Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

new menu with bonus apostrophes at Ethos

I wasn’t impressed with the food on my first visit to Ethos cafe on Brunswick St and, a couple of coffees aside, I haven’t been back (at least to eat). It seemed to change owners a while back and has gradually become increasingly suburban in its aesthetics and menu.

Now the menu is full of suburban food and suburban spelling, including lots of random incorrect apostrophes. I despair. It’s not that hard to get it right. If in doubt, don’t use apostrophes at all. Using none generally results in fewer errors than using them at random. Why is is that salads doesn’t deserve its own false apostrophe?

This looks like a sure way to kill a Fitzroy cafe. Spag bol and bogan apostrophes? Is this what customers want? I don’t think so.


Big Lou’s is leaving Fitzroy

After about 3 and half years Big Lou’s doughnuts is leaving Fitzroy. My initial assessment of the business drew a sharp response from the business owner, and it has lasted longer than I predicted. Now, like Shocolate, it is closing its Fitzroy premises and declaring it is moving, without explaining where. Is this a move or a closure? Moving on without saying where you’re going is hardly a declaration of the kind of success that requires bigger and better premises.


fuck art

This is another sign that taggers are not artists, and their rubbish creations are not art. On the side of Transformer on Rose St, a tagger has confessed that what he does is not art by spraying a rejection of art on the wall.