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Get Bunched: The Bunched Co

3am in the Emergency Room might not be where many people find their inspiration.  But for 18-year-old ANU student Kristen Zeller, it was where she got a brainwave while “aimlessly scrolling through Pinterest”, that turned into her new business. “I [was] waiting for my best friend in the Emergency Room at 3am in the morning, when I came across […]

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Local Riesling best in show

Greg Gallagher doesn’t pay too much attention to wine awards. He believes that ultimately, the look, smell, taste and feel of a wine and how much it is loved by the drinker will always come down to an unquantifiable personal taste. But a group of international judges – coming from New Zealand and Germany, the […]

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10 cool Canberra bars for Spring nights

Not quite ready to embrace al fresco evenings?  Here are 10 cool Canberra bars perfect for Spring nights. Bar Rochford A cracking wine list and food influenced by European, Spain and Modern Australia — Bar Rochford (above) is the destination for those who love ‘very fine times’. Recently taking the title of Australia’s Best Bar in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller […]

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2017’s new places to eat + drink

Since January, around 70 restaurants, cafés and bars have opened around Canberra. And while we’re not sure to be excited or alarmed, as a community service we’ve compiled them all here. The Lists The latest places to eat in Canberra. 20+ new places to eat 10 new places to eat Eight new places to eat […]

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First Look: Sunday in Canberra

Sunday, gorgeous Sunday. For Canberrans, Sundays are synonymous with lazy walks around the lake, coffee in hand. Perhaps a stroll around a museum or gallery and brunch with friends, family and dogs in the sun. It’s this relaxed vibe that inspired musician Mickey Sulit and her family to open Gungahlin’s newest cafe, Sunday in Canberra which will open […]

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First Look: DOP

DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta – literally “Protected Designation of Origin”. It means something is a quality and authentic Italian product. Joseph Cataldo’s new eatery on Ainslie Avenue (between the Canberra Centre and the Canberra Theatre) is DOP in all senses of the word. Having built a loyal – maybe even obsessive – following of […]

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The Professional: Soumi Tannous

Soumi Tannous is a bartender. You might think “oh yeah, I have a mate that does that,” but few of you probably have a mate that tends bar like Soumi. And that is because Soumi is a professional. He comes from a place and culture that treats hospitality as a career, not as something you […]

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Meet the New Kids on the Forage Block

The highly anticipated Spring Forage is happening on Saturday 21 October and we’re already getting excited.  Back yet again to delight Canberra’s foodies, The Forage‘s celebration of all things delicious and mouth-watering had record-breaking crowds attend in July, so it’s unsurprising that they’re announcing some new faces for October. From sweet treats to refreshing beverages, Hawaiian inspired bites and […]

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First taste: native-Australian x Chinese menu at Natural Nine.  

We turned up dressed to the nines, we ate for the sixes and sipped on number one wine.   Earlier in the year, Natural Nine switched up their menu to Pop Chinese, a term they dubbed to denote their modern take on traditional Chinese cookery. Now they’re switching up their Asian heritage even further, with the incorporation of native-Australian ingredients.   […]

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Hot Dogs: Four ways

Franks get fancy as we reinvent the classic hot dog, four ways.  Tahini Dog INGREDIENTS 4 CHICKEN SAUSAGES 1⁄2 CUP COLESLAW – MIX OF RED AND WHITE CABBAGE AND CARROT 3 TABLESPOONS RED WINE VINEGAR 2 TABLESPOONS PLAIN YOGHURT 2 TABLESPOONS TAHINI 2 SPRING ONIONS, SLICED SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE 4 HOT DOG ROLLS* […]

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