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All day breakfast in Canberra?

By 1 July 2013

Hai Rioters, it’s the missus’s birthday on Monday and I was hoping I could probe your collective minds for good suggestions in places that do all day breaky.  
We’re both nighttime people so anywhere that stops doing breakfast before midday is probably out of the question.  
I know it’s not much notice but I’m hoping [...]

Jackie Chan’s Son Will Get None Of His $130 Million Fortune?

By 27 June 2013

Interesting article in Celebrity Net Worth:
Being the only son of international movie star Jackie Chan clearly comes with many privileges and advantages. Jackie Chan’s only child, a 30 year old son named Jaycee, lived a life filled with opulent mansions, luxurious vacations, expensive cars, the best education and much more. Jaycee was even been able [...]

RiotACT Rugby Review Podcast 2013, Episode 19

By 24 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rob, Tim I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Peroni Leggera on tap.
The music is by Cracked Actor.
You can download it now.
Our tips this week are:
Rob – Chiefs, Crusaders, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers
John – Chiefs, Crusaders, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers
Tim – Chiefs, Crusaders, Blues, Bulls, Stormers

Delhi 6. A restaurant review

By 22 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last night Goosepig and I needed somewhere to get dinner close to Theatre 3 and Delhi 6 on Childers Street seemed to fit the bill as the tumbleweeds blew through the supposedly revitalised and vibrant precinct.
I’d had a reasonably good lunch there a couple of years ago so why not do the sit down dinner [...]

Truffle Time 2013!

By 21 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 June 2013 to 31 July 2013. ]

The Truffle Festival is letting us know about this year’s events:

This year Sherry is joining with the Fyshwick Markets to celebrate the Canberra & Capital Region Truffle Festival. Along with providing exclusive supply to the markets, Sherry is also running truffle hunts every Saturday until 17 August. And for the ultimate truffle experience the hunts [...]

Trouble at the markets?

By 21 June 2013

The ABC has a strange complaint about the Saturday Farmers Market getting too many punters in which is somehow bad for business:
Beef and lamb producer Phil McCormack, from Crookwell on the NSW Southern Tablelands, says his market sales have fallen by 25 per cent in the last 18 months.
Mr McCormack says the weekly event [...]

The RUC makes a spirited grab for the Red Dollars with Roast Beef and Wallaby on the menu

By 17 June 2013

As half the pubs in town attempt to lure the touring Lions fans into their establishments Barton’s The RUC has made a surprising bid:
The ACT Rugby Union Club (the RUC) has decided to celebrate the Lions historic visit to Canberra by putting Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding and Wallaby on the menu.
English born Fraser [...]

Shorty’s, a lunch review

By 17 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Shorty’s is a thing I had not realised Civic was missing until Barcham and I went there for lunch today.
A nice little gastropub in Civic.
Occupying roughly the space that used to be Milk And Honey one enters from a door opposite Essen.
The decor is nice and wooden with some tasteful murals.
You sit where you like [...]

Best place for Sunday night roast?

By 10 June 2013

I’m hankering for a roast dinner, just like mum used to make. Sure I can cook my own, but that’s not as much fun for just two people, and I was thinking of asking members of one of the meetup groups to join us.
Does anyone have recommendations for a great place, such as a club [...]

59 % of Canberra restaurants screwing their staff?

By 5 June 2013

No we’re not talking about the fraught relationships of restauranteurs and wait staff.
Rather the ABC has a piece on findings by the Fair Work Ombudsman:
The Fair Work Ombudsman audited 180 restaurants across Canberra between November 2011 and March this year.
It found 105 businesses, or 59 per cent, were in breach.
Of those in breach, nearly [...]

Best yum cha in Canberra?

By 4 June 2013

Where’s the best yum cha in Canberra? There was a thread on this back in April 2012 that wasn’t particularly conclusive. I’m keen to find out the latest.
I had a wonderful yum cha in Sydney recently at a place named Eight above the Haymarket, and would like to try the Canberra yum cha scene.

And so we present to you the Lyneham High Memorial sandwich gif

By 3 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Coming from Lyneham High School’s triumphant bid for national attention via a thrown salami and cheese sandwhich we bring you an animated gif.
Created mostly as a proof of concept for ourselves, feel free to make with it memetically as you please.
Footage via WIN News.

Slow socialising, not speed dating – Fri 14 June, from 6 pm

By 1 June 2013

Fine dining, new people in a warm and cozy place at the top of Red Hill?

Dinner night for singles looking for like-minded friends or a potential partner at one of Canberra’s breathtaking views.
Relaxed conversation and dining to allow a natural environment to meet and get to know other
participants.  No online profiles or rushed speed [...]

Incredible, edible Centenary sugar art

By 30 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 June 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Bluebells, Correa Bells, Parliament House, Black Mountain Tower and even floral bouquets – all made entirely out of sugar – will be on display on Saturday 1 June at a Centenary celebration of all things cake.

The ACT Cake Decorators Association will host the Canberra Centennial Open Day at Weston Creek Community Centre. It will include [...]

