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Best of Canberra - Pub food

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub.
Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, a good pub feed is never regrettable. While it might not be the fanciest or healthiest of cuisines, when you order food at a pub, you are pretty [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Local wine

By 29 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I love a good wine tasting any day of the week no questions asked, but this weekend Canberra really turned on the weather and gave us the perfect conditions for a little wine tour of the region. 
When we put the call out for your favourite Canberra wine last week, a number of different wineries from across [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Elemental, Braddon

By 27 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I heard about Elemental, the new paleo eatery in Braddon, I was intrigued but also not in a huge rush to try it out. I’m a little bit over food trends, as they do seem to be everywhere right now.
However, I had heard health food store Naked Foods had opened in Braddon, and so last weekend [...]

Review – Grease Monkey, Braddon

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There is a time and place for quinoa, cold-pressed juices served in glass jars and so-called ‘bliss balls’ with ingredients like maca powder and activated almonds. Your first visit to Grease Monkey is not one of them.
Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Elouera Streets on a lot that used to be a mechanic’s workshop, [...]

Cheap eats – Gus’ (Civic)

By 24 June 2015
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Going with an oldie but a goodie for this week’s Cheap Eats. Gus’ in Civic was opened in the late 1960s and is one of the oldest cafes in Canberra. Looking at the menu I’m also reminded that Gus’ was also Canberra’s first outdoor cafe.
I really like Gus’. It’s extremely unpretentious, the food is simple [...]

Best of Canberra – Local wine

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I can think of no better way than to spend a Sunday hopping from cellar door to cellar door in and around Canberra, tasting wine and chatting to our local winemakers. This week’s taste off topic is one for the wine connoisseurs among us, as well as everyone else who just enjoys a good glass [...]

Tuggeranong’s Food Hub needs your support this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra might have a reputation as an affluent city, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is well off – or well fed. We visited the Mura Lanyon Community Centre to find out more about its Food Hub program, and why it needs your support to make sure locals don’t go hungry this winter.
It was [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Indian

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We are now almost a month into winter and these colder Canberra nights call for hearty meals that warm you right up from the inside out. With colourful curries, rich sauces and enough chilli to get your blood pumping, Indian cuisine makes the perfect winter food. 
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Monster Kitchen & Bar

By 20 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve been meaning to try Monster Kitchen and Bar since it opened in Hotel Hotel last year. I had heard mixed reviews and was keen to try it out for myself.
Working so close to Hotel Hotel, I really had no excuses left not to visit. So last week I made a date to check it out for breakfast.
Walking into Nishi, the [...]

If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Cheap eats – Kusina (Cooleman Court)

By 17 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Kusina at Cooleman Court serves up modern Filipino cuisine, is a hub for Canberra’s Filipino community and has heaps of great value lunch specials.
Kusina is a restaurant I wish I’d discovered sooner. While I do most of my shopping at Cooleman Court, and it’s my go-to destination for Friday night takeaway, I’d somehow missed out on eating [...]

Best of Canberra – Indian

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Indian food is much like Indian dancing – exciting, colourful, a little bit saucy and a lot spicy. I know I say this most weeks about most foods, but Indian is definitely one of my favourite cuisines. 
My love of Indian food began when I worked in an Indian restaurant during high school and really took [...]

Review – Schnitzel Haus, Braddon

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re after a schnitzel as big as your head, try Braddon’s newest food offering, Schnitzel Haus in Lonsdale Street.
I know there’s one of these already in Canberra at Erindale but I have never tried it – and honestly I didn’t know it existed until the Braddon store popped up.
The newest Schnitzel Haus is located [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Street food

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It might not be the best time of year for eating dinner outdoors, but when it comes to street food, even the cold winter nights aren’t keeping Canberrans away. This weekend I ventured out of winter hibernation to find Canberra’s best street food as voted by you in last week’s call out. 
From the votes, it [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Patissez, Manuka

By 13 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I heard friends of ours were opening a new café called Patissez, I was very excited. After all, Anna and Gina Petridis had recently been contestants on My Kitchen Rules, and the family already own the very well-known My Café in Manuka, so it was going to be amazing, right?!
We were told to head [...]

New menu items at Brodburger!

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After years of requests from customers, Brodburger has introduced oven-roasted beetroot and grilled pineapple on its burgers.
Whether you can’t go past a Brodchicken, the indulgent Broddeluxe or prefer the classic Brodburger, almost any burger (perhaps not the Brodsalmon?) tastes even better with beetroot and grilled pineapple.
For those who firmly believe pineapple and beetroot have no [...]

