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 [...]
So this is where John, myself, and George the RiotACT dog have lunch most days. It’s not ideal, we think we can do better.
Occasionally we find enough shrapnel in the RiotACT couch and go splurge on lunch somewhere, we attempt to justify this expense by reviewing the places we visit. These tend to be some [...]
Got some family visiting over the Easter break and looking to show them some of Canberra’s better cuisine – and by that I don’t mean Kingsley’s. Am only fairly new to town, so not too sure where to find what I’m looking for!
Easter Monday is my mother’s birthday, so I was hoping to find [...]
Goodfood brings word that Canberra’s top restaurant (in vertical metres at least) is closing its doors after getting the love birds out tonight.
Two years of unpaid rent can do that to a business.
The Magistrates Court has released the findings of the inquest into the Hotel Diamant fire.
The background by Coroner Walker is certainly far reaching:
When humankind learned of the quality of fire as a tool in cooking, a seductively dangerous relationship emerged. Whether in the home or commercial kitchens, fires related to the cooking process are [...]
My graduation dinner is coming up in a month or so, and family tradition is we go somewhere a little more expensive and fancy to celebrate when someone graduates university.
I am looking for suggestions of restaurants that have a good menu selection to keep everyone happy, and isn’t ‘little meals on big plates’ kind of [...]
After several weeks deprivation, I and a few other sublic pervants made our way past the Burmese Place in the hopes that the sign about it being shut until February was some cruel hoax.
Rounding the corner of the Quick & Go, our hearts simultaneously fluttered as we saw the familiar sign of people, who don’t [...]
This year it seems that Christmas eve coincides with a Monday.
It looks like every restaurant in town is closed for dinner, and most for lunch.
I am looking for a nice place to go with a group, and I am sure I am not alone - does anyone know of somewhere that is open for dinner, looking for [...]
My better half’s 50th approaches and is great lover of Lobster Mornay.
Sadly the expense prohibits this on a regular basis, the last one was 10 years ago so any suggestions for a fine purveyor of said lobster would be appreciated.
One that’s open on Sunday evenings but not necessarily.
[ 25 September, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] Students at Majura Primary school are swapping their pencils for spatulas and their school uniforms for aprons as they prepare to take over Joey’s Kitchen at Watson Shops on Tuesday 25 September.
This is the second year of the schools’ community partnership with Joey’s Kitchen. Deputy Principal Sarah Reece says the partnership has been a [...]
Its a silly question I know but Im stumped. I have a little man who wants to go out for a hotdog for his birthday. I cant think of where to take him. Other than a bowling alley or an ice cream/frozen yogurt shop (I know, weird huh!) I cant think of anywhere that serves [...]
Read it and weep local gourmands.
Aubergine rates a solitary star as the only ACT entry in their “stars”:
One star means there is an element of pizzazz as well as professionalism which raises an eatery beyond the everyday.
Thanks to Poetix for the tip. Gourmet Traveller’s list of “Great Australian Breakfasts” has a Canberra entry:
21 Black breakfast, Silo Bakery
Silo’s black breakfast is uncompromising in both name and flavour. A dense house-baked rye and grain bread chimes with the deep and earthy qualities of black pudding. Borage flowers and sweet pickled radish add a [...]
The ABC reports on some FOI work on food safety which shows the Director of Public Prosecutions is getting busy with all the dodgy restaurants clobbered by the Health Protection service in recent times.
The health documents show authorities successfully prosecuted three Canberra eateries under the Food Act earlier this year.
Another 18 prosecution briefs were [...]
My wife and I have a golden Wedding Anniversary coming soon.
I’d like to enjoy a really good lunch with her. Just the two of us and it will be on a Sunday.
I’m prepared for top price but would like somewhere a little bit special.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Katy Gallagher has the happy news that KPMG have completed a no doubt arduous examination of restaurant regulation around the world.
At the end of that process we get a Regulatory Impact Statement on proposals for getting “scores on doors” of restaurants so the public can be informed about health risks, and one hopes so that [...]
I would be very grateful for some advice on authentic and delicious Italian restaurants in Canberra.
Looking forward to hearing about some less-known trattorias -Thanks in advance!!
I am coming up from the coast, probably early next week, to visit a friend in TCH.
While I’m there I would like to take his wife out for lunch, to give her a bit of time out.
Can someone please recommend a nice cafe/restaurant, relatively near the hospital, which won’t keep us hanging [...]
enjoying Ayutthaya Belconnen
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that the Food Amendment Act 2011 has been made today by the Legislative Assembly.
“Recent problems with some food businesses have highlighted the gaps in knowledge of people working in the industry which is why these amendments were needed,” the Chief Minister said.
The bill does four key things. It requires food [...]
Went past there on the weekend and there are for-lease signs up.
Does anyone know if they’ve moved, or what the deal is?
They always seemed to be doing pretty good business in there.
[ED - wow, Plaka was a real institution]
News have the terrifying information that the stunningly lethal deathcap dinner was cooked in a commercial kitchen here in Canberra:
HEALTH authorities in Canberra say the meal which contained death cap mushrooms that killed two people was prepared in a commercial kitchen.
The ACT Health Directorate says the food was for a private meal and no food [...]
We took some visitors from Sydney to dinner last night firstly to Jammo Wests where we we’re denied entry as we had rubber thongs on.
Needless to say the previous day we’d been to many places in Sydney in the same thongs but no, not allowed in the pokie palace at
Jammo. Next was an [...]
Today is my partners and my birthday, we would like to do something nice together this week as my partner is working today. We are not especially fancy people and would like to know if there were any clubs or casual places to eat and relax that were any good food wise.
We have 2 small [...]
I’m craving antipasto and I’m craving it now.
Was anyone else caught out with the “15% surcharge for public holiday” sign at cafes and restaurants today?
My better half wouldn’t let me say that it wasn’t legal to put up the sign and that they needed to have a menu indicating the public holiday price.
Outraged… it is not the first year of [...]
Does anyone know which restaurants will be open this year for Christmas day lunch? We have tried the Hyatt in the past, but I think it’s over-priced for the quality of the food. Happy to pay up to $150 per head, so long as the food is worth it. So far I’ve found these options:
I drove from Dunlop to the Isaacs shops with the family yesterday to have some lunch at Cuckoo Habibi. We were joined by friends that live near by.
I had a ticket from the Entertainment Book. The ticket reads ‘one complementary main menu item when another complementary main menu item is purchased’. On the top right-hand [...]
Anyone know of any nice breakfast cafes around the Sutton/Collector/Bungendore area?
Looking for somewhere slightly up-market for a special breakfast. Something along the lines of the now-closed Lynwood Cafe or Poacher’s Pantry is what I had in mind (and before you hit the reply button, yes, the actual Poacher’s Pantry is an option, just wondering [...]
The Greens are celebrating gaining Labor support for their campaign to force restaurant franchises to list kilojoules on their menu boards.
“The Greens legislation will apply to large food chains which have seven or more outlets in the ACT, or 50 or more in Australia.
“NSW already has similar laws for fast food outlets to display the [...]
I am a single bloke who loves chinese food but for some reason all the restaurants/takeaway/home delivery places do not make a small special fried rice.
They only make a small fried rice.
If you want special fried rice you have to buy the large one.
Does anyone know of any places around Woden that [...]
The Health Directorate have really outdone themselves this morning.
They’ve posted a page advertising a discussion paper for Food Safety.
They mention some interesting proposals:
– A requirement for every food business to have a trained food safety supervisor;
– A proposal that the names of food businesses convicted of an offence against the Food Act be placed on [...]