Disclosure: Reviewer is a paid RiotAct subscriber, and as luck would have it was therefore eligible for a draw to win a $100 voucher to dine at Joey’s Kitchen. Many thanks to current and former RiotAct staff, Tim and Rachel, for helping me out with re-emailing that voucher, after I failed to print it [...]
One of the consolations of being a single man is, every now and then, buying a beautiful woman a wonderful dinner.
So on Friday I’d rustled up a date and we went to Italian and Sons (aka Restaurant No 7 for reasons not immediately obvious) in Braddon.
My first surprise was calling just after lunch on Friday [...]
Just been for a jaunt to the Curtin shops and noticed that the Bakery has a lovely new addition – a red notice from our friendly food authorities.
[ 28 April, 2012; ] Another fun beer & food matching event at The Durham!
Anyone know which places do a good ANZAC day breakfast, or are at least open?
What breed of chooks should we buy for our backyard?
Planning the weeks meals and came across what looked like a really yummy recipe that uses cotechino.
Thought I’d just mosey up to Fyshwick markets and pick some up at one of the deli’s. The closest I got was a wait of two weeks.
I could use italian sausages instead, however I’d like to give [...]
Tr0jan has sent in the latest prohibition notice sighting, this time slugging Kinglsey’s Weston Creek outlet.
But it seems the purveyors of “awesome chips” are not taking this lying down.
Tweeter Gavin Tapp has posted their retort:
Personally I’d prefer they fix their tiles and operate to a higher standard.
Has anyone yet been to the new Malaysian “Coffeehouse” in Gungahlin close to Yerrabi Pond? The “coffeehouse” is next to a rug/carpet shop which looks like it might be run by the same person. Both shops are adjacent to the (very yummy, and often very busy) Thai Herb restaurant.
The signage on the rug/carpet shop says [...]
Borodinsky bread is said to have been named by a general’s wife who sought to inspire the Russian troops before the battle of Borodino between Napoleon and Kutuzov in 1812 by baking special loaves flavoured with native coriander.
Does anybody know a baker that makes it locally? [otherwise, it is a matter of importing it...]
I’m an expat from the US and we love Canberra!
With autumn upon us, I’m wondering if there are any pick-your-own orchards in the region.
I have such fond memories of plucking apples and pears from orchard trees and would love to have my daughter experience it as well. (You collect the [...]
It’s been a busy two months in the Taratory since our last wrap in February – but that’s because there’s been plenty to do in and around Canberra!
First of all, we’ve quite simply done a lot of eating. On johnboy’s recommendation, T1 checked out what all the fuss was about at Sage, and was totally [...]
There seems to be an excessive amount of restaurants and cafe’s in the capital, the standard from personal experience is quite low in many forms of the dining experience, especially in the quality of food or poorly made coffees, with the exception of a top restaurant starting with “S” that I found to be excellent [...]
The wine makers are letting the world know they’re expecting to make small numbers of rather good wine this year after tricky growing conditions:
An abundance of soil moisture across the season and ideal temperatures during the ripening period has resulted in excellent soil conditions, excellent vine health and superb fruit across a range of varieties.
Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver in recent years is known for his commitment and passion when it comes to fresh produce and healthier meals, so it is no surprise that he has launched a world wide day in which people all over the world will host dinner parties and various other gatherings in support of freshly [...]
Burmese curry = good, Burmese powder not so much as ACT Health has issued a warning that they contain lead and arsenic.
The ACT Government Health Directorate advises the community to avoid the use of Burmese traditional powders at present, while an investigation into their safety is conducted.
These powders are sometimes used to assist digestion [...]
I recently spent over a week in TCH. The care was great I cannot fault any of the Drs or nursing staff who did an outstanding job. (apart from one young, female anaesthetic registrar who was so incredibly rude, banging the side of my bed and demanding I listen to her, much to the horror [...]
Last month we noted that the car key etched community noticeboard that is the men’s bogs of Duxton was engaged in an additive dialogue on Matt’s sexuality.
So we couldn’t help but be impressed by the latest addition.
Well played sir.
On Sunday Quarry Hill vineyard (on the Barton Highway just past Hall) harvested their Shiraz grapes. It’s been a difficult season for vineyards in the district, and particularly so for Quarry Hill, as despite the site being very steep, heavy rain leaves boggy areas across the vineyard that have, in previous wet years, swallowed [...]
mUmBRELLA brings news that the Canberra spawned Ali Baba chain is bringing in new ponytails to change their image:
A spokesperson for the family-run Lebanese chain said the brand wanted to push the chain’s fresh food credentials, reach a broader section of Australians and help the company expand from suburban food courts to high street [...]
Does anyone know an apple orchard where you can pick your own?
The only source I found is from 2003.
Willing to drive up to an hour.
[ 14 April, 2012 to 15 April, 2012. ]
Happy news for our many wine lovers, the 2012 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival is on this weekend.
Lots to see and do but make sure you can find a sucker to be the designated driver.
Hey guys, I was interested in catering for around 75 people in a few weeks.
Just cocktail food that can be delivered to our house hot and cold for around $250.
Is this feasible for the price or are we better off just doing something ourselves?
I’m wondering if fellow rioters might be able to help me with a query – I have tried searching through the archives but can’t find related discussions.
We went out for dinner tonight to a restaurant that is licensed but also allows BYO. We ordered a bottle of wine but didn’t finish it – as there [...]
c_c has sent in this shot of the coffee van gracing the ANU Law School.
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Fed up with all the federal and state political pork barrelling and porkies? The people of Australia can now be rewarded with Australian PorkFest – Get some real “Pork on Your Fork!”.
The celebration of Australian PorkFest, for the whole month of April is to showcase the versatility and appeal of Australian pork. Julie Goodwin, Australia’s [...]
A reader has sent in this melon shot from the Fyshwick markets.
One can’t help noticing the lovely melons appear to have seeds despite the signage.
Can we trust the sign’s promise of sweetness?
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The prestigious and much sought after Mully Cup for the month of March has been awarded with Brodburger easily home at a canter.
Congratulations to all.
[The Mully Cup is awarded monthly to the entity which has excited the most comment on RiotACT. It is named in honour of Justin Mully Williams who both improved our world, [...]
We went with some friends to Jehangir at Holder shops on Friday evening, only to discover that it’s no longer Jehangir, but a new Indian restaurant sporting the curious name of “Tomatoes Curries and Grill”. Apparently they took over about three weeks ago, but have kept the old phone number.
Anyways, the six of us were [...]
As Canberra’s Silo inspired food safety crackdown rolls on and the red prohibition orders roll on here in the Eagle’s Nest thought we’d take a glass half full kind of approach.
So for those restaurants who’ve had an inspection and passed here’s a handy poster for you to print and put in your window.
If you can [...]
Not having been to Dendy for a while – I tend to go to the cinema on the other side of town – I went to a movie there on Wednesday evening.
After the movie started, a woman sat down next to me, took a kebab out of her bag, noisily unpeeled the wrapper and [...]
The seemingly unending waves of prohibition notices sweeping over the ACT in the wake of the Silo Laws enactment (restauranteurs will really be thanking the Silo Bakery team for pushing the envelope) has now hit the Prince Palace on Belconnen’s Emu Bank.
If you see a prohibition notice be sure to snap a pic and fire [...]