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Tuggeranong’s Food Hub needs your support this winter

By 23 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra might have a reputation as an affluent city, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is well off – or well fed. We visited the Mura Lanyon Community Centre to find out more about its Food Hub program, and why it needs your support to make sure locals don’t go hungry this winter.
It was [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Indian

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We are now almost a month into winter and these colder Canberra nights call for hearty meals that warm you right up from the inside out. With colourful curries, rich sauces and enough chilli to get your blood pumping, Indian cuisine makes the perfect winter food. 
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Monster Kitchen & Bar

By 20 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve been meaning to try Monster Kitchen and Bar since it opened in Hotel Hotel last year. I had heard mixed reviews and was keen to try it out for myself.
Working so close to Hotel Hotel, I really had no excuses left not to visit. So last week I made a date to check it out for breakfast.
Walking into Nishi, the [...]

If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Cheap eats – Kusina (Cooleman Court)

By 17 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Kusina at Cooleman Court serves up modern Filipino cuisine, is a hub for Canberra’s Filipino community and has heaps of great value lunch specials.
Kusina is a restaurant I wish I’d discovered sooner. While I do most of my shopping at Cooleman Court, and it’s my go-to destination for Friday night takeaway, I’d somehow missed out on eating [...]

Best of Canberra – Indian

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Indian food is much like Indian dancing – exciting, colourful, a little bit saucy and a lot spicy. I know I say this most weeks about most foods, but Indian is definitely one of my favourite cuisines. 
My love of Indian food began when I worked in an Indian restaurant during high school and really took [...]

Review – Schnitzel Haus, Braddon

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re after a schnitzel as big as your head, try Braddon’s newest food offering, Schnitzel Haus in Lonsdale Street.
I know there’s one of these already in Canberra at Erindale but I have never tried it – and honestly I didn’t know it existed until the Braddon store popped up.
The newest Schnitzel Haus is located [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Street food

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It might not be the best time of year for eating dinner outdoors, but when it comes to street food, even the cold winter nights aren’t keeping Canberrans away. This weekend I ventured out of winter hibernation to find Canberra’s best street food as voted by you in last week’s call out. 
From the votes, it [...]

Weekend cafe hot spot: Patissez, Manuka

By 13 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I heard friends of ours were opening a new café called Patissez, I was very excited. After all, Anna and Gina Petridis had recently been contestants on My Kitchen Rules, and the family already own the very well-known My Café in Manuka, so it was going to be amazing, right?!
We were told to head [...]

New menu items at Brodburger!

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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After years of requests from customers, Brodburger has introduced oven-roasted beetroot and grilled pineapple on its burgers.
Whether you can’t go past a Brodchicken, the indulgent Broddeluxe or prefer the classic Brodburger, almost any burger (perhaps not the Brodsalmon?) tastes even better with beetroot and grilled pineapple.
For those who firmly believe pineapple and beetroot have no [...]

Cheap eats – Tuck Shop (Civic)

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week for Cheap Eats I thought I’d try somewhere a little different. I was recommended a place that is kind of like a cafe and kind of like a street food vendor, but doesn’t really fit entirely into either category.
Tuck Shop in Civic can really only be described by its name. It’s a hole in [...]

Best of Canberra – Street food

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra’s street food scene has seen a bit of a revival of late. From food vans to shipping containers, there are a whole bunch of new food vendors that have hit Canberra’s streets in the last year or so. They join a few well-established institutions to make Canberra’s street food scene alive and very well.
This [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Pho

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra’s recent string of sub-zero mornings and only slightly warmer days have made it perfect pho weather. A hot, lightly spiced bowl of steaming broth, beef, rice noodles, bean shoots and chilli can raise your core temperature in a way few other foods can.
There were several strong contenders for this week’s taste off, with Simply [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Stand By Me

By 6 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A friend of mine has been telling me to check out Stand By Me for a while now. I finally had some time last weekend to head over to Lyons to see what the fuss is all about.
Stand By Me has been a popular brunch spot at Lyons shops for the best part of a [...]

Smokin’ up in Hall

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

As Winter sets in, we can anticipate the joys and comfort of fires, warm hot pots, roasts, and rustic living. For those of us are ambitious enough to leave our cocoons of warmth in these chilly days, Poacher’s Pantry in offering a tour of their smokehouse as part of the Canberra Environment Centre’s SUSTAINability workshops.

Poacher’s [...]

Fundraising dinner for Heavy Horse Heaven at Le Tres Bon

By 3 June 2015
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]

Le Tres Bon in Bungendore would like to invite you to enjoy a wickedly scrumptious Christmas In July dinner to raise funds for horse rescue organisation Heavy Horse Heaven.

