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Best of Canberra – Chicken wings

By 20 January 2015
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I feel like chicken wings used to be a very American thing. When I first went to the States I tried my first ever American Buffalo wings and now I am addicted. I hate blue cheese, but I love blue cheese sauce with wings!
Recently though, wings have become a popular menu item, particularly in bars. [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Ice cream

By 19 January 2015
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I was really excited last week when the call went out for Canberra’s best ice cream. I was watching the RiotACT site all day, waiting eagerly to see where readers were going to send me.
The same business was nominated over and over again, with one reader even scolded for daring to recommend Goodberry’s.
That’s how I found [...]

Weekend Cafe Hotspot: TwentyOne Cafe & Groceries, New Acton

By 17 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Since Christmas I haven’t been as active as I normally am. Before Christmas, I would regularly find myself at the lake on Saturday mornings participating in boot camp, or taking a leisurely stroll around the lake. I would often walk over the foot bridge near the paddle boats and into New Acton to grab a coffee. [...]

Best of Canberra – Ice cream

By 13 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ice cream is an all occasions food. Whether it’s a hot Summer’s day at the pool with your friends or you need comforting after you just broke up with your boyfriend (forget him, he was a loser anyway!). There just never seems to be a wrong time for ice cream.
As a kid, vanilla was my [...]

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs already?

By 13 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Christmas and the New Year have passed, their only remnants being reduced price wrapping paper and tree-shaped biscuit boxes. But that’s okay, because Easter is next week. Or so you’d think if you walked in to most supermarkets these days.

Woolworths and Coles are already stocking chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and I’ve even seen a [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Cocktails

By 12 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I think I spent most of my week tipsy, having had to search for Canberra’s best cocktail.
I started my search at Molly. I’ve talked about Molly before when I searched for Canberra’s best charcuterie. Molly was the winner in that “Best of” round and I am personally a big fan of the venue, being one of [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Waldorf Hotel, Canberra City

By 10 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Eating breakfast at a hotel restaurant is just not something I have ever thought about doing, unless I’m actually staying in the hotel. This week I was thinking about where I would like to have breakfast; I wanted somewhere new because I eat out a lot. While I was thinking about it, all the usuals [...]

Canberra Food & Wine Expo 2015

By 9 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 12:00 pm; 21 February 2015 at 10:00 am; 22 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. The show houses over 100 local and national exhibitors, including wine makers, distributors, gourmet restaurants, coffee, chocolate and tea.

Sample food and wine in the appreciation area, watch celebrity chefs create recipes from [...]

Gluten free restaurants in Braddon

By 7 January 2015
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Looking for gluten free restaurants in Braddon. Does anyone know of any?

Best of Canberra – Cocktails

By 6 January 2015
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Anyone that knows me, knows that my favourite Thursday night activity is drinking cocktails with friends. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be a Thursday night, it’s just a thing I love to do. There is something so sexy and cool about putting on red lipstick and your new favourite dress and just sitting at [...]

First look at Chifley’s Bar and Grill

By 6 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Chifley’s Bar and Grill, set in the newly redeveloped Hotel Kurrajong, looks set to raise the bar when it comes to steak restaurants in Canberra.
I was invited to sample the new menu at Chifley’s Bar and Grill, which is run by award-winning chef Mick Chatto (formerly head chef at Italian and Sons and Artespresso).
The restaurant [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Social Clubs

By 5 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When I lived in the Woden area, social clubs were a regular activity of mine. I would find myself meeting friends for a casual drink, cheap bistro bite to eat, and I have to admit, I am a fan of the pokies every now and then, but I do limit myself to $20. I found [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Duatti, Westfield Woden

By 3 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This morning I checked out Duatti, recommended to me for their French toast and coffee. Duatti, the Korean word for two friends has a very Melbournesque feel. Located in Westfield Woden (in the corner, near Woolies), this gorgeous little café is brand new, only opening in December.
Walking up to the café, I was super impressed [...]

Best of Canberra – Social Club

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberrans seem to be pretty big on social clubs, with Friday night dinners or mid week drinks at the club. Now to confirm, when I say social club, I am referring to establishments such as the Tradies, RSL’s and Football clubs. You know those places where you can get a meal, play the pokies, win [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off: Hummus

By 29 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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To my surprise … and apart from the guy who likened hummus to floor tile glue, the search for Canberra’s best hummus created much discussion.
The three most talked about places were Turkish Pide House, Fig & Olive in Chisholm and an unknown business who it sounds like sells Turkish sweets and dips at both the [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Espresso Room, Westfield Belconnen

By 27 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This year I was organized and had a list of things I wanted to buy at the Boxing Day sales but I thought I would be clever about it and head into Westfield Belconnen early to avoid the crowds.
Coffee is a must before shopping and crowds, and I happened to stumble across a specialty coffee [...]

