Food for thought: Ziggys celebrates


Ziggys celebrates

Ziggys Fresh in Fyshwick was recognised at The Fresh Awards in Sydney in July, taking home the award for 2019’s Best Medium Greengrocer, with nominations for both their Fyshwick and Belconnen stores. “To be recognised for one of our stores would have been great, but to have both stores nominated and go on to win for Fyshwick was a dream come true!” said Ziggys owner Ken Irvine. Ziggys is hosting a whole month of celebrations at the Fyshwick Markets on Saturdays during August, starting this Saturday the 10th, with tastings, competitions and activities for the kids.

A science cocktail

As part of National Science Week, 10-18 August, the CSIRO will hold an “adults night out”, looking at “what goes on behind your favourite ethanol based drink”. Experts at the CSIRO Discovery Centre will explain the science of alcohol with taste tests, hands-on experiments and public talks. Don’t forget your ID!

A science cocktail, Friday 16 August at CSIRO Discovery Centre, North Science Road, Acton. Tickets: $5, includes two drinks per person, available via

Photo: Lean Timms.

Monster’s new direction

Monster Kitchen and Bar’s food offering has taken a new direction, with the launch of their new menu in late July. The fresh menu sees Monster add their trademark flair to dishes with roots in classic French brasserie and Japanese flavours, marrying the cuisines together to work side by side. Monster will continue their work with local produce, including oysters from the Clyde River, wines from local vineyards and their very own house made honey.

Monster Kitchen and Bar, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra. Open Monday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 6.30am till late.

Rutherglen in the City

Rutherglen in the City is heading to Canberra, with winemakers set to descend on Pialligo Estate on Sunday 18 August. Sixteen winemakers from the Rutherglen region in Victoria will showcase over 100 boutique wines through pop-up cellar doors. Canberrans will have the chance to meet the makers, taste the wines and attend a program of masterclasses on the day, as well as enjoy live music, gourmet food and make purchases through the wine concierge service.

Sunday 18 August 10am-1pm and 2-5pm at Pialligo Estate, Kallaroo Road, Canberra. Tickets: $35, available via, or $40 at the door. Masterclasses, $5, must be booked online.

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