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Cheap eats – Pho Hub (Belconnen)

By 8 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho for a hearty and cheap meal, which is how I ended up at Pho Hub on Benjamin Way for this week’s cheap eats.
Despite working just around the corner, I only discovered Pho Hub last week. Apparently it has a very [...]

Best of Canberra – Toasted sandwiches

By 7 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Everyone loves a good toasted sandwich. My favourite moment of the toasted sandwich experience is that first bite when all the melted cheese starts to ooze out and you have to catch it with your tongue. You all know what I’m talking about – it’s the moment when you know you’re onto a good toastie. 
The [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Sushi

By 6 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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All week I was looking forward to the sushi taste off. So much so I got excited and had sushi for lunch twice during the week. But by the time the weekend rolled around I was still mega-keen for some seaweed, rice, soy sauce goodness.
There was a bit of debate on the call-out over Mee’s [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Good Brother, Dickson

By 4 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I constantly see Facebook friends checking in at Good Brother in Dickson, so recently when a reader requested a review of the cafe I jumped at the opportunity. Bright and early Saturday morning, before MORE furniture shopping, my partner and I made our way to Dickson.
Good Brother is nestled behind the Greek restaurant Plaka, probably [...]

What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?

By 2 April 2015

With the Easter long weekend just around the corner, here’s a quick (but certainly not exhaustive) guide to what’s open in Canberra on Good Friday.
Cafes and restaurants

Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday.
Wilbur’s Cafe and Bar in Hackett is open 8am to 9pm, [...]

Cheap eats – Turkish Pide House (Woden)

By 1 April 2015
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I love Turkish food. All of it. Whether it’s Turkish bread smothered in hummus or beetroot dip (or both!), kebabs, pide, baklava, or even a bottle of sparkling Gazoz, I will be keen at any time of the day. For those who are wondering what Gazoz is, it’s a delicious beverage that’s basically made from the magical [...]

Best of Canberra – Sushi

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Exciting times for me this week. I’m filling in for the Best Of Canberra series while Bec is on holidays – lucky thing! I now have an excuse to eat all in the name of work.
Arguably one of the more popular lunches that falls into the categories of cheap, quick, easy, and semi-okay for you [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot cross buns

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have been so excited for the hot cross bun Taste Off that I’ve been taste testing for breakfast every morning this week. RiotACT readers were right on board the hot cross bun craze too, with suggestions coming in for places all over Canberra. 
I won’t lie, I was a bit disappointed when Coles and Woolies [...]

Looking for something like Sizzlers in Canberra

By 29 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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My family and I are currently living in Brisbane but will be moving to Canberra very soon.
One of our favourite family restaurants up here is Sizzlers. Is there anything like Sizzler in Canberra?
I know there used to be one in Canberra, but I believe it closed some years ago.
Thanks,
Malcolm.

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cherryripe Brasserie, Watson

By 28 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Recently having moved house, I have found myself in random suburbs that I would otherwise not spend much time in.
Last week I found myself at ONA in Fyshwick. This week I was on my way back from Mitchell, absolutely starving and desperately racking my brain of where I could get breakfast before 9am on a [...]

Cheap eats – Wattle Snack Bar (Phillip)

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Before founding Coffee Guru in the early 2000s, Stephen Ashworth ran a takeaway shop in Phillip’s Colbee Court. His Steve’s Special burger (chicken schnitzel, lettuce, mayo, bacon, cheese and pineapple on a hamburger bun) was the stuff of legend in my family, to the point that he once opened the shop after hours so my [...]

Best of Canberra – Hot cross buns

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s that time of year when the shops fill up with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns are the feature of weekend breakfast. Actually, it’s been that time of year since chocolate bunnies replaced Christmas decorations in early January. But only now, with Easter a few weeks away, it is appropriate to wake up to the [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Hot chocolate

By 23 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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This week I was hoping for a cool change so I could get all rugged up and cosy with a few cups of hot chocolate. Alas, the warm weather stuck around for another week and I found myself sipping hot chocolate in 30 degree heat.
RiotACT readers, however, were not at all concerned with the weather [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA, Fyshwick

By 21 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Since moving into our new apartment, my partner and I have been spending a lot of time in Fyshwick. I don’t know about you, but I just feel like there isn’t a lot of choice when it comes to food out there. We were close to hangry (angry as a result of being hungry) so Mike, my [...]

Bit of a foodie? Into sustainability? There’s an event on Monday you’ll like

By 20 March 2015
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[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.

The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.

You are invited to come along on:

Date:   [...]

Reasonably priced weekend caterer?

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am looking at catering for a not-for-profit groups conference later this year. We just need a simple lunch for Saturday and Sunday, i.e. wraps, sandwiches, sushi and rolls.
As always we need to cater for different dietary restrictions. We are wanting to keep the cost at around $10-15 per person per day. Can anyone suggest [...]

