• Legendary US burger joint Five Guys is opening up shop in Melbourne. Look for the diner’s signature red-and-white subway tiles at Southbank.

• A Northcote restaurant is facing a tough decision to close up shop after a scooter stunt fail. A video of the stunt went viral.

• After a three-year hiatus, Preston Market Italian Day is back for a one-day festa of dancing, eating and live music. Rock up from 11am to 3pm.

• Celebrated chef Curtis Stone is opening his first bricks-and-mortar venue in Australia. The 120-seater opens in November.

• By the slice: Online cake store Miss Trixie – which creates punny cakes with messages like “You’re the Berry Best” – is hosting a pop-up shop. BYO cake container for $5 cookies and $9 slices.

• Melbourne institution Ezard closed quietly in 2020. Two years on, it’s getting the send-off it deserves. Reserve your spot for oyster shooters, house-cured bresaola, smoked pork belly and more.

• Social enterprise Welcome Merchant is hosting a feel-good Sunday feed at a brewery. Chef Niro Vithyasekar will be serving kothu roti, masala dosa, vadai and more – for a good cause. Buy your tickets.

• Now Open: Three hospo talents – from Black Pearl, Lume and Bondi diner Rocker – have opened a coastal-inspired restaurant in a former ice rink.

• Loved up? You can tie the knot at a rooftop bar in Collingwood next month. It includes burgers, booze, pics and all the legal stuff.

• Recipe: Make a batch of Dan Hong’s take on Beijing fried sauce noodles this weekend. The Mr Wong and Ms G’s chef loves the “slippery noodles combined with that sweet mince sauce”.

• Coming Soon: A four-storey mega venue – with a rooftop bar – is the south’s answer to Her.

• Add to cart: dirt-cheap cast-iron cookware is on sale for less than $30. Shop the Aldi special while you still can.