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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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Laneways go for a sidewalk in the Big Apple

Nicholas Stone and Alexandra Knight.

Homesick New York-based Melburnians will be delighted to discover the two Bluestone Lane cafes.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Estelle chef shuffle

Scott Pickett (left) and Ryan Flaherty have parted ways.

Scott Pickett and Ryan Flaherty, chefs and co-owners of The Estelle in Northcote have parted ways.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Jimmy Grants and Hellenic Republic double act

The Bonnegilla Souvlaki at Jimmy Grants.

Williamstown's Hobson's Bay Hotel will become a Jimmy Grants souvlaki spot and public bar downstairs and a third Hellenic Republic upstairs.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pastry chef to open Yarraville cafe

Wholesale pastry chef Matt Forbes teams up with Michael Fox for a new cafe called Cobb Lane.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Little Hunter goes out with a bang

The final days of operation for CBD restaurant Little Hunter were chaos, insiders say.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Common Galaxia under new management

Sold: New owners for Common Galaxia

Cafe operators Luke Mutton and Kylie Mackinlay have sold their Seddon cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: No. 8 by John Lawson

British-born chef John Lawson has his own name on the door at the renovated No.8 restaurant in Crown.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Thomas Olive joins Saint Crispin

Busy boys: Joe Grbac (left) and Scott Pickett.

So-hot-right-now Collingwood diner Saint Crispin adds an upstairs bar.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Blooming Observatory cafe business available

For the first time in 14 years, the lease is available for tender on The Observatory Cafe and The Terrace Tearooms.

For the first time in 14 years, the lease is available for tender on a prime cafe site in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Mr Miyagi

Adding to the lexicon of curiously inspired restaurant names comes this Chapel Street Japanese dining room.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Blake is back

Andrew Blake makes a comeback to the Melbourne restaurant game.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

On-farm butchery is Pozible

They're as happy as piggies in, er, big free-range paddocks up on the Jonas family farm, where they've raised enough money to complete a butchery.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Barbecue surprise for hobby home-barbecuers

Southside Smokers will represent Australia at the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue competition.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

They're racing ... to the marquee bar

Nosebag time: Giovanni Pilu is no stranger to the Birdcage at Flemington.

This spring carnival the only thing bigger than the hats will be the profile of many of the chefs in the Birdcage.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

New Auction Rooms chef from Russia, with love of food

Auction Rooms, North Melbourne.

The Auction Rooms in North Melbourne welcomes Boris Portnoy as its new head chef.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

St Katherine's to close as Hellenic Republic moves in

Travis McAuley and his Saganaki with black figs.

George Calombaris's St Katherine's restaurant in Kew will soon close and re-open with a new name and focus.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 21 17:48:30 EST 2013

Bacash site sold

Bitter taste: A dispute is behind the auction of South Yarra restaurant Bacash's site.

Local property investor George Gavdos won the bidding for the Bacash restaurant site in South Yarra.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Lee Ho Fook

Lee Ho Fook chef Victor Liong.

All-star new wave Chinese venue was the hottest restaurant in town before it even opened its doors.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Taste festival is back

Gourmets: The Taste 2013 team.

The city's top chefs will converge on Pelican Lawn at Albert Park for next month's Taste of Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Chewing the scenery at The Beast

Virginia Gay and Tom Budge in <i>The Beast</i>.

Epicure was chuffed to have a cameo in Eddie Perfect's biting new satire on food-obsessed Victorian tree-changers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013