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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.

I can’t tell what’s good anymore

Is this art? I can’t tell anymore. A scattering of discarded cheezels on the oval behind Atherton Gardens on Napier St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

semiotic scatter cushions

The now closed Mao’s Chinese restaurant in Fitzroy featured images of the chairman, who was a communist tyrant. I don’t recall there being any fuss about this. The name of another Brunswick St restaurant, Rice Queen, is considered homophobic and racist, but the outrage was minuscule and soon forgotten.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

brunch at Craft and Co on Smith St Collingwood

I’ve been meaning to try Craft and Co, the enormous new cafe / restaurant / wine shop / artisanal producer / provedore on the corner of Smith and Keele streets in Collingwood, for some time but frankly have not felt inspired.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Oh Deer in Royal Lane

Oh Deer is a new informal Korean fusion place at the end of Royal Lane in the CBD. The bento boxes are just $11 and great value. The service was amateurish and disorganised, with the wait person required to memorise the order then enter...Show More Summary

preaching from the patriarchal pedestal

Humans are a social species, and we communicate with each other in a variety of verbal and non-verbal ways, including by conforming to and transgressing against normative ideas about clothing. All clothing is costume, and all costume is theatre. Show More Summary

don’t cap what you can’t burn

The longlasting mural of an astronaut on Charles St has recently been tagged and defaced. Over the top of that meaningless rubbish someone has written ‘don’t cap what you can’t burn’, which I presume means ‘don’t destroy something unless you can replace it with something better’.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

brunch at the Merri Table cafe at CERES

For about a year from late 2010 to late 2011 CERES ran a smart restaurant called Merri Table. I visited twice and enjoyed it greatly and was surprised when it abruptly closed. Since then CERES has reopened the space as a more casualShow More Summary

Huxtable on Smith St has closed

After being one of the best restaurants in Fitzroy for five years, Huxtable closed at the end of February. It will be missed, and I wonder if it will be replaced by someone equally good and interesting. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

peyote

This is on Little Smith St near the corner of Gertrude St. Presumably by the same provocateur who posted the fake bacon toothpaste advertisement on the window of Dangerfield on Brunswick St recently? … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

a house full of sand

I went to Emma McEvoy’s Sand Castles exhibition in a house on Hertford St today and it is fantastic! Get there tomorrow to see it if you can before it the building is demolished. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Neko Neko on Gertrude St

Neko Neko is a new Japanese cafe on Gertrude St near the corner of Smith St (where Karavan used to be). They serve a variety of bento style plates (similar to Mina No Ie), smaller dishes and sushi maki. I’d been curious to try them and...Show More Summary

history

Another paste-up containing an obtuse visual historical reference by Tenet, this time of Otto von Bismarck on Cecil St. The point of this work is even less obvious than the previous example. Based on a quick search, there are multiple examples of various works around Fitzroy, Northcote and Brunswick.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Supercool on Nicholson St has closed

No surprise here that Supercool has closed on Nicholson St. This example of bourgeois lifestyle retail was not going to work on dull Nicholson St with little passing foot trade. And the pop-up within a pop-up, Trailer Made Food, is also gone.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

take me home

Free stuff on Henry St two days ago. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

curtsey

This new work combining paste-up and paint is on Brunswick St near the corner of Alexandra Parade. A work appearing to be by the same artist using the same technique is on Sackville St Collinwood near the corner of Smith St.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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