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Hurrah for Actew Water cries Actew Water

By 4 November 2013

Actew Water are letting us know how great the tap water is:
Following the positive report this week showing Canberra’s drinking water receiving a top ranking at 95% satisfaction , a new Drinking Water Quality Report 2012-2013 has been released which illustrates the high quality of Canberra’s drinking water.
The report shows that the ACT [...]

Bloody fools having a go at much needed regulation of charity BBQs

By 3 November 2013

The Canberra Times is carrying a chorus of idiots criticizing some very sensible regulation of charity barbecues.
This supposedly onerous regulation is requiring organisations that conduct more than five fundraising bbqs a year get a $150 certification to make sure at least one of them knows what the hell they are doing.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Andrew [...]

Parlour back open for business

By 2 November 2013

I scored an invite the Parlour’s reopening tonight and well, it’s pretty good.
There were lots of glamorous women in lovely frocks.
And blokes in blazers with sharp haircuts and big watches.
Being there is a lot like being in an episode of Sex In The City.
If that’s idea excites you get on down. If not then there’s [...]

Friday night drinks returning to Old Parliament House

By 2 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As the Barton set look to drown their sorrows or celebrate that they still have their health it’s good to hear that Friday drinks are coming back to Old Parliament House.
Raise a flute of sparkling, a glass of great wine or a well mixed cocktail to the re-opening of the long standing Friday night drinks [...]

October foodie adventures

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

October has gone by so fast. Canberrans have been spoilt for choice this month with great dining options as part of Good Food Month and the Taste It Festival. Here are my foodie adventures for the month.
Brunch
I checked out 38 Espresso – the Kingston Foreshore’s only espresso bar for a coffee and croissant. They don’t [...]

The triumphant return of the downstairs food court

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Welcome back downstairs food court!
When I was a kid the downstairs food court in the Canberra Centre was the best. It was fancy, had little raised areas, brass rails, the works.
At some point it became less fancy, but it was still the fanciest food court in the city. That was until the upstairs food court [...]

Signs of life in Braddon?

By 31 October 2013

Noticed the old yellow double decker bus parked in the carpark on Girrahween Street in Braddon was showing signs of life yesterday evening.
Could Braddon be getting its next hip and hot food venue?

Braddon Parking

By 31 October 2013

I made a casual observation today about the increasing number of new apartments, shops, and restaurants planned for southeast Braddon (area bounded by Northbourne, Haig Park, Torrens, and Cooyong) and the apparent decreasing number of places to park a car. 
Is ACTPLA planning directed towards making parking difficult for people who do not live in [...]

A history of brewing in Canberra

By 30 October 2013

The history of commercial beer brewing in Canberra has not been a happy one. Which Dr Brett Stubbs explains at some length in his history of the subject on Brews News.
I had no idea when drinking at Glebe Park as a callow youth that the brew pub there was such a ground breaker.

Canberran beekeeping queen tells her story

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Want to listen to a podcast by third generation beekeeper Carmen Pearce-Brown about crowd funding a beekeeping business?
We’ve got you covered then.
That’s the link by the way, incase you missed what I did there.
The Canberra Urban Beekeeping Project is a community project by the “Honey Delight” family in response to the many comments people [...]

How many cafes can Canberra handle?

By 28 October 2013

This from Rioter RFS:
Due to circumstances beyond my control I’ve been without my camera for several weeks. Now that unfortunate situation has been rectified I’d like to point out to you to that The Imperial Cupping Room on the corner of University Ave & London Circuit is soon to open. I’ve been told the rather [...]

Suburban restaurant recommendations

By 26 October 2013

Hi all,
I live in the west belconnen area and I travelled to narrabundah recently and had an amazing Italian meal at the local shops.
I was just wondering if there was any more suburban gems anywhere as I’ve been to most of the restaurants around the main town centres and would like to try some new [...]

The Locavore’s Dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe

By 22 October 2013

[ 6 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ] The Canberra Environment Centre would like to invite you to dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe next Saturday (the 2nd of November).

Join the Canberra Environment Centre for fine food, wine, music, and conversation.

This dinner is special in many ways. We’ll plate up the flavours of a Canberra spring evening with locally sourced, organic produce, [...]

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.

Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society

The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]

Crazy weather clears out the local wine crop

By 21 October 2013

ABC Rural has a story on the carnage the recent wild temperature swings have wrought on the Canberra district wine crop:
Frost has wiped out wine grape crops at Murrumbateman, on the southern tablelands of New South Wales, near Canberra.
Some growers have reported losses of 50 to 100 per cent in low-lying areas, while others say [...]

Canberra House Annexe to go

By 18 October 2013

The ABC has a report on Morris Property Group’s grand plans to transform the corner of West Row and Alinga Street in Civic:
The 12 levels of residential apartments would include one, two and three bedroom units, as well as a gymnasium, pool and courtyard.
The shopfronts to Canberra House, the Alinga Bridge to Canberra Club connection, [...]

Mr Weis on London Circuit, a review

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Hermitage is gone from Civic Square, but occupying the slot and hoping to pick up the Legislative Assembly lunch business is Mr Weis.
The emphasis is on duck and dumplings, two of my favourite things.
Goosepig and I went in last night to get a bite before a show at the Canberra Theatre.
We ordered two entrees, [...]

Win tickets to Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza

By 14 October 2013

A short while ago we posted about Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza, the charity night that combines food, dance, and helping people who want to learn get the chance to do so.
The event is happening this Friday at Digress, and kicks off at 6.30.
Well the folks behind the event have been nice enough to throw two [...]

The Sophan Kith Education Fund Wine Appreciation Night

By 11 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Drink wine, eat food, and help kids who want to learn get the chance to do so.
Win/win/win seriously.
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 [...]

Riesling Challenge underway

By 8 October 2013

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 [...]

Free range ‘debate’ puts the egg before the chicken

By 7 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Trout Season!

By 5 October 2013

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 [...]

Fruit and veg (and other grocery) delivery: How are you going?

By 5 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 2: The Sequel!

By 3 October 2013

The Capital Cookbook apparently did quite well, well enough to warrant a follow up at any rate.
That’s nice.
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 [...]

September foodie adventures

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A busy month of food – here is a breakdown of my September foodie adventures.
Brunch
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 in review

By 28 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Good Food Month kicks off Tuesday

By 26 September 2013

[ 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 [...]

Kids in the Kitchen at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets

By 24 September 2013

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 [...]

Small Brewers Beer Festival at EPIC this Saturday

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Can lower income buyers build housing wealth too?

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Licensed Venues Showing Festival of the Boot?

By 22 September 2013

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 [...]

Bean and Grain been and gone

By 22 September 2013

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 [...]

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