Saluting farmers and celebrating quality produce 

"Market Grill celebrates quality produce in all that it does. It's lucky to be able to pick from Pialligo Estate’s two-hectare market garden that thrives on the banks of the Molonglo River," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Autumn’s afoot, asters are appearing!

Historical asters flower in late summer and throughout autumn, and they’re already popping up, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT. 

Combo cafe with a lot in store

"Braddon Merchant is a combo café, deli and grocer. The decor has a European feel and the menu celebrates fresh, tasty Mediterranean dishes made with artisan products and fresh deli offerings," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Bottle shop turns on the wine and cheese

"My concern, and one that becomes a daily personal reality with my increasing reliance on computers at work and at home, is that we are in danger of disconnecting from any form of community," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER, imbued by a night at a local bottle shop. 

Celebrating the crinkled, colourful beauty of crepe myrtles 

Hardy crepe myrtle is long-flowering, suits small gardens and even the bark is stunning, writes gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT

Meat and fish.. what wine to order?

"The food was ordered: my friend a rump steak and me swordfish. This was a dilemma. What wine could suit both dishes? He wanted to order a red. I wanted to order a white. So, it was either wine by the glass or a compromise," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER. 

Dining / Poppin’ up to prove a point

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON writes about her latest visit to Kiosk, a food lover’s dream pop-up. "We’ve been multiple times and can’t fault any dish," she says.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoonist PAUL DORIN goes back to school for a little inspiration...

People tested, but no cases of coronavirus in ACT

A "HANDFUL" of people have been tested for novel coronavirus in the ACT, with all returning negative results, says the territory's chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman. 

Gardening / The summer of our discontent

There was rain, hail, dust, smoke and fire... it's been a challenging summer in the garden, says CEDRIC BRYANT. 

Mission accomplished when it comes to chardonnay

"The sommelier admitted his abrupt and rude behaviour and shouted us the wine. It was doubly good not paying the $70 price tag and tasting what a finely made chardonnay should reflect." rejoices wine columnist RICHARD CALVER. 

Peter sees a danger of forgetting the Griffins

Peter Graves, ACT chapter chair if the Walter Burley Griffin Society fears we are at risk of forgetting where Canberra came from and who designed it, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Back to the garden, but no despair!

NOW the holidays have mostly passed, it's time to reassess the garden and with the extremes of recent weather, it can be rather a pitiful sight.

Totally relaxed vibe but serious about food

“Sean McConnell has created a menu that is inspiring with dishes not seen elsewhere in Canberra. Think modern Australian with touches of Europe,” writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

My Summer / Robert Macklin

Author and “CityNews” columnist Robert Macklin loves retreating to Tuross Head in the summer.

Bacon, eggs and a glass of fiano, anyone?

"There are a large number of elements that I look for in a wine, some everyday but objective, others more subjective," writes wine columnist RICHARD CALVER.

Coin marks Indian Pacific’s half century

THE Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of the Indian Pacific, with a new coloured 50-cent coin depicting the Australian train.

My Summer / Tim Overall

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council mayor TIM OVERALL’s summer involves an inland driving holiday and a good read.

Elevator etiquette has its ups and downs

Conversing with a fellow traveller isn't something that comes naturally for the bulk of the lift-riding population bemoans an equally mute MIKE WELSH.

My Summer / Sam Williams

Canberra Raiders halfback SAM WILLIAMS plans to catch some cricket, dress up for the Cooma Races and wind down at the open-air cinema.

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