Continuing with the non-Civic Cheap Eats theme this week, I made a beeline for Dickson where I had lunch at My Rainbow Dreams.
My Rainbow Dreams is a vegetarian café, but don’t be put off if you’re a self-confessed meat lover – there is something for everyone here.
The menu has a really good range of food, [...]
Visitors to IKEA on its opening day told RiotACT the crowds were much smaller than they’d expected, and that there was no wait to get into the store when it opened for the first time.
The only part of the store that looked busy enough to cause any aggravation was the restaurant, where a substantial queue [...]
The edgy shipping container village down by Lake Burley Griffin may not be top of your list for weekend breakfast.
I’d been there during Art Not Apart last year and was impressed by the set up, especially the view from the bar on the top floor. With art exhibitions in containers, live graffiti artists at [...]
Note: It seems fitting that while we are currently looking for the Best of Canberra cinemas, I was invited by Hoyts Belconnen and Hoyts Woden to try out their new recliner seating with a special viewing of Spectre. Best of Canberra cinemas will go head-to-head on Monday.
In an age when you can watch anything on [...]
We’ve been running the Cheap Eats series for some time now. Alexandra Craig is currently our only Cheap Eats writer, and she’s coming up blank with new places to go. After feeling like she’s been to all the Civic lunch places, she’s keen to branch out, but needs some help.
This is the list of places we’ve been to so [...]
The National Arboretum has a new attraction for visitors with a series of recreational trails opening earlier this month.
The new trails extend throughout the arboretum grounds spanning out from the Village Centre and are perfect for a weekend or after work walk.
The arboretum features more than 44,000 trees from across Australia and the world, with some of [...]
After the call went out last week for the best markets in Canberra, I realised that it would be best to separate fresh food markets from creative markets. So, this weekend I went with fresh food and visited:
Capital Regional Farmers Markets at Exhibition Park (Epic)
Saturdays 7.30 – 11.30am.
Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets
Thursday – Sunday, 8am [...]
[ 8 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Sunday 08 November 2015 is the Weetangera Primary School Fete! Please come and support our local community from 10 am to 2 pm. We have plenty of fresh local garden produce and plants, white elephant stalls, rides for the kids and much more. We have lots of stalls:
Cakes, Jam and Confectionary
And many more!
We would love [...]
We loved all the entries that you submitted to us naming your favourite brewery and, moreover, why it was your favourite.
But, we could only pick five winners. The winners are: Tegan, Ashleigh, Tim, Paul and Sibella. Congratulations on your hampers, tickets and brewery beers. RiotACT will be in contact with you shortly.
If you’re not already sipping [...]
[ 6 November 2015 at 4:00 pm; 7 November 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]
Beer Day Out is coming up this Friday and Saturday and as part of the celebration, we’ve pulled together five things you must do if you’re heading to the event.
1. Drink some of the world’s best beers
With over 30 Australian and International craft breweries you will have a lot of choice! The few listed below are [...]
We are just about to start renovations on our new home. We need advice for the tradesmen who can do the following. We really want someone who is reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced. I’d even be happy with a handyman who would be able to do the lot.
Removal of a small dividing [...]
[ 11 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Wednesday 11 November, 10am
Join Dr Michael McKernan for a special 2015 Remembrance Day presentation. His research charting the effects of war on Australian society is particularly poignant as we commemorate Anzacs at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Hear Peter Alliot, winner of the 2014 Chief Ministers Anzac Prize, recite his award winning poem The Forgotten. Peter is [...]
[ 7 November 2015 to 8 November 2015. ]
It’s a little bit of a slow weekend of garage sales, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bargain to be had. We’ve randomly selected five that are on this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the full list of sales at the allclassifieds website.
8 Oleander Court, Higgins
This sale includes: an antique dresser, two [...]
The suburb of Forde all the way up in Gungahlin was named after Francis Forde, former Prime Minister of Australia. Forde held the top job for about a week after John Curtin died, with Ben Chifley taking over soon after. I really appreciate the fact that Forde is placed quite close to the suburb of [...]
If you’re looking for a quiet and pretty spot to visit on an upcoming weekend, why not consider Carrington Falls in the picturesque Kangaroo Valley?
Carrington Falls is located an easy two hour drive from Canberra. You head down the Hume Highway towards Sydney, and then take the Illawarra Highway exit to Wollongong.
After heading through the [...]
Update: A spokeswoman for the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets called late today to explain that the markets’ website was down for several hours today because a virus struck one of their trader’s websites.
“There is nothing sinister going on with our site at all. It will be up and running again shortly,” she said.
We checked this [...]
I like the idea of visiting the local market for groceries; the food is fresh and nutritious, it is a way of supporting the community and local producers and a fun way of doing the shopping while catching up with a friend. It’s even better if the markets include arts, crafts and activities.
Now that [...]
Canberra’s premium beer event – Beer Day Out – will take place again soon on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November in Kingston at the Former Transport Depot. This year’s event will showcase 30 local, interstate and international breweries, pouring more than 150 different beers and ciders, amidst master classes, roving entertainment and international culinary [...]
RiotACT met some Melbourne Cup lunch-goers at the Hotel Realm this afternoon. You can see all our photos on Instagram, or view a selection here.
Justine Redwin, Karen Mathias, Lana Davidson-Parker, Alicia Murphy, Ashleigh Hogwood and Alicia Welsh.
Laura Neill, Kate Chaloner, James Neill and Georgia Clear. James won best dressed bloke later.
At right, our pick for [...]
Have a passion for sustainability and the environment and want to play an active role in the future of the ACT’s waste management? Nominations are now open for people interested in joining a community or commercial reference group on waste management in the ACT.
An ACT Waste Feasibility Study is underway and we want the community [...]
Amongst my group of friends, dumplings are a collective favourite. We regularly argue about who makes the best, but with such a good selection of dumpling restaurants in Canberra, we are never disappointed no matter where we end up.
So if you’re like us and have regular cravings for these little parcels of heaven, I’ve picked [...]
Former Australian Chief of Army and current chair of Diversity Council Australia David Morrison AO was tonight named ACT Australian of the Year at a function in Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia.
The equality advocate immediately acknowledged the efforts of his colleagues to address cultural issues in the army “propelled by their deep [...]
So you want to get out and celebrate Melbourne Cup but haven’t booked anything?
Fear not. Some of the best Cup day experiences I’ve had were last minute scrambles from the office to the nearest pub or club in time for one drink while the race is on. Plenty of casual drinking holes will be showing [...]