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lunch at B’Stilla Cantina on Brunswick St

The interior is similar to how it was for former tenant Chocolateria San Churro, but it feels less cluttered. This tiny space has become B’Stilla Cantina, an informal inexpensive off-shoot of an established southside restaurant. The theme is Moroccan street food. The outdoor tables are a lot more colourful.

B’Stilla Cantina has only been open a couple of weeks and is just getting started. The service was welcoming and the staff were keen to explain the menu. We ordered 3 dishes to share for lunch. The sardine fritters ($8, below) are fresh and delicious and were my favourite dish.


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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. The affect is creepy and amusing.

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