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Arthouse videos and Italian sausages

By seekay - 8 April 2008 23

I know Canberrans like to talk about their general level of education, culture etc… so is there a video library anywhere in the ACT that offers arthouse, classic cinema and foreign language fare, not just your standard Blockbuster dross?

And as a long term visitor to Canberra but only a recent visitor, where are all the decent butchers shops here? The Fyshwick markets have good fruit and OK seafood, but don’t inspire this meat eater. Does anyone do good Italian pork sausages or will I be driving up to Sydney for supplies.

What’s Your opinion?


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Arthouse videos and Italian sausages
Danman 9:59 am 09 Apr 08

Err Hawker butchery – home of the “Bonza Banger”

NoAddedMSG 9:52 am 09 Apr 08

I second the butcher in Lyneham shops – the pork sausages from there actually taste like pork, as opposed to generic meat flavour.

illyria 9:48 am 09 Apr 08

Allan, the Butcher at Southlands at Mawson is without doubt the best Butcher in Canberra. He has the most amazing variety, his window display cannot be outdone and he will prepare things on request with a great big smile on his face. I have a huge brood and we go through a lot of meat.

He has pork sausages that are hard to beat, made to a traditional french recipe with lots of garlic.

My second choice is the Red Hill Butcher, if you are willing to brave the ferals that hang around Red Hill shops it is also worth a look.

caf 12:06 am 09 Apr 08

Electric Shadows Bookshop is definitely the place to go for renting. You should also check out the ANU Film Group – works on a membership basis (open to anyone), screens a mix of recent releases and classics (both spanning a wide set of genres) from proper 35mm film on a big cinema screen. In fact if you print and use this voucher before May 22nd you can get $10 off an annual membership.

imhotep 10:07 pm 08 Apr 08

Many Rioters apparently probably wouldn’t be seen dead at Tuggers but allow me to put in a plug for Civic at Tuggeranong Square. A (relatively) large range of classic, foreign and some ‘arthouse’ stuff.

I-filed 10:05 pm 08 Apr 08

Griffith Shops has a good butcher – organic too.

ant 9:58 pm 08 Apr 08

Electric Shadows bookshop is still going? awesome! Their video rental library had all the good stuff.

There’s a funny little continental butcher/smallgoods deli in Riverside Plaza, Qbn (opposite Coles) that has a very nice range of Italian sausages, the sign says home-made.

Morgan 9:30 pm 08 Apr 08

The butchers at Lyneham shops is outstanding. Their sausages have won heaps of awards, Supabarn stocks their sausages.

random 8:24 pm 08 Apr 08

Video Ezy in Belconnen has an excellent selection.

Also, if you’re lucky enough to be at the ANU or know anyone at the ANU, there are videos and DVDs you can borrow from the libraries (Asian stuff at Menzies, everything else at Chifley) that you won’t find anywhere else.

canbaron 7:49 pm 08 Apr 08

I thought it was customary to eat popcorn while watching movies?

Or is it different with arthouse?

AstralPlane 7:35 pm 08 Apr 08

For smallgoods you can’t go past Mr Zivco’s stall at the farmers markets. He sells out of a refrigerated trailer. I think he makes it all himself and there’s a fair range of sausage like stuff and things I can’t ID. His plain old smoked ham is good. His prices are fine. But you have to go to the markets at EPIC on Sat between 8am-11am, it’s the only time they’re open.

DITO electric shadows. It’s the only video library I reckon.

skaboy12 7:29 pm 08 Apr 08

The butcher at Sutton is the best around, but its a bit of a hike.

iamspam 7:23 pm 08 Apr 08

Electric Shadows Bookshop in Braddon should do the trick, they have a rental library there

http://www.electricshadowsbookshop.com.au/Default.htm

New Yeah 7:15 pm 08 Apr 08

The ACT public library has a not-too-shabby range of the flicks you seem to be after. Look ’em up online and choose your local library as the delivery point. You might even find some movies that have Italian sausages in them.

dr. faustus 7:15 pm 08 Apr 08

Don’t know about the South Side, but the Video Easy in Kingston (I think – *not* the one near the Commonwealth Bank) seems to have a descent collection of foreign, classic and arthouse films, particularly a reasonable collection of Asian DVDs.

The Griffith Butcher is the best butcher shop I’ve been to in Canberra. They cut up all of their own meat, and are often able to get more unusual stuff to order. They used to have organic meat, but I think it’s non-organic these days, but still very good.

Don’t know about Italian sausages. I expect the Deli Planet in the Fyshwick Markets has okay Italian sausage, but not being an expert, I’m not sure I can contradict your initial opinion.

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