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Best yum cha in Canberra?

By 4 June 2013

Where’s the best yum cha in Canberra? There was a thread on this back in April 2012 that wasn’t particularly conclusive. I’m keen to find out the latest.
I had a wonderful yum cha in Sydney recently at a place named Eight above the Haymarket, and would like to try the Canberra yum cha scene.

And so we present to you the Lyneham High Memorial sandwich gif

By 3 June 2013
And so we present to you the Lyneham High Memorial sandwich gif

Coming from Lyneham High School’s triumphant bid for national attention via a thrown salami and cheese sandwhich we bring you an animated gif.
Created mostly as a proof of concept for ourselves, feel free to make with it memetically as you please.
Footage via WIN News.

Slow socialising, not speed dating – Fri 14 June, from 6 pm

By 1 June 2013

Fine dining, new people in a warm and cozy place at the top of Red Hill?

Dinner night for singles looking for like-minded friends or a potential partner at one of Canberra’s breathtaking views.
Relaxed conversation and dining to allow a natural environment to meet and get to know other
participants.  No online profiles or rushed speed [...]

Incredible, edible Centenary sugar art

By 30 May 2013
Incredible, edible Centenary sugar art

[ 1 June 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

Bluebells, Correa Bells, Parliament House, Black Mountain Tower and even floral bouquets – all made entirely out of sugar – will be on display on Saturday 1 June at a Centenary celebration of all things cake.

The ACT Cake Decorators Association will host the Canberra Centennial Open Day at Weston Creek Community Centre. It will include [...]

Recommend restaurant that caters for dietary requirements?

By 30 May 2013

Hi all
My wife and I are finally getting the chance to go out on a date night for the first time since the birth of our daughter 3 months ago. We want to go to a restaurant however we have limitations on what my wife can eat due to a number of intolerances our daughter [...]

Jimmy’s Place. A lunch review

By 27 May 2013
Jimmy's Place. A lunch review

Jimmy’s Place has been around in Dickson for many years now, but recently they’ve moved to the far end of Woolley Street, where the Elders real estate agency briefly dwelt.
I have memories of going there in the mid 2000′s, ordering too heavily off their specials menu, and being overwhelmed by bone marrow and jellyfish and [...]

Supermarket ‘shopping basket’ price comparison May 2013

By 24 May 2013
Supermarket 'shopping basket' price comparison May 2013

Do you want to save money on your fortnightly shoppping? Are you looking for a better range of products with local producers and the highest range of gluton free products.
So do we, and after a recent discussion with Supabarn in Canberra, now you can. Supabarn conducted an independent inquiry after more than one person [...]

Mobile Office Reviews: Deli Marco

By 24 May 2013
Mobile Office Reviews: Deli Marco

It’s been a while, but Mobile Office Reviews are back in full swing.
Johnboy and rode our bikes down to Dickson to try out Deli Marco as a place of business.
How was it?
Technology:
No public WiFi. However there were of power points along the walls inside, which if I’m to be honest is seeming to be much [...]

Copa. A restaurant review

By 24 May 2013
Copa. A restaurant review

I do believe I have a new favourite restaurant in town.
Sure Copa got off to a bad start. But I figured the most scrutinised kitchen in Canberra was worth a go and so we set off last night to check it out on Woolley Street in Dickson.
Arriving at 6.30 the restaurant was very quiet. While [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

By 24 May 2013
The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may

[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

Prohibition in Canberra

By 23 May 2013
Prohibition in Canberra

The National Archives have put up an interesting story on the rise and fall of King O’Malley’s alcohol prohibition in the ACT.
While there was significant interest from temperance organisations across the country in keeping the nation’s capital dry, the prohibition of alcohol licensing ended in 1928. There were several reasons for the end of the [...]

Copa says sorry

By 23 May 2013

This just up on Copa’s facebook page:
Statement:
Due to the ongoing investigation, we have not been able to make an official statement as yet.
It is with sincere compassion and genuine sorrow that we apologize to all the people and their families affected by the recent tragic sequence of events. We hope this apology is received to [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Gala Dinner

By 22 May 2013

Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.

Ainslie gets more colourful. Images of Canberra

By 22 May 2013
Ainslie gets more colourful. Images of Canberra

Pulp Kitchen is fast becoming my go to breakfast spot.
They’ve also added this very beautiful mural to Ainslie shops.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Prince’s Palace. A Lunchtime review

By 21 May 2013
Prince's Palace. A Lunchtime review

Today we ventured out of the inner-north and made the long journey all the way up to the middle-north.
We went to Belconnen to have Yum Cha for lunch, and I ate so much I feel a little ill.
This is what I wanted.
The Yum Cha costs $22 a head, and I easily ate my $22 worth. [...]

Copa’s doors are open again

By 21 May 2013
Copa's doors are open again

Copa, the restaurant at the heart of Canberra biggest salmonella outbreak ever has reopened its doors with the blessing of ACT Health reports ABC News.
This is good news as I really would like to go…
I may avoid the mayonnaise.

Man I just love this healthy food! Images of Canberra

By 20 May 2013
Man I just love this healthy food! Images of Canberra

Ben Dover spotted this one:
Healthy eating at the Basketball
Spotted last night at Belconnen Basketball Stadium. Yummy!!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Our Hungry Future

By 17 May 2013

Campaign Launch, 10 am today – Friday 17th May, outside Tuggeranong Library
Time Travellers return to Canberra from the year 2020.  They’ve got a message for you:  Our Future is Hungry
Food Security is gaining prominence as an issue of global importance, yet most of us have not considered how threats to food security would impact upon [...]

