Tag Archives: Civic

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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Smoque: BBQ Nations

As the days of January tick along, we again close in on that enjoyable but somewhat meaningless holiday, Australia Day. And, as always, this brings the people who need to fill column inches to start talking about what is the … Continue reading

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Guzman y Gomez: Mexican mess and joy

Name: Guzman y Gomez Address: Shop EZ07-07B, Canberra Centre Shopping Centre, Bunda Street, Civic Ph: 9191 0906 Website: guzmanygomez.com Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm. Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm.   I have a beard. Not just a little goatee, but a whole, lush beard. If I am honest, sometimes … 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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Cream: Sh-boogie bop

Name: Cream Café and Bar Address: Canberra Centre Shop FG10/ Bunda St, Canberra, 2600 Ph: 02 6162 1448 Website: http://www.creamcafebar.com.au Hours: Monday – Friday: 7.30am – late. Saturday: 8am – late. Sunday: 8am – 4pm. Cream, get on top. Cream, … Continue reading

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La Posada: Ahead by a nose

Name: La Posada Address: 60 Alinga Street, Canberra City, ACT, 2601 Ph: 02 6248 5444 Website: http://www.laposada.com.au Hours: Lunch – Monday to Friday, 12-2.30pm. Dinner – Wednesday to Saturday, 5.45pm until late.   It had that smell. Aroma can drag … Continue reading

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Soju Girl: Split right

Name: Soju Girl Address: Melbourne Building, 41/43-45 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City Ph: 02 6257 5328 Website: sojugirl.com.au Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11:30am-Late. Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-Late. Closed Tuesday.   As all Australian food critics, amateur and professional alike, … Continue reading

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