On doing Grand Final Eve lunch in South Melbourne

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/south-melbourne-pub-rolls-in-100-barrels-for-the-swans-faithful-20220923-p5bkgy.html Funnily enough, I ended up doing lunch today at the Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne. I though I knew most pubs within a 20km radius of the GPO, but I had never been to the Rising Sun, a pleasantly old school pub with the most emphatic AFL theme to its decor, predominantly based …

Wendy’s burgers to reopen in Australia

The news report that Wendy’s is to open in Australia is welcome. There is just one thing niggling away at me – obviously the reporter is not aware that Wendy’s already launched in Australia in the mid 1980s, but did not last long. Hopefully they do better this time. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/restaurants-bars/us-cult-fast-food-chain-wendys-to-launch-in-australia/news-story/a28b10ea5c61cc8cc86504a71cbf7f61

The Railway Hotel, North Fitzroy

I have been pondering for a while the sad disappearance, through either redevelopment or renovation, of most of the old school typical Australian pubs I remember from years gone by. What I crave, I guess, is a pub with its last renovation and furnishings from the 1970s, such as red vinyl covered chairs, and laminated …

Fun For All The Family! Kiss Reach The End Of The Road

Kiss are retiring after this tour and I am sad. I was 11 in 1980 when I witnessed KissMania in full swing. Kiss had released their Unmasked album (FYI they did not start their makeup free era for several more years) and announced their Australian tour, with a concert to occur at VFL Park in …

When Gollum Was King

As a patriotic and civically minded Australian citizen, tonight I am incandescent with rage. I expect that my anger is shared by many of my fellow citizens. Therefore please excuse me if I launch into uncharacteristically ad hominem attacks in this post. The news that in his recently ended term, our then Prime Minister Scott …