Where to eat on the South Coast

By 24 December 2014
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Whether you’re after some really good fish and chips, a meat pie or a fancy dinner for two, here’s a short guide to some of the South Coast’s most loved restaurants, cafes and takeaway shops.
Fish and chips 
No trip down the coast is complete without fish and chips for dinner. My recommendation for all things battered [...]

Best of Canberra – Hummus

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini paste and maybe some cumin. Despite the easy recipe I always personally find that hummus always tastes different, depending where you get it.
This week I want [...]

Where can I buy a Turducken?

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Have my heart set on having a turducken for Christmas lunch.   But have drawn a blank on finding where I can buy one. Am hoping your collective knowledge will be able to point me in the right direction, preferably in the Belconnen area.

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated.
Based on most popular I found myself out at the Spence Friendly Grocer. I didn’t even know that it existed, let alone has a café inside. I was told [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER … once … more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching breakfast dishes fly past me and I am faced with the amazing, freshly baked, pastry cabinet every morning. So you can [...]

Best of Canberra – Meat Pie

By 16 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Did you know that on average, each Australian consumes 12 meat pies a year?
That means we’ve got to know a thing or two about our meat pies right?!
Whenever I eat a meat pie, I always wonder if I’m doing it right. Like is there a correct way of eating a pie! I turned to my [...]

Where to buy seafood for Christmas?

By 15 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi Rioters.
I’m looking for recommendations on where and when to buy seafood in Canberra to be eaten on Christmas day?
A few years ago I bought some from a place in Weston Creek (opposite the post office) and it was great. However the place has since closed down.
I’m after large prawns, lobster tails and some oysters.
Thanks.

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Donuts

By 15 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week I went in search of the best donut Canberra has to offer. It was a little trickier than I thought it would be. A lot of readers reminisced about donuts that were available back in the day, which made me realise that donuts (fresh donuts in particular) may be an old favourite, but [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot spot: Autolyse, Braddon

By 13 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Everyone always talks about Autolyse in Braddon, and I don’t know why, but I just never went … I can’t believe I waited this long to check it out.
I walked in and was immediately in love with the décor. It is exactly how I imagine a bakery to look, bright and white, with an exposed [...]

BrodDogs now open in Braddon

By 12 December 2014
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One of Canberra’s most loved food vans, BrodDogs, has found a new home on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street.
The bright-red gourmet hotdog van (a renovated version of the old Brodburger caravan), officially opened for business at urban village The Hamlet this week.
Owner Joelle Bou-Jaoude says she’s excited that BrodDogs has joined Braddon’s rapidly growing food van community, [...]

Best of Canberra – Donuts

By 9 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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They don’t need an introduction … those deep fried, fluffy, cakey circles of heaven, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, with a center that is 100% fat free!
Yes, I am talking about donuts. Hommer Simpson’s, and mine, favourite treat!
There are so many different types of donuts, from the traditional cinnamon and sugar, to custard filled, and [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Family Friendly Restaurant/Cafe

By 8 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week when I asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants and cafes, I honestly expected to be inundated however, it seems that Canberra has a serious lack of family friendly eating establishments.
Places like Jamie’s Italian, and a few of the football clubs were recommended, along with Ricardo’s in Jamison and Tommy & Me in [...]

Our first look at the new eatery Akiba

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The words “eclectic electric” are printed on the back of the chopsticks at Canberra’s latest culinary sensation, Akiba, and it’s an apt description for the restaurant itself.
Owned by Peter and Michael Harrington and partner Dino Jugovac, this is a quirky and innovative restaurant that pulls out all the stops.
Situated at the former Dieci e Mezzo [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Cupping Room

By 6 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This weekend I decided to try out The Cupping Room for breakfast; a project by Ona coffee. So off I went to Civic. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a table (apparently it happens), but honestly, it’s worth the wait.
I’ve previously raved about their amazing salted caramel popcorn milkshakes, but as I discovered, The [...]

Mike Jeffreys and the Merrymaker Sisters discuss eating to feel great… (Podcast)

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Emma and Carla Papas are the Merrymaker Sisters.
The name sounds like something from a previous era – Dickensian maybe?
But these young ladies are just as modern as tomorrow. Their thing is food that makes you feel good.
The Paleo approach. Well, pretty much… They include quinoa in some [...]

Think before you drink at the office Christmas party

By 4 December 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Welcome to the silly season. And they don’t call it silly for nothing. It’s that time of year where all of our emotions seem to overflow and we dangle dance between the line of aggression and elation at the thought of the end of the year finally approaching and heading off on summer holidays.
But before [...]

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