Author: Alex Dickens

OIC Exclusive: Hale + Mary

Coming soon to Kingston is American style restaurant Hale + Mary. Think American-style burgers, 20 plus television screens and a new perspective on the sports dining experience. With a long bar designed as a counter to eat and watch the game, Hail + Mary is turning the sports atmosphere on its head. Owners Brentyn and Darren Wilson, Tony Haider and Michael Saloum aim to change the way people view sports in Canberra. “It’s not just a way to get the men out of the house, it’s an experience that should be enjoyed with a great meal, family and friends...

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Must Visit Local Cellar Doors

As we head into Autumn, now is a great time to try some of the amazing cool-climate wines on offer throughout the Canberra region. I’m sure that you’ve seen them on the shelves of your local Bottle-O, but it’s about time that you find our where your favourite Canberra drop comes from. Here are five sure fire wins for an Autumn cellar door tasting in the Canberra region. Shaw Vineyard 34 Isabel Dr, Murrumbateman Truly a family affair, Shaw Vineyard has been a family practice for just over 25 years. With a selection of locally sourced jams, spreads and...

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Shakin’ it up this St Paddy’s Day

Green Beer or Guinness have been the two options for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in past years… but not this year. No, this year we are shaking things up a bit and you should too! Add these six green themed cocktails to your St Patty’s day and feel the luck of the Irish this year! Green Fairy You could probably just pour yourself a glass of the ‘Green Fairy’ and feel on-theme. But let’s be safe and make it into a cocktail instead. Combine equal parts absinthe and water, lots of lemon juice, a sprinkle of sugar and a...

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Where to buy the best Easter Eggs in Canberra

Just because you’re not little anymore doesn’t mean that the Easter Bunny can’t pay you a visit. It does, however, mean that you can be a bit more selective with your choice of chocolate. As much as I love a classic Cadbury bunny, sometimes it’s nice to get a little fancy. Here are some boutique chocolate shops in Canberra that are putting on a truly egg-cellent Easter selection. Lindsay & Edmunds 20 Amberley Ave Canberra Airport This hidden gem is tucked away in Fairburn, the suburb just behind Canberra airport. Lindsay & Edmunds was started by a husband and...

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C Dine Bar

As the first restaurant to open on the Kingston Foreshore, C Dine Bar has – quite literally – watched Canberra’s premier dining destination grow up around it. After almost three years, owners Shann Howmann and Dan Keogh are still looking towards future. The team continues to push the precinct’s offerings with a brand new menu with a ‘sharing’ style of eating that perfectly matches the relaxed feel of the waterside destination. For those who have already come to know C Dine Bar, you can be assured that the new take on award-winning meat and seafood that only serves to...

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