Footscray foodies are getting set to celebrate new Americana-style “Smoke Joint”, retail deli and beer garden Up in Smoke, launching today, 28th January 2016. Brought to you by the team behind iconic burger joint 8bit, Up in Smoke will offer barbequed, smoked and slow-cooked meats, as well as a curated selection of imported and local craft beers.

Owners Shayne McCallum (notable chef formerly Blakes andCaptain Melville) and restaurateur Alan Sam, have again paired up in search of a site for a causal style eat in, or take away dinner, focusing on all things smoked.

With casual indoor seating for 60 pax, and street-side beer garden seating for 70 pax, Up In Smoke will also feature an adjoining retail store; selling coffee, fresh deli items, dry and small goods, meat for smoking and smoking accessories for the avid home smoker.

The eclectic Americana menu is based around the restaurant’s centrepiece, a $20,000 Texas Yoder Frontiersman offset smoker, which will be visible from the dining room and create the ambience of an authentic smoke house. The “Smalls” dishes include Tongue and Cheeks Croquettes, Meat Loaf Bun and Daily Tacos. “Smoker” items include Brisket, Pulled Pork, Beef Rib or Pork Rack, served with Milk Bun and Pickle. For a smoke side, choose from Mac & Cheese, Chilli Mayo Slaw, Burnt End Beans, and Old Bay Fries, to name just a few. The Grilled “Sandwiches” list includes The Cheech, with Pulled Pork Shoulder, Chilli Mayo Slaw and BBQ sauce. The Still Smokin’ includes burnt end brisket, beans, smoked cheese and hot sauce.

To wash it all down, international and local craft beers will be served from ten beer taps, and in bottled and canned varieties. The hard drinks list will offer whisky, bourbon and rum; as well as a small and fun cocktail list that will reflect the menu’s signature items.

Up In Smoke will be open 7 days a week, opening 11am to late. 28 Hopkins Street Footscray



Eataliano by Pino opens in Windsor

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One of Melbourne’s finest pizza makers and Italian cooking masters, Pino Russo, will launch the newest edition to Melbourne’s coveted food scene, Eataliano by Pino.

Located on High Street Windsor, a short stroll from Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street, the italian restaurant is set to launch in November and will be a food lover’s paradise, delivering Melburnians a unique food experience with it authentic Italian street style offering.

Best known for creating some of the best pizza and Italian cuisine Melbourne has to offer, Eataliano by Pino will see Pino Russo, co-owner and pizza maker of popular Hampton restaurant La Svolta, back in the Stonnington area serving up the amazing cuisine the locals came to love.

Injecting the flavours of Italy into the ever-evoking menu, Eataliano by Pino’s extensive range of dishes showcase the different regions of Italy and will include antipasti, pasta, pizza, dolce and ever popular street style food such as panzerotti fritti and mozzarella di bufala.

With a focus on entrée courses and daily specials, Eataliano will capture the traditional Italian experience, with a focus on sharing, fresh products and food from local markets.

Eataliano by Pino is open for lunch and dinner.  118 High Street, Windsor.

For more information and opening hours visit www.eatalianobypino.com.au.


Tokyo Tina brings back the Thundercat Bun

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Due to popular demand, Tokyo Tina’s late night alter ego, Thundercats Supper Club is brining back the popular Thundercat Bun that found fame at the 2016 Royal Croquet Club selling over 2,500 portions. The crowd favourite at last December’s event, the Thundercat bun is the perfect snack to be enjoyed during or after a few drinks. Featuring deep fried chicken with southern style batter including home made chicken salt, picked onion, cucumber and seasoned with yuzu kosho mayonnaise in a brioche bun, it’s no wonder why this was a hit at the Royal Croquet club.

The Thundercat Bun will be available from 10pm onwards for those keen on a late night bite.

Open from 10pm until late, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Thundercat Supper Club provides Windsor with a great after hours option,w it many other delicious items on offer including the DIY beef rib bulging bao and prawn dumplings with chilli soy and sesame, available fresh out of the Tokyo Tina kitchen.


66A Chapel Street, Windsor 3181

(03) 9525 2774


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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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