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HOT: Ika8, Footscray

Get kraken Melbourne; I’m not squidding! Footscray has a new street food squid restaurant called Ika8! The bolthole store is squished between ChaTime and Footscray Market, across the road from Footscray train station at Irving Street. Ika8 is the brainchild of a group of young second-generation Asian immigrants with roots in Melbourne’s west. Their mission […]

HOT: Victoria Hotel, 43 Victoria Street, Footscray

The Victoria Hotel Footscray has reopened after a transformation from the down-at-heel Harts Hotel thanks to new owners Anthony Hammond (co-owner of the excellent Builders Arms in Fitzroy) with business partner Nick Carter plus Anthony’s wife Jo deFina. Much of the dark wood and brick interior has been retained, albeit spruced up a lot. Inside there’s […]

HOT: Small Graces, 57 Byron St, Footscray

Small Graces is a bright and cosy Footscray cafe by chef/owner and Footscray local Diego and his partner Bec. Small Graces‘s menu focuses on seasonal and wholesome food, with a few Colombian flourishes harking to Diego’s heritage. Diego uses ingredients that are ethically sourced with minimal processing. Vegetables feature heavily and dishes can be adjusted for vegan diets […]

HOT: Footscray Finds, Footscray Library car park, 56 Paisley St, Footscray

Footscray Finds is a monthly secondhand, handmade and boutique market held in the Footscray Library Car Park on Paisley Street. The first Footscray Finds kicked off on Sunday 18 June and it was a roaring success! I am unsure as to whether anyone will be around for the 8am start but it turns out you should never underestimate the bargain […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The former Lonely Planet site in Footscray is now The Dream Factory, a creative hub for Melbourne’s west powered by Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long festival of ideas called ‘9Fest’. The 9Fest program runs from 12 June to 8 July and includes free talks, workshops, tours […]

HOT: Footscray Night Market, Footscray Station forecourt, Irving St, Footscray

Footscray is making the most of the sunshine this month and hosting a new Footscray Night Market in the forecourt of Footscray train station. The small market features hawker stalls, design goods and buskers and will be sure to grow as support increases. Follow the sizzling smokey smells from afar and you can sample food from Footscray eateries […]

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