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

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Flying Brick Cider House takes flight in Wallington

Bellarine addition: Flying Brick Cider House.

The Flying Brick Cider House complex is the latest addition to David and Lyndsay Sharp's burgeoning food and drink empire on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Jan 12 23:30:00 EST 2015

Thai restaurant Magic Mountain Saloon to open in former Irish pub in Little Collins Street

Due to open last July, Thai-inspired Magic Mountain Saloon will finally open on Wednesday.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Jan 12 23:30:00 EST 2015

Elwood croissant bakery Lune looks to expand to northern suburbs

Cult croissants: Lune's flaky, buttery pastries.

Cult Melbourne croissanterie Lune is planning a bigger operation in the city's north.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 16 09:00:00 EST 2014

Ovest pizzeria to open in West Footscray

Alex Rogers of Sourdough Kitchen and chef Ben Sisley.

Alex Rogers, owner and baker of Seddon's Sourdough Kitchen, is joining forces with ex-Mr Wolf chef Ben Sisley.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 15 23:30:00 EST 2014

Wait for gas soon over for B'Stilla Cantina, Fitzroy

Jason Jones won't have to wait for gas much longer.

Jason Jones was prepared to serve a cold Waiting for Gas menu at his new B'Stilla Canteen, but the wait will soon be over.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Dec 11 13:56:38 EST 2014

Chef Paul Wilson Melbourne-bound for new Latino project

Paul Wilson is returning to Melbourne.

Chef Paul Wilson is heading south to help open a nuevo Latino bar-eatery in Brunswick East.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 08 23:30:00 EST 2014

Kettle Black crew to roast their own coffee brew

Pourover coffee at Top Paddock.

They've had a string of cafe successes. Now the team behind Three Bags Full, Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock and Kettle Black have new projects on the boil.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 01 23:30:00 EST 2014

Mama Bear pair open Naughty Boy cafe in Carlton

Breakfast croquettes at Naughty Boy.

This hard to pigeonhole Princes Hill cafe is naughty but oh-so-nice.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Nov 26 10:00:00 EST 2014

Chef Nick Stanton quits Nieuw Amsterdam for Carlton's Five Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon

Start spreading the news: Chef Nick Stanton has left Nieuw Amsterdam for a New York-inspired project in Carlton.

Chef Nick Stanton leaves Nieuw Amsterdam to create New York-style fare in Carlton.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 24 23:30:00 EST 2014

Lobster roll specialist Mr Claws is ready to roll

Lobster roll from Mr Claws.

The Huxtaburger team open a Mr Claws pop-up in Collingwood.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 24 23:30:00 EST 2014

Victorian coffee van shortlisted for design award

Eye-catching: Coffee Peddlr's Citroen H van.

Coffee Peddlr's retro yellow coffee van has been shortlisted in the Eat Drink Design Awards.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 18 21:00:00 EST 2014

Henrietta's Chicken Shop pops up at Queenscliff pub

Roast chicken.

Rotisserie chicken pop-up will operate upstairs at Queenscliff's Esplanade Hotel this summer.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 17 23:30:00 EST 2014

Social Kitchen cooking school pops up at market

Pop-up cooking school the Social Kitchen is part of the Queen Victoria Market's revitalisation strategy.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 03 23:30:00 EST 2014

Simon Denton and team open Kappo in Melbourne CBD

Miyuki Nakahara, Takashi Omi, Kentaro Usami and Simon Denton at newly renamed Kappo.

It's out with Nama Nama and in with Kappo, focusing on seasonal ingredients.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 27 23:30:00 EST 2014

Expat chef Greg Malouf opens restaurant in Dubai

Glamorous: inside Cle Dubai.

Former Melbourne chef Greg Malouf has unveiled his latest project, Cle Dubai, a glamorous 250-seater in Dubai's bustling financial district.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Oct 22 12:21:25 EST 2014

Footscray's Station Hotel changes hands

Sean Donovan has sold the Station Hotel.

Chef Sean Donovan and his business partner have sold to publican Mike Dixon.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

CBD basement restaurant Brooks appoints new manager

Duck, cherry, caramelised milk skin at Brooks.

Hospitality professional Bryan Lloyd is joining CBD basement restaurant Brooks as general manager.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 20 21:30:00 EST 2014

Celebrated New York chef Dan Barber heading to Australia

Chef Dan Barber, from Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, will be a key attraction at next year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Influential chef Dan Barber, of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, visits Australia for the first time as a key attraction at next year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Oct 16 10:00:00 EST 2014

B'Stilla spin-off brings Moroccan street food to Fitzroy

Jason Jones is opening a Fitzroy spin-off from his South Yarra Moroccan restaurant B'Stilla.

Chef Jason Jones is extending his B'Stilla brand, opening up shop in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Oct 15 16:15:30 EST 2014

Step through The Archway to new food community in Flinders Lane

The Archway tenants.

A cluster of niche food businesses will open over the next month beside The Grain Store cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 13 23:30:00 EST 2014