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Dinner @ Courgette

J and I were invited to a milestone birthday dinner at Courgette. It had been years since I last dined there so I was really looking forward to it. As there were a few of us dining for dinner, we were seated in the wine cellar. A dangerous place to be in if you love […] Read more…

All you can eat @ Eightysix

My fellow foodblogger friends and I dined at Eightysix in Braddon for their all you can eat feast. Yep that’s right, for $86 per person you can have whatever you want and order seconds or thirds! Foodblogger Tales of a Confectionist mentioned that there are usually two sittings on the weekend, so if you’re in […] Read more…

Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2017

Have you been to this year’s Enlighten Night Noodle Markets yet? Some key changes from last year: Menulog launching its ‘At-Home Zone’ – if you can find a table, you can skip the queue and get some table service! Simply order off the Menulog menu, make your payment and one of the ‘runners’ will fetch […] Read more…

5 places for pancakes in Canberra

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day! In celebration, here are 5 places you should check out for pancakes around Canberra. In no particular order.. As You Like It Cafe The pancake menu regularly changes and I’ve had the pleasure of trying the recent matcha pancakes with black sesame ice cream, strawberries and blueberries. The […] Read more…

FPJ’s Top Canberra Eats of 2016

Another year has flown by. Reflecting back on my posts, it’s time to pick out my top eats for 2016. In no particular order: Pod Food Pod Food can really do no wrong with their amazing fresh produce, lovely setting and excellent service. It never disappoints. I enjoyed a degustation dinner at Pod Food earlier […] Read more…

Brunch @ As You Like It Cafe & Bar

Tucked away inside The Street Theatre near the ANU in Acton, is As You Like It Cafe & Bar. With tables scattered across the carpeted foyer of the theatre, the cafe is pretty spacious. I was pleased to see no hipster decor, just your sturdy table and chair, letting the food speak for itself. You […] Read more…

$6.99 curry @ Burmese Curry Place

I had heard about the famous Burmese Curry Place from friends that work in the city. The best and cheapest curry you will find in all of Canberra, I was told. As it’s only open Monday to Friday, it was never a place I could easily get to. Until now. I could smell the hit […] Read more…

Secret/not so secret backyard pizza @ Pizza Arte

Did you know that in Kingston, there is a house where you can buy pizza from its backyard? Okay, so backyard pizza sounds a little dodgy, but it’s completely legit. Pizza Arte has been open for 17 years, first opening its backyard in 1999, and has since been run by the same Romanian family. They […] Read more…

25 of Canberra’s Best Fat Feeds

Warning: You should not read this if on a diet. No clean eating here. When you’re having one of those days where you need something fatty and oh so bad…here’s a list in no particular order of Canberra’s Best Fat Feeds. 1. Mr Papa’s Chanchito – the juiciest and most delicious thickly cut pork belly […] Read more…

10 Places for Mocktails in Canberra

I don’t drink alcohol but that doesn’t mean I don’t like ordering a pretty drink in a pretty glass! I hate those half-assed attempts at a mocktail that are really just a mix of juices with tonic water without tasting it or with any reasonable idea of what it should taste like, especially when you […] Read more…