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Truffles and Wine At Pod Food in Pialligo

by The Vinsiders

Pod Food Logo

On Thursday, the Vinsiders wandered over to Podfood in Pialligo to partake in a 6-course ‘truffle degustation’ with matching wine. Having only explored truffles superficially, and having never explored the matching of truffles and wine, we were very much looking forward to a new sensory experience.

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Help from the Underground 2013 – Wrap up

by The Editor

help-from-the-underground

In a cold winter’s night in June last year, around 500 people shuffled in to a Southside carpark to check out a quickly thrown together event featuring local fashion designers showing off clothes from the Vinnies op-shop.

Huh? What?

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Help from the Underground 2013

by The Editor

help-from-the-underground

In a cold winter’s night in June last year, around 500 people shuffled in to a Southside carpark to check out a quickly thrown together event featuring clothes from the Vinnies op-shop.

Huh? What?

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The Thursday Tipple: Canberra and the World of Affordable Wine…

by The Vinsiders

Canberra Vs World Affordable Wine

About fifteen years ago, we visited some of the local Canberra wineries. Back then there was a higher than usual proportion of sympathy buys – you know the ones, where all the wines are not particularly good, but you feel that overriding sense of guilt that you should purchase something, so you pick the least offensive bottle at the cheapest possible price, smile, hand over the cash, and run out the door.

Well, how things have changed…

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Out and About – This Week’s Exhibitions

by The Editor

Fivefold Packaging

In thisCentenary Year the endless steam of celebrations and events shows no end in sight. This week, we were excited to see a couple of interesting little exhibitions cross our desk, both of which celebrate the energy and creativity present in young Canberra designers and artists.

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The Weekend Cometh: 1-3 March 2013

by The Editor

Happy Friday

Wow.  So, much going on in the coming weeks as we kick off autumn (what – there was a summer?) it’s hard to know where to begin. The majority of high profile activities happening over this weekend revolve around the opening of the Enlighten Festival.  Mind you, there are a couple of smaller, independent affairs that are equally likely to capture your attention.

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The New New Acton: new spaces and new faces at Močan and Green Grout

by Barrister Barista

Would coffee by another name still smell as sweet?  We’re not sure, but the name-heavy newbie at New Acton seems to be slowly winning Canberra’s heart.  Močan and Green Grout opened in an urban cave-space down from Urban Food last year, with a copycat location and an original concept (for Canberra).  Recently, it blossomed into hipster treehouse with a communal kitchen, a seasonal menu, excellent opening hours, and coffee.

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There’s No Place Like Lonsdale St Roasters (in Canberra)

by Barrister Barista

The first time we saw ‘Roasters’ was on a sun-beating afternoon in 2010, December.  Barrister Barista had just been admitted to the Supreme Court, and the liquid lunch lurch down Lonsdale St was interrupted by the smells of fresh paint and coffee.  We followed our noses indoors to cement, two tables and a coffee machine.

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THE THURSDAY TIPPLE – 2010 Nick O’Leary Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

A well stocked fridge – Nick O’Leary’s 2010 Shiraz

2010 was not an easy one for Canberra Vineyards. We were given a warm spring that excited us all as a hot November led way for early flowering. However, Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress as December and January brought rain, cold and all the mould & disease problems that come with it. Some vineyards reported almost no issues, however many were not so fortunate.

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Stop, Coffee Press: There’s a new café in Barton.

by TheEA

Barton workers, cancel your in-house coffee orders, and get your walking shoes on!  On May 31, we said:

The royal family of Canberra coffee is expecting another child. Confirmed by Harvest staff on 30 May, when 2-4 National Circuit Barton is finalised this year, the corporati will be queuing for contractor coffs a la Harvest/Tonic/Group 7/Kingston Grind. The building is earmarked for the Attorney-General’s Department, but we’re guessing the beans will bring ‘em in from outside the portfolio. Stay tuned: Barrister Barista will premiere with the first review in a couple of weeks’ time.

Things have changed…

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