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Cheap eats series 1 – The Coffee Grounds ANU

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cheap eats series 1 - The Coffee Grounds ANU

A mate asked me to meet him at the ANU as he wanted me to try out the campus café, The Coffee Grounds. I must admit that I did not have high expectations of a café on a university campus as I had envisioned being surrounded by students and eating boring food in a daggy [...]

The Bent Spoke Brewery – Opening weekend draws a crowd

By 10 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Bent Spoke Brewery - Opening weekend draws a crowd

It has been the talk ‘of the town’ for a few weeks, so what better way to the start of a long weekend by checking out the Bent Spoke Brewery. Master brewer, Richard Watkins and partner Tracy Margrain (both formerly of Wig and Pen) have hit the ground running with their brewpub in Braddon.
On Friday [...]

Local wine series – Mount Majura Vineyard

By 10 June 2014
Local wine series - Mount Majura Vineyard

Over the hill, just a few minutes away from Canberra City, set on the north eastern slopes of Mt. Majura, sits a vineyard and winery of quality with a very local and distinct character… Mount Majura Vineyard.
All the wines are crafted from grapes grown on the property. Every vintage is unique reflecting the season and [...]

Quick Meals in the Inner South

By 6 June 2014

I’m lucky enough to work in an area that is renowned for its cafe scene. Searching for a car park might feel a bit like Survivor: Automobiles, but the food culture of the Manuka and Kingston precincts is worth it. The inner south boasts a plethora of cafes and restaurants dotted around half a dozen [...]

Clandestine meetings (and good food) at The Wild Duck

By 5 June 2014
Clandestine meetings (and good food) at The Wild Duck

When Malcolm Turnbull and Clive Palmer were caught in the sparkly flash of a camera after a meeting that may or may not have been about senate power or potential leadership undercurrents in the Liberal Party, I was intrigued.  Not so much about the topics of conversation (I wouldn’t have denied an opportunity to be [...]

The Kingston Foreshore – Canberra’s new dining district?

By 5 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Kingston Foreshore - Canberra's new dining district?

In Canberra it is commonplace for the newest establishments to be flooded by locals making it difficult to sample the delights of the Nations Capital’s newest eateries and bars for months. However, visiting the Kingston Foreshore for a meal provides to be an eerily quiet experience. Possibly being compared to its ‘flashy’ Sydney cousin, Darling [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – PappaRich

By 4 June 2014
Cheap eats series 1 - PappaRich

For today’s cheap eats I thought I’d go and check out the newly opened PappaRich in the Canberra centre.
Now if you haven’t been to a PappaRich before (there are a few in Melbourne and other states) then you wouldn’t know about their bizarre ordering system. You are firstly seated at a table (one I felt [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Seeking culinary pleasure at The Cupping Room

By 3 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Where's the Ladies?  Seeking culinary pleasure at The Cupping Room

When ‘The Cupping Room’ was suggested as a brunch venue for our latest review, there was a suitable amount of tittering among the group.  We thought we were pretty clever (sometimes we are…), but as we read through the menu we realised it had been said before and ‘no, it is not in reference to [...]

Free Bondi Chai Latte June 4th

By 2 June 2014
Free Bondi Chai Latte June 4th

Come along and warm up with a FREE cup of Bondi Chai Latte.
When: Wednesday 4th June
Where:The Coffee Grounds, Building 19, ANU Sport and Recreation Centre, ANU.
See map for direction.

Tilley’s Devine Cafe

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tilley's Devine Cafe

In a desperate attempt to capitalise on my final day of holidays and get some university work out of the way I’ve come down to Tilley’s for breakfast. Armed with a small stack of textbooks and my laptop, I’ve got an entire booth to myself.
It’s Sunday morning – the place is packed, inside and out. [...]

Whisky Live Canberra

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Whisky Live Canberra

I wish I was a whisky drinker. It seems like such a sophisticated thing, to hold a heavy glass in your hand with golden liquid slinking its way around the bottom. It feels like it would insert an element of NY gangster into my work at home life.
So to all you whisky drinkers [...]

Cooking for Blokes

By 29 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Cooking for Blokes

My husband was a great cook when I met him.  Sadly – 10 years later, 3 kids and the chaos of life (which generally involves me cooking) he seems to have lost the skill, which puts us into that age old whirlpool of ‘it’s easier to just do it myself than run through the step [...]

Tuesday Night Trivia?

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Tuesday Night Trivia?

People of Canberra!
My trivia group is looking for a new place to participate in Trivia on Tuesday evenings? Preferably somewhere with good food and an early finish so we can eat and play at the same time!
Is there anywhere people can recommend? In the city would be ideal!

Soulfood Kitchen – a review

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Friday nights can sometimes leave one wondering what to cook for dinner. It’s the end of the week, you’re tired, don’t want to make a big fuss in the kitchen, but need to feed a hungry family who might not be happy with my choice of an lowly omelette. That was just the case in [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – Treehouse

By 27 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cheap eats series 1 - Treehouse

For our second cheap eats, I tried Treehouse on Northbourne Avenue. Already a rising star in the nigh club space, Treehouse is trying its hand at lunches.
I had expectations of pub type meals – tapas put together by a kid chef. However, owner Mike Kadinski has hired two chefs with solid restaurant backgrounds and the [...]

Cheap eats series 1 – Autolyse and Autolyse Juice

By 20 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Cheap eats series 1 - Autolyse and Autolyse Juice

Welcome to the 1st in the new series of cheap eats. In our previous series, which you can find in the archives, “cheap” was defined as “under $10″. Moving forward our definition will be less rigorous, including options a few dollars over that budget where we see fantastic value.
Our 1st review in this series is [...]

