Food & Wine (951 Stories)

Banhammer comes to Arirang Gungahlin

Banhammer comes to Arirang Gungahlin

Peter sent this one in:
More fodder for the masses. Attached is a photo of Arirang Korean restaurant (on Hibberson St, Gungahlin) taken on Sunday. Note the possible explanation in Korean.
Keep them coming to .

Glacial Canberra Hospital open their ears on hospital food (but not for the patients)

By 29 March 2013
Glacial Canberra Hospital open their ears on hospital food (but not for the patients)

Hospital food is always going to be a vexed issue.
Every penny spent on it could be going towards another staff member’s salary, a piece of equipment, a secure multi user data entry system, a bottle of hand sanitiser, the list goes on.
On that constrained budget then consider the vast swathe of humanity to be catered [...]

Sabai Dee lunchbox. $10 lunch review

Sabai Dee lunchbox. $10 lunch review

Barcham and I attempted to lunch today at the new cafe in Odgers Lane. But they were full. So we decided to take up a reader recommendation and try the new Sabai Dee which has taken up residence where the old Shalimar used to be.
Praise be on arrival they had a $8.50 lunch box deal [...]

Foul footy food

By 27 March 2013

Pizza – how can you go wrong? Easy at Bruce Stadium.
Take a ( probably frozen) parbaked circle of dough, top it with ersatz tomato gloop, and a few slices of ham like substance sliced so thin you could read contract fine print through it; completely destroy any integrity in a microwave and $ 8.50 thank you very [...]

Lunch at the new Debacle. A review

Lunch at the new Debacle. A review

For lunch today Barcham and I were upon our bicycles and down to the newly reopened and relocated Debacle.
For those who’ve missed the news this is what the old Debacle currently looks like with George Rose’s evolving wall animation shamefully tagged over by the mindless falsies crew.

And a very short stumble down the road one [...]

What it says right there on the wall

What it says right there on the wall

There’s a certain something special to macca’s promotion of their highly sophisticated McCafe.
Particularly apropos Dickson.
Not that the cafes of New York are anything to write home about for that matter.
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Beware the death caps

Beware the death caps

Territory and Municipal Services are putting the word out about the dreaded death cap mushroom returning to our fields and fens.
The ACT Government is reminding Canberrans to avoid eating wild mushrooms found growing in the ACT, as autumn is when death cap mushrooms start to grow in many parks and nature strips throughout Canberra. A [...]

Debacle re-opening!

By 21 March 2013

It’s the bar that issues media releases but at least we know that they’re reopening just a little ways down the road from their last locale.
Debacle will reopen at our new premises at Mode 3, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon on the 25th March 21, 2013.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we [...]

Lyneham Pide Hut chicken lunchbox. $10 lunch review

Lyneham Pide Hut chicken lunchbox. $10 lunch review

The Lyneham Pide Hut is under new management. On one level that’s a shame as I rather liked the old management. On the other hand they new guys are offering a $10 lunchbox.
There’s a choice of chicken or lamb.
For that you get a fair whack of salad, including tabouleh and a whack of hummus, rice, [...]

Bakeries at the local shops in Canberra?

By 18 March 2013

where are canberra’s bakery-produced pies and sausage rolls?

Looking for a wedding venue – suggestions?

By 18 March 2013

Dearly beloved Rioters,
She and I are looking for a wedding venue in Canberra that is cheap, large (100+ guests), and allows own choice of caterer. Nice view, tasteful decor, grand piano, hired muscle not necessary.
Any suggestions? If a marquee is the only option, any ideas where to pitch it?

Ill Baretto and Groupon

By 15 March 2013

Dig into a big breakfast of fried, scrambled or poached eggs on toasted bread, accompanied with sausage, bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms and a hash brown, or the vegetarian option of sautéed spinach and ricotta.
Sounds alright doesn’t it? But before we could enjoy any of this at Il Baretto at 1 Hobart  Place in the city, [...]

King Ruby cops the banhammer

By 14 March 2013
King Ruby cops the banhammer

Chris has sad news from Hackett:
Looks like they’ve been busted. Not too surprised considering how I’ve felt the next day a few times. But it always tasted great on the way in.
Keep them coming in to .

Blue Illusion in Manuka

By 14 March 2013

[ 22 March 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Blue Illusion in Manuka are hosting a fundraising night of French inspired fashion & homewares with free sparkling wine & canapés, with profits from the evening going to the AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Friday 22nd March 2013
6pm – 9 pm

Blue Illusion, Manuka
Shop 4/1-7 Bougainville St Manuka Centre Manuka ACT

or call 02 6257 [...]

Canberra Wineries?

By 13 March 2013

We have friends from out of town coming to visit and we thought we would take them to a local winery? 
Any suggestions on which ones and when they are open?

Pizza in Spence or nearby?

By 12 March 2013

Hey Guys,
I am moving to Spence in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering of the brains trust could recommend a non-chain pizza shop in the area.
Am also interested to know if the Indian place in Charny is still there and any good.
Thanks in advance!

Where should RiotACT have lunch?

Where should RiotACT have lunch?

So this is where John, myself, and George the RiotACT dog have lunch most days. It’s not ideal, we think we can do better.
Occasionally we find enough shrapnel in the RiotACT couch and go splurge on lunch somewhere, we attempt to justify this expense by reviewing the places we visit. These tend to be some [...]

Easter dining options in Canberra?

