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The Rickshaw is closed for renovations

This was spotted last week. Writing on the papered over window of The Rickshaw on Gertrude St says ‘closed for renovation’. After opening about 18 months ago they have struggled to attract customers. The vibe is wrong. The menu seemed contrived.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

shine a little light

Lights from Sacred Heart School on King William St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the Stone hotel

On a recent weekend I went to the new Stone hotel on the corner of Brunswick and Johnston streets for lunch with a friend. We entered from the Johnston St side and sat in the corner of the room and faced the large open room.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

redhead

A wonderful new work by Astrotwitch on Little Smith St just off Webb St (between Smith and Gore streets). … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

renovations at Don Vincenzo

The notices placed in cafe windows during renovations are often at best hopelessly optimistic, if not deliberately misleading. The last example on Brunswick St was the supposed hibernation of Bear cafe last year, which of course never...Show More Summary

N2 gelato needs to take responsibility for the litter it generates

According to Scally and Trombone (who have moved to Gertrude St and Smith St), this sculpture on display in their empty window was made from the novelty syringes served by their former neighbours, N2 gelato, on some icecreams that were discarded in the gutter by lazy customers.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

ethics vs taggers

Here’s more evidence of the nasty petty spiteful stupidity of tagging culture. Someone has been writing ‘nost’ around Fitzroy a lot, including here on the garage door part of the ratepayer funded Smug / Sofles / Adnate mural on Leicester St, thus defacing it.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

brunch at Lady Melville in West Brunswick

I may have gone a bit overboard with winter and the craving for meat but I am unapologetic. Lamb ragu. Goat roll. Reuben sandwiches. Yes, those. Lady Melville in West Brunswick does one with a difference. The basic recipe as I understand it is corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut and mustard.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the Marquis of Lorne

On a recent weekend I went to the newishly refurbished Marquis of Lorne with a friend for lunch. She was on a deep fried quest, and ordered cod fritters and potato cakes and loved them. I was relatively restrained in choosing lamb with gnocchi.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the Builders Arms on Gertrude St

On cold bracing days a hot lunch is a special thing. I was stopped on route to a kebab or some other lunch by the Builders Arms sign on the footpath promising a goat roll and chips for $15. Yes please!… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Dearest Mr Bin Man

This was on Cecil St last week. Lazy residents with an inflated sense of entitlement should make some effort to solve their own problems rather than dumping their junk on the street. They should know that they can get a free hard rubbish collection from the City of Yarra.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

a tale of two craft beer bars

About a year and a half ago two craft beer bars coincidentally opened side by side on Smith St. Since then I’ve wondered which one would succeed and which would fail as I doubt there is sufficient demand to sustain both.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Spelt Quinoa has closed

Hipster health food shop Spelt Quinoa opened on Johnston St in 2011 and some months ago moved east several buildings within the same block on the same side of the street. The move apparently didn’t save it and it is now closed.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

goodbye Pizza Bella Roma, hello Girasole

After trading for over 4 years, Bella Roma on Johnston St has closed and has been replaced with another pizzeria, Girasole. I hope it is as good as Bella Roma was a quality quiet achiever. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

new Fitzroy home on AirBnB

Al fresco lifestyle. Stylish interior design. Centrally located. Fully featured. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Rice Paper Scissors coming soon to Brunswick St

After the surprise closure of Ethos cafe on Brunswick St at the start of the week comes another surprise, that Melbourne CBD bar / restaurant Rice Paper Scissors will open in its place (thanks to a commenter for first noting this).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the North Fitzroy Social on St George’s Rd

I was walking through North Fitzroy and on impulse stopped at the North Fitzroy Social cafe and enjoyed a reuben panino for lunch. North Fitzroy Social has been open for more than a year now but this is the first time I’ve managed to visit.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

goodbye An Nam, hello Pho 2 Victoria

After about 5 years, An Nam Vietnamese restaurant on Brunswick St has closed and, in one of those instant blink and you’ll miss it makeovers, has become another new Vietnamese restaurant called Pho 2 Victoria. The space was previously the Cherry Lounge bar.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

free bread

This was spotted yesterday on Smith St on the top of one of those electrical boxes on the footpath opposite the big new building under construction. There are possibly better ways to give away food. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Ethos cafe has closed

Sometimes I feel like someone actually reads what I write or, even more implausibly, that what I write makes sense. I criticise a few wrong apostrophes on a cafe menu, suggest they’re indicative of poor business management, and a week later the place is being gutted.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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