Tusmo Cafe in Forde

By 16 May 2014

I booked a table at Tusmo in Forde for Mother’s Day; I’d been looking forward to going there since learning they serve all free range meat and local produce.
Most tables were full, but it wasn’t incredibly busy. Nevertheless, we waited 20 mins before asking the owner to take our drinks order, then waited another long [...]

Manuka awash with Sushi

By 16 May 2014
Manuka awash with Sushi

Manuka now has a real choice if you’re into sushi. Five sushi stores are now open and trading in the Inner south suburb. We have the iconic Mee’s which to me will always be my favourite. I highly rate the chicken schnitzel and prawn cutlet rolls!

A close second is the newly and locally created Sushi [...]

Kusina Breakfast – delicious and well-priced

By 14 May 2014

Over the weekend my partner and I decided to take ourselves out for breakfast.
Of course, it was Sunday and we all know Sunday was.. Mothers Day! We decided it would be best to try somewhere out of the way because everyone and their mother would be out eating breakfast to celebrate.
We live in the Weston [...]

Canberra is the spiritual home of good coffee

By 13 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra is the spiritual home of good coffee

Say what you like about the Italians, the French, or the Turkish. They each have their own style of coffee and do it well but nobody quite matches Australians for variety of coffee styles and dedication to perfection across each and every coffee making process.
At home I have an aeropress, a plunger, a briki and [...]

San Churro Has Arrived

By 12 May 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
San Churro Has Arrived

A loud roar could be heard right across Canberra when the Ikea announcement was finally made.
I don’t really get Ikea, but a lot of Canberrans do.  Indeed, David Lord from Ikea told me that over 5% of Sydney sales of Ikea are from little old Canberra.
As a city, we’re excited by their impending arrival as [...]

Where’s the Ladies? Restaurant Review – Pistachio Torrens

By 12 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Where's the Ladies? Restaurant Review - Pistachio Torrens

If we weren’t having such a good time, it would have been awful.
We are four Canberra girls who enjoy good food and company (and a good bottle of wine doesn’t go astray, although at times a bad bottle can be alright too). We are by no means food experts – or snobs [...]

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

By 30 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 4 May 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The annual Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is here again to celebrate the arrival of another harvest season.

On Sunday 4th May thousands of people will flock to the tiny village of Collector for this community-run celebration of food, family, fun and of course – pumpkins!

Bask in the glory of the best pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin [...]

Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

By 22 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Blog Post: Big Festival Dreams

I had a dream, not a high in community morals, lofty politically idealistic dream, but one of my husband and I – and our little people, enjoying a music festival. There were grassy fields, mugs of cider for us, wonderful music and our little people dancing merrily in front of us – cue loads of [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

By 14 April 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets Recap

New Acton has again played host to the Hustle and Scout Markets over the weekend. Event founder Tegan McAuley has outdone herself for the Autumn installment of this quarterly event, with plenty of interesting attractions to keep the crowds entertained throughout the day.
The event featured 32 Australian designers, makers and collectors offering designer and vintage [...]

Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

By 11 April 2014
Hustle & Scout Twilight Market

[ 12 April 2014; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

A new kind of heaven is on its way for Canberra’s foodies. ‘The Forage’ will pop up at tomorrow (12 April) nights Hustle & Scout Twilight Market in New Acton. ‘The Forage’ will be a feast of Canberra’s finest food, showcasing local food vendors, wineries, cafes and other foodie outlets.

Tegan McAuley, Founder of Hustle & [...]

WHY the Farmers Market at EPIC IS NOT ON AGAIN THIS WEEKEND…

By 21 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Capital Region Farmers Market  that has been going for 10 years now, is again not running this weekend.Why? Because the Agricultural Show is on.
Come again? The best of what rural producers have is on show but we don’t have any actual produce to buy? Something that we have every week otherwise?
The EPIC showgrounds, facility [...]

Canberra’s best dog friendly cafes

By 20 February 2014
Canberra's best dog friendly cafes

There are some great dog friendly cafés in Canberra! We’re long-term Canberra locals who love stopping at a café for a coffee at the end of an energetic walk with our dog.
After years of careful (and enjoyable) research, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Canberra cafés that welcome well-behaved dogs. Most also have good coffee!
These cafés make our favourites list because they have dog friendly outdoor [...]

Canberra’s Cider Festival, March 6-9

By 20 February 2014

[ 6 March 2015 12:00 pm to 9 March 2015 12:00 pm. ] The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.

The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before [...]

Babars….gone??

By 16 February 2014

Can anyone confirm what’s happened to Babars in Civic. Has been closed since earlier this week, no signs on the doors to indicate why?

Zeffirelli – vale the lost, or soon to return?

By 14 February 2014

Hi all,
Now, I know there will be many views on the merits of the food or the hiring policies, or the link to the Copa, but that aside….
Does anyone know what is happening with the last of the Zeffirelli restaurants, Belconnen?
The windows are covered over, the phone is disconnected, and the seating is all outside [...]

When to plant winter vegetables in Canberra

By 7 February 2014

Greeting Rioters,
My summer veggie patch is going busters at the moment.  Lots of tomatoes, herbs, corn, zucchinis, eggplant, spinach and all the other usual suspects.  Having a great time eating from my own garden.
However, it’s got me thinking about the winter crop.  Broccoli, sprouts, beans etc.
When/how is the best time to get these things going?  [...]

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