Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

lunch at Rice Paper Scissors

This may be the last in my current short series of CBD lunch posts, as my job in the city is about to end. I’ve enjoyed finding some new, or just new to me, places to eat in the east end of the city and am impressed by how many interesting new places exist.…

lunch at Chef Lanka

The food court in the Paramount building has seen better days. Some of the shops are empty. The vibe is subdued. But a new shop has opened recently. Chef Lanka is a new city location for an established suburban restaurant, and it’s cooking fantastic Sri Lankan food at very modest prices.…

lunch at Picanteria at Harley House

I first tried Peruvian food at Panca in New York City and I enjoyed it very much. It has become one of the new food trends in Melbourne, following on from the Mexican trend. By chance I noticed the menu for a new place called Picanteria on a laneway wall off Exhibition St just south of the corner of Collins St in the Melbourne CBD recently and was intrigued, so I returned a couple of days later for lunch.…

Exxopolis at the Summersalt festival

You have only until Sunday to enjoy walking though the inside of a colour saturated inflatable structure called Exxopolis, which is part of the inaugural Summersalt festival and is located in the ACCA forcourt in South Melbourne. It’s like being inside a bouncy castle but without the bouncing and with visual rather than kinetic overload.…

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV is spectacular, wonderful and fascinating. I recommend it and you’ve got about 3 weeks to see it before it closes. The exhibition design is excellent, with mannequins on a train moving endlessly around a catwalk you can sit around and watch like the real thing, and videos of faces projected onto the faces of static mannequins with accompanying audio.…