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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.

Read more Espresso entries below:

Piccolo: Melbourne restaurant bites

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

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

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

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

'Tough run' takes toll on Montague Hotel

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

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

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 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

Just open: Public Life

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

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

Piccolo: Melbourne bites

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

Brazilian restaurant arrives on scene

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

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

Just open: 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

Wild about East Timorese coffee

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

Windsor Hotel breakfast buffet gets the boot

It's out with the breakfast buffet and in with a la carte brekkies at the Hotel Windsor.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Kitchen, Weylandts

Stylish South African furniture store Weylandts has opened its first Australian store - and cafe - in Abbotsford.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jacques Reymond baton passed at Woodland House

Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland have survived their first test: entertaining former boss Jacques Reymond.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Walter's Wine Bar site to become an Italian restaurant

Southgate restaurant Tutto Bene is opening a second Southgate restaurant, Artusi, on the site of the much-loved Walter's Wine Bar.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014