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Cheap Eats: The Glass House Café

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Glasshouse

The Glass House Café prettily pokes out of the first level of Industry House like an English country conservatory. I could imagine sitting at The Glass House Café at a function with people looking in from outside enviously at the mirth. When I visited there were there was a small market out front. I felt [...]

Five to try: Spice up your work Christmas party

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @megan_sparke

It’s that time of year again and I know what you’re thinking – how is it almost Christmas already? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that conversation with people in the last few weeks. In fact, I feel like I’ve been having that same conversation all year.
Yet here we are at the [...]

Cheap Eats – Double Drummer (Barton)

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As mentioned in previous weeks and the call-out for Canberra Cheap Eats last week, I’ve been keen to branch out of Civic and try some ‘unknown’ eateries. One suggestion received was Double Drummer in Barton. I work close to Barton and had never even heard of this place so I was excited to check it [...]

Dreaming of liberty and croissants

By 23 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Dream Cuisine - Serina Huang

On a rainy Saturday morning, I sat with my kids enjoying flaky croissants over chai latte and babychinos. My three-year old absently nibbled on the layers of pastry on my plate, some of the 27 laminated layers in the fresh-made chocolate croissants and Viennese style breakfast pastries at Dream Cuisine. It is some of the [...]

Cheap Eats – My Rainbow Dreams, Dickson

By 18 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.
My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.
The menu has a really good range of food, [...]

Five to try: Cafes in Woden

By 17 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @inexplicablewanderlust

One of my favourite things to do is spend a quiet morning in a cafe, sipping on soy caps and maybe nibbling on a pastry or two. With so many good cafes in Canberra, I’ve decided to narrow down this “five to try” cafe list by keeping it to an area – and we’re starting off [...]

The Brunch Run: Damn Fine Roasters, Westside Acton Park

By 14 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Damn Fine Roasters

The edgy shipping container village down by Lake Burley Griffin may not be top of your list for weekend breakfast.
I’d been there during Art Not Apart last year and was impressed by the set up, especially the view from the bar on the top floor. With art exhibitions in containers, live graffiti artists at [...]

Callout: Best $15 (and under) lunch in Canberra

By 13 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We’ve been running the Cheap Eats series for some time now. Alexandra Craig is currently our only Cheap Eats writer, and she’s coming up blank with new places to go. After feeling like she’s been to all the Civic lunch places, she’s keen to branch out, but needs some help.
This is the list of places we’ve been to so [...]

Best of Canberra: Fresh food markets

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
EPIC Markets

After the call went out last week for the best markets in Canberra, I realised that it would be best to separate fresh food markets from creative markets. So, this weekend I went with fresh food and visited:
Capital Regional Farmers Markets at Exhibition Park (Epic)
Saturdays 7.30 – 11.30am.
Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets
Thursday – Sunday, 8am [...]

Beer Week: What’s your favourite brewery?

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beers-cheers

We loved all the entries that you submitted to us naming your favourite brewery and, moreover, why it was your favourite.
But, we could only pick five winners. The winners are: Tegan, Ashleigh, Tim, Paul and Sibella. Congratulations on your hampers, tickets and brewery beers. RiotACT will be in contact with you shortly.
If you’re not already sipping [...]

Five things you must do at Beer Day Out

By 6 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
BDO # 1

[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]

Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.

1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]

Fyshwick Markets website back online

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Fyshwick Markets

Update: A spokeswoman for the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets called late today to explain that the markets’ website was down for several hours today because a virus struck one of their trader’s websites.
“There is nothing sinister going on with our site at all. It will be up and running again shortly,” she said.
We checked this [...]

Best of Canberra – Markets

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I like the idea of visiting the local market for groceries; the food is fresh and nutritious, it is a way of supporting the community and local producers and a fun way of doing the shopping while catching up with a friend. It’s even better if the markets include arts, crafts and activities.
Now that [...]

Win Beer Day Out tickets + hamper

By 4 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out Beer Pack with 2 entry passes

Canberra’s premium beer event – Beer Day Out – will take place again soon on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November in Kingston at the Former Transport Depot. This year’s event will showcase 30 local, interstate and international breweries, pouring more than 150 different beers and ciders, amidst master classes, roving entertainment and international culinary [...]

Five to try: Dumpling restaurants

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Amongst my group of friends, dumplings are a collective favourite. We regularly argue about who makes the best, but with such a good selection of dumpling restaurants in Canberra, we are never disappointed no matter where we end up.
So if you’re like us and have regular cravings for these little parcels of heaven, I’ve picked [...]

Last minute Cup day options

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Horse race

So you want to get out and celebrate Melbourne Cup but haven’t booked anything?
Fear not. Some of the best Cup day experiences I’ve had were last minute scrambles from the office to the nearest pub or club in time for one drink while the race is on. Plenty of casual drinking holes will be showing [...]