By 12 March 2013

Hi all,
Got some family visiting over the Easter break and looking to show them some of Canberra’s better cuisine – and by that I don’t mean Kingsley’s. Am only fairly new to town, so not too sure where to find what I’m looking for!
Easter Monday is my mother’s birthday, so I was hoping to find [...]

Ben and Jerry’s invading supermarket freezers

By 12 March 2013
Ben and Jerry's invading supermarket freezers

Do you like ice cream? Stupid question, everyone likes ice cream.
The much beloved Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brand is launching in Canberra and will soon be available from supermarkets and ready to be put directly into your mouth hole. Rejoice!
The Ben & Jerry’s legendairy range is based on the original recipes of ethical ice [...]

Small Brewers Beer Festival 2013. A review

By 10 March 2013

The walk up the hill at the National Botanic Gardens in the warm, sunny conditions was enough to work up a thirst, and would also ensure that any punters who overindulge will be able to stumble out of the venue (and onto Clunies Ross Drive?).
By the end of the day, we had all drank well [...]

AFL match goes meat pie free for first time since 1897

By 9 March 2013

Tonight I attended the AFL pre-season NAB Cup match at Manuka Oval, to see Essendon and Greater Western Sydney trial their latest crop of youngsters and watch old stagers like Dustin Fletcher, Brendon Goddard and Jobe Watson run around the paddock. Manuka Oval was in superb condition, and the new lights are lovely. The match [...]

Beer Festival Winners!

By 8 March 2013
Beer Festival Winners!

We’ve had a great response to the small brewers beer festival ticket competition.
[Drum roll please]
The winners are:
A #27
Micro-brewed beer is the one and only psuedo-elitist hipster indulgence that I allow myself. Please feed my smug sense of self-satisfaction.
B) #16
I need to convince my mate that not all Australian beer is crap.
C) #13
free ticket: then I [...]

A ‘minor’ setback for Sultan’s Turkish Pide

By 6 March 2013
A 'minor' setback for Sultan's Turkish Pide

Sultan’s Turkish Pide Gungahlin seems to have seen better days.
James sent this in:
An employee was roaming around outside when I took these. He was very keen to make sure I was aware this was as a result of “minor structural issues”. A jack hammer was being used inside to tear up the tiled floor [...]

Update & Competition- Small Brewers Beer Festival

By 5 March 2013

New breweries and cider makers have signed up to join the original brewers include:
Hopdog Brewery,
Apple Thief Cider,
Bridge Roads Brewers,
2 Brothers Brewing,
Matso Broome Brewery,
and Pikes Beer.
Some of the more unusual beers that will be available for tasting on the day will be a beetroot beer, a black pilsner,a double strength barley wine beer, and more IPA’s, [...]

Brodburger review

Brodburger review

When asked about reviewing something south of the lake in his $10 lunch reviews Johnboy said “When I find something good south of the lake I’ll let you know about it.”
He’s making me write about Brodburger. Draw your own conclusions about that.
So Brodburger is apparently a thing. Everyone has heard about about it. Well, everyone [...]

100 FREE BRODBURGERS (And may god have mercy on the souls of those queuing for them)

By 5 March 2013

[ 9 March 2013; ] Canberra’s favourite way to wait for food has announced a giveaway on Twitter:

This is our 1st Tweet ever and what better way to start than to announce that we will be giving away 100 free Brodburgers on the 9/03/13— Brodburger (@Brodburger) March 5, 2013

On the 9/03/13 The first 50 free Brodburgers will be given away [...]

East Kitchen Chicken Mee Goreng. $10 lunch review

East Kitchen Chicken Mee Goreng. $10 lunch review

East Kitchen is a long serving stalwart of the Dickson scene, tucked into the courtyard next to Zeffirelli’s.
And they have a fairly large menu of lunch dishes which go for $8.50 take away.
I went with a Mee Goreng with chicken.
There was a 10 minute wait. But hey, I can be fiddling on my phone anywhere [...]

Parking Milko style

Parking Milko style

Damien has sent in a parking example worthy of its own post:
Putting the Tavern in Taverner…
If you’re going to try and get sideways on every corner when it rains then you should master the art of counter-steering first.
Corner of Drakeford and Taverner, Wanniassa.
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Polish Club Markets in Canberra?

By 28 February 2013

Hello just wondering if anyone has ever attended the Polish markets that are on at the Polish club every few weeks???  
Opinions on the products that are there?  
Thanks in advance.

What mushroom is this around Canberra?

By 27 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
What mushroom is this around Canberra?

Anyone know anything about a bright yellow mushroom that resembles Ron Jeremy?

HHH Run… and what’s this about Turner Bowls?

By 26 February 2013

[ 27 February 2013; 6:10 pm to 7:45 pm. ] Hi all,

The Hash House Harriers are the biggest running group – and the biggest drinking group – in the world. We are known as “drinkers with a running problem”.

It’s an amazing group, although you don’t need to run (some stay behind to mind the bags) and you don’t need to drink (it seems some [...]

Me & Mother Jones in Kingston, awful, just awful

By 26 February 2013

I had lunch at Me & Mother Jones with two friends and it was talked up in advance. What a disappointment.
The service was so abysmally slow (we arrived on time at 1 pm; ordered 1.10; main course arrived at 2.00 pm).
Now, at MMJ you are talking restaurant prices – including $7.00 a glass corkage for [...]

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