Author: Brent Ford

All you can eat Korean BBQ

If you’re on top of what’s hip in Canberra, you’d be well aware that Lonsdale Street is the epicentre of everything that’s cool about our Nation’s Capital. But, just a hop, skip, and a jump (literally) from Lonsdale Street is Hannara Korean BBQ in Moore Street, a relatively new restaurant, that will soon be adding something special to Canberra’s bustling food scene. From July 23rd, the restaurant will officially launch the revamped all you can eat Korean Buffet for $39, which means you can enjoy an unlimited quantity of 10 hot and 15 cold bar dishes. Having only previously...

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The hashtag that made drinking alone cool

Last week it was distressing to see tabloids across the country run a story about former Test Captain, Steve Smith, drinking alone in a New York Bar. It says more about this day and age that someone would rather pull out their phone and take a photo, than pull up a chair and have a beverage with a former Australian Test Captain. This incident made me think of all the places I have had a beer alone in Canberra since my wife went overseas. In solidarity with Steve, share a photo of yourselves having a bevy alone at one...

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Searching for CBR’s soul and finding ‘The Beast’

When Canberra was given the status as the capital city of Australia, it was both the greatest blessing and curse bestowed upon the city. Our beloved Nation’s Capital continues to cop criticism as being “boring” and Independent MP Bob Katter once described Canberra as “a very soulless place, everything is franchised and corporatised”. It’s quite clear that Mr Katter doesn’t understand Canberra, but I ain’t spending any more time on it. In fact, rather than dwell on it, I went on the hunt, searching for the ‘Soul of Canberra’. The journey led me to the suburb of Isaacs, a suburb I’d never...

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Beers & Skittles: What boys really do when the Mrs leaves town

Man finds himself with too much time on his hands after his wife travels to Europe with her best friend. Contrary to common conceptions about what men get up to when the Mrs leaves town, our Beers and Skittles columnist was forced into a bachelor weekend and well…he used his time wisely. It’s the start of an article you would expect to find in the Betoota Advocate, but it’s a situation I’m in heading into Canberra’s winter. Amongst the last words, my wife said to me before boarding a plane to Doha en route to Paris were “live your...

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