In The Taratory is a Canberra blog reviewing anything and everything to do in the ACT and surrounds. It’s been a busy few months – here are some of the highlights:
Love him or loathe him, one of the biggest events on the foodie calendar was the opening of Jamie’s Italian earlier this week. My verdict? [...]
Tongue and Groove, when not filled to bursting on Friday nights has evolved into a very pleasant after work drink spot.
But Fridays are not likely to get better with the above poster snapped by Goosepig alerting the public that trashy D-list night club appearances are coming to town in the form of Kim Kardashian’s half [...]
Grill’d is opening up a new store in the Canberra Centre and I am full of excitement.
You should be too because they are offering up free burgers from 11am to 3pm this Wednesday (the 13th) and you should probably make sure to eat one.
Actually no scratch that, I will eat one. You’ll all just make [...]
It’s Canberra Beer Week next week!
To help things along TAMS are making it known they’re free* putting buses on the to Beer Day Out at Exhibition Park:
ACTION is running special bus services to Beer Day Out, a family friendly celebration of beer held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 9 November.
“Routes 951, 952 and 956 will [...]
[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
I checked out 38 Espresso – the Kingston Foreshore’s only espresso bar for a coffee and croissant. They don’t [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]