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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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Joanie's Baretto bar and Jerry Joy cafe open in Thornbury

Pizza at the Moor's Head, Thornbury.

As it edges closer to stealing Northcote's crown for northern suburbs hipness supremacy, Thornbury is riding a wave of new openings.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 03 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel drops bistro, 10-course degustation menu

Royal succession: Robin Wickens is introducing a news style of menu at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel.

Executive chef Robin Wickens is introducing a new style of menu at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 27 08:46:03 EST 2014

Just open: Joe Taylor, North Melbourne

Daniel Monk at Joe Taylor.

Bar-eatery named after a Melbourne tailor officially opens in Errol Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 27 03:00:00 EST 2014

Two Birds Brewing and Rockwell and Sons team up in Spotswood

From left: Jayne Lewis, Casey Wall and Danielle Allen.

Crew from Smith Street diner Rockwell and Sons will look after the food at Two Birds Brewing's new nest.

Food News | Espresso | Mon May 26 09:42:58 EST 2014

Andrew McConnell opens French-inspired wine bar Luxembourg

Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

Restaurateur opens wine bar in the former Golden Fields site in St Kilda, two weeks after opening Supernormal in CBD.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 20 08:21:27 EST 2014

Magic Mountain Saloon opening soon

If it's anything like previous ventures, Camillo Ippoliti's latest CBD venue has 'surefire hit' written all over it.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Etto, Malvern

Spaghetti bolognese at Etto.

South Melbourne's fast, fresh pasta place Etto welcomes a Malvern addition to the famiglia.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

DJ Grant Smillie to open restaurant and rooftop bar in LA

Melrose place: David Combes, Grant Smillie and Louis Tikaram at the site of their new Los Angeles restaurant, EP.

Ponyfish Island co-owner Grant Smillie is launching an Australian-influenced restaurant EP and adjoining bar Long Play in Los Angeles.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 13 09:44:15 EST 2014

Chiara to offer a taste of Italy at Docklands

Taste trio: Zachary Bacon, Gavin Baker and George Fowler will be at Chiara from June.

The latest restaurant from My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans, chef Gavin Baker and developer Lang Walker, is shaping up for a mid-June opening.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dainty Sichuan and Paul Mathis to open Emporium food outlets

Mapo tofu at Dainty Sichuan.

The second round of food outlets is about to open at CBD retail development Emporium Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Epocha team say 'yiasou' to Camberwell

Epocha's Angie Giannakodakis.

The team behind Carlton's Epocha will launch their next venture, a wine bar and diner, in late July.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 06 07:58:39 EST 2014

What Jacques Reymond did next

Jacques Reymond.

So much for retirement. Jacques Reymond may have handed the baton to his two proteges at Woodland House but he's not kicking back in the comfy recliner just yet.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Outside the norm: Supernormal to open this week

The lobster roll from Golden Fields.

On Wednesday the doors will swing open on chef-restaurateur Andrew McConnell's latest dining space.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 29 09:13:12 EST 2014

Just open: Meatball & Wine Bar III and Meatballs & Sons

Pork meatballs with pesto.

The Melbourne meatball market is getting rather squeezy with another two venues opening just two kilometres apart.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Second 400 Gradi pizzeria to open at Crown

The margherita pizza from the 400 Gradi in Brunswick.

Champion margherita pizza maker Johnny Di Francesco will open a second 400 Gradi in the space previously occupied by Italian restaurant Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Apr 16 15:17:34 EST 2014

Just open: La Formaggeria, St Kilda

La Formaggeria, St Kilda.

The team behind Il Fornaio and Brighton Schoolhouse open the doors on their long-awaited micro cheese lab and produce store.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ryan Flaherty's Mr Jennings opening soon

Chef Ryan Flaherty.

Chef Ryan Flaherty's first solo venture will open in Richmond next month and serve accessible, share-friendly food.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Hanoi Hannah Express Lane

Two of the three owners, Simon Bacher (left) and Nicholas Coulter.

Drive through banh mi? Prahran's Hanoi Hannah takeaway offshoot will run your order out to your car as you pull up.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jimmy Grants joins Collins Street pop-up restaurant precinct

The Bonnegilla Souvlaki at Jimmy Grants.

Jimmy Grants is the third big name to sign up for Melbourne shipping container dining precinct Rue & Co.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Apr 10 15:23:24 EST 2014

Comme makes way for CBD Stokehouse

The Stokehouse was razed by fire in January.

News that St Kilda's Stokehouse is moving to the city in May came as a surprise to staff at Comme.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 08 08:18:45 EST 2014