Post Tagged with: "Fitzroy"

Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

Yong Green Food | Fitzroy Victoria

In a modest restaurant on Brunswick Street there lives a dragon. In one hand it wields a spoon of diced vegetables. In another a fork-impaled block of tofu. In yet another (dragons have many limbs), a bowl of noodles and peas.

Grub Food Van and Grub Hole | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Grub Food Van and Grub Hole | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Like a serve of junkyard kitsch with your latte? There’s an Airstream caravan parked on an old lot a short walk off Brunswick Street that aims to give you just that.

Galerie Montmartre | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Galerie Montmartre | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Don Draper meets Pepé le Pew behind Galerie Montmartre’s roller-doored warehouse space, just off Brunswick Street. Here a mammoth collection of vintage French advertising posters awaits, sure to make the most jaded graphic design fiend go weak at the knees.

Hong de Lion Dance Association | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Hong de Lion Dance Association | Fitzroy, Melbourne

The creation story of the lion dance is a rather fantastical one about a mythical beast that ravaged a village in China during the Han Dynasty. The locals rebelled – banging drums, setting off firecrackers, and scaring the heck out of the pesky beast with their very own acrobatically inclined dancing lion. Today, the lion dance is said to bring good luck and prosperity on auspicious occasions. And now you too can learn to dance like the big cat!

Labour in Vain | Melbourne

Labour in Vain | Melbourne

Labour in Vain has been around forever – since 1853 in fact, as the rickety old tables will attest. Apparently a signboard for the joint once portrayed a frustrated white woman labouring – in vain – to scrub the black off a black baby. Across the road, the Perseverance Hotel played one-upmanship: the black baby on their signboard was slowly turning white, thanks to the perseverance of their washer woman. Creepy!