Author: Ashley St. George

Canberra Wine House: Dickson’s best kept secret is out

Canberrans have a right to be proud. The territory and surrounding region has blossomed into a sought after destination for artisan produce like olives, cured meats, chocolates and not to mention wine. We are all foodies at heart, and the Canberra Wine House pulls on the heart strings. As the wind whistles outside, cars stream down Northbourne and frost forms on anything that’s stationary for long enough, there is something very comforting about sitting beside a crackling fire with a glass of wine and a wooden board overflowing with an abundance of delicious local produce. It is a guaranteed...

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Best five bakeries in Canberra

Nothing beats the lingering aroma of freshly baked bread coming out of the hot oven. The classic loaf has been an iconic family table staple since its inception, and bakers all around have tirelessly dedicated themselves to this labour of love, getting up in the wee hours of the morning to mix, roll and bake fresh dough to serve the community. To pay homage, we’ve collated a list of the best bakeries in Canberra – we think our top picks are the best thing since sliced bread! EQ Bakehouse Inconspicuously hidden behind EQ Café Lounge in the centre of...

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Best winter warming drinks in Canberra

Now that ANZAC day has come and gone, Canberrans know it’s the time of year that the heaters come on, a layer of frost crusts the feathers of the resident swans on Lake Burley Griffin and puffy jackets come out for the long haul. Canberra winter is made a little bit more bearable though by the thought of steaming mugs of hot chocolate, pots of chai or the like. Here’s a list of hot drinks around town to warm the soul, as well as the body.   Teddy Pickers Complete campfire comfort without the campfire. Served in the nostalgic...

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From paddock to plate at Marble & Grain

It’s not just your grandma that improves with age… red wine and cheese are two other things that come to mind. But dry-aged steak could be as luxurious as it gets. Marble & Grain, offers all the best bits of a European Gastro Pub without the lengthy trip to another continent. With an elegant dining room, a more casual bar space and covered outdoor terrace, Marble & Grain have a space for any occasion. The cavernous dining area is characterised by dark and moody interiors with the earthy colours of rich brown wooden panelling, textural leather chairs and polished...

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Tusk: Charging the way for women in hospitality

There is no doubt that the issue of gender equality in hospitality has improved leaps and bounds, with a higher prevalence of females demonstrating their boss-action behind the bar, beside the cooktops or the like. But for a woman with a burning passion for making a career in the industry, it still remains a daunting playing field. Tusk, a new Canberra-based women’s collective founded by Charlotte Stevens, is passionate about empowering women in hospitality, and has a goal to break down long-established societal norms of the industry being a ‘boys club’. Tusk is proud to announce its launch event...

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