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HILTON CURRY CLUB RESTAURANT FINED

Posted in city of fremantle, food, health, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 6, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle has successfully taken the Hilton Curry Club restaurant to court for breaching food handling regulations.

The restaurant owner was fined $ 25,000 for multiple breaches including failing to store food properly, cleanliness of the kitchen and lack of hand washing facilities.

The restaurant was also fined previously three years ago.

Keeping a busy commercial kitchen clean is a constant battle for the operators, but it needs to be done to protect the health of the customers.

Roel Loopers

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CATCHING EASTER DINNER ON THE NORTH MOLE

Posted in city of fremantle, Easter, fishing, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on April 19, 2019

 

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Good to see that it is relatively busy in Fremantle with quite a few people around.

The Fremantle Markets are open and many of the Cappuccino strip cafes and eateries, so no need to stay at home.

Easter is the time where we are supposed to eat fish and where the price for fish always increases, so there were plenty of people on the North Mole this morning trying to catch their own Easter dinner.

Roel Loopers

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VERY FREO STORE HOUSE GROCERIES

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on December 3, 2018

 

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The new The Store House groceries shop in South Fremantle is arguable the most VERY FREO new shop in our city.

The shop is next to the Post Office and opposite ALDI at the South Fremantle shopping centre on the corner of Douro and Hampton roads, so make sure to check it out!

This is a bright and clean modern old-fashion grocery shop, as I know it from my youth, where most things are available in bulk and you just put a scoop of what you want in a paper bag or self-brought container.

Owners Audrey Ting and Josie Black are there to offer a personal service with a smile and the variety of goods they offer is huge; laundry, household, personal, sauces, oil, seeds, beans, vinegar, oats, wheats, flour, spices, rice, pasta, nuts, raw honey, etc.etc.

There is even a peanut butter machine that presses peanuts into butter and into a jar. The kids will love watching that one!

Roel Loopers

INNOVATIVE COOKING AT FREO’S VIN&OLI

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on November 20, 2018

 

vegetarian haggis?

 

Fusion cooking has been popular for quite some time, but Freo’s Cappuccino Strip bar Vin&Oli have elevated it to a whole new level by introducing vegetarian Haggis. I assume that is what Veggis is.

Ot could it be that the chef is better at cooking than at spelling? ; >)

Support our local traders and go find out for yourself!

Roel Loopers

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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

 

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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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BEN FRENCH COOKING UP A STORM IN HEAVEN

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, community, food, Uncategorized by freoview on April 10, 2018

 

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I am deeply saddened to hear that that beautiful man Ben French, co-owner of the Eat No Evil foodtruck has died.

Ben had a terrible scooter accident on Koh Samui in Thailand and was flown to Perth after a huge crowd funding effort, but sadly to no avail.

Ben was a really nice guy with always a smile on his face and foodies around town will mourn for him for a very long time.

My sympathies are with Ben’s family and friends. May he rest in peace and cook up a storm in heaven!

Roel Loopers

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FUN FILLED FREO SUNDAY

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It’s a perfect Fremantle Sunday to do lots of things and connect with our community.

Start the day with our own Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road from 8am till midday.

From there up to Princess May Park where Clancy’s has put up Smoking in the Port with lots of BBQs, smokers, food tips and samples, chilli, etc. Starts at 11 am.

From 2-4 pm Bongziwe Mabandla will perform at the free Fremantle Arts Centre concert.

The South African has created a truly unmatched Afro-folk sound. Singing in both Xhosa and English, Mabandla fuses elements of hip-hop and dub with soul and traditional Xhosa music. With hypnotic vocals, heartfelt lyrics and beat-heavy grooves, he has the ability to move from melancholic melodies to crowd-surfing riot.

And from 5 to 9pm you can enjoy yourselves with the Harbour Sounds on the deck of the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. Free entry.

Harbour Sounds at the Maritime Museum

Roel Loopers

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