The south end of Smith St is changing rapidly. On the Collingwood side the newly arrived Manfax (formerly of Gertrude St) is next to the recently closed Cafe VP. On the Fitzroy side, the former premises of the ugly southside furnishings...Show More Summary
Pop Up Scroll have a 6 month lease on the former Chinese medicine shop on Smith St next to Monsieur Truffe. They have a sparse but cute retro interior and a variety of artisanal pastries to consume. They also dabble in hipster hyperbole in that they describe themselves as a ‘scroll boutique’.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Would a rail line to Doncaster really “get cars off the freeway’?
Is extending rail to Mernda about good policy (or smart politics)?
This could be a dead drop from a secret agent, but it seems somewhat conspicuous for that. I’ve obviously been watching too much Spooks. Anyway, file this under WTF on Webb St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I admire people who try something different but Phat Brats was not the greatest of the Americana food novelties to arrive in Fitzroy. It lasted about two years and now it’s gone. It will be replaced by another food business with food truck origins: MrBurger.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Should we regret ancient Egypt’s pyramids?
The Guardian asked me to write a short piece about the food highlights from my recent weekend away in Hobart with my partner: you can read it here! And I don't think I mentioned it here on the blog, but I also contributed a few entries...Show More Summary
Is this suburban townhouse development too much?
2014, 156 p. I don’t know how Joan London managed it, but by only page 32 into this book, my eyes were brimming with tears. It was a feeling that stayed with me right until I turned the last … Continue reading ?
Are Australians driving more (or a lot less)?
The road space taken by cars
2010, 398 p. Many books, history books included, have a page of acknowledgments. Along with the usual thanks to colleagues and family, appreciation is often expressed to librarians and archivists who have offered assistance along the way. In this book, … Continue reading ?
Why don’t we “green the streets of Australia”?
Three misconceptions about the East West Link
What will the Andrews government do for public transport?
Twitter would be much better if bots and spammers were crushed and removed. I hate this shit. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
2013, 338 p On a hot July morning in 1976, recently retired Robert Riordan gets up from the breakfast table and announces that he’ll pop out to get the newspaper. He doesn’t come back. His wife of 40 years, Gretta … Continue readin...
Did the ABC fact checkers get it right on train punctuality?
Should we go a bit easier on broken promises?