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FREO’S PORTOROSA ON THE MOVE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 9, 2018

 

Fremantle’s long-established PORTOROSA Italian restaurant is downsizing up the road in Market Street.

The very popular eatery will move into the space below La Sosta, where the lovely Botega cafe used to be, so just 20 metres from where the present restaurant is.

I love Italian food, but Fremantle has too much of the same and needs diversity in its food offerings, and that applies to cafes especially where almost every one of them offers the same wraps, etc.

Roel Loopers

FREO LONG TABLE DINNER ON AGAIN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on July 17, 2018

 

Freo Lomg Table

 

Early warning that the fantastic Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic  High Street will be on again this year on November 29.

Tickets will be going on sale from September 3, so make a note of that so you won’t mis out.

Proceeds of the delightful evening go to the St Patrick’s community group, so it is not only a great night out, but all for a very worthwhile cause.

Roel Loopers

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2018

 

Lone Star rib house

 

Although I never visited it it is disappointing to see that the Lone Star rib house in Fremantle’s Essex Street has closed its doors.

Many hospitality outlets, including some of high repute, have closed all over Perth recently, so times are clearly tough and not only for retail.

Roel Loopers

COOK FOR SYRIA UNICEF APPEAL AT FREO’S MOORE&MOORE

Posted in charity, children, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2018

 

Cook for Syria. June 30

 

The Cook for Syria fundraising dinner is on this coming Saturday June 30 at the Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street. The M&M is joining forces with Kazoomies to offer a great meal.

If you haven’t booked a table yet for you and your friends, family, colleagues do it asap! Bookings at Eventbrite: Moore-Cook-For-Syria

There will be a Souq Market, live music and silent auction.

All proceeds will go to the Unicef Syrian Crisis Appeal.

Roel Loopers

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PERFECT SUNDAY FOR FREO’S BEST MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

 

The sun is shining in Fremantle and the Dockers are playing good footy. Tomorrow is going to be a stunning day, until the next winter storm arrives in the late afternoon, so a perfect morning to go and spend some hours under the trees at the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College.

The new location of the market to the east of the new school building is superb, and there are several new stalls for great organic fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, breakfast and lunch.

One of my favourites of course is the Dutch Treacle Treat stall that cooks all the favourite snacks I love from my country of birth. If you have not tried the absolutely yummy fluffy tiny pancake pockets Poffertjes, do it tomorrow! A great snack for young and old. Linda also sells Dutch beef croquettes and bitterballen, and stroopwafels.

There is live music and Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm is a favourite with children.

I’ll see you at the GG tomorrow morning! It’s open from 8am till midday on Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Roel Loopers

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MOLTO BENE SPECIAL AT FREO’S GALATI&SONS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

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It took less than three hours for the very special Galati&Sons offer to sell out this morning.

The Fremantle Wray Avenue family business has been having Saturday specials from the back of a truck for months, but today’s special of only $ 1 for a 10-kilo box of tomatoes was super special. They sold 1,000 boxes!

Check out their Facebook page on Fridays to find out what Saturdays’ specials are.

Support Freo’s local small businesses!

Roel Loopers

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WETTING MY WINTER APPETITE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on June 12, 2018

 

winter 4

 

I tend to hibernate quite a bit, especially during the winter months, so I forced myself away from the couch, a book and the heater and went for a stroll through Fremantle.

I took the still life photos of the wet tables at the National Hotel and Lapa.

Now the pea&ham soup is slowly simmering. The best thing about winter for me are the winter meals! ; >)

Roel Loopers

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FREO CAFE SUPPORT FOR SYRIA

Posted in city of fremantle, cofee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2018

 

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During the month of June the Fremantle Moore & Moore Cafe in Henry Street will feature a Syrian dish on their menu, with $5 from every dish sold donated to the UNICEF Syria Crisis Appeal.

This June in collaboration with UNICEF, restaurateurs from all over Australia are coming together to gather support and create awareness for the children of Syria.

To wrap up the month the Moore&Moore will also be hosting a Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 30th June, with all proceeds going to the cause.

Welcome Drinks & Canapes on arrival, followed by an array of Syrian inspired dishes and scrumptious dessert. Expect a fun, family friendly event with music, a silent auction and a room full of great humans coming together for a beautiful cause.

At the Moore & Moore they feel passionate about supporting not only our local community, but also the global community.

Join us as we come together to support the children of a war torn Syria.

Tickets available via Eventbrite $80 plus booking fee.

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IN DEEP SH.. FOR FLUSHING THE TOILET

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on June 7, 2018

 

I know one should not chuckle about other people’s misfortune, but this is actually quite a funny story.

Imagine using the upper floor office toilet at No 1 High Street late on the Friday of the WA Day long weekend, and without anyone noticing the toilet keeps flushing when the staff leaves, which results in the bowl overflowing.

Still not a disaster, but the drainage in the restroom is also blocked and now all the water drips down to the floor below, where it gets into the power box and short circuits it.

Imagine the owners of Chalky’s cafe in Fremantle’s High Street coming back from down south late on Monday and just checking that everything is alright on the historic day, to find all the power in the building out, so they need to rescue all their food stock from fridges and freezer in total darkness.

They make mad dashes to Target for big plastic containers and to the service station for bags of ice, and even buy a deep freezer to store and preserve the food.

There was still no power on Tuesday, so a loss in trade as well, and now hoping that the insurance of the office above with the leaking toilet will cover it all.

Sometimes flushing the toilet can put you in deep shit. ; >)

Roel Loopers

SUPERB NEW LOCATION FOR GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2018

 

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The new, and hopefully permanent, location of the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET, just east of the Fremantle College new building is superb, and the best ever location for the Sunday market on Lefroy Road.

The atmosphere under all the mature trees is a truly delightful and will be much appreciated during the hot summer months as there is so much shade.

I give the Growers Green the inaugural Opinionated Loopy Award for the best market in the Perth metro area!

Well done to market owner Kylie Wheatley and good luck to all the stall holders.

For those from out of town, or new to Freo, the GG is open every Sunday from 8am till midday. Go and support our local traders!

Roel Loopers

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