Please don’t spread salmonella

By 16 May 2013

Hi guys
Just wanted to remind everyone that salmonella and other food borne illnesses are also transmissible person-to-person. We’ve all seen how diseases can spread rapidly through Canberra so here’s some tips from everyone’s favourite waitress (me!) to help keep this outbreak contained.
Please stay home from work if you’ve been sick (particularly vomiting, diarrhoea, fever) and [...]

Empire expanding on Lonsdale Street?

By 15 May 2013

Obviously not worried about the budget or the upcoming election result I’m happy to see that LSR 23 is expanding into what was once Pink Inc.
While we have enjoyed sitting outside each weekend on stools that go ‘weeeee’ according to the soon to be two year old the colder months weren’t looking so good [...]

The Centini review

By 14 May 2013
The Centini review

Today I was given the task of trying out the Centini, Schmooze founder Phillip Jones’ new Centenary cocktail. Actually I should say I was given the task of trying out Centinis, as they come in both a North and Southside variety.
According to Jones, the chief difference is that one is better than the other (queue [...]

Stirred, not shaken. Centini adds to the celebrations

By 14 May 2013
Stirred, not shaken. Centini adds to the celebrations

The Centenary of Canberra has inspired a classic martini cocktail – and to localise it even more, it has a Northside and Southside twist.
The Centenary martini – the Centini – is the creation of Schmooze founder Phillip Jones, and has the enthusiastic backing of noted Martini lover Robyn Archer, the Centenary of Canberra’s Creative Director. [...]

Big changes for Dickson

By 14 May 2013

Simon Corbell has announced Draft Variation 311 to totally rejig Dickson and send the skyline soaring:
“Variation 311 puts Territory Plan controls in place to start rolling out the initiatives of the Dickson master plan, which include up to six stories in areas and improved pedestrian connections – particularly through to Challis St,” Mr Corbell said.
Other [...]

Were you hit by the lurgy? Copa the suspect

By 14 May 2013
Were you hit by the lurgy? Copa the suspect

2CC is tweeting that 22 people were hospitalised by a food poisoning outbreak over the weekend.
Were you hit? And what have you heard?
22 people presented to Calvary and Canberra Hospitals yesterday with food poisoning. More in 2CC news at 10am #canberra #2cc
— 1206 2CC (@2CC) May 13, 2013

UPDATE 14 May 2013 13:10: We’re hearing from [...]

Aquaponics v traditional veggie patch in Canberra?

By 14 May 2013

Hi rioters,
I am starting to look at getting my veggie patch up and running. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what they think of Aquaponics? Is it easy or hard? Is it better than a traditional veggie patch?
I’ve noticed that building a traditional veggie patch might cost me about the same as a [...]

Hannah made a Skywhale cake. Images of Canberra

By 12 May 2013
Hannah made a Skywhale cake. Images of Canberra

As Canberra descends into an orgiastic celebration of all things Skywhale Hannah has sent us a picture of her cake.
We welcome all submissions of Skywhale related home crafts.
Or indeed any interesting pictures related to Canberra.
Email them in to images@the-riotact.com .

Hopper Heaven returns to Kambah – 11 May

By 10 May 2013
Hopper Heaven returns to Kambah - 11 May

The Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association of Canberra cordially invites us all to 30 Jenke Cct, Kambah:
This year Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Canberra will celebrate the Vesak on Saturday, 11 May 2013 from 5.30pm onwards.
You are cordially invited to enjoy:
- Illumintated Vesak Pandol
- Colorful Lanterns
- Traditional Vesak Celebrations
- Traditional Dance
- Drama and Devotional Songs
This [...]

Fancy a sip? Images of Canberra

By 9 May 2013
Fancy a sip? Images of Canberra

One has to admire the ingenuity of smokers to find new and exciting ways to dispose of their filthy by-products.
One has to wonder who was the first to stub one out here and then I guess the others just followed the lead.
It’s on Ainslie Avenue just across the road from the Legislative Assembly.
Got an image [...]

Koochi Afghan Cafe. A review

By 7 May 2013
Koochi Afghan Cafe. A review

Went out for a late lunch over the weekend at Gungahlin, we didn’t feel like Asian food which seriously limited our choices, it was suggested by Mrs Jonnie that another cafe had opened that was Middle Eastern of some type.
We walked over to Hibberson Street and found the Koochi Afghan Cafe – we were shown [...]

Soulfood Kitchen, a restaurant review

By 6 May 2013

Dined with friends at SoulFood Kitchen in Erindale last night. Interesting. It’s Cajun themed, and run by a bloke who looks as if he should know what he’s doing.
The prices are “good restaurant” prices, but the ambience is pure McDonalds – you have to order from a counter; the floors are hard-surfaced as are the [...]

Unvined at the George. A wine tasting

By 2 May 2013
Unvined at the George. A wine tasting

[ 5 May 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

The George Harcourt Inn is inviting the punters down to help choose their wine list.

We think this is an excellent approach!

Canberra’s multi-award winning pub, The George Harcourt Inn, is taking customer participation to a whole new level, inviting patrons to “Unvined” and choose their own wine list during a “grape” day of wine and song [...]

Coffee Prices around Australia. Canberra does OK

By 1 May 2013
Coffee Prices around Australia. Canberra does OK

Canberra is apparently about average when it comes to cost of a cappuccino, according to the Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index for Q1 this year
I went searching after seeing this article on another news website
Maybe this is why petrol is more expensive?
[ED - alternatively there's the glory of the Aldi coffee machine pictured]

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