Thursday, 8 September 2011

St Kilda, Titz 'n' Schnitz


The renovated Newmarket Hotel has found respectability. In its former life though, as attested by its nickname, it was famous for topless waitresses and chicken schnitzel. The publican at the time, was a woman fleeing cold-war Europe, boasting of her 'home-cooked Hungarian meals'. She sold out in the last decade, her estate making a motza.

6 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Somehow, I have to wonder about a woman who lured patrons in with topless waitresses. You would suppose her schnitzel would have been sufficient, but I guess not.
Interesting portrait on the brick wall.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

J Bar said...

Great nickname. :lol:

Bob Crowe said...

But why the shamrock eye if she's Hungarian? She's frightening. I would rather not sleep or eat under her roof.

Mark said...

She looks like a tough old bird. Great nickname for the pub!

Joe said...

Her portrait doesn't look that hospitable.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The Melbourne office for a couple of companies I worked for were in the St Kilda area. In the days of daily allowances rather then expenses we stayed cheap and pocketed the money ... some pretty seedy cheap places in that neighbourhood. And in the expenses era when we stayed and ate as expensive as the company would tolerate we found nice places too.