The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Tim Herbert

Enjoys live music, eats at all the places, supports the Phoenix, pretends to be a photographer & lives it up large on Cuba Street. Is also a Z-grade guitarist.

‘Nothing to be Done’ but laugh

by Herbertimo February 11, 2014

Comedian Luwita Hana Randhawa does look a little serious below. She looks like someone who probably doesn’t take a lot of nonsense. Someone who would handle a heckler with a dry, sassy quip that would leave everyone wishing they’d thought of such a line, because everyone has those “If only I’d said that” moments. I […]

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They Who Drink Beer Will Think Beer

by Herbertimo August 13, 2013

So Beervana is done for another year. Many beers were tasted, and some people throughout the city spent some of their weekend nursing their heads. But everyone who attended will surely have a beer that sticks with them, it may be because it changed the way they think about a style, it opened up their […]

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Beer what you want to beer 2013 Edition

by Herbertimo August 8, 2013

As almost everyone is aware Beervana kicks off tomorrow. It’s very exciting for someone like myself who makes homebrew & has a lot to learn and it’s exciting for people who like beer and it’s exciting for people who like Wellington businesses doing great things and it’s just all very exciting! Last year the Brewers Guild […]

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Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN’T?!

by Herbertimo May 31, 2013
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If you think the restaurant that sits on the corner of Cuba and Vivian Streets, alongside Frutti, and opposite Logan Brown serves a) food and b) Mexican food then you are sorely mistaken and should get yourself to La Boca Loca asap. Don’t even finish reading this. Get in a car, a bus, on a […]

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What a Feeling!

by Herbertimo May 1, 2013

Do you ever wonder what happens at the end of the day to the freshly made bread that Wellington bakeries can’t sell? Do you ever wonder what happens to the fresh fruit and vegetables at the markets that are still edible but not good enough to sell? I can tell you. For the last few […]

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Questionable advertising published by the Dominion Post

by Herbertimo April 12, 2013

Yesterday, 11th of April, Wellington’s Dominion Post – and the NZ Herald – published an advertisement that ruffled my feathers. Now this was not a ruffle like the tussling of a child’s hair or that of an ornamental lace about one’s wrists, but more of a scuffle of disbelief, anger and confusion – not too […]

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NZ Barista Championship 2013

by Herbertimo March 7, 2013

UPDATE: and the winner is Nick Clark, Flight Coffee (The Hangar) UPDATE: The Semi-finalists have been announced! Five of Wellingtons finest Barista’s have made it through to the Semi-finals in the NZ Barista Championship 2013, being held tomorrow at the Michael Fowler Centre. Addison Dale, Caffe L’affare Nick Clark, Flight Coffee (The Hangar) Tim Norris, […]

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Review: [title of show] take two.

by Herbertimo March 5, 2013

I realise Kris has already given a review of [title of show] but I figure I may as well throw my thoughts into the ring. There’s no such thing as too many voices on the internet right? This review consists the one-two punch of a guest review from my partner Laura, followed by my take […]

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Beer what you want to beer

by Herbertimo August 17, 2012

It’s Choice Beer Week here in Wellington and last night The Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards took place at the Michael Fowler Centre. Harrington’s Breweries of Christchurch took out the top honours and were named Champion Brewery in New Zealand for 2012. Wellington, being the self-claimed and now generally accepted Craft Beer […]

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It’s all in the game.

by Herbertimo August 5, 2012

Avert your eyes if you are vegetarian, have an aversion to meat products, or if you’ve had a pet bird and now chicken is not a menu option. What follows is a discussion of a delectable degustation dinner consisting of game birds. Unless you belong to one of the three groups above how can you […]

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