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Hats off…

by Heather C July 16, 2014

To Logan Brown (2 hats), Ortega Fish Shack, The Larder, Charley Noble and Taylors on Jackson (1 hat each) – Logan Brown being the only non-Auckland restaurant to be awarded 2 hats in 2014 (rating alongside Baduzzi and The Grill by Sean Connolly, and just one point below Masu and Kazuya). Well done Wellington! Now what’s […]

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Holey pancake!

by Heather C July 2, 2014

Who’d’ve thought a few holes could be so useful. Finc are doing Yemenese pancakes on their breakfast and brunch menu at the moment (with poached winter fruit warmed in a ginger syrup with thick yoghurt) – a thin spongy dinner-plate-sized pancake full of holes and great for catching and mopping up sauces and syrups. And […]

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Vonderful Vellington Vampires

by Herbertimo June 30, 2014

Yes, this is a write up on the premiere of Taika Waititi & Jermaine Clement’s new film What We Do In The Shadows. Yes, this post is well after the actual Wellington premiere BUT it’s not like there hasn’t been A LOT of coverage of the film. Wellington, and the rest of the country, has been […]

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Channeling your inner southern man (or woman)…

by Heather C June 25, 2014

As if we aren’t fooded out at the moment with all the WOAP preps, the annual Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge starts on 1 July. Yep, next week. Check out the website here listing all your local outlets and options (but have a plethora of swear words ready for trying to navigate easily between the Wellington […]

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A 5th birthday…

by Heather C June 17, 2014

The City Market (Sundays at Chaffers) is turning 5. So this Sunday they’re running a little longer than usual (til 2pm) and adding more entertainment and stalls (quite a long list actually if you check out their Facebook page). The market still has some good