Home' Scoop : Scoop 50 Summer 2009 Contents STAN'S THE MAN « Beside every great burger, there's a great wine bar. Or something. At least,
that's the case with The Stanley, a new wine bar that has opened next door to the Wembley Flipside.
Much like its cousin Mrs Brown in North Fremantle, The Stanley is an eclectic piece of fun. Think quirky
thrown-together chic, chesterfields nudging chaise lounges and Jesus reminding you to "love thy
neighbour" on your way out. The wine list is well-edited, and if you're a non-wine drinking heretic,
they've got you covered by way of beer and (holy) spirits. Oh, and you can bring your Flipside burger
along with you. 294 Cambridge St, Wembley (08) 9347 4487
We're pleased the beautiful Astor has been put to
good use. Heritage-listed, Art Deco-style sweet-
heart, it's been reinvented as a multi-functional
venue -- which is sort of perfect given the size and
versatility of the space. The makeover has played
host to live acts like Little Birdy and Sia, can be
hired out for private functions, is fully licensed --
and most excitingly (if you're a gigantic cheese ball
like me), will screen film classic and contemporary
film doubles Wednesday to Sunday. Trashy John
Waters double and a G and T, anyone?
Cnr of Beaufort and Walcott, Mount Lawley
(08) 9370 1777, liveattheastor.com.au.
WE HEAR... there's a small bar called
Mezza Tapas to open at 513 Beaufort St.
Watch this space.
When he wasn't busy committing highway robbery,
ex-convict James Squire managed to find a little
time to father the Australian beer industry.
Our first commercial brewer's still got it going on
some 200 years later, with the Generous Squire open-
ing its doors in Perth's bustling Shafto Lane, where
they're keen to uphold the ideals of its beer-loving
namesake -- the beer part that is, not the robbery.
In a celebration of freshly poured beer, the Gen-
erous Squire has its very own fully stocked brewing
facilities on site, headed by chief brewer Tony Jones.
Jones has crafted a range of specialist beers,
including an Australian style white beer and special
bitter brew, in addition to James Squire's core range,
available on tap.
With great beer as the Squire's main focus, it's
little surprise head chef Keith Lankester has been
busy preparing a menu of tasty pub fare carefully
matched to each brew -- think rump steak with your
ale, pizza with pilsner or an entire kilo of chilli
mussels to cap off your lager.
Whether you're hungry, thirsty or both, the
Generous Squire is a must for any work-weary city
dweller. And did we mention the beer's good too?
397 Murray Street Shafto Lane, Perth, (08) 6311 7071,
generoussquire.com.au ~ Jake Millar
ASTOR PICTURE Anthony Tran
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