As Melbourne eases itself out of the latest lockdown, here are some tasty events and pop-ups to check out this long weekend (and beyond). Just don't forget your mask and social distance etiquette!
Up your takeaway game at Good Times Milk Bar
Swing by the Good Times Milk Bar in Bentleigh this weekend for a pop up from The George on Collins led by MasterChef's Khanh Ong and Head Chef Anup Saha. Between 5pm to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday, the team will be serving a selection of popular dishes and cocktails from The George on Collins to take home. If it's all too hard to decide choose from one of the four exclusive Feed Me packs. Check out the menu and pre-order now.
83 Tucker road, Bentleigh goodtimesmilkbar.com.au
Bottomless booze and food at Moon Dog Worlds in Preston and Abbotsford
Ever wanted more Moon Dog World to yourself and your friends? Now is the time to do it, as Preston's usually 725-patron venue is subject to the current 100-person post-lockdown limit. Gather a group of up to 10 of your favourite 'dawgs for a bottomless booze and food package for two hours at both venues: Preston and Moondog OG Abbotsford. For $75 you can choose a main meal and enjoy an unlimited selection of beers, Fizzer seltzers, cider, house wines and soft drink (within reason, obv!).
Book bottomless Preston 32 Chifley Drive, Preston
Book bottomless Abbotsford 17 Duke Street, Abbotsford
Bahn mi and beer at Molly Rose
Jerry Mai of phenomonal Vietnamese eatery Pho Nom slings out some of the best bahn mis going around, so it's no surprise last week's pop up was so popular they've decided to do it again. Pop on your mask and head down to Collingwood brewery Molly Rose Brewing and choose from one of three bahn mis, paired with beers from that very same venue on Saturday and Sunday. Be quick though, once the hipsters get a sniff of it they won't last long.
Molly Rose Brewing, 279 Wellington Street, Collingwood. Sat and Sunday from 11am until sold out.
Free beer Friday at Bodriggy Froff Shop
Yes you read right, free beer! Head to the Bodriggy Froff Shop, onsite at Bodriggy Brewing Co and newly opened 70s-style sister bar Stingrays Upstairs from 4pm this Friday 11 June and grab yourself a free six-pack of the brand-new Stringrays Draught beer. Described as 'a light, crisp and refreshing Kolsch-style Ale without all the bells and whistles', it sounds like the perfect antitodote to what's been, let's face it, a pretty shabby week. Stingrays and Bodriggy are also both open for drinking and dining in (density limits apply) - you just can't drink your free beer there.
Stingrays Upstairs, 245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
The Night Noodle Markets at Home
Want to keep things closer to home? Melbourne's Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi and Doordash just happen to be in full swing right now And this year are bringing your favourite food event direct to your doorstep for the rest of June with the number of suburbs serviced growing by the day. Choose new and old favourites from Hoy Pinoy, Flying Noodles Noodles/Twistto,Thai Tide, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart and Kariton Sorbetes, and comfort eat 'til the cows come home. We won't judge, we're doing it too.
The Night Noodle Market at Home