Author: Katerina Levantis

Negroni Week 2019: Campari through the Capital

A man walked into a bar – only this time it’s not the beginning of a witty joke. Because when Count Camillo Negroni walked into his favourite bar, he spruced up his order and a concoction was created that made history. In Florence 1919, an ’Americano’ was requested made with Gin instead of soda water, and a twist of orange was added to complement the flavour. The rest is history. The red-hearted cocktail that transports us to the Mediterranean, Negroni is 100 years young. Crafted by the perfect combination of three ingredients: Sweet Vermouth to balance the unique bitterness...

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Everything to know about Spilt Milk 2019

The anticipated festival to grace the lawns of Canberra is back for another year of leading acts, dairy puns and glitter. Spilt Milk shared the mammoth line-up this morning to head to Canberra in November and safe to say we’re in for a treat. On Saturday 23 November, the Commonwealth Park in Canberra will play host to a dazzling line-up of international and local acts including Khalid, CHRVCHES, Juice WRLD, Illy, Middle Kids, G Flip, Ocean Alley and more. Spilt Milk are ecstatic to welcome American R&B star Khalid to the Capital. The multi-platinum pop hero has collaborated with the likes of...

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GourMay: Week 4

Twenty-eight days down and three to go until our gourmet gorging comes to an end. This week saw us off to a good start of maple glazed pork at Red Salt and onto a complete contrast at Monster Kitchen and Bar who delivered a vegan gourmet experience using three types of mushrooms. Buvette Bistro and Wine Bar went back to their French roots to bring us a duck breast with confit dumpling, a dish one would find at a French bistro. Mid-week had us heading to Gungahlin Marketplace for szechuan chicken at Jade Dumpling House. First Edition plated up...

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Out of Canberra? 5 places to travel in under 5 hours

As much as we love Canberra, the chills of winter have got us all thinking of jet setting to the tropics with a margherita in hand. When it takes layers upon layers and an ice scraper to leave the house before winter has even dawned upon us, I thought there are surely other Canberrans wondering where to escape to stay sane this winter. Here’s a short list trialled and tested by yours truly for a quick getaway. Queenstown, New Zealand – 3h Flight from Sydney If you’re going to be cold, you might as well be in one of...

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Nice buns! Where to get the best burgers in CBR

Winter is coming and that means we can use the morning frost as an excuse to tuck into juicy burgers as an alternative to heating. If you have an intolerance to salad or just need a hearty pick me up, get ready to tie your hair back, pull up your sleeves and fill up to the brim with our list of burgers. Grease Monkey The old mechanics garage in Braddon is home to the kind of burgers that have you salivating at the name. The Greasy burger is always a hit with the classic cheeseburger combo and juicy pickles...

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