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Drinking with the AU: Grandad's Supper (Good Beer Week 2015) - Beer Deluxe (Melbourne)

Beer lovers, rejoice! The fifth Good Beer Week has hit Melbourne in style. Featuring more than 250 events across Melbourne and Victoria, this is a festival that attracts some of the best local and international brewers, providing a platform for them to team up with local venues and the wider food and beverage industry to showcase what they do best. This year, the festival hub is located in Beer Deluxe at Federation Square, where we headed for the distinguished return of the much-lauded event, Grandad’s Supper.

Eating with the AU: Sake Restaurant & Bar (Autumn Menu 2015) - Southbank (Melbourne)

Autumn is a wonderful season in Japan, when temperatures have cooled and pleasant sunny days give way to mild yet invigoratingly chilly nights. It is a time of hearty eating and is also known as 旬の食材 (shun no shikuzai), which literally translates to “season of food”. A deep awareness of the intricacies of the seasons and progression of the cycles of nature is a defining part of Japanese culture. Thus, it is only fitting that Executive Chef Wayne Brown has launched a new autumn menu at Saké, Southbank’s contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar.

Photo Gallery: Karnivool + Cairo Knife Fight - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (13.05.15)

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their brilliant record Themata, Karnivool have been ensuring that these headline shows are ones to remember. Kenny and the boys wrapped a three-night stint in Melbourne this week, killing it at The Corner Hotel each time. Rebecca Houlden brings us these shots of the second show alongside Cairo Knife Fight.

Opera Review: Heart & Soul - Hamer Hall, Melbourne (10.05.15)

Mothers, grandmothers, sons and daughters all crowded through the doors of The Art Centre’s Hamer Hall on Sunday for a Mother’s Day extravaganza. An air of joy was inbound and the soft rustle of gentle embraces echoed throughout the foyer. Kisses were branded on cheeks and smiles were in abundance... Read on for Katelyn's review of Heart & Soul.

Live Review: Juñor - Shebeen, Melbourne (09.05.15)


Photo: Doug Bennett/Good Stuff Co

After the success of dropping his new single "Suthn Wot", featuring Ivan Ooze (produced by Renz) Juñor dropped in to kill a quick set at Shebeen (which may I mention, is extremely hard to find) before good friend and fellow musician Lyall Moloney took the stage.

F&L News: Eco-friendly cafe Denis the Menace to open in Cremorne (Melbourne)

The Melbourne suburb of Cremorne is in for a treat with new eco-friendly cafe Denis The Menace soon to open it’s doors. Owner and known hospitality innovator Adam Wilkinson is no newbie to the cafe industry, being one of the pioneers behind Prahran’s successful St Edmond’s.

Live Review: Lyall Moloney - The Shebeen, Melbourne (09.05.15)

There's no other place I'd rather be on a Saturday night than at the Shebeen in Melbourne. The venue is constantly booking brilliant local acts and last Saturday it was no different. Sydneysider Lyall Moloney took to the venue's quaint depths for his 'Party Don’t Stop' tour and turned the Shebeen into an intimate dance hall.

Hello Asia! IFF 2015 Review: Jalanan (Indonesia, 2013)

Screened for the second time in Melbourne during the Indonesian Film Festival, Jalanan received a warm welcome breaking the festival’s record and selling out 390 tickets for the first time in the festival brief history. The festival closing film is a documentary that explores the street life in Jakarta highlighting elements of politics, sex, love, family, corruption, and globalization through music.

F&L News: Underground pop up Tiki bar, Aloha Sailor, brings curated cocktails from barrel-aged liquors to Collingwood (Melbourne)

It seems that winter has hit Melbourne too soon. If you’re longing to put away those scarves and mittens to experience a hint of Tropicana, then head down to popular Smith Street, where Collingwood’s first Tiki venue is soon to open its doors!

Event Review: Dog Lovers Show - Royal Exhibition Building (Melbourne)

The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton was filled with the sound of excited yapping over the weekend as ‘The Dog Lovers Show’ sailed into town. Four legged pooches were scattered over two floors as various stalls lined the walls. An assortment of exciting products were available for purchase and a delightfully large amount of giveaways were on offer.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Forever Star Concert ft S.H.E & Aaron Yan - The Plenary, Melbourne (01.05.15)

Taiwanese superstar girl group S.H.E featuring Selina, Hebe and Ella brought out all their hits over the past 14 years as they headlined the Forever Star Concert at The Plenary, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre last Friday. In support was Taiwanese heart throb Aaron Yan. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Forever Star Concert Ft. S.H.E + Aaron Yan - The Plenary, Melbourne (01.05.15)

It was has been a year, almost to the exact date, that the angelic Hebe graced Aussie shores. This time around, much to the intense happiness of fans across Australia, she brought along her fellow band members Selina and Ella, making up the super-pop trio S.H.E. In tow, the girls were joined by the incredibly charismatic Aaron Yan in a double bill that filled The Plenary of thousands of joyously excited fans.

the AU interview: Jake Furst (Beer Deluxe, Melbourne) talks Grandad's Supper at Good Beer Week 2015

It’s time again to raise your glass as the fifth Good Beer Week hits Melbourne from May 16-24th. This year, Grandad’s Supper returns to the new Festival Hub at Beer Deluxe in Fed Square. The evening features a special four-course degustation paired with big, bold and beautiful brews from Mornington Peninsula, Brooklyn, Rodenbach and 8 Wired Brewing. This is a chance for foodies and beer lovers alike to experience and learn everything there is to know about the world of beer directly from the brewers. We caught up with Executive Chef of Beer Deluxe, Jake Furst, to chat about his thoughts on beer and to gain some insight on what to expect at Grandad’s Supper.

Eating with the AU: The Brass Coq - Little Lonsdale St (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s legal precinct looks set to experience a food revival with the recent opening of eatery and bar, The Brass Coq. This cosmopolitan establishment at the top end of Little Lonsdale Street heralds what the area has long been waiting for – a place to savour good food and company, which captures the energy of its location with a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe.

Photo Gallery: Tkay Maidza + UV boi - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (23.04.15)

Adelaide's latest hip-hop dynamo Tkay Maidza brought the noise through to the Northcote Social Club for a show not to be forgotten. Kimberley Salmond was down there for the AU and brings us the following shots from the night!