Here’s the menu:

Entree

Amuse bouche – tarte flambee

Main

Slow cooked duck confit, coalesced with a fragrant orange sauce. Served with potato pommes dauphines (gluten free option available on request) OR
Home-made leek [...]

Cheap eats – Miss Vân’s Street Food (Westside)

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The first of Westside’s food vendors are open for business. Even if you’re sceptical about the much maligned pop-up village concept, it’s worth checking out for a cheap and easy lunch.
This was my first visit to Westside, and I was surprised at how quiet it was, particularly for a sunny weekday lunchtime. Most of [...]

Best of Canberra – Pho

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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From Saigon rolls stuffed with pate, crisp vegetables and pork to handmade rice paper rolls and bottomless bowls of noodle soup, Vietnamese street food has a lot going for it.
This week we’re on the hunt for one of Vietnam’s most recognisable culinary exports: pho. Inexpensive, filling and fresh, it’s no surprise that this famous noodle soup [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – French toast

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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French toast is probably one of the most decadent breakfast meals you can eat, and when I put the call out for Canberra’s best last week, I wasn’t quite prepared for the reality of starting my day with something so rich two mornings in a row. It’s rare that I can’t finish a meal, but [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Kingston Grind, Kingston

By 30 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Last weekend we headed into Kingston for breakfast. As we approached Green Square we decided to avoid Bittersweet as it was crazy busy and we were so hungry and could not be bothered waiting.
We spotted Kingston Grind on the corner (by this fabulous sign!) and decided to give it a go. There was only one [...]

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie’s Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days getting colder I wasted no time making my way into Civic.
The pasta special is $15, but there’s no choice in [...]

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread that week and it was starting to go stale.
These days I’m more likely to have French toast when I’m out for a weekend [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Coffee

By 25 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was with some hesitation that last week I put the word out there for Canberra’s best coffee. To many people coffee is absolutely sacred and you wouldn’t dare mess with them before they’ve had their morning fix. I can relate to that – I buy at least one coffee every day and am that [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Farmers Daughter, Yarralumla

By 23 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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You may have noticed recently that I haven’t commented on the coffee at cafes that I have been visiting. That’s because lately I haven’t had a really great one.
Whilst racking my brain for somewhere new and a good cup of coffee, I remembered Farmers Daughter at the Yarralumla shops. It was a freezing cold day [...]

Weekday breakfast in the city?

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A group of colleagues and I go out for breakfast before work once a fortnight. We meet at 7:30 and then usually have a quick breakkie, some coffee and catch up before heading to work around 8:30.
We try not to go to the same place too many times but we are running out of venues! [...]

Cheap eats – Dream Cuisine (Fyshwick)

By 20 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Before one of my best friends moved to Canada (I’m not envious, I promise) we had a regular lunch date called Pie Thursday. On Pie Thursdays we’d buy pies from either Dream Cuisine or Flute Bakery and chocolate brownies from the health food shop at Griffith shops, and wolf them down while fighting off seagulls [...]

Aubergine makes AFR Top 100 Restaurant list

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A big congratulations to Aubergine in Griffith, the only Canberra restaurant to have made it into The Australian Financial Review’s list of top 100 restaurants for 2015.
With 23 Canberra restaurants – including Italian and Sons, Monster Kitchen and Bar, Lilotang and Malamay – making the initial top 500 list, we can’t help but feel there are plenty [...]

Best of Canberra – Coffee

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Someone once told me that Canberra has more cafes per capita than any other city in the world. I don’t know how true that is, but it is no lie that we are a city of coffee drinkers.
Canberra’s specialty coffee scene is booming, there are a few places now that roast their own coffee and [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Turkish

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Turkish, votes came in for Turkish restaurants from across the Canberra region. Some notable mentions go out to Turkish Pide House in Woden, Little Istanbul in Tuggeranong and Fig & Olive in Chisholm who all got more than a few votes. 
However, the leaders of the pack this [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cream Cafe & Bar, Canberra City

By 16 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have found myself spending a lot of time in the city trying to find food this week. It would seem that being a Fashfest model causes quite the appetite – who would have thought!
I stumbled across an old favourite, Cream Café & Bar. I used to go to Cream for dinner all the time [...]

Wood-fired pizzas and tastings at Canberra District wineries

By 14 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re a fan of wineries, Murrumbateman is the place to go for a day trip or even just a half-day trip.
Looking for a relaxing lunch stop to make the most of a sunny autumn Sunday I headed out with a friend to Murrumbateman recently.
Murrumbateman is well known in Canberra circles and also interstate for [...]

Cheap eats – Saigon Foodies (Kingston)

By 13 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With the weather well and truly not getting any warmer, sometimes all we need is a big warm bowl of something to get us through the day. This week I investigated a cheap eats winter warmer at Saigon Foodies in Kingston.
I’d been to Saigon Foodies a few times before for banh mi so I was [...]

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