Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

breakfast at Vincent the Dog in Carlton

Vincent the Dog is a cafe on Drummond St in Carlton that has been open for nearly two years. I’ve been vaguely aware of it but until recently hadn’t found an opportunity to visit. They don’t do online media. No website, Facebook or Twitter.…

the festival of middle age

I attended a festival of middle age last night. The queue stretched along the street and around the corner and up the block in the middle of Chinatown in Melbourne’s CBD. The people queuing were almost entirely my tribe: middle class, middle aged, of European descent, dressed in denim and leather, with colourful paisley and floral shirts, and a few quirky scarves and hats.…

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.…