All Bar Nun gets a chance to bid on its building

johnboy 26 November 2010 23

The Canberra Times is celebrating that the owners of O’Connor’s Sargood Street building are putting it up for auction which will allow All Bar Nun’s operators to have a crack at securing their future.

All Bar is a bit of a mixed blessing for the residents of Turner and O’Connor.

On the one hand a subsection of their clientelle are notorious for smashing letterboxes and car windows, one of their bouncers doesn’t like freak bikes, the kitchen can be absolutely dire, and they think that bacon is a vegetarian option (see picture below).

On the other hand it’s a grand spot to have a beer and watch the Inner North go by, they have some excellent beers on tap, and they’ve been very accomodating of RiotACT’s strange needs of powerpoints and the use of plasma screens over the years.

But on balance I know I’d be gutted if it wasn’t there. So here’s hoping things go well.

Bacon is a vegetable


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gospeedygo gospeedygo 3:29 pm 27 Nov 10

JessicaNumber said :

Vegetarians are not made better by bacon. Depending on the vegetarian they can be made sad, angry, nauseous, ranty, or any other kind of not better. Bacon makes my sparkles less sparkly 🙁

But they make a yummy salad 🙂

I hear vegetarians are made all those thing even when not eating meat. Its the iron deficiency you see.

terubo terubo 7:45 am 27 Nov 10

I have long intended to visit this establishment, and my appetite has been whetted by the menu published above.

Disappointing to hear, however, that the ‘riff-raff’ (Sid, no.4) have moved on. A Sunday without a good pub brawl can make for a dreary day indeed.

Aeek Aeek 9:29 pm 26 Nov 10

I miss Delicate Eating, or whatever it was called.

Brianna Brianna 9:28 pm 26 Nov 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Pfft. Everyone knows bacon is a condiment not a meat.

Oh Yes!

Deref Deref 8:21 pm 26 Nov 10

p1 said :

It doesn’t mention “vegetarian” anywhere on that photo that I can see. And what isn’t made better by bacon?

They have zuccini balls and chicken. Those are vegetables.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:15 pm 26 Nov 10

Reprobate said :

They should be shut down for including an apostrophe in nachos.

No, it indicates that the (v) belongs to the Nacho, which is actually a misspelling of “Macho”.

The (V) in that case stands for “valetudo”, therefore the dish offers “Bean and Cheese Macho for good health,” the “Macho” being the bacon, which, as an integral ingredient, stops it being a pansy vegetarian dish.

triffid triffid 3:34 pm 26 Nov 10

(humph . . . grumpf . . . snort . . . yawn). Sorry . . . just dozed off wondering just how many single-bedroom units and on how many levels a cashed up developer could fit on that site.

(Yes, I’m aware of the operation of the Retail Tenancies Act and current zoning. Just trying to zest up a slow Fridee arvo a bit with a change of line and length LOL).

chewy14 chewy14 3:22 pm 26 Nov 10

lobster said :

chewy14 said :

C’mon,
even Veggos need a sneaky bacon hit every now and then.

I always find it amusing to sneak a bit of meat in a vegetarian dish and then watch the veggos rave about how fanstastic it is.

I do the same thing with people who claim to not want to eat human flesh.

How could they know unless they try it!? 😛

Your own or someone else’s?

I can imagine you serving up dinner (sans arm), and the guests saying “mmm, this lobster tastes delicious.”

lobster lobster 2:34 pm 26 Nov 10

chewy14 said :

C’mon,
even Veggos need a sneaky bacon hit every now and then.

I always find it amusing to sneak a bit of meat in a vegetarian dish and then watch the veggos rave about how fanstastic it is.

I do the same thing with people who claim to not want to eat human flesh.

How could they know unless they try it!? 😛

johnboy johnboy 2:25 pm 26 Nov 10

chewy14 said :

C’mon,
even Veggos need a sneaky bacon hit every now and then.

I always find it amusing to sneak a bit of meat in a vegetarian dish and then watch the veggos rave about how fanstastic it is.

It’s only funny until they catch you.

chewy14 chewy14 2:17 pm 26 Nov 10

C’mon,
even Veggos need a sneaky bacon hit every now and then.

I always find it amusing to sneak a bit of meat in a vegetarian dish and then watch the veggos rave about how fanstastic it is.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 2:13 pm 26 Nov 10

Pfft. Everyone knows bacon is a condiment not a meat.

Reprobate Reprobate 2:11 pm 26 Nov 10

They should be shut down for including an apostrophe in nachos.

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 2:01 pm 26 Nov 10

I thought “V” was the mark for the call to arms for the resistance against the reptiods…

p1 p1 1:59 pm 26 Nov 10

Mmmmm, somehow I missed that “V”. Must not have been giving the RA my usual attention.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:23 pm 26 Nov 10

Perhaps the “V” means you get five of them in a serve… 🙂

JessicaNumber JessicaNumber 1:18 pm 26 Nov 10

Vegetarians are not made better by bacon. Depending on the vegetarian they can be made sad, angry, nauseous, ranty, or any other kind of not better. Bacon makes my sparkles less sparkly 🙁

But they make a yummy salad 🙂

Fiona Fiona 1:07 pm 26 Nov 10

V has a vego option usually… by removing the bacon

johnboy johnboy 12:59 pm 26 Nov 10

p1 said :

It doesn’t mention “vegetarian” anywhere on that photo that I can see. And what isn’t made better by bacon?

Big letter V?

sid sid 12:53 pm 26 Nov 10

I’m glad most of the riff-raff that used to populate ABN on a Sunday have moved off to Suburban. It’s now back to being a great place to enjoy a few ciders in the sun on a Sunday arvo as you gather your thoughts after a big Saturday night. There had been a pretty bad vibe there on Sundays for the last few years.

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