Cheap eats – Tuck Shop (Civic)

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week for Cheap Eats I thought I’d try somewhere a little different. I was recommended a place that is kind of like a cafe and kind of like a street food vendor, but doesn’t really fit entirely into either category.
Tuck Shop in Civic can really only be described by its name. It’s a hole in [...]

Best of Canberra – Street food

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra’s street food scene has seen a bit of a revival of late. From food vans to shipping containers, there are a whole bunch of new food vendors that have hit Canberra’s streets in the last year or so. They join a few well-established institutions to make Canberra’s street food scene alive and very well.
This [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Pho

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s recent string of sub-zero mornings and only slightly warmer days have made it perfect pho weather. A hot, lightly spiced bowl of steaming broth, beef, rice noodles, bean shoots and chilli can raise your core temperature in a way few other foods can.
There were several strong contenders for this week’s taste off, with Simply [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Stand By Me

By 6 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A friend of mine has been telling me to check out Stand By Me for a while now. I finally had some time last weekend to head over to Lyons to see what the fuss is all about.
Stand By Me has been a popular brunch spot at Lyons shops for the best part of a [...]

Smokin’ up in Hall

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

As Winter sets in, we can anticipate the joys and comfort of fires, warm hot pots, roasts, and rustic living. For those of us are ambitious enough to leave our cocoons of warmth in these chilly days, Poacher’s Pantry in offering a tour of their smokehouse as part of the Canberra Environment Centre’s SUSTAINability workshops.

Poacher’s [...]

Fundraising dinner for Heavy Horse Heaven at Le Tres Bon

By 3 June 2015
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Le Tres Bon in Bungendore would like to invite you to enjoy a wickedly scrumptious Christmas In July dinner to raise funds for horse rescue organisation Heavy Horse Heaven.

Here’s the menu:

Entree

Amuse bouche – tarte flambee

Main

Slow cooked duck confit, coalesced with a fragrant orange sauce. Served with potato pommes dauphines (gluten free option available on request) OR
Home-made leek [...]

Cheap eats – Miss Vân’s Street Food, Westside

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The first of Westside’s food vendors are open for business. Even if you’re sceptical about the much maligned pop-up village concept, it’s worth checking out for a cheap and easy lunch.
This was my first visit to Westside, and I was surprised at how quiet it was, particularly for a sunny weekday lunchtime. Most of [...]

Best of Canberra – Pho

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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From Saigon rolls stuffed with pate, crisp vegetables and pork to handmade rice paper rolls and bottomless bowls of noodle soup, Vietnamese street food has a lot going for it.
This week we’re on the hunt for one of Vietnam’s most recognisable culinary exports: pho. Inexpensive, filling and fresh, it’s no surprise that this famous noodle soup [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – French toast

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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French toast is probably one of the most decadent breakfast meals you can eat, and when I put the call out for Canberra’s best last week, I wasn’t quite prepared for the reality of starting my day with something so rich two mornings in a row. It’s rare that I can’t finish a meal, but [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Kingston Grind, Kingston

By 30 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Last weekend we headed into Kingston for breakfast. As we approached Green Square we decided to avoid Bittersweet as it was crazy busy and we were so hungry and could not be bothered waiting.
We spotted Kingston Grind on the corner (by this fabulous sign!) and decided to give it a go. There was only one [...]

Friday fun night tonight at Pizza Hut

By 29 May 2015
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[ 29 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Pizza Hut stores across Canberra and Queanbeyan will tonight donate five per cent of sales between 6pm and 8pm to Communities@Work’s social programs. 

Make it a fun night for you and friends or family by grabbing a pizza for dinner.
Pizza Hut is proudly partnering with Communities@Work’s Social Programs, who provide food and essential items to those most vulnerable [...]

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie’s Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days getting colder I wasted no time making my way into Civic.
The pasta special is $15, but there’s no choice in [...]

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread that week and it was starting to go stale.
These days I’m more likely to have French toast when I’m out for a weekend [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them before they’ve had their morning fix. I can relate to that – I buy at least one coffee every day and am that [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one.
Whilst racking my brain for somewhere new and a good cup of coffee, I remembered Farmers Daughter at the Yarralumla shops. It was a freezing cold day [...]

Weekday breakfast in the city?

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A group of colleagues and I go out for breakfast before work once a fortnight. We meet at 7:30 and then usually have a quick breakkie, some coffee and catch up before heading to work around 8:30.
We try not to go to the same place too many times but we are running out of venues! [...]

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