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ESPRESSO

By Hilary McNevin

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Hilary McNevin brings you the inside stories from Melbourne's dining scene in the column Espresso.

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Food truck pioneer recognised at food and wine Legend awards

From left: Rafael Rashid, Frank Camorra and Jeni Port.

Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck founder Rafael Rashid wins trailblazer award at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival ceremony.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Mar 03 13:33:01 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne restaurant bites

Annie Smithers tends to her vegie garden.

This week: Annie Smithers tends to her kitchen garden; St David milk sales expand; Albert Park Deli's 40th birthday, and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 25 09:49:38 EST 2014

Taxi Dining Room becomes Taxi Kitchen

Fast forward: Taxi Kitchen's Martin Webb (left), Sarah James-Page and Tony Twitchett.

After a speedy refurbishment, Federation Square fine diner Taxi Dining Room is ready for its big reveal on Friday.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 25 09:42:23 EST 2014

Coffee central at Queen Victoria Market

Market Lane Coffee are coming to the Queen Victoria Market.

The Queen Victoria Market precinct is positioning itself as caffeine central, with Market Lane Coffee preparing to open their fourth outlet.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne restaurant bites

Zhou Zhou bar above David's.

Chinese-Mexican fusion bar La Chinesca; Le Bon Ton lets the good times roll; David Zhou's new bar; Hanoi Hannah's baby and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Rickshaw

Amit Tuteja (left) and Satish Panjala of the Rickshaw.

With a life-size rickshaw parked at the entrance, this new Pan-Asian eatery brings colour to Gertrude Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Pho Nom coming to Emporium development

Pho is a popular Vietnamese soup.

Jerry Mai, a pioneer of Vietnamese cooking, is turning her attention to the popular noodle soup pho.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Arkwright & Co

Arkwright & Co's Laminex-and-lino interior.

Carlton North locals welcome a diminutive, open-fronted '1950s English workshop lunchroom' to the neighbourhood.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

'Tough run' takes toll on Montague Hotel

The Montague, South Melbourne.

South Melbourne's Montague Hotel closed for business on February 2 without warning to staff or customers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne food news

Ladro Greville'sbreakfast pizza.

Food news this week: Pop-up gelateria Pagoto; Ladro launches weekend brunches; Lowlands specialty coffee to close and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ezard's new head chef sticks with classic hits

Foam-free: Ezard's Jarrod Di Blasi.

Don't expect any boundary-pushing desserts now that Jarrod Di Blasi has been appointed head chef at Ezard in Flinders Lane.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Becco reloaded after major business restructure

Simon Hartley will stay on as manager.

Simon Hartley has sold Veteran CBD Italian restaurant Becco but will stay on as manager.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Temporary Stokehouse pops up at St Kilda Festival

The temporary structure is erected on the restaurant site.

A makeshift version of the Stokehouse opened in time for the St Kilda Festival on Sunday.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Feb 10 15:26:32 EST 2014

Rockpool pair fly south to Pure South

Together again: (From left) Amandine Segut, Ashley Davis and Pierre Bourdois.

Ashley Davis persuades Amandine Segut and Pierre Bourdois to join his brigade at Southgate.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 09:08:30 EST 2014

Wild about East Timorese coffee

Wild Timor Coffee met their fundraising target.

Crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a Melbourne cafe and retail space for Wild Timor Coffee meets its target.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Viva las vegans: New vegan grocery opens in Preston

Vegan groceries.

The closure of Brunswick's Radical Grocery has been offset by the opening of Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery in Preston.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Public Life

The pair were behind cafe Little Byrd.

Union Road in Ascot Vale is gaining momentum as a food hub with new bar Public Life joining the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne bites

Mirka Continental Bistro has been sold.

Mirka Continental Bistro sold; a second A1 Bakery; Lake House's annual producers day and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: House of Refreshment

Relaxed style: Steve Miller at his House of Refreshment.

Steve Miller aka Handsome Steve is back with a new House of Refreshment in Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Brazilian restaurant arrives on scene

Carving out a niche: A slice of South America at Viva Brazil.

Churrascaria (barbecue steakhouse) and Brazilian barbecue Viva Brazil opens in Prahran.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014