Perth food & culture – Mechanics Inc, Picturing NY, Fringe World & Guzman Free Burritos


This time last year burger boy and I were busy launching our new pizza business, so it was exciting that today I can write about our relaxing Sunday in the Perth city.

We started our day with drinks at Mechanics Institute…it was a super warm day but we traded the air-conned couches inside for the roof top ambience outside.

Fog City & 28

We ordered our burgers at the bar and it wasn’t long before my BBQ Bacon and Cheese Burger  $13 (beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, relish, mayo) was delivered up from Flipside Burgers

BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger

I loved the burger bun, it slightly springs back when you hold it and is easy to eat, although messy because of the filling.

burger boy has been getting into his avocado and had the Taxi C.A.B $13.50 which had free range chicken breast, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, relish & mayo.

Taxi C.A.B

We shared a regular serve of chunky chips $4.80 which were addictive. I kept going for the bowl despite only being able to finish half my burger. It was crispy on the outside and had the right amount of salt. We ordered an aioli chip dip but I could have gone without as the chips were so tasty.


Flipside Burger Bar Northbridge on Urbanspoon

Mechanics' Institute Bar on Urbanspoon

As we made our way to the Art Gallery of WA to see the Picturing New York art exhibition, we passed the OnWilliam Laneway Night Markets setting up next to Mechanics Inc. Will have to go back tonight to check it out as they open from 4pm – 10pm.

Fringe World has taken over the city…

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Art Gallery and even longer since burger boy has visited so it was wonderful to be able to go together with our common love for New York to see the Picturing New York Art Exhibition which opened yesterday.

As we admired the beauty of New York and the evolution, we reflected on our honeymoon three years ago when we stayed in Midtown Manhattan.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925 quote sums my feeling of New York perfectly, “I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night…” I personally also loved the food and shopping 🙂

As we headed back to our car in Northbridge and with New York fresh in our minds, we walked passed the soon to open Guzman Y Gomez (GYG) Mexican Taqueria on James Street.


Founder, New Yorker Steven Marks, identified a gap in the Australian market in that we had fast food, but not much in the way of high quality food at reasonable prices. Guzman Y Gomez is a quick service restaurant, but everything is made fresh daily, all ingredients are sourced locally. To celebrate their first Western Australian store Guzman Y Gomez will be giving out free burritos from 11am – 8pm this Thursday 31 January – I know what I’m having for lunch!


Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria Northbridge on Urbanspoon


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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.


  1. I only have very sketchy memories of my visit to Mechanics as it was the second venue on the Hen's! I do remember there being a lot of stairs, and my accident prone friend totally stacked it in her monster wedges and grazed all her elbows. Oh dear! What a night!

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