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Tag: Braddon

Fresh Brew – A Preview of ‘Bent Spoke’ Micro Brewery

by The Editor

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It was inevitable, really. In Canberra’s hipster-haven of Braddon there was only a matter of time until someone had the good sense to install a craft beer outlet.

(Not that it’s a bad thing!)

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The Final Four at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

elkpea-topTwo weeks ago we dedicated ourselves to the cause of working through Elk & Peas rather fun taco menu.  While it may have taken a couple of sittings, our resolve was unwavering.  Here are the results.

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Eight to One it’s Taco Time at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

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Street food. What’s not to love? Wherever one travels across the globe a city can be judged on the merits of its food. With this in mind, Elk & Pea has gone further than most by reinventing its entire menu around Southern American and Mexican Cuisine.

Ole!

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Playing in the Knightsbridge Zoo

by The Editor

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Winter is here. Scarves, jackets and gloves abound. Why hibernate on the couch for the colder months when the crazy cats at Knightsbridge Penthouse have you covered?

It’s time to let out your inner-animal for Knightsbridge’s ninth birthday party.

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Hipsley Lane gets Hipper

by The Editor

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Since opening last September, Hipsley Lane has moved quickly to entrench itself as the go-to retail outlet for vintage fashion. However, not satisfied with a successful first eight months, the doors are briefly closing to improve on the model.
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“86 That, Chef?” Dining at Braddon’s Brash, New Kid.

by The Editor

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We burst through the doors from the darkness of a chilly Autumn evening and into the warmth and hubbub of a busy restaurant on a Saturday night. The last thing one might have expected was to be grabbed in a headlock and taught a stern lesson before being turned out on the street.

At least, that’s kind of what happened…

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Everything Old is New Again – Debacle

by The Editor

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Debacle is dead!  Long live Debacle!

Like any good dynasty –  such as the Windsors, the Kims or The Phantom – it takes a good death to refresh the family lineage.  It was therefore with some sorrow but a healthy dose of anticipation that on 23 February we bade farewell to Debacle at its old site north on Lonsdale Street.

So, where to next?

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Autolyse – Braddon’s Latest Bakery

by The Editor

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Autolyse is an optional dough process. It refers to a period of rest after the initial mixing of flour and water, a rest period that occurs sequentially before the addition of yeast and other ingredients.
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So, what does this mean for the little post-industrial suburb of Braddon?

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Where to next for Lonsdale Street Roasters?

by The Editor

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Since launching, Lonsdale Street Roasters has been something of a sensation in the Canberra coffee circuit. Patient addicts would form an orderly queue at the Braddon outlet, keen to get a daily dose of the delights on offer.

When demand outstripped capacity, it was time for a second venue to open – and where else but Lonsdale Street? However, with the commencement of the New Year it appears the operators are keen to spread their wings. This time it may be on a different side of the lake altogether.

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Yacht Rock – Christmas Eve at Knightsbridge Penthouse

by The Editor

  Yacht Rock imageCome Christmas Eve, the crew of the good ship SS Knighty will again host their Yacht Rock Spectacular.  For those not accustomed to the smooth and sexy stylings of white man’s soul, here’s a snippet from a recent entry to the captain’s log:

It’s all about 10CC, The Doobie Brothers, America,  Toto, Kenny Loggins, and the Beach Boys, with a hint of Fleetwood Mac and fair splash of Hall & Oates. It’s like a long, winding drive down the Clyde listening to 1053 2CA, a few buttons loose on the summer shirt, an arm dangling out the window, awaiting that summer breeze to hit you.

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