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Long live the Long Lunch

by Heather C November 14, 2014

The Mediterranean’s have it right. I went to the Logan Brown November Fresh Friday lunch club today. Sean (Clouston) decides on the dishes each week based on what’s fresh and appealing at the markets and his travels and wallah! What a fantastic way to get into the weekend groove. Today’s courses were LB bread and gazpacho […]

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Without literature, life is hell!

by Herbertimo November 13, 2014

This Saturday a large number of spots in Wellington are taking part in a pub crawl but without the pubs. And with literature instead. A LitCrawl if you will! Actually that’s a slight lie. There are not only three pubs involved (Hashigo Zake, Meow and Little Beer Quarter) but there’s a Writers’ Beer as well. Nine […]

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Another Laneways opportunity…

by Heather C October 30, 2014

On the back of the successful Hannahs Laneway event during WOAP, the Ti Kouka et al folks are at it again – this Saturday with a Day of the Dead Fiesta. These celebrations in Mexico are traditionally a three-day event from 31 October to 2 November to remember those who are no longer with us.  For more […]

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Winners at the 2014 Capital Awards

by Joanna October 27, 2014

Here’s our storified coverage live from the Capital Awards because we’re too lazy to type it all out. Hopefully this is still accessible. [View the story “Winners at the Capital Awards” on Storify]

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Fancy times at a fancy hotel

by Joanna October 17, 2014

Wellington does not have a lot of very big big hotels. I believe the Rydges has the most guestrooms (at 280), and the mayor was misquoted in the Dominion Post as saying Wellington has no five star hotels – a fact the Bolton and the Museum Art Hotel would probably take umbrage with. In fact, […]

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New nosh

by Heather C October 7, 2014

There’s a few new eating places of prominence opened or opening shortly for your (mostly) carnivorous pleasure. Poneke have opened beneath the new Clyde Quay apartments – a marriage between Mojo (usual café ambience and cabinet fare) and Martin Bosley (meals). I’m not completely sold on the price points (especially for the small plates), but […]

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Nominees for the 2014 Capital Awards

by Joanna September 22, 2014

This afternoon we popped down to Vivo for the annoucing of nominees in the 2014 Capital Awards -Wellington’s premier hospitality awards. It was a pretty casual affair, with many of the nominees hard at work and therefore unable to front to receive their certificates. Still though, it was great seeing so many Wellingtonista favourites get […]

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What Jonny did next

by Joanna September 4, 2014

We have always been fans of anything the McKenzie brothers do, so we were super excited when we saw Jonny tweeting about a new waffle place. Sadly it turns out that not only is that waffle place in Auckland, but he’s not even running it. As it happens, Jonny McKenzie is bowing out of the publican […]

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Do I look like a burger yet?

by Heather C August 24, 2014

So a further update on the WOAP menus and burgers (some just because they’re within easy striking distance of one’s corporate workplace)… Pan de Muerto’s Mollete (pictured minus its lid for photographic purposes) was pretty good but could have done with more pork in proportion to the nasty beans. Charlie Bill’s Miss Piggy is Hot to […]

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Let It Rain Beer

by Herbertimo August 20, 2014

Last night I sat down and drank a glass of my very own home-brewed IPA (India Pale Ale). It wasn’t my finest work (I’d rate it alongside/just under Tui in palatability) but it was mine, I made it and I enjoyed making it. I’ve made better beer. In fact I’ve even made one that I thought […]

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