Over a year ago the former Bala’s space became Dibacio’s Italian restaurant. It was a failure from the start. I’d call it the least visited and most amateurish restaurant to open on Brunswick St in the past decade, except perhaps for its immediate predecessor, Latin Passion. Can someone please stop incompetent people from opening restaurants?
A sunny day, a beer, some good company and some pleasurable food. You need to bring the company but the new larger Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester Castle hotel on Johnston St, formerly of North Melbourne delivers the rest. The pub has received a substantial makeover inside and out, although the layout remains basically the same.
On my first visit to their old premises, I enjoyed my meal but regretted not ordering a crab boil and I made up for this yesterday. I added prawns to the base of crab, chorizo, potatoes and corn. My friend and I also shared a small bucket of prawns, soft shell crab sliders and fries with blue cheese sauce.
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The title of this post is self explanatory. Spending thousands of dollars of ratepayers’ money to put a mural on private residential property, which should be maintained by its owners, won’t work. Street art doesn’t discourage taggers because taggers are morons who cannot be reasoned with. This mural on Young St is not even complete and they’re already doing it.