Tag Archives: Canberra

Ottoman Cuisine: Balloons of Empire

We celebrate things in many ways. We throw parties with drinks and music, put on special displays of skill, or create something to commemorate the moment. But through all this, one of the universal symbols of celebration is a balloon. … Continue reading

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Shorty’s: Pub ethnography

The terrace is the prize. This little raised platform a step above the lane, where you can watch the parade that constantly passes, is where everyone really wants to sit. I don’t know if it’s the slight touch of sun, … Continue reading

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A tourist in my own city

The Human Brochure weekend was paid for by Australian Capital Tourism. I have seen the sprawling lights of Manhattan at night from the top of the Empire State Building. I have stared at the organic, winding towers of la Sagrada … Continue reading

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The 2012 Gourmie Awards

This has been an interesting year for my little blog. From the highs of my US travels, through to the lows of the crushing laziness that has resulted in the 2012 wrap-up being published more than a week into 2013, … Continue reading

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The Artisan: Those Suburban Nights

 Name: The Artisan Address: 16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah, ACT, 2604 Ph: 02 6232 6482 Website: theartisanrestaurant.com.au Chefs: David Black and Sam McGeechan Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm-2.30pm and 6.00pm-10.00pm. The suburban shopping strip. It has always been the domain of the breakfast cafe, the fish’n’chips shop, … Continue reading

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Name that drink (correctly this time)

Name: Playground Martini & Tapas Bar Address: 25 Garema Place, Canberra, ACT Ph: 02 6262 7171 Website: facebook.com/25GaremaPlace    “The only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” It is rare to find such a ideal quotation in the opening paragraph of a Wikipedia … Continue reading

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The 2011 Gourmie Awards

And so we come to that part of the year (the end of it) where people take stock of what has happened in the past 12 months. Our newspapers are full of list of bests and worsts, and we get … Continue reading

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