Sri Lankan dinner at Pavlov’s Duck on Smith St

Sri Lankan dinner at Pavlov’s Duck on Smith St

Some of Fitzroy’s less hyped restaurants offer exceptional food and experiences and when I occasionally find my expectations exceeded I am pleased to be able to share it. I’ve previously enjoyed the Sri Lankan food at Pavlov’s Duck on Smith St in the form of their breakfast hoppers, but had long meant to try their Friday and Saturday night street food banquet.…

dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

Saba’s is a very new Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St where Noodle Palace used to be. It’s only been open a few days but last night it was full for dinner. I don’t think they need any help from me in promoting them – it’s obvious locals and visitors strolling along Brunswick St like the look of the bright but understated interior and the sound of the menu.…

dinner at the Town Hall hotel on Johnston St

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.…