

Chinese New Year banquet dish at Silks, Crown. 8 February 2013.
Sunday Age. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

So far 80 people have booked for Silks' $388 per head banquet, but it's unclear how many have gone for the $888 golden table.

Eat Out | John Elder | Sun Feb 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Five of a kind: Barbecue

Skewers at Maedaya sukiyaki bar.

The humble barbie has never looked so good, as flavours from afar redefine the great Australian grill.

Eat Out | Lauren Wambach | Sat Feb 09 03:00:00 EST 2013

A snake-free menu for lunar new year

Red Emperor's dish of lobster with ginger and spring onion for Chinese New Year.

What should you eat for Chinese New Year to carry wealth and abundance into the next lunar cycle? Red Emperor's general manager explains why some ingredients are essential, writes Nina Rousseau.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Fri Feb 08 15:15:40 EST 2013

A week of food crazy

Live sea urchin

"What are we doing?! 'We can still turn around and get them." We're overcome with guilt at travelling without the kids for the first time.

Eat Out,Food News | Paddock to plate | Wed Feb 06 03:00:00 EST 2013