The Canberran

A snobby (though tongue-in-cheek) look at the finer sides of the National Capital. Got a tip? Email editor@thecanberran.com

In a Word: Diversity

by The Editor

Spring

This time of year is fantastic! So much promise, like in the springtime of my youth. Golden wattle everywhere. Fuchsia and ivory pashmak blooms on cheery cherry trees. Lengthening days. Thawing…but it’s not always this cheery. Read the rest of this entry »

Local Success at 2014 Good Food Awards

by The Editor

Well, the results are in, and once again Canberra restaurants have featured quite well in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Awards.

The big question is: Who will take this year’s hats? The old-skool crew, or Canberra’s latest slew of fresh faced outlets?

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Big Moves from Canberra’s French Master.

by The Editor

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Talented chefs. Are they all a bit crazy?

Ed: Hot on the heels of announcing his latest venture, Les Bistronomes, at the old Delissio site in Braddon, chef Clement Chauvin is still looking to cook up a storm during his temporary stint at Kennedy Room in Kingston.

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Highlights for the 2014 Australian Hotels Association Awards

by The Editor

It’s that time of year again, – when Canberra’s best and brightest (and, occasionally, drunkest) gather together for the annual Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Awards for Excellence.

So, with the dark clouds of Public Service reform looming over the fresh fields of Canberra’s hospitality industry, who will spring up and bask in the glorious light of victory?

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Friday Happy-Hour. How Much for a Tram?

by The Editor

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Trams. They sounded like a good idea, didn’t they? Melbourne has trams, and Melbourne is cool; ergo, get trams in Canberra and watch the pop-up bars and an alleyway culture materialise before your very eyes.

Brilliant.

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Walt & Burley Arrives at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

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Well, it’s finally here. After 15 long years of Kingston Foreshore’s vision, we finally have the opening of Walt & Burley – a bar in such prime position down by the lake that you’ll wonder why it’s taken half a century to decide this is probably a good use of waterfront land.

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“Heard it on the Grapevine” – Vitis Braddon Opens its Doors

by The Editor

Vitis-Lucia

Last night, the evolution of Braddon kicked up another gear this Thursday with a preview of Vitis Eatery in the old Ostratos site. As construction continues unabated along the strip, it was fantastic to see another venue prepare to throw open its doors.

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Exploring the Wide World – from Civic

by The Editor

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What’s that funny black pole with a strange white box on top doing in the Chess Pit in Garema Place?

You don’t even need to be close to find out!

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The Rolling Stones in Canberra

by The Editor

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So, OutInCanberra has started a petition to get The Rolling Stones to play in Canberra. Complete madness or a stoke of genius?

It could go either way, to be honest!

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Ikea in Canberra – Flat-packed and fabulous?

by The Editor

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Ready your allen keys, folks, the big kid is coming to town!

Owners of Inner-city apartments not already decked out with Billy bookcases and Malm chest of drawers can send up a collective cheer with the The Canberra Times announcing Ikea is finally opening in Canberra.

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