• First Look: Osteria Renata is a handsome Italian diner – with a “pasta lab” – by the Park Street crew. Look for the lush olive-green facade on Prahran’s High Street.

• Sad news: Fitzroy’s Miss Katie’s Crab Shack – known for its Southern-style crab boil and eclectic fit-out – is closing. “No one could have predicted the rocky road ahead … The landscape of the hospitality industry has shifted and it’s time to re-examine things.”

• It’s all natural: try six eclectic wines picked by Maurice Terzini – the legendary Sydney restaurateur behind Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar – with the latest Broadsheet Wine box.

• Opening next month: Convoy, a sprawling new Moonee Ponds cafe by the Terror Twilight and Tinker team. It’s a great get for the north-west.

• ‘Tis the season for ramen. Behold our guide to the best in Melbourne.

• Just announced: a one-night-only dinner with 30 dishes by 30 of Victoria’s best chefs under 30 – including Vue de Monde’s Hugh Allen, Etta’s Rosheen Kaul and Bar Liberty’s Zackary Furst.

• An ex-Vue de Monde chef is hosting a one-of-a-kind beach house dinner – only accessible by boat. All the details.

• Scott Pickett’s Matilda is now doing whopping 1.8-kilo Blackmore Wagyu tomahawk steaks for $600 a pop. (They’re for four to six people.) Pre-order when you book.

• Shock: Melbourne’s most famous vodka pasta doesn’t actually contain any vodka, Capitano’s chef reveals. Here’s why.

• Foodbank Victoria is feeding the equivalent of a Grand Final crowd every two days. Donate now if you can.

• Read about the new home for nationally loved cooking school the Agrarian Kitchen – and more stories about Tassie – in Broadsheet’s new print issue.

Queensmith Baretto is a new – but delightfully retro – espresso and wine bar for the CBD. Don’t miss the cacio e pepe toastie with four different types of cheese.

• The Mr Miyagi team is crossing the river to open a second restaurant – hidden down a Melbourne laneway. But it’ll be here for a good time, not a long time.

• Sometimes only chicken soup will do. Bookmark these comforting recipes for when it’s cold or you’re under the weather.

• Four Pillars wants to help you jump on the booze-free bandwagon with its new zero-alcohol dry and Bloody Shiraz “gin”.