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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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Dining trends for 2014?

by The Editor

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Well, that’s 2013 done. Now for the New Year, and now a whole new range of trends that will grace your plate over the next 12 months. We’ve had a look through the tea-leaves, and here’s what we think may feature in Canberra dining through 2014.

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A Dining Debut at C Dine at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

C-Dine

On Wednesday night (24 July) C Dine threw open its doors as the first restaurant in Kingston Foreshore’s dining precinct.  It’s been a long time coming. As the apartment blocks have crept slowly from Wentworth Avenue down to Kingston’s quay, the fitouts – including Max Brenner, La Rustica and Morks among others – are slowly nearing completion. Hurrah!

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Jamie’s Kitchen – Canberra’s Latest Vindication

by The Editor

Jamie's Italian

It’s a funny thing, Canberra’s retail ‘cringe’. The news of Jamie’s Italian opening in the Canberra Centre – among outlets such as Supre, Aldi and Roger David – got fingers-a-tweeting late yesterday afternoon. But, really…why?

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Enlighten Festival 2013

by The Editor

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February is a tricky month – January has whizzed by in a heady mix of barbeques and public holidays.  Suddenly, it’s February and, once you’ve finally got a handle on the year to come, you look at the calendar and think ERMAGHERD!!! I haven’t bought tickets to ENLIGHTEN!!!

For shame!

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Accolades for Aubergine

by The Editor

Well, it looks as though the local talent has scooped the pool in a way no other regional restaurant in NSW/ACT has ever done before.

Last Monday night (3 September) at the announcement of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide Awards, Andrea and Ben Willis from Aubergine were awarded a rare double.

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Saturday Night Dining at Gryphons Caffe

by The Editor

We first visited Gryphons Caffe in Griffith shortly after opening.  Back then it had all the confidence and coordination of a new born foal.  Now, almost five months after throwing open the doors, how would Gryphons treat us on a Saturday night?

The clever bit

Firstly, Gryphons has managed to install something not a single hospitality venue has managed in this town:  an air-locked front door.  In a week where the average overnight temperature averaged -5C, the airlock – while initially installed to prevent noise escaping – does a wonderful job of shielding punters from the cold night air.

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Jamie’s Italian: Very Soon?

by The Editor

Updated:  Ay Carumba!!  As noted by commentor Simon – The Canberra Times now lists Guzman y Gomez as the new Restaurant in the Canberra Centre.  We love tacos, so are far from disappointed.  Perhaps we’ll have to wait a little longer for Jamie to arrive…

In the 6 July 2012 online edition of The Canberra Times (See?We can do it!) , Megan Doherty touches on some developments at The Canberra Centre other than those we’ve discussed on recent days. One sentence in particular stood out: a statement by Canberra Centre management regarding a new street front restaurant.

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Public Bar – Revisited

by The Editor

Back in November, we were excited by the removal of the large hoardings that kept the new Public Bar obscured from prying eyes.  On one of the most prominent sites on the Southside, it was always going to set hopes high.  We liked it, but felt overcharged by a venue effetively facing a service station.

Having been informed prices had been lowered and the menu revised, it was certainly worth another visit.  On a cloudy mid-April day we returned, tempted by the idea of a pie.

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Lightning Review: Duxton – O’Connor Shops

by The Editor

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We’d just about had enough.  There’s only so much rain you can be expected to take.  Despite every intention not to leave the house before the sun came out, there was nothing to do but grab a brolly, take on the elements and get out of the house before we started climbing the wall.  We decided it was time to hit Duxton.

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