Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

lunch at Xeom Vietnamese street food on Smith St

The inner north hasn’t been a popular location for inexpensive new-wave Asian street food restaurants, like Miss Chu in the CBD and Hanoi Hannah in Prahran, until now (Masak Masak being the only notable opening).

The opening this week of Xeom on the Collingwood side of Smith St is most interesting (I don’t count places like Easy Tiger, Lee Ho Fook and Northern Light in this list as they operate at a different price bracket).…

Pop Up Scroll on Smith St

Pop Up Scroll have a 6 month lease on the former Chinese medicine shop on Smith St next to Monsieur Truffe. They have a sparse but cute retro interior and a variety of artisanal pastries to consume. They also dabble in hipster hyperbole in that they describe themselves as a ‘scroll boutique’.…

Scarf dinners at Jorg

Scarf is a social enterprise that trains asylum seekers, refugees and youth that face barriers to employment in hospitality skills. They partner with restaurants around Melbourne to run three dinner series a year and match their trainees with front of house mentors to provide real life training with the goal of helping get them meaningful employment at the end of the program.…

the next NYE at Edinburgh Gardens

The City of Yarra has decided that the next new years eve celebration in Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy will be alcohol free. This is in response to the repeated trashing of the gardens in recent years on new years eve and Australia Day, with the worst example being last new years eve, where the gardens were so packed with irresponsible idiots that brave Ambulance staff refused to wade through the crowds for fear of injury and sexual assault.…