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FREO EXPECTING THE BIRTH OF COS BABY

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, coffee, food, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2018

 

 

Some people will say that the Fremantle CBD needs new cafes like a hole in the head, but here the announcement of yet another caffeine provider to open on Monday.

COS BABY will open on the corner of Pakenham and Bannister streets and also has a parklet, which makes it the fourth parklet in Pakenham Street.

It looks nice and uncluttered inside, so check it out when you walk by.

Roel Loopers

DOES FREO NEED ANOTHER PIZZA BAR?

Posted in bar, cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2018

 

The FPOL Committee of the City of Fremantle will this coming Wednesday make a decision about signing a fifteen-year lease with Sierra Orenda for the upstairs-former KULCHA-section above the DOME cafe of the Evan Davies building at the Cappuccino Strip.

Sierra Orenda wants to open a small bar and restaurant and serve wood fired pizza.

The rent for the property would be $ 80,000 per annum, plus all outgoings and GST.

Fremantle City recently spent a lot of money on creating universal access to the building by adding a lift and new entrance at the back of the building, so everyone will now be able to get upstairs without difficulty.

My only question is why another pizza outlet in Fremantle? Another new bar and pizza outlet will open on Victoria Quay soon. There are sooooooo many of them, all taking away business from each other while other international cuisines are lacking in Fremantle. Variety is the spice of life!

Roel Loopers

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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SMOKING HOT FREO WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, festivals, food, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2018

 

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I love summers in Fremantle because there is always so much on. This weekend we have the Laneway Festival at one end of town on the Esplanade and the Smoking in the Port BBQ event in Princess May Park at the other end of the city.

There are food, chilli and BBQ stalls, competitions, music, pork ribs, brisket, chicken, lamb, seafood and more. Entry is free and Clancy’s will be serving drinks.

Roel Loopers

 

Smoking in the Port

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ENJOY THE PERFECT FREO LIFESTYLE

 

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There is a lot less humidity in Fremantle today after three rather unpleasant sticky days, so head out and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

There is the monthly BIG Growers Green Farmers Market and craft market on at Lefroy Road till midday and it’s looking good back in the old location. YUM breakfast, fresh produce, bread, etc.

Hugh Jennings will be performing at the FREE Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday courtyard music session from 2-4pm.

Hugh played in seminal Perth bands Autopilot, End of Fashion, The Avenues, Bob Evans, Eskimo Joe and more. With his new band he’ll perform songs from his long awaited pop/folk debut album Hound.

And from 5pm the FREE Harbour Sounds concerts are on upstairs on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay.

Freo. Perfect one day, even better the next!

Roel Loopers

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AMAZING RECORD FOR FREMANTLE MARKETS

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

 

The Fremantle Markets is one of the top attractions in our city, for locals and interstate and overseas visitors.

Last year the markets, which has 150 stalls, had a record year and welcomed 2,64 million people. That is amazing!

There is no doubt that the Fremantle Markets have improved a lot, especially the food section that has specialty stalls we should have elsewhere in Freo as well. The variety and quality is great.

The heritage listed Fremantle Markets opened in 1897, so 120 years ago and remains a favourite destination on weekends.

Roel Loopers

FISH&SIPS AT FREO’S PORT BEACH

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on January 29, 2018

 

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The Fish & Sips Festival celebrates this truly amazing part of Australia with its world class seafood and award winning wine at Port Beach in North Fremantle on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th. . Grazing and Tapas are the theme for the weekend, so you can sample all that is available with your free and purchased tokens.

The best of WA’s seafood suppliers including Abacus Crabs, Shark Bay Wild Prawns and KB Lobster will be bringing their produce direct to you, prepared to perfection by a number of WA’s finest Chefs including Anna Gare, Kate Lamont, Stuart Laws, Scott Bridger from Bib and Tucker and Don Hancey.

Combine this with some of WA’s most spectacular wineries featuring Vinaceous, Howard Park, Swings and Roundabouts just to name a few and you have a fantastic day out! There will also be a selection of WA’s exceptional brewers including Little Creatures, Matsos, Otherside and Black Brewing.
 

There are 5 sessions to choose from, all are packed with great entertainment from start to finish! Food demonstrations, Seafood 101 classes, Masterclasses, Beach BBQ’s plus all the action from the wine and food stalls. There will be Live music on the big stage at all sessions as well.

There are the additional events for presale ONLY.
Kate Lamont’s “3 Fish meet 3 Chardonnay” degustation dinner- $45. Be quick – some sessions have already sold out!
Giniversity Masterclass – $45. Taste, make your own blend and enjoy your personalised Gin Cocktail.

Anna Gare will have special guests Scott from Bib and Tucker and Don Hancey joining her for food demos over the weekend as well as roaming amongst the stalls talking “All Things Seafood”.
Other “Seafood 101” Classes will be running for all to learn the basics and see how these Chefs create their own twists on seafood.

Kids are free when accompanied by parents for the Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday Lunch sessions.
There will be special activities to keep them occupied and loving Seafood..

Saturday and Sunday Night sessions are 18+, with a big band and special guest DJ on the program.

Tickets are $25 (Glass and 3 special tokens included) with VIP Tickets available for $45 (Glass, additional access to special areas and extra tokens included), but hurry as some of the sessions have almost sold out.

Friday 2nd February – 4PM to 10PM

Saturday 3rd February – 11AM to 4PM
Saturday 3rd February – 5PM to 10PM (18+ event)

Sunday 4th February – 10AM to 4PM
Sunday 4th February – 4PM to 9PM (18+ event)
 

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FREO FOOD TRUCKS UNDER THE BRIDGE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2018

 

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It is a brilliant day for the Fremantle FOOD TRUCKS UNDER THE BRIDGE today, so get on your bikes, walk or drive to the East Street Jetty from 5-9pm today for excellent food and great sunsets at the Swan River.

 

Roel Loopers

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FRUITS&VEGIES AND HOWLS

 

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There can be comfort in routine, so why not follow my Sunday routine with a visit to the Growers Green Farmers Market in the morning and then the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre in the afternoon.

Great breakfasts, fresh produce, bread, etc. at the Lefroy Road markets from 8 am till midday. Try some of the Dutch flavourites at the Treacle Treat stall of my friend Linda!

The Fremantle Arts Centre has Dan Howls on show from 2-4pm, who has quickly won fans with his dark blues guitar and gravelly vocals.

With a voice likened to Tom Waits, a new EP and a full band, come and see why Howls is generating so much buzz. He’ll be supported by local songwriter Ashby Ranson (WA).

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It’s going to be a perfect day to be out and about in Fremantle and connect with your community, so don’t be a couch potato!

Roel Loopers

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VISIT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS THIS SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 19, 2018

 

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An early reminder that the lovely Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKETS, have relocated back to their old spot at Lefroy Road at Fremantle College.

The market has been a great meeting place for locals and beyond and is the perfect place to buy fresh produce, bread, and lots of other yummy things, as well as delicious breakfast and coffee.

There is live music, the animal touch farm from Farmer Damian, face painting.

It’s lovely to sit on a rug under the trees and engage with your local community.

Open every Sunday from 8 am till midday.

Roel Loopers

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