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 Shop 225 Pizzeria and fuck Uber Eats

dinner at Shop 225 Pizzeria and fuck Uber Eats

Fuck Uber Eats. Fuck Uber in general. They are an economic parasite and a social cancer. Lured by the recent Good Food article listing it as one of the best pizza restaurants in Melbourne, I agreed to accompany a Coburg friend across the western border into Pascoe Vale South to eat at Shop 225 Pizzeria on Melville Rd on a balmy Friday autumn evening.…

dinner at Camus in Northcote

dinner at Camus in Northcote

Camus is a new French / Algerian restaurant on the Westgarth strip of High St in Northcote near Merricote, Bar Nonna, Curry Cafe and so on in the building that was Bar Nancy. It has been open about a month. Learning about the food of North Africa is a passion of mine, from cooking from Claudia Roden’s Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon to being a repeat visitor to the Moroccan Soup Kitchen in North Fitzroy.…

apparent failure to vote

apparent failure to vote

After years of watching the local government election process and being underwhelmed by its mediocrity, I decided to do something to reflect how it looks from a typical voter’s perspective. Prior to the last local government elections in October 2016 I wrote how the requirements are so inadequate that candidates do not have to publish sufficient information about their policies to enable voters to make informed choices.…