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Best of Canberra – Turkish

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I love trying different foods from around the world and, after the response to the call out for Canberra’s best Thai food a few weeks back, it seems I am not alone in this love affair. This week I am indulging all those global food lovers out there and looking for Canberra’s best Turkish restaurant.
Turkey is [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Vanilla slice

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Like most baked goods, the best vanilla slices are homemade. I grew up eating French vanilla slices made by my Mum’s godfather, and while I’ve yet to taste a version that’s better, a good bakery or patisserie vanilla slice can come pretty close.
We put out the call out for Canberra’s best vanilla slice last week, [...]

Free Mother’s Day festival in the City this Sunday!

By 9 May 2015
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If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street  to Akuna [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Cupping Room, Canberra City

By 9 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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One of the things I dislike the most about favourite cafes of mine is when they change their menu. I almost have a mini panic attack because it’s no longer familiar to me. So recently when I heard that Cupping Room changed their menu, I was genuinely concerned that it was no longer going to [...]

Where to spoil Mum in Canberra this Mother’s Day

By 7 May 2015
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If you’ve left it to the last minute to organise Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, stop panicking and start reading.
Our guide to Canberra cafes and restaurants offering special Mother’s Day menus is certainly not exhaustive, so let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below.
Bookplate at the National Library is hosting lavish [...]

Cheap eats – Red Brick Espresso (Curtin)

By 6 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Red Brick Espresso at Curtin shops is one of my favourite neighbourhood coffee haunts. It’s been around for a few years now, and on weekend mornings the line for coffee can snake out the door and around the side of the building.
I’m a regular Red Brick Espresso coffee drinker, and often forget that it has [...]

Best of Canberra – Vanilla slice

By 5 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When it comes to vanilla slice, there seems to be no middle ground. You either love them enough to travel to the other side of Canberra for a good one, or you think the nickname ‘snot blocks’ is entirely reasonable.
While I’ll agree that a bad vanilla slice – the kind with bright yellow, rubbery custard and cheap [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chai

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Chai is one of my favourite drinks in the cooler months. A good cup of chai is like a warm hug for your insides when everything outside is cold and gloomy. 
In this week’s call out for Canberra’s best chai, there was only one place on everyone’s lips – Real Chai. This local Canberra company is incredibly popular [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Fox and Bow, Farrer

By 2 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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So I’m really excited to tell you all about my new favourite little café! I’ve been following Fox and Bow on Facebook for a little while now, and have been waiting for a weekend to visit. What was once a burger joint at Farrer shops has now been turned into a seriously funky café. I [...]

Cheap eats – Downtown Milk Bar (Manuka)

By 29 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Downtown Milk Bar in Manuka is one of my favourite places in Canberra. It’s so “old school” without the need for vintage lamps, mismatched furniture, or old beer bottles for water. This place is actually what a traditional milk bar should be, but with a modern twist that doesn’t take away from its vibe.
I went through [...]

Best of Canberra – Chai

By 28 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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After last week’s wind and rain, it is starting to look like the cold weather is here to stay. I found myself digging out my woollen jumpers and drinking twice as much tea in an effort to warm up. 
Chai is my absolute favourite. When the skies are grey and the weather is cooler, I regularly [...]

Review: Dinner With Whisky, Hotel Realm

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last week I was invited to attend the DINNER WITH WHISKY event at Hotel Realm, hosted by renowned whisky personality Martine Nouet.
Wednesdays are date night in our house, so I was a little bit sneaky and told my boyfriend Mike that I was taking him somewhere special. He didn’t find out until later that I was [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Thai

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Thai food is definitely a favourite of mine and this week’s Taste Off couldn’t have come at a better time. My parents are holidaying in Thailand at the moment and have been sending me photo upon photo of all the delicious Thai food they are eating every day. By the end of the week, I [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Silver Fox Bar and Grill, Curtin

By 25 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Silver Fox Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants that constantly pops up on my Facebook news feed and the posts look so delicious. Believe it or not, I actually have a list of restaurants I want to eat at on my phone and when I’m stuck for ideas or looking for something new, [...]

