Braddon, Canberra – Any well created Italian (i.e. women, wine, scooters, Nutella) will always have a pool of admirers far and wide. Shocking, I know. Italian and Sons is no exception!by
A pantry worth raiding –
Heading to brunch at Poachers Pantry involves navigating several unpaved rural lanes, however, it’s definitely worth the bumpy drive. The rustic Smokehouse Cafe and farm shop is a favourite grazing spot in the Canberra District Wine Region for many ‘Capitalists’. [Read more…]by
During a recent drive through the middle of Canberra, I passed a mob of about 50 grazing kangaroos. After many visits, it still surprises me that the Big C, the epicentre of Australian politics, maintains such a country town feel. Local friends even talk of tumbleweeds blowing through the city centre. Perhaps it’s only fitting that Smoque was established here last year. [Read more…]by
Good things come in small sheds – by Nicola!
A shed-like building in a New South Wales country paddock isn’t the likeliest venue for handmade gourmet chocolates, but life can sometimes be deliciously surprising. Robyn Rowe is the force behind the store called Chocolate D’Or, which makes for an enjoyable pit stop in the Canberra District Wine Region. [Read more…]by
Bean & Grain – By Nicola!
Fyshwick is a light industrial area towards the east which caters heavily to adult entertainment needs. While I guess this technically could be listed under Urban Usher’s ‘Getting Out & About’ sub-category, I’m not sure this is what UU’s founder, Dave, had in mind. Also, having only driven past the various establishments, I’m not really in a position to accurately review so instead, I’ll take the less risqué approach and talk about Bean & Grain. [Read more…]by
Canberra District Wine Region
Without sounding like I’m disparaging our fair Capital, one of the best ways to enjoy Canberra actually involves heading over the border to New South Wales to the Canberra District Wine Region, comprising over 170 vineyards. A 35 minute drive from the CBD means close proximity to over 30 of these delightful destinations, resulting in high density enjoyment. [Read more…]by
For a long time burgers were the staple of the hung over (or still inebriated). It’s safe to say most people at some point have almost inhaled mouthfuls of ‘meat’ and carbs in a misguided and sometimes regretful attempt to restore their bodies to the pre-alcohol equilibrium.by