But seriously, as far as I can gather, the blog "[tracks] New York's downfall" by tracing the closure of diverse small businesses in favour of corporate frozen yoghurt chains. There may be more frozen yoghurt joints around Melbourne than ever before, but I don't think we're at quite the same level of small biz displacement.
Indeed, Footscray seems to have been a particularly hostile environment for species froyus yoghurtus. Yogurt House gave it a crack but didn't succeed. And then came Snow Tree, who did waffles and frozen yoghurt.
It's not the best location - right next to a noisy bus stop - but inside it's surprisingly quiet and peaceful. The slightly whimsical, mismatched decor is endearing if a bit odd.
The lunch specials are total bargains. This bibimbap was $12 and came with three side dishes, salad, miso and Korean chilli sauce.
Bibambap is kinda the equivalent of Korean meat and three - or rather, seven - veg. The meat n' veg in question are all really simply seasoned with maybe some sesame oil, salt and pepper, and it's served on white rice in a searing-hot stone bowl, which is meant to crisp up the rice around the edges.
This was my meal, but I have such massive food envy of the bibimbap that I have forgotten what it was called. I think it was only ten dollars, so at least I could revel in my gold coin savings!
As well as miso, side dishes and salad, mine was a "bit of everything" with tempura vegies, crumbed prawn, spring roll, coleslaw, beef stir-fry of sorts and lots of nice rice.
'Twas all good, cheap and satisfying. A good little option to have in Footscray when you're tired of pho for lunch. And there was no room for dessert - froyo or otherwise!
12/119 Hopkins Street (entrance on Leeds St), Footscray