Author: Brent Ford

Flames and Rotisserie – Terra’s new dinner menu is on fire!

Earlier this year NoNameLane started building a reputation as a Foodie’s Heaven when two of Braddon’s most successful businesses in Ming’s Pantry opened its doors in the lane, and Supa Bowl Poke shortly after, but the most innovative aspect of NoNameLane is the cantina-style restaurant called Terra. If you’ve never been to NoNameLane, it will surprise you to see a once quiet part of the city booming with delicious food options. Terra has so far offered visitors everything from full meals to serious coffee to grab-and-go options, as a “canteen-style, produce-driven food destination”. Since opening in the middle of...

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Taking Down Ainslie’s Monster Burger Challenge 2.0

Hamish, our waiter, seated me and gave me a set of the rules, making sure that this was going to be a fair fight. By far the toughest part of this contest is the 10-minute time limit and the mac and cheese loaded fries, which means you can’t just scoff your face with potato goodness. You know that you’ve made the right choices in life when you receive a call on a Friday Afternoon asking if you could take on a burger challenge over the weekend. After seeing the many challengers take down the Ainslie Football and Social Club’s...

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This week, have a convo that matters

In a world where we can so easily share anything with the click of a button or the swipe of a finger, men are still holding back. For someone like myself that works in radio I have conversations with at least 12 people daily. Despite the confident persona required for the job, I recently acknowledged that when it’s time to talk about myself and my own mental health, I struggle. I can’t quite put my finger on why it’s the case, but it’s always been this way. I hate putting myself in the spotlight which can be ironic for...

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Aussie Women to light up Manuka Oval

Australia will play a mix of youth and experience in their upcoming 20 over series against New Zealand as they look at building a squad capable of winning back the Women’s World T20 title in November. Unlike the men, it’s been no fuss from the Australian Women’s Cricket Team and their most recent tour of India saw them claim a T20 Tri-Series over the hosts and England. For Sophie Molineux, the prodigiously talented youngster from Bairnsdale in Victoria, it was her first tour in international colours. “It was such an amazing experience. With the Big Bash and domestic cricket,...

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Brindabella Hills alive with the taste of wine

There is nothing that says ‘fancy’ quite like sipping on a Sangiovese, tucking into a Ploughman’s Platter, while sitting on a back deck overlooking the Murrumbidgee River, surrounded by the natural amphitheatre created by The Brindabellas. The Fireside Festival was the perfect way to say goodbye to winter, and indulge with friends at one of the best hidden secrets in the Brindabella Hills Winery – that’s not in Canberra – but a short car trip down the road to Wallaroo. For someone like me,  the afternoon far exceeded my expectations, especially when you consider my taste in wine never...

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