As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I’ve been keen to branch out of Civic and try some ‘unknown’ eateries. One suggestion received was Double Drummer in Barton. I work close to Barton and had never even heard of this place so I was excited to check it [...]
“We won’t stay silent about domestic violence”. That is the message Year 7 students, from Canberra’s Caroline Chisholm School, have made loud and clear through an inspiring self-driven school project.
In September this year, students began a poignant conversation with their English teacher Annalise Pippard. “We have voices and want to be heard,” said one of the [...]
Given all the attention IKEA’s tax minimization has received, and because we want to help the local operators stay in business following the Swedish giant’s arrival in town, we put the call out last week for Best of Canberra – non-Ikea furniture stores recommendations.
Our favourite line among all the comments came from Ezy: “Canberra Milk [...]
RiotACT has today bought two Christmas presents for ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher: a Yotam Ottolenghi vegetarian cookbook and a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano, rind intact.
That Senator Gallagher had never heard of British food writer Ottolenghi before yesterday surprised a 400-strong crowd who had come to see her interview fellow vegetarian, political commentator and Kitchen Cabinet [...]
On a rainy Saturday morning, I sat with my kids enjoying flaky croissants over chai latte and babychinos. My three-year old absently nibbled on the layers of pastry on my plate, some of the 27 laminated layers in the fresh-made chocolate croissants and Viennese style breakfast pastries at Dream Cuisine. It is some of the [...]
The suburb of Crace in Gungahlin was named after Edward Kendall Crace who was one of the largest landholders in the district. Edward Crace sadly drowned in 1892 while attempting to cross the flooded Ginninderra Creek.
Crace is quite a new suburb, all the houses are quite modern and it was designed around the concept of [...]
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Emergency Department Care 2014-15 report was released today and shows that ACT residents typically wait twice as long as the national average for emergency department care.
From the media release:
“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Emergency Department Care 2014-15 report released today has the median emergency department [...]
Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.
My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.
The menu has a really good range of food, [...]
Visitors to IKEA on its opening day told RiotACT the crowds were much smaller than they’d expected, and that there was no wait to get into the store when it opened for the first time.
The only part of the store that looked busy enough to cause any aggravation was the restaurant, where a substantial queue [...]
The edgy shipping container village down by Lake Burley Griffin may not be top of your list for weekend breakfast.
I’d been there during Art Not Apart last year and was impressed by the set up, especially the view from the bar on the top floor. With art exhibitions in containers, live graffiti artists at [...]
Note: It seems fitting that while we are currently looking for the Best of Canberra cinemas, I was invited by Hoyts Belconnen and Hoyts Woden to try out their new recliner seating with a special viewing of Spectre. Best of Canberra cinemas will go head-to-head on Monday.
In an age when you can watch anything on [...]
We’ve been running the Cheap Eats series for some time now. Alexandra Craig is currently our only Cheap Eats writer, and she’s coming up blank with new places to go. After feeling like she’s been to all the Civic lunch places, she’s keen to branch out, but needs some help.
This is the list of places we’ve been to so [...]
The National Arboretum has a new attraction for visitors with a series of recreational trails opening earlier this month.
The new trails extend throughout the arboretum grounds spanning out from the Village Centre and are perfect for a weekend or after work walk.
The arboretum features more than 44,000 trees from across Australia and the world, with some of [...]
After the call went out last week for the best markets in Canberra, I realised that it would be best to separate fresh food markets from creative markets. So, this weekend I went with fresh food and visited:
Capital Regional Farmers Markets at Exhibition Park (Epic)
Saturdays 7.30 – 11.30am.
Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets
Thursday – Sunday, 8am [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!
We would love [...]
We loved all the entries that you submitted to us naming your favourite brewery and, moreover, why it was your favourite.
But, we could only pick five winners. The winners are: Tegan, Ashleigh, Tim, Paul and Sibella. Congratulations on your hampers, tickets and brewery beers. RiotACT will be in contact with you shortly.
If you’re not already sipping [...]
[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]
Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.
1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]
We are just about to start renovations on our new home. We need advice for the tradesmen who can do the following. We really want someone who is reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I’d even be happy with a handyman who would be able to do the lot.
Removal of a small dividing [...]
[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am
Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]
[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]
It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.
8 Oleander Court, Higgins
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]
The suburb of Forde all the way up in Gungahlin was named after Francis Forde, former Prime Minister of Australia. Forde held the top job for about a week after John Curtin died, with Ben Chifley taking over soon after. I really appreciate the fact that Forde is placed quite close to the suburb of [...]
If you’re looking for a quiet and pretty spot to visit on an upcoming weekend, why not consider Carrington Falls in the picturesque Kangaroo Valley?
Carrington Falls is located an easy two hour drive from Canberra. You head down the Hume Highway towards Sydney, and then take the Illawarra Highway exit to Wollongong.
After heading through the [...]
Update: A spokeswoman for the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets called late today to explain that the markets’ website was down for several hours today because a virus struck one of their trader’s websites.
“There is nothing sinister going on with our site at all. It will be up and running again shortly,” she said.
We checked this [...]
I like the idea of visiting the local market for groceries; the food is fresh and nutritious, it is a way of supporting the community and local producers and a fun way of doing the shopping while catching up with a friend. It’s even better if the markets include arts, crafts and activities.
Now that [...]