Recommend restaurant that caters for dietary requirements?

By 30 May 2013

Hi all
My wife and I are finally getting the chance to go out on a date night for the first time since the birth of our daughter 3 months ago. We want to go to a restaurant however we have limitations on what my wife can eat due to a number of intolerances our daughter [...]

Jimmy’s Place. A lunch review

By 27 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Jimmy’s Place has been around in Dickson for many years now, but recently they’ve moved to the far end of Woolley Street, where the Elders real estate agency briefly dwelt.
I have memories of going there in the mid 2000′s, ordering too heavily off their specials menu, and being overwhelmed by bone marrow and jellyfish and [...]

Supermarket ‘shopping basket’ price comparison May 2013

By 24 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Do you want to save money on your fortnightly shoppping? Are you looking for a better range of products with local producers and the highest range of gluton free products.
So do we, and after a recent discussion with Supabarn in Canberra, now you can. Supabarn conducted an independent inquiry after more than one person [...]

Mobile Office Reviews: Deli Marco

By 24 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s been a while, but Mobile Office Reviews are back in full swing.
Johnboy and rode our bikes down to Dickson to try out Deli Marco as a place of business.
How was it?
Technology:
No public WiFi. However there were of power points along the walls inside, which if I’m to be honest is seeming to be much [...]

Copa. A restaurant review

By 24 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I do believe I have a new favourite restaurant in town.
Sure Copa got off to a bad start. But I figured the most scrutinised kitchen in Canberra was worth a go and so we set off last night to check it out on Woolley Street in Dickson.
Arriving at 6.30 the restaurant was very quiet. While [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

By 24 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

Prohibition in Canberra

By 23 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The National Archives have put up an interesting story on the rise and fall of King O’Malley’s alcohol prohibition in the ACT.
While there was significant interest from temperance organisations across the country in keeping the nation’s capital dry, the prohibition of alcohol licensing ended in 1928. There were several reasons for the end of the [...]

Copa says sorry

By 23 May 2013

This just up on Copa’s facebook page:
Statement:
Due to the ongoing investigation, we have not been able to make an official statement as yet.
It is with sincere compassion and genuine sorrow that we apologize to all the people and their families affected by the recent tragic sequence of events. We hope this apology is received to [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Gala Dinner

By 22 May 2013

Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.

Ainslie gets more colourful. Images of Canberra

By 22 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Pulp Kitchen is fast becoming my go to breakfast spot.
They’ve also added this very beautiful mural to Ainslie shops.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Prince’s Palace. A Lunchtime review

By 21 May 2013

Today we ventured out of the inner-north and made the long journey all the way up to the middle-north.
We went to Belconnen to have Yum Cha for lunch, and I ate so much I feel a little ill.
This is what I wanted.
The Yum Cha costs $22 a head, and I easily ate my $22 worth. [...]

Copa’s doors are open again

By 21 May 2013

Copa, the restaurant at the heart of Canberra biggest salmonella outbreak ever has reopened its doors with the blessing of ACT Health reports ABC News.
This is good news as I really would like to go…
I may avoid the mayonnaise.

Man I just love this healthy food! Images of Canberra

By 20 May 2013

Ben Dover spotted this one:
Healthy eating at the Basketball
Spotted last night at Belconnen Basketball Stadium. Yummy!!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Our Hungry Future

By 17 May 2013

Campaign Launch, 10 am today – Friday 17th May, outside Tuggeranong Library
Time Travellers return to Canberra from the year 2020.  They’ve got a message for you:  Our Future is Hungry
Food Security is gaining prominence as an issue of global importance, yet most of us have not considered how threats to food security would impact upon [...]

Please don’t spread salmonella

By 16 May 2013

Hi guys
Just wanted to remind everyone that salmonella and other food borne illnesses are also transmissible person-to-person. We’ve all seen how diseases can spread rapidly through Canberra so here’s some tips from everyone’s favourite waitress (me!) to help keep this outbreak contained.
Please stay home from work if you’ve been sick (particularly vomiting, diarrhoea, fever) and [...]

Empire expanding on Lonsdale Street?

By 15 May 2013

Obviously not worried about the budget or the upcoming election result I’m happy to see that LSR 23 is expanding into what was once Pink Inc.
While we have enjoyed sitting outside each weekend on stools that go ‘weeeee’ according to the soon to be two year old the colder months weren’t looking so good [...]

The Centini review

By 14 May 2013

Today I was given the task of trying out the Centini, Schmooze founder Phillip Jones’ new Centenary cocktail. Actually I should say I was given the task of trying out Centinis, as they come in both a North and Southside variety.
According to Jones, the chief difference is that one is better than the other (queue [...]

Stirred, not shaken. Centini adds to the celebrations

By 14 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Centenary of Canberra has inspired a classic martini cocktail – and to localise it even more, it has a Northside and Southside twist.
The Centenary martini – the Centini – is the creation of Schmooze founder Phillip Jones, and has the enthusiastic backing of noted Martini lover Robyn Archer, the Centenary of Canberra’s Creative Director. [...]

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