$10 Tuesday night dinner at Grumpy’s Green on Smith St

$10 Tuesday night dinner at Grumpy’s Green on Smith St

With vegetarian friends visiting from interstate and coming with me to the Last Tuesday Society show at Yah Yah’s on 30 June, I needed to find somewhere convenient for dinner. On their last visit we sampled Trippy Taco, Peko Peko and several other places, so this time it seemed appropriate to visit the newest vegetarian eatery in the area – Grumpy’s Green on Smith St a few doors up from Yah Yah’s.…

calamari salad at the Rainbow hotel

calamari salad at the Rainbow hotel

After enjoying a wonderful calamari salad at the Standard hotel recently, I joined a large group of friends celebrating a birthday a few days later at the Rainbow hotel, and again ordered the calamari salad. Compared to the more conventional combination of sweet and citrus at the Standard, this dish was more challenging: calamari, caramelised figs, radicchio and lemon.…

dinner at the Napier hotel to celebrate Fitzroy’s 150th anniversary

dinner at the Napier hotel to celebrate Fitzroy’s 150th anniversary

On 30 September 2008 I joined a jovial bunch of fellow Fitzroy residents at the Napier hotel to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fitzroy. Yarra Council’s Socialist Party Councillor Steve Jolly spoke about the official celebration happening across the road at the Town Hall and what an exclusive undemocratic event it was.…