Not sure what to name that new cafe or restaurant that you’ve lovingly crafted from rotting couches in a Melbourne laneway?….All you need to do is combine an honorific of some kind with the name of a character on Mad Men, or parts of a spaghetti Western with a radio call sign. Or do all four at once and then follow whatever food trend is hot right now.
Tsar Hulk Roasters
A militant Vegan pizza joint featuring five Slayer coffee machines, that when combined transform into Voltron. Serves four kinds of disappointment.
Don Street & Co.
Staff dressed in crisp tennis attire serve you at this gallery carved from a single slab of solid bluestone. Specialises in brawn.
A Fistful Of Cooper
A Queer restaurant built by serious men with beards. Serves four kinds of deep-fried pork hock.
There is hours of entertainment with this thing. Especially because on every third one I’m like - oh yeah! I think I went there?
I also feel this way when I go to other bookstores, whether its day or night, where I know the books on the shelves less intimately, and am more likely to be surprised by an unfamiliar spine. There is that tactile pleasure, the spine, as if each book were a new lover whose body must be learned.
- Emma Straub, Love in Bookstores (Slate)