10 places in Canberra to get breakfast after the Dawn Service

By 24 April 2015
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For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here’s a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the service.
1. ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

Our trading hours for Anzac Day! Hope to see you all after the dawn service #onacoffee #onaonthelawns #visitcanberra #breakfastincanberra
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Cheap eats – Café D’lish (Deakin)

By 22 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When it comes to great places to eat in and around Deakin, Canberra’s foodies are likely to steer you towards Beess and Co in Yarralumla, 210 Degrees in Hughes or perhaps Double Shot at Deakin shops.

And while each of these places is worth a visit, there’s one local and unpretentious café that is often overlooked: [...]

Former Canberrans to open Sydney gin distillery

By 21 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Two former Canberrans with a love for gin have made their dream of opening a small distillery in Sydney a reality. 
Like many young Canberrans, Griffin Blumer and Jesse Kennedy moved to Sydney’s Inner West in their early twenties. They are now opening a small gin distillery, Poor Toms, in Marrickville, and hope to release their first batch [...]

Best of Canberra – Thai

By 21 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to global cuisine in Canberra. We are a multicultural city and our collective love of food is reflected in the large number and variety of restaurants we have to choose from. Personally, my favourite changes every day of the week, but there is one cuisine that [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Local craft beer

By 20 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Craft beer is a topic that gets a lot of people excited, rookies like me included. It causes much debate globally and the same goes in Canberra it seems. This week’s Best of Canberra local craft beer call out saw much debate among RiotACT readers, which, for some, quickly evolved into a conversation about the cost [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: ONA on the Lawns, Manuka

By 18 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on the Lawns in Manuka (before the renovation) I thought I would head back there and give ONA another chance.
I have to say, I love the [...]

Cheap eats – Smoque (Woden and Civic)

By 15 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was a vegetarian, I didn’t miss steak, had no desire to eat buffalo wings and couldn’t understand why people were so obsessed with pulled pork. Then Smoque opened in Bailey’s Corner in the city and my years of happily choosing tofu over meat were over – I was devouring pork ribs within minutes [...]

Best of Canberra – Local craft beer

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I enjoy a good beer or two on most occasions and I also like buying local as much as I can. This week I am on the hunt for Canberra’s best local craft beer. 
What classifies a beer as ‘craft’ is somewhat contentious, some say it’s about using traditional methods while others use the word to [...]

Canberra barista Sasa Sestic crowned world’s best

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic has been crowned World Barista Champion at the World Barista Championships in the United States this morning.
The long-term Canberran is the first Australian to win the title since 2003, beating finalists from the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and France to do so.
It was Sasa’s first time representing Australia [...]

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Toasted sandwiches

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Autumn in Canberra has now well and truly set in and last week’s cooler weather was perfect for eating toasted sandwiches. After a short holiday away, I was keen to get back into this week’s Taste Off and warm up with some of Canberra’s best toasties. Big thanks to Alexandra for taking over while I [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: eighty/twenty, Braddon

By 11 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When eighty/twenty opened its doors not too long ago, I thought it was going to be confusing having a restaurant called eighty/twenty directly across from Eightysix, but the two have definitely set themselves apart.
eighty/twenty has been all over my Facebook feed since opening, with people raving about the healthy, well balanced menu.
The eighty/twenty concept is about [...]

Winter workshops: Cheese making, bread baking, growing bushfoods and more

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]

Sage Dining Room’s Taste and Test series is back

By 8 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra foodies, rejoice. Sage Dining Room’s Taste and Test series is back for another season.
For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: $75 buys you a surprise five-course meal and the opportunity to provide feedback on each dish. The menu changes weekly, and after five weeks, the most popular items end up on Sage’s new winter [...]

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, [...]

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