Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

dinner at the Town Hall hotel on Johnston St

This cynical gen x (dressed entirely in black) met a similarly dressed peer and went to the pub, the new Town Hall hotel on Johnston St (formerly Griff’s wine pub and the Purple Turtle before that). I’d enjoyed several dinners at Griff’s, including these in 2008 and 2009, and was sad that it did not survive.…

dinner at Naked for Satan on Brunswick St

Naked for Satan is a pintxos (similar to tapas, snack sized items usually served on a slice of bread and held together with a toothpick, which originates from the Basque area of northern Spain) and vodka bar that opened recently on Brunswick St in the Moran and Cato building where Filter cafe used to be (though it occupies much more space within the building than Filter did).…

half price dinner at Griff’s wine pub

By the time I posted last week about the half price dinners at pubs like Griff’s and the Builder’s Arms, I had already had a delicious dinner at Griff’s wine pub. Between 6-9pm on Wednesday nights, items on the regular pub menu (not the fine dining back room menu) are half price (excluding the items on the specials list, desserts from the fine dining menu and drinks of course).…

dinner at Akari on Brunswick St

It’s surprising when you search the interwebs for reviews of a particular restaurant, because sometimes you find many and sometimes there’s none. It’s not clear why some places attract hungry bloggers while others seemingly do not. Apart from brief reviews by Where’s the beef and the Lab Goddess, the only people who know about the food at Akari Japanese restaurant on Brunswick St are those who have already dined there.…

dinner at Kanela on Johnston St

Kanela flamenco tapas bar on Johnston St has good tapas and reasonably priced drinks – a bottle of decent Rioja (tempranillo) is only $28. I’ve been there before but not reviewed it so on a recent visit with a new pescetarian friend I managed to take some photos of dinner (but I missed the sardines before they were devoured, and they are as good as the sardines at De Los Santos).…