About The Vulgar Foodie

The Vulgar Foodie (formerly Occupie Fitzroy), was born because I fucking love food, and I fucking love writing about it.

I currently reside amongst the foggy valleys and Victorian homes of San Francisco, California. Though with Melbourne as my former stomping/eating ground, I’ve realized my standards for cafe culture and food service are lofty. But I will soldier on, through the muddy waters of America’s burned coffee and mediocre brunch, just so I can rant about it on the internet.

These posts are generally limited to a list of ingredients of the food I’m eating, and my initial reaction to the meal or coffee being put in front of me. I reflect on and make fun of my experiences as a whole, from the staff, to the atmosphere, to the fellow patrons and their beards.

All in all, my aim is to experience the amazing culinary culture that exists across the world, while having a laugh.


This is me. Enjoying a ‘fuck yeah’ champagne on a sunny Sunday morning.

To determine food and beverage awesomeness, Vulgar Foodie may use the following metrics:

  • DBI (Door to Beard Index)- An index of the time between entering a venue, to the time one is presented with an incredibly fierce beard (usually an indicator of its general hip factor and indie cred, but occasionally an indicator of old men in general proximity).
  • Coffee/Beer Snob Rating- A rating on how much their coffee/beer doesn’t suck.
  • Noms!- Is their food nom-worthy?
  • How Poor Will It Make Me?– The damage to one’s presumably struggling bank account (struggling from too much brunch).
  • Is it Instagram worthy? Because IG is where all the action happens. There’s no use paying money to eat somewhere if your meal isn’t going to look fucking fabulous on your smart phone.

Enjoy, Foodies!

4 thoughts on “About The Vulgar Foodie

  1. Greg says:

    Hi ,

    Your first post just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/71/11673/Melbourne/Occupie-Fitzroy.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

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  2. Greg says:

    Thanks, Madeline! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.





  3. Rishab Khanna says:

    Hi Occupie Fitzroy,

    Me and my friend Tyson has recently started a new pop-up food stall – OVERDOSA operating at 50 Rose street, Fitzroy (right next to the Rose street artists market) on the weekends selling Dosas – savory rice and lentil crepes originating all the way in Southern India.
    Here is a recent post written about us that talks a little bit more about us,

    We are set in an old warehouse and share the space with a vintage bike shop and a table-tennis table.
    I am writing this email to invite you to come try out our food, we are open every weekend from 11 am till sunset.
    The facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/overdosa and twitter @dosaloving

    We look forward to seeing you sometime, and finding out where we stand on your rating metrics :-p

    Kunal @ OVERDOSA

  4. greg@urbanspoon says:

    Hi Madeline,

    I have some good news. I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself without having to wait for us to do it! Here’s how it works:

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    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
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    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let me know if you have any questions.

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