Author: Talia Liolios

Now this is a curry night, Canberra!

Gather the gang, there’s a new place in town with a hit of spice and all things nice. Gan-Jeez in Bruce is a fusion cuisine venue; chef Puneet Bhatia has crafted a modernist take on Indian cuisine using the traditional spice-heavy focus to transform Aussie dishes. Picture a naan cob, filled with butter chicken flavoured rice. Yes, yes, that’s right, you read correctly – butter chicken cob, or better known as ‘Confusion Called Fusion’ on the menu.   Arm-in-arm with wife Neetu Dhawan – in charge of the most lust-worthy cocktails around – the duo have combined their hospitality...

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The new local, Cornerstone café and bar

No one puts Baby in a corner – unless it’s Cornerstone because, man, she would have a kickass time there! Gungahlin is getting ready to welcome Cornerstone, a new urban café and bar which is just what the area was lacking. It offers all the bells and whistles, without the added price tags of Ubers and parking. For those missing a reliable and familiar local hangout – welcome to your corner!  There may be light rail construction going on left, right and centre, but the cnr of 51 Hinder Street will be your go-to in the ever-growing Gungahlin district....

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WIN a double pass to Flickerfest

Now in its 27th year, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival has made its way back to Canberra. Palace Electric Cinemas will host the national tour, which will be showcasing a program of the Best of Australian Shorts on Thursday 5 April. The long-standing festival is a platform for cinematic talents to launch their careers, using Flickerfest as a taste of the big screen. The filmmakers are often gratified for their ability to engage with their audiences immediately. With more than 2,500 entries this year, the pool of talent is not to be missed....

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Finally, a Tinder success story

Finding love can be difficult, right? That’s why they invented Tinder. But just like everything, it is what you make of it. For loved-up local couple Roy and Claudia (who just returned from a blissful, honeymoon-cruise to New Zealand) the dating app connected them, Walt & Burley hosted them, and they finally got their happy ever after. Take note boys – good morning messages do make all the difference. We chatted to the couple about finding love in Canberra. Tell us, how did you two meet? Claudia Well, Roy and I met how most people meet these days –...

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Hot cross doughnuts come to Canberra!

We love a modern take on a good ol’ classic and this Easter we are hoping the Easter Bunny gets word of the latest craze hitting the capital – the hot cross bun doughnut. The doughnut has really prospered in recent years. We’ve seen doughnut bouquets of the sweet treats, churros doughnuts, quirky flavoured bombolinis and even doughnuts to suit gluten/ vegan free dietary requirements – there truly is a doughnut for every occasion. Now, Patissez are bringing us HOT-X-DOUGHIES, and their take on the classic is an oven baked brioche donut. At a glance, the sweet looks just...

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