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Attaboyroy coming soon to Brunswick St

No, Yoko Ono has not arrived in Fitzroy and painted the former Palinka premises all white. The new operators, a cafe or pizza place to be called Attaboyroy have done that. The name sounds blokey and odd to me, but I assume I’m missing some crucial sportball reference.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

letter from a clown

I half expected a response to my article yesterday about artists accusing Auguste Clown Gallery on Johnston St of theft. Below is the email I received yesterday from them, in which they confirm they are closing, and my response verbatim.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Auguste Clown Gallery on Johnston St accused of stealing from artists

Auguste Clown Gallery has been open on Johnston St for more than three years, so in the usual lifecycle of these small commercial galleries that sell painting and illustration, it is about due to fail. They’ve lasted longer than Makeshift and Odessa but not as long as Gorker.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

breakfast at Mile End Bagels on Johnston St

A key to living somewhere longterm like Fitzroy is not getting too attached to businesses like cafes and restaurants. Most don’t last long. They come and go, many not deserving to last while occasionally places that are good in terms...Show More Summary

Chubby Chef coming soon to Brunswick St

In the space of the former Big Lou’s doughnuts a new business called Chubby Chef will open soon. There are no clues yet about what it will be. The only thing I can find is an ABN registration. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

dinner at Very Good Falafel in Brunswick

Very Good Falafel is a very new falafel shop on Sydney Rd from established market stall operators Shuki and Louisa. It’s been open about two weeks. You may be familiar with their dips and falafel, but there’s more salads and other things to try here.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

farewell Ruben’s hello Imo Istar

This place began as Nino’s restaurant (which has originally been located north of Johnston St on Brunswick St), before morphing into Ruben’s, which has now become Imo Istar. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Wa...

halal snack packs on Smith St

The halal snack pack is apparently a Sydney invention, comprised of a bottom layer of hot chips overlaid with kebab meats, grated cheese and topped with kebab sauces. It’s a fast food fusion dish that has become a hot trend.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Cinnamon Grand Cabin on Johnston St has closed

Cinnamon Grand Cabin on Johnston St has closed, the most recent in a long list of short-lived failed businesses in this building on Johnston St next to the petrol station on the corner of Johnston and Nicholson streets. I’ve not seen it open at night for a couple of weeks now.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the Yacht Club has closed

The Yacht Club, the former or rebranded Don Vincenzo, has been closed for about a month, with the blinds pulled down over the windows and no signs of life inside. I’ve been waiting to see if a quick change of management or sale would bring it back to life, but that doesn’t seem likely.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

art on Argyle St

Argyle St has seen some new apartment developments and also a significant increase in great street art in the past couple of years. These are between Gore and Napier streets. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian W...

end times

Lots of people, more young than not, queued for free doughnuts at the opening of a new shop on Brunswick St yesterday where Shag used to be. The queue stretched almost to Leicester St, but it was just an opening day stunt.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

ANZ customer service is a contradiction in terms

I carry my wallet in the back pocket of my jeans. It gets sat on every day and the cards bend and eventually split. Occasionally I need to order a replacement credit card. I did so recently to replace my ANZ card, which was splitting apart.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

solitary

This was on Young St between Argyle and Kerr streets the other day. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Palinka on Brunswick St has closed

I was disappointed to find recently that Palinka on Brunswick St has closed. I really enjoyed the food on my first visit, but was ambivalent on my second as the quality had already slipped. A subsequent fundamental shift in the menuShow More Summary

are you talking to me?

Bless. The subhumans have learnt to write more words than just their own name. This is on the Young St side of an old warehouse on Leicester St about to undergo redevelopment into apartments. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Bon Ap on Brunswick St

I’ve had several very enjoyable lunches at Bon Ap, a new French cafe / restaurant on Brunswick St where Red Rice used to be. I was planning to wait until I’ve had dinner there to review it but after another excellent lunch I thought I should do it immediately.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

breakfast at Chorba cafe in Coburg

Chorba cafe in the Coburg mall, next door to Half Moon, has been open for a few years. It’s a small Turkish cafe that does amazing breakfasts like this: tomatoes, spinach, pastirma, cheese and eggs on toast. Simple but very delicious and highly recommended.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

new community garden on Condell St

A new community garden has been set up on the Condell St nature strip between Atherton Gardens and the town hall. It contains a mixture of public shared planter boxes and others reserved for particular people. If you’d like to participate you can contact the organisers at  condellgrowers@gmail.com. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

memorial

A small memorial to Fitzroy resident Mohamud Mohmud Muketar has appeared on the edge of Condell St park near where he was murdered on Wednesday night. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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