Vibe Hotel now open at CBR Airport

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport

Look out, Hyatt, East and Realm hotels, you’ve got some competition in the form of Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which opens today.
Operated by TFE Hotels, the company behind the Medina Serviced Apartments in Kingston and on Northbourne Avenue and the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton, the hotel’s branding will be familiar to those who have stayed [...]

The Brunch Run: Black Pepper Cafe

By 31 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Black Pepper

Across the road from the Belconnen Arts Centre and with pretty views of Lake Ginninderra, Black Pepper scores highly on location.
It also meets my key criteria for a brunch venue: it offers all day breakfast on weekends. Commit this to memory for the next time you need a late morning fry up after a big [...]

Ask RiotACT: What happened to Kingston Grind?

By 31 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
Does anyone know what has happened to the Kingston Grind cafe? It shut around early September. There was a sign up saying it was closed for renovations. This sign has since been removed. There hasn’t been any activity on their facebook page since the end of June. I’m assuming it has closed / gone [...]

Our first look – XO

By 29 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
XO

It’s no easy feat to open up a restaurant, especially in Canberra. With what seems like more eateries than residents, Canberrans expect nothing less than the best from the newcomers. XO did not disappoint. Residing in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah, XO pays tribute to the South-East Asian cuisine that two of the four owners [...]

Cheap Eats – Benjamin Espresso (Belconnen)

By 28 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I recently realised that the majority of Cheap Eats reviews I do are at Civic establishments so I was keen to branch out – not everyone works in Civic! I heard about a place in Belconnen called Benjamin Espresso and set off there in my lunch break last week.
It was a little difficult to find, [...]

The Brunch Run: Poppy’s

By 24 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Poppy's

I love the wide, elegant front courtyard at Poppy’s café at the Australian War Memorial. It seems almost too grand for a weekend breakfast outing on approach, but once you’re seated is a relaxing spot for a coffee and bite.
We were there for a post-Mt Ainslie climb brunch, partially inspired by Lisa Martin’s post describing [...]

Weekend Hot Spot Review: Lazy May’s Tuggeranong

By 17 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Lazy May’s is the newest cafe on the Tuggeranong scene. In fact, it is the only bar in the Tuggeranong area (No, PJ’s does not count as a bar, it’s a pub!).
I’ve been eagerly following the Lazy May’s Facebook page since it opened. Without having even been there I knew that they were open for [...]

Five to try: Canberra ice creameries this summer

By 16 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @thishungrybunny

With summer on the horizon and 30 degree days already well and truly here, ice cream weather has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited.
To celebrate, here are 5 places to grab a sneaky ice cream while you’re out and about enjoying the warmer weather this season. 
5. Gelatissimo
With three locations in Canberra (Civic, Manuka and [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Parlour, New Acton

By 10 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I purposely avoid reviewing cafes where someone has asked me to come in to write a weekend hot spot. What makes my Weekend Hot Spot articles a good read (well what I think at least), is my honesty. I never eat at a cafe and then write an amazing review, if it wasn’t amazing. I [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Our first look: Boffins Restaurant new menu

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Boffins Restaurant: Piano

With all the hype and commotion about all the new cafes and restaurants opening around Canberra, it’s easy to forget about the original establishments that have stood the test of time. One such treasure is Boffins Restaurant, nestled in the elegant surrounds of University House. For over 25 years, the team at Boffins has been [...]

Beer Week returns to Canberra this November

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beer Day Out 2014

[ 5 November 2015 to 11 November 2015. ]

Canberra Beer Week was launched last night at Bentspoke Brewery in Braddon. The week-long celebration of beer will take place form 5 – 11 November.

Representing the ACT Government, Minister Mike Gentleman officially launched Canberra Beer Week.

“Canberra is well renowned for our outstanding wines, and there are a number of events on the calendar each year [...]

How one Canberra Mum spent Floriade

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
My Cubby House Rocks

Floriade is one of my favourite things about Canberra. It is clearly one of our best tourist attractions and it gets bigger and better every year. We have been blessed with high temps this school holidays and my four kids and I have tackled the place on more than one occasion. Which also means “Cha-Ching”, [...]

Cheap Eats – Noodle Cafe (Civic)

By 7 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Noodle Cafe

Since I’ve been doing Cheap Eats reviews, I’ve had about a bazillion people (OK, maybe closer to 5 or 6) tell me I should review the Noodle Cafe in Garema Place. I put it off for so long because I thought it was too obvious, not really a hidden gem etc. I eventually came to [...]

Start-up Fudie up for two Telstra biz awards

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Katie Geus of Fudie

Learning she has been shortlisted for not one but two Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards was “quite surreal” for personal trainer, uni student and entrepreneur Katie Geus.
The founder, director and chief taste tester of meal delivery business Fudie was at home with her partner when the phone call came to tell her she’d been listed alongside [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – Buffets

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I put the call out for the best buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant in Canberra, I thought I would have received many, many enthusiastic suggestions however I think most people wanted to pitch in about how wasteful buffets can be, and how they cause over-eating.
I can’t comment on the waste side of things, but the overeating thing [...]

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