Best of Canberra – Hot chocolate

By 17 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Not everyone likes coffee. It’s hard to believe I know, but I’ve met some of these people and when it comes to warm milky beverages, hot chocolate is often their go-to choice. But it is not a beverage reserved for the coffee haters only – hot chocolates are universally loved and as the weather cools down [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Pasta

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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This week was a close call when it came to votes for Canberra’s best pasta. Apart from the unanimous agreement that Nonna’s pasta is always the best, there was little consensus amongst RiotACT readers about where to find quality pasta outside of Nonna’s kitchen.
There was a lot of love for Italian and Sons in Braddon. [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Capitol Bar & Grill, QT Canberra

By 14 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Have you had the QT experience yet? If you haven’t been to the revamped Rydges Lakeside, now known as QT, you really need to put it at the top of your priority list!
I was lucky enough to have the whole QT experience this week when I stayed in the 1920’s style hotel. The rooms are [...]

Cheap eats – Erindale Cakery Bakery (Erindale Shops)

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was at university I worked as an assistant at ACT Public Libraries. I looked forward to my shifts at Erindale with particular enthusiasm because at lunchtime I could follow the hordes of Erindale College students into the shopping centre and join the long queue at the bakery for a fresh sausage roll and [...]

Best of Canberra – Pasta

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In my family, pasta is eaten eight days a week – yes, eight. My Italian grandmother, or “Nonna” as I call her, has instilled in me a life-long love of this Italian staple. It’s versatile, delicious and oh so comforting.
Having Italian heritage means my standards are pretty high when it comes to pasta. For me, [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Tacos

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I must confess that I was pretty excited to be taste testing tacos for this week’s taste off. Tacos are my favourite and I rounded up a couple of very willing taco-loving friends to come along for the ride.
It was a close contest for Canberra’s best tacos. A few RiotACT readers suggested that Guzman y Gomez, [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Loading Zone, Canberra City

By 7 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Living close to the city, I am always looking for delicious breakfast spots; breakfast being one of my favourite meals.
A couple of months ago Loading Zone popped up as a recommended page on my Facebook. The photos drew me in straight away, and when I discovered it was run by an Italian family I immediately [...]

Cheap eats – Zen Yai (Civic)

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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What do you do after a massive gym workout that’s left you shattered? Eat your calories back in Thai food, obviously. I took myself off to Zen Yai in Civic for a lunch time treat that’s a bit more interesting than your average salad.

Zen Yai is in a pretty accessible location in Civic situated in [...]

Best of Canberra – Tacos

By 3 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s Tuesday and my favourite thing about this day of the week is the humble taco. 
If you are not yet aware of the phenomenon that is Taco Tuesday, it is time to get acquainted. There are a number of institutions in Canberra where you can find cheap tacos to brighten up this mid-week evening. Whatever [...]

The Canberra Night Noodle Markets

By 2 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 8 March 2015. ]

Earlier this year it was announced that Canberra was going to be introduced to the Noodle Markets made famous by Melbourne and Sydney, and it has been the talk of the town ever since.

When I lived in Sydney, the Noodle Markets were another one of those events that I already have marked out in my [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Juice

By 2 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I quite enjoy a good fresh juice. When I’m out for weekend breakfast with my mates, I’m always the indulgent one that orders a coffee and a juice. This week I put the word out to RiotACT readers for the best juice in Canberra. 
Votes came in for a few of the markets around town – there [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: The Juggernaut, Braddon

By 28 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Have you been looking for the Juggernaut? If you were wondering where this coffee trailer has been, well it’s been everywhere! After opening on West Row in the city last year, the Juggernaut moved out to Aranda shops temporarily, until Sunday night when it appeared on Lonsdale St, Braddon.
The Juggernaut has been a favourite coffee [...]

The A.Baker Backyard Produce Dinner

By 26 February 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The A.Baker Backyard Produce Dinner – what a wonderful concept!
The flyer read: Bring in a bunch, box or bag of your best produce, grown in your backyard and we’ll prepare the dinner. I loved the idea so much I booked a table for myself and three friends to share the experience. It’s a monthly event, [...]

Cheap eats – L’Artista (Belconnen)

By 25 February 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When Zeffirelli’s on Belconnen’s Chandler Street closed down last year, Alan Myburgh (who also owns Nutmeg Catering) opened Italian restaurant L’Artista in its place.
Like Zeffirelli’s, L’Artista specialises in reasonably priced homemade pizza, pasta, seafood and meat dishes, though I’d say L’Artista targets a slightly more upmarket clientele than Zeffirelli’s did. At any rate, it’s Italian food, and [...]

Best of Canberra – Juice

By 24 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Apple, orange or breakfast juice – growing up, my juice options were often limited to that sad trifecta. But juice has really lifted its game in recent times. These days I can slurp down a juice with just about any combination of fruit, vegetables or even herbs if I am so inclined.
This week I am [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off - Hot chips

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Well didn’t hot chips turn out to be a popular topic? This week, RiotACT readers got passionate about who serves up the best fried potato in Canberra.
Overwhelmingly, Kingsley’s Chicken was the favourite, getting more than twice the votes of any other places suggested by readers. The next most popular was Grill’d, with a special mention [...]

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