• Less than a year after opening, Fitzroy’s Messer transforms into a chic, modern Berlin-style diner.

• $9 pasta. $9 Negronis. $9 carafes of wine. Need we say more?

Everyday Coffee’s new home is a sprawling warehouse with a sunny front yard. And there’s more to come.

• You’ll find bacon-topped okonomiyaki at new spot Hibiki – and Japanese funk on the airwaves.

The well-loved old Great Britain Hotel has been completely transformed.

• Some of the city’s best chefs are creating seriously experimental new flavours at this south-side ice-cream parlour.

HuTong is giving away free xiao long bao to celebrate a decade of service.

A lavish garden party is happening this weekend, complete with oyster bar, croquet and bocce.

Award-winning pizzeria 400 Gradi has a new outpost in wine country.

• In more Gradi news, its Brunswick, Essendon and Eastland locations are now doing all-you-can-eat pizza and cocktails.

This new Cantonese diner is all things fiery, salty, sticky and sweet. And it’s doing ’80s-inspired blue cocktails.

• Newcomer Cardigan Place Cellars is pairing low-intervention wines with creative dishes from a Royal Mail Hotel and Lûmé alum.

• Wayfaring chef Charlie Carrington swaps the Thermomix for a mortar and pestle at the all-new Atlas Dining.

Piccolina Gelateria has combined two nostalgic Aussie desserts in one fruity, creamy, crunchy Frankenstein’s monster of a dish.