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lunch at True North in Coburg

I’ve been eating reuben sandwiches around the inner north in recent months. I’m not addicted, and can stop at any time. The North Fitzroy Social one was good but probably the least great of those I’ve sampled so far. For some skippies...Show More Summary

lunch at Smith and Deli on Moor St

As an omnivore I suppose I have it easy in terms of food choices. If I make a vegetable curry it’s because that’s what I feel like eating, not because it’s vegetarian. If I make it with vegetable oil instead of ghee it’s probably vegan, but by concidence rather than design.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

breakfast at Vincent the Dog in Carlton

Vincent the Dog is a cafe on Drummond St in Carlton that has been open for nearly two years. I’ve been vaguely aware of it but until recently hadn’t found an opportunity to visit. They don’t do online media. No website, Facebook or Twitter.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

fox on Webb St

On Webb St on the corner of Napier St, photographed last week. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

David Bowie Is a long time coming

I am thrilled to be seeing the David Bowie Is exhibition at ACMI this week. I wanted to, but wasn’t able to, get to London to see it at the V&A when it opened in 2013. It then toured several cities around the world, and I hoped to catch up with it somewhere, but that wasn’t possible either.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the festival of middle age

I attended a festival of middle age last night. The queue stretched along the street and around the corner and up the block in the middle of Chinatown in Melbourne’s CBD. The people queuing were almost entirely my tribe: middle class,...Show More Summary

faces

This is on the little laneway off Smith St near Po Boy Quarter. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

closed until further notice

Newish cafe Philomena (where the Johnston St Food Store used to be) is on my list of new Johnston St establishments to try, but it’s not going to happen in a hurry based on the ‘closed until further notice’ sign in the window.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Noodle Palace has closed

I went here a couple of times years ago, found it uninspiring and have not paid it much attention for years, apart from its questionable hiring practice back in 2010. Hopefully the next place will be better. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Scally and Trombone has moved

My post the other day mentioned that Scally and Trombone has moved to new shops on Smith and Gertrude streets. Apart from the sculpture they left in their window, they left a collection of photos of their time on Brunswick St.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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.

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