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more kebabs for Smith St

When Efes Kebabs closed I didn’t expect another kebab shop to open in its place, but Istanbul will open soon. Similarly nearby, Goshen Korean closed and Mr Bulgogi Korean has opened in its place. And the kebab shop on Johnston St near LuWow has changed again.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

toys

I find it so amusing when I see taggers criticising their moron brethren as if they are better than them. They accept no responsibility for the criminal damage they cause but then complain if their illiterate rubbish is interfered with. They really are too stupid to deserve human rights.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

go home commercial real estate agent, you’re drunk

Who was the clown that approved this? In the former Bala’s space where Latin Passion and Dibacio’s, both amateurish failures, closed within a year, another styleless restaurant has opened. I predict East Meets West will similarly close within a year.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Rice Paper Scissors

This may be the last in my current short series of CBD lunch posts, as my job in the city is about to end. I’ve enjoyed finding some new, or just new to me, places to eat in the east end of the city and am impressed by how many interesting new places exist.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

local support

This was spotted outside Adam Bandt’s new electorate office on Brunswick St after the election of new national Greens leader Richard di Natale. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Chef Lanka

The food court in the Paramount building has seen better days. Some of the shops are empty. The vibe is subdued. But a new shop has opened recently. Chef Lanka is a new city location for an established suburban restaurant, and it’s cooking fantastic Sri Lankan food at very modest prices.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Red Rice on Brunswick St has closed

I didn’t intend this weeks’ posts to be a stream of closure stories. When the real estate sign first appeared on the roof of Red Rice, it seemed the restaurant was continuing as normal and it was just the building being sold.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Simon Johnson has closed

Thanks to a regular commenter who noted that Simon Johnson on the corner of St David and Kent streets had recently closed. It’s not surprising in a way. It never seemed busy. I was a poor customer as I only bought unhomogenised milk made by next door’s St David Dairy.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Frolic has closed

Two years ago I wrote about the impending over supply of froyo on Brunswick St. Two shops opened opposite each other around the same time. I predicted one would fail and Berrissimo lasted only one year. Frolic has lasted two but is now closing as well.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Mao’s has closed

I liked Mao’s a decade ago, but times have changed. It’s gone downhill and has looked unloved for a while. Now this Chinese restaurant on Brunswick St has closed, with the promise of a Japanese – Malaysian fusion opening soon in its place.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the $15,000 mural is finished

Now that the Young St mural, which cost ratepayers $15,000, is finished what do you think? I don’t love it. I wonder what the people in the property think, and how long will it last? … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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A puzzle on Gertrude St near the corner of Fitzroy St a few days ago… … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Da Rin Korean on Bourke St

While I’m working in the CBD again for a while I’m lunching around town, amusing myself by pursuing the new and interesting, whether it’s Peruvian or Mauritian. Korean food has become hugely popular recently and there are times when the only cure for ennui is fried chicken.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Creole Kitchen Lobby on Lonsdale St

At high school I had a Mauritian friend. By year 12, there were only 3 of us left in French class, him and the 2 most literary Anglos in the school. The bogan government school dropped French after that. He taught me proper slang swearing.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Dibacio on Brunswick St has closed

Over a year ago the former Bala’s space became Dibacio’s Italian restaurant. It was a failure from the start. I’d call it the least visited and most amateurish restaurant to open on Brunswick St in the past decade, except perhaps for its immediate predecessor, Latin Passion.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the new Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester Castle hotel on Johnston St

A sunny day, a beer, some good company and some pleasurable food. You need to bring the company but the new larger Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester Castle hotel on Johnston St, formerly of North Melbourne delivers the rest.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

street art doesn’t discourage taggers because taggers are morons

The title of this post is self explanatory. Spending thousands of dollars of ratepayers’ money to put a mural on private residential property, which should be maintained by its owners, won’t work. Street art doesn’t discourage taggers because taggers are morons who cannot be reasoned with.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

unbearable

A bear and a video cable abandoned to their fate on Rose St last Sunday. The note on the bear said ‘free to good home’. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

breakfast at Archies All Day on Gertrude St

Archies All Day is a new cafe / restaurant that opened a week ago today. I visited on Saturday afternoon for a late brunch. It’s in the space of the former Southpaw, and in terms of its all day and night service and contemporary menu it is in the style of Hammer and Tong.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

new mural on Argyle and Young streets

This new mural in production is on an apartment building on the corner of Argyle and Young streets. It’s been constantly attacked by graffiti for years and has looked like an unloved mess for some time. The City of Yarra is spendingShow More Summary

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