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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Canberra Restaurants Reviewed!

Did you know they eat food in Canberra?  Me either!

OK, that's not exactly true.
I really thought everyone subsisted on deliveries of sandwich triangles on plastic trays under GladWrap™.  They'd take them home from their public sector jobs under their witches' cloaks  – in preparation for the solstice naked dance around a fire.  And now I come to think of it, I used to live with a pastor's son in Braddon whose lawyer girlfriend would bring over parcels of meat wrapped in tin foil, claiming them to be from her father's abattoir; I secretly suspected it to be human flesh...

Anyway, it's not true, people really DO eat in our fair nation's capital, and – what's more – in restaurants!  Our roving correspondent and darling socialite Sue Stanic brought this article to my attention.  It seems that Canberra restaurants have come a long way in the decades since I saw Laurie Oakes (pictured) eating the full feast menu at a Turkish belly dancing restaurant (at the time he was HUGE, with a skinny head and a bottom that overflowed the chair... he looked like someone had pinched a hanky with their fingers and then pulled it up!!!)

I'm putting the link to this drool-worthy article here by way of a bookmark, should I return to the ACT for a visit.  I thought YOU might be interested too, especially in case you're from China and need to take out a politician to explain why dissidents should be silenced, great new coal investment opportunities explored and the details of the new "heavenly auspicious" slush fund you're creating for them.

At the Canberra Times: