Drink wine, eat food, and help kids who want to learn get the chance to do so.
The Sophan Kith Education Fund aims to help village children in Cambodia get an education. To help raise money for this noble goal they have enlisted a couple of wine makers and a chef to put on an [...]
Andrew Barr is making sure we know about the 2013 Riesling Challenge:
This afternoon I launched the 14th Canberra International Riesling Challenge, which is the largest single-variety wine show in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts entries from around the world.
At the launch I also presented a special Centenary of Canberra Award for Outstanding Contribution to the [...]
By Patrick Stokes, Deakin University
Today’s announcement that Woolworths will phase out the selling of cage eggs seems like pretty good news.
But let’s not get carried away.
The “free range” label on a carton of eggs can mean densities of anywhere up to 20,000 birds per hectare (as opposed to the recommended 1,500), and it’ll be five [...]
The Environment Directorate has given word that trout season is on!
The rainbow and brown trout fishing season opens at midnight tonight, Friday 4 October 2013, in time for the Labour Day long weekend, and will remain open until the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June 2014.
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate would like to remind anglers [...]
As a vegan (and trying to eat more raw food) I am definitely in the market for lots of fruit and veggies, and the mixed seasonal delivery boxes look like a fantastic time saver now that I live in a house with room to store it all.
I’ve done some research for everyone’s benefit (including sifting [...]
The Capital Cookbook apparently did quite well, well enough to warrant a follow up at any rate.
The Capital Cookbook 2: This Time it’s Personal will raise funds to support Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Quicksand Publishing is pleased to announce the release of The Capital Cookbook II; the second instalment of a culinary and photographic journey through [...]
A busy month of food – here is a breakdown of my September foodie adventures.
I headed back to C Dine Bar at the Kingston Foreshore to try out the other alternatives on their $25 breakfast prefix menu – this time I chose the fruit salad, and a mushroom omelette. It was lovely sitting outside in [...]
The Small Brewers Beer Festival took off this afternoon at EPIC in the teeth of the AFL Grand Final and I have to say I found it immensely rewarding.
I’ll admit Loose Brown and I were a touch underwhelmed when we turned up to find the event was essentially being held in a car park.
But the [...]
[ 1 October, 2013 to 31 October, 2013. ] A whole month dedicated to good food? I can get behind this idea.
With almost a million festival-goers in 2012, a new, national food event is set to capture tastebuds around the country when Good Food Month presented by Citi gets underway for 2013.
In October, Sydney and regional NSW will see the return of the much-loved [...]
Belconnen Fresh Food Markets want to teach your children to cook, I can’t really see a downside to that. In the upcoming school holidays (from the 2nd of October) you will be able to send your spawn to cooking school.
In partnership with Nutrition Australia, BFFM will deliver a series of 90 minute classes over the [...]
Drink beer, talk about beer, drink beer AND talk about beer with people who make beer.
If you like beer, then this is probably the event for you.
Head down to EPIC this Saturday at about 11.30 and partake!
The beer war has turned into a beer crusade! The second Small Brewers Beer Festival has captured the attention [...]
By Ian Winter, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
The historically low interest rates being enjoyed by Australian households are fuelling talk of a housing bubble, despite efforts by the Reserve Bank of Australia to hose down what it calls “unrealistic alarmism” around these dangers.
Many of these hopeful buyers – particularly first home owners on [...]
For those who haven’t heard Roy & HG are doing Festival of the Boot this year via ABC NewsRadio (103.9 FM), the AFL final from 2.00pm Sat 28th Sep and the NRL final from 7.00pm Sun 6th Oct.
So that fans can share the jokes over a few cleansing ales are any licensed venues in the [...]
Does anyone know what exactly happened to Bean & Grain at Fyshwick? It’s been closed for a few weeks now with a note on the door that says something to the effect that they ‘won’t be open this week…’.
They seemed to do a roaring trade, and I know from looking at Twitter that they [...]
Pigs and hens rejoice, more appropriate accommodation all around!
Today Shane Rattenbury presented a bill to prohibit the use of battery cages and sow stalls in the ACT.
In the future we will be able to enjoy our ACT made breakfasts completely guilt free, assuming the only thing you felt guilty about what the inability of the [...]
Looking for suggestions for a suitable restaurant/gastropub to cater for 25 people in costumes for dinner. Menu doesn’t need to include swans or pigeon pie, but a chicken parmi won’t cut it either. Happy to hear from businesses.
Please note, all daggers and swords will be foam/latex.
The region’s got a new bar which is never a bad thing!
The latest addition is the Iron Bar at the Goolabri resort just down the Federal Highway which has sent us a media release:
You may know and love Goolabri as a place for a game of golf and morning coffee, a stunning venue with oldfashioned [...]
Who likes wine?
“We like wine.”
For the wine lovers amongst you, Canberra Wines is doing something in early November.
Details are sparse at the moment, but the most important detail is the word wine so save the date.
Cellar doors in the Canberra District come alive with entertainment, food, activities and of course wine tastings during the [...]
I attended the Floriade launch this morning, and managed to get a free pie and a quiche for my efforts.
Both were wonderful.
A hundred or so members of the government, the press, and various marketing departments all met to exchange excited chatter and glasses of orange juice in Cafe Valenti while a selection of television [...]
Meet Patrick. Patrick is an entrepreneur. Earlier this year he set up a coffee machine by one of the main cycleways running from the Inner North of Canberra (where I live) into the City … he makes very good coffee and I always stop for an espresso (that settles in the glass like tap Guinness!) [...]
I get so excited about food – taking photos of it, tasting it and telling people about it. I recently started a food blog http://foodpornjournal.blogspot.com.au to share my love of food with others. So here’s a breakdown of my foodie adventures in August.
Brunch at Mocan & Green Grout in civic – a cute and [...]
Strange tides took me to the Majura Park foodcourt in need of a feed.
But there I saw Frank and Beanz amongst the other uninspiring offerings and thought “Why yes, I would like a gourmet dog”.
$8.50 got me a Hoff, sauerkraut, caramelised onion, cheese, mustard, and a big thick sausage.
The food comes in rather snazzy brown [...]
The Good Food Guide has spoken and Griffiths’s Aubergine has the prized double hat.
Other hatted restaurants in Canberra are:
– Waters Edge
Regional ones to look for on weekends away are:
– Biota, Bowral
– Paydirt, Braidwood
– Tyler’s Pantry, Mogo
– Zanzibar, Merimbula
I dig Canberran wines, but truth be told I’m a bit of a rummy so…
Anyways it seems Shaw Vineyard Estate are doing quite well for themselves, seeing as they just opened a store in China.
In conjunction with Suntay Wines, the new wine shop and wine-tasting room in Haikou, Hainan Island, exclusively features wines produced by [...]
I’ve been eyeing up Cholo’s on Dickson’s Challis Street since the little Sichuan Restaurant gave up the ghost.
They’ve got some extravagant signage filling up their windows with an Andean vista and their website plays pan pipes.
There’s something lovely about the way their signage gives the impression “PERUVIAN CUISINE IS FINALLY HERE!!! WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN [...]
Mekong River has sat relatively inoffensively on Woolley Street in Dickson for some time now, having taken over from an equally innocuous Vietnamese.
But they’ve got new management, a new gun chef, and appear to be making more of an effort.
This is evidenced in part by posters in the window advertising a range of [...]
Zambrero is running a charity event called Plate 4 Plate Day on the 4th of September.
You can help people by eating burritos.
I am rather excited.
A humanitarian organisation that funds its aid and development projects by selling healthy Mexican food is offering Australians an opportunity to win a vision trip by engaging with an online [...]
The Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurant Awards has happy news if you like your service with visible tattoos.
86 and Mocan are flying the flag for Canberra and well done to them!
An ongoing disappointment is the lack of official skywhale merchandise with desperate whaleheads having to make their own hats out of free condoms.
Thankfully Jimbocool has discovered mother nature, as always abhorring a vacuum, is stepping up to the plate:
The influence of Skywhale is everywhere! It is now imprinted in the DNA of the [...]
Where can I buy raw milk in Canberra?
This in from Steve sighted in Supabarn Civic:
“Ladies and gents. It’s bargain time. Free chicken. Yes! You heard right. Free chicken! Get your free chicken here today. Save $1 and pay only $11.99. Hurry now. Free chicken in aisle 12. Cheap as chips!”
And what’s up with the price of chips? Really, it’s just potato chopped [...]
I really want to make gua bao, except that I don’t actually want to make the bao part (even David Chang of Momofuku says he buys his bao).
Does anyone know where I can obtain these buns- they are usually frozen, no filling but I’ve tried a dozen different Asian grocers and can’t find them [...]