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August 22, 2014

Unbelievably good pub menu

12/03/2013 by Katey Baddeley

I vaguely remember visiting Mooseheads once. In an alcohol abetted buzz I think I stuck to the floor, lost a shoe, fell down a flight of stairs and ruined a perfectly good dress. Whilst the majority of that train-wreck of an evening was my fault completely, the unfavourable experience didn’t offer any entice of a return visit. That was 4 years ago. I’m pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised to announce a lot has changed since then.

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Recap: Bombs Away @ Academy

18/02/2013 by Kathryn Cygan

Last Friday night marked the final night of ANU’s O Week, and suitably the city was alive with students aching to party before the tedium of classes begin. Academy Nightclub was holding a secret garden party, with some of Canberra’s best DJ’s providing the beats, and of course the internationally renowned headlining act from Perth; Bombs Away. But before the Perth duo graced the stage with their presence, three other DJ’s worked the room to get the party started.

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Recap: A Place To Bury Strangers @ Transit Bar

23/01/2013 by Kathryn Cygan

Monday night in Canberra is not a typical night people would choose to go out and watch some live music. But last Monday at Transit Bar there was a surprisingly big turnout for the New York based, three-piece band, A Place To Bury Strangers. Before I left for Transit, I looked up A Place To Bury Strangers and was surprised to see their music described by many as ‘noise’. I was unsure whether this would be a good thing or not.

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Hellenic Club

23/01/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Until I visited the Hellenic Club in the city on Moore Street in Civic last week, I’d yet to form a concrete opinion on clubs. Something I always associated with an older greyer generation and cigarette smoke, I now realise exactly what’s been missing from my social life. Fresh clean decor, comfortable seating, alfresco dining options, big screens showcasing a variety of entertainment on just about every wall, extensive bar, prices so reasonable I almost exclaimed with disbelief and a separate gambling area also makes things conveniently family friendly if necessary.

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A Wasabi flower

16/01/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Wasabi are well known around Canberra for their Dickson and Manuka Teppanyaki experiences, but since opening their new premises in the city just before Christmas, they have added yet another culinary element to an already appealing franchise. The knife twirling, rice flinging, fire starting hot-plates of Teppanyaki excitement are of course still set up and raring to go, but for those feeling like a hit of Japanese cuisine without the fiery flare or on-the-spot coordination, Wasabi Civic are now offering painstakingly beautiful sashimi and sushi experiences designed to share.

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Recap: Stafford Brothers @ Academy

15/01/2013 by Kathryn Cygan

It was a warm and still Friday evening, the perfect weather for a night on the town. So I set off to Academy on Bundah Street for some sweet stylings of the DJ duo The Stafford Brothers. I made my way downstairs to the huge dance floor and bar area. The room was still fairly empty but I knew that wouldn’t last long. DJ Mitch was spinning tunes in the background and there was a small group of dancers on the floor, while everybody else stood sipping their drinks and watching.

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Delights from Japan

09/01/2013 by Caitlin McDonell

Situated in the heart of Garema place, yet tucked away from the bustling crowd and the noise of the city, sees the home of Shogun restaurant. Shogun is a Japanese and teppanyaki restaurant, serving food fresh from the sea and hot off the grill. The restaurant features a relaxed ambiance with a mix of seating arrangements, unlike other Japanese restaurants in Canberra, they offer authentic Japanese style dining where you can sit on the floor. It also overlooks Garema Place offering a great view for those seated close to the window.

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Christmas Carnival in the City

12/12/2012 by OutInCanberra

Enjoy Christmas in the heart of Canberra with the Christmas Carnival in the City. There are free activities for people of all ages, from carol singers to adrenaline-fuelled fun. Enjoy the bumper boats, water balls and the bungee trampoline in Civic Square. Carol singers entertain each night from 6pm. Entry is free. For more information visit Click Here

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Recap: Emmylou Harris @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

21/11/2012 by Robbie Allison-Young

It’s not every day you get to see a Country music legend perform, let alone hang out with one, but last Monday I got to do just that. Luck was clearly on my side last week and by sheer coincidence, my parents knew Emmylou Harris’s sound engineer, a great guy by the name of Les (who they’d met in Nashville months prior) and this meant one thing for me – a free backstage pass to her concert!

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Recap: Ben Harper @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

14/11/2012 by Robbie Allison-Young

“God bless the dreamers. Though, when they speak of their dreams they sound so silly”. These were the first of many wise words to come out of Ben Harper’s mouth last Thursday night in the packed auditorium of the Canberra Theatre. As I entered the full arena, the silence was deafening. It’s not often you walk into a room of one thousand plus patrons still able to hear the sound of your own footsteps. It was an eerie scene. Moments later, a cool, calm and collected Harper popped out from behind the curtains as the crowd whistled and wailed in excitement.

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