Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

new op shop on Brunswick St

Some observers may comment that the arrival of a charity run op shop in a street is symbolic of its economic decline. They may be right. The north end of Brunswick St in Fitzroy is looking bleak. But this adds a bit of colour. It opens on Friday 19 December. It’s in the space that was last Côté and, before that, the Brunswick St Cycles workshop.

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satire for lunch at Mr Claws on Smith St

Mr Claws is a Americana lobster roll popup in the space of the former Bill’s bar on Smith St, operated by next door’s Huxtaburger. Although it is being written about by the advertorial online media with their typical generic positively, I found little to praise. What I was served this week had little resemblance to photos of the rolls that were served to the swag whore food bloggers last month at the launch.

The is the wasabi mayo version with the addition of some Japanese pickled ginger. You could taste the lobster, sort of. My impression is that this is not food, but satire. $18 for a tiny sweet brioche roll, containing more dressing than lobster, is not an undersized meal but an oversized insult.

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