The Canberran

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

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Hale & Mary – The Sports Bar Canberra Prayed for?

by The Editor

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In years to come, will we look back upon this time as the golden years of the ampersand?

There were a few early trendsetters (Wig & Pen and Chairman & Yip), but since 2010 the trickle has become a flood with Tongue & Groove & Maple & Clove & Elk & Pea & Mocan & Green Grout & Fox & Bow & Walt & Burley & Marble & Grain & Wood & Coal & Beef & Barley & 79 & Fine all contributing the SHIFT-7 trend.  Read the rest of this entry »

X(O) Rated. We try Narrabundah’s Newest

by The Editor

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The searing heat of January is evident through the haze rising from the bitumen of the Narrabundah shops carpark. It’s a Saturday, and time for lunch. However, the temperature – which is rapidly climbing into the high-30s – suggests the day would be better spent with cocktails by the pool.

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Drive-Through or Drive In? Dining at Space Kitchen

by The Editor

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For many, the idea of dining in a car park is a foreign one. For others, it reeks of Melbourne-cool and appears urbane and edgy.

Well, while not quite underground, Space Kitchen has opened, and we were certainly intrigued to see who heads to Woden on a weekend for brunch in a car park.

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Australia’s Best Wines – Where are the Canberra Drops?

by The Editor

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Canberrans are proud of our local wines. While only Mount Majura actually produces within the ACT border, we are more than happy to claim everything from Yass through to Lake George, it seems that we still can’t crack it with the best across the nation.

James Halliday – possibly the biggest name in Australian wine – has released his Top 100 Wines for 2015. Guess how many local wines made the cut this year…

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Mixing with the people at Hoi Polloi

by The Editor

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Canberra was a funny place yesterday. On the 40th Anniversary of the Dismissal, our future king arrived in town to meet with the Prime Minister, who himself is the former Chair of the Australian Republican Movement.

Okay. So, that’s a tad awkward…

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In a word: bike

by obalint

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of freedom. It’s a most liberating state of being. Like when you finish your final uni exam (School’s out for summer!) or when you’re alone in the house and it dawns on you that, yes, yes you can walk around naked (booyah!) or, I imagine, when the children leave the nest and you can finally convert their rooms into a man cave or sewing room or meth lab…wait, what?

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Furniture and Fashion. Who Is It?

by The Editor

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Design is life. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. From the look of our shoes to the shape of our vehicles, to the colour of our coffee cup… this subtle form of propaganda sends continuous signals about who we are and what we love.

Fashion and furnishings will come together this week at Who Is..? A new exhibition at DesignCraft featuring a unique collaboration between local fashion designers Corr Blimey, and the incredible work of Walter Knoll.

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In a Word: Child

by obalint

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Children are silly. But they are also awesome.

Bright sparkling eyes and minds teeming with curiosity, queries, possibilities. Boundless energy. Stockpiles of smiles. Incorrigible enthusiasm. Cheeky demands. Spurious spouts of “That’s not fair!” Worldly wondering. Quirky questioning…and pestering persistence. Bless.

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In a Word: Dawn

by obalint

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Sparrow-fart. That’s a Bob’s-your-uncle term for the earliest time of the morning. It’s about the time when all the sparrows get up and let out a little fart signifying their awakening at the crack of dawn. How cute.

Like a murmuration of starlings signifying dawn’s exact and equal opposite: dusk. The murmur is a welcoming, reassuring finish to the day. They’re such stars. Are they also lings then too? An underling star. Just little stars with so much stellar capacity. A star in training. A starling.

What else?

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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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