I’m a local of Brunswick, I’ve lived here for over 15 years. I just recently moved to Paskeville South but for 15 years I have lived and had a business in this area, I’m a Brunswickian.
Brunswick to me is my world, we began here in 1970s with my husband, I really enjoy it even till today. We had pizza and the restaurant, soon after we started we became so popular a lot of what we did at the time no one knew. I was cooking gnocchi al quattro formaggi and in Melbourne I was the first cooking that and then stuffed calamari, goat, tripe all these things that I cooked with my mother, I learnt my love for cooking from her.
We stopped by Mrs. Secondhand for a chat with business owner Jody Galvin, who has been in the secondhand business since before secondhand was cool. She also owns a second business across the road Pack Up Your Troubles, it’s a decluttering business and they specialise in helping families with deceased estates.
People say the Benjys feels like a house party and some even say it makes them feel like they are on holiday, particularly due to the colours and music.
We visited Brunswick’s urban winery for a chat with Kate a supervisor at Noisy Ritual. We talked wine, drank wine and chatted all things Brunswick, winemaking, celebrations and of course good food.
Brunswick East boasts an incredibly vibrant arts community and we can thank the many organisations in the area that support and nurture this important part of the suburb’s unique identity. One of those special organisations is the Centrestage performing arts school.