The renovated Warradale Hotel has been named the state’s best overall hotel at the Australian Hotels Association SA annual awards, winning accolades for the way it has met the challenges of the modern pub scene.
“When The Warradale first opened in 1963, like most hotels in the state until the mid-90s, it was owned by the South Australian Brewing Company and they were all built the same,” said AHA SA general manager Ian Horne.
“You wouldn’t recognise it now. In the last two years, the hotel has undergone a significant renovation.
“Millions of dollars have been spent on The Warradale. It has all the components of a traditional pub – dining areas, bars, gambling – that now sit comfortably within the modern footprint of a social centre and economic and social driver for the com Full Story »
GLASGOW | Australia’s swimmers won two gold medals on the final night of competition to complete a record haul of Commonwealth Games medals, while our shooters also picked up two more golds to top their sport’s medal tally.
Daniel Tranter took out the 200m individual swim medley final before Australia’s women’s 4x100m medley relay team won the nation’s 19th gold medal of the Glasgow meet.
The men’s medley team just fell short of completing a clean sweep of the relay events, taking silver with a scintillating last leg by James Magnussen unable to reel in gold medallists England.
Magnussen also took bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final and Cameron McEvoy silver as England’s Ben Proud won gold.
There were also minor medals for Mack Horton (silver Full Story »
FOOD & WINE | This week The Forager shares some great old and new food destinations in the suburbs that are definitely worth firing up the GPS for; new bars around town, and chocolate grief.
Tucked away in the leafy maze that is Colonel Light Gardens, The Stranded Store fits right into the new incarnation of the suburban corner store: a quietly fabulous establishment offering everything from good coffee and gourmet goodies to lazy breakfasts, inspired casual lunches using local produce and the occasional pop-up dinner. The Stranded Store is licensed for those mornings when a glass of sparkling or a bloody Mary is in order, and there is also house-made lemonade made from Adelaide Hills lemons and fresh mint.
If you blink you’ll miss the narrow pedestrian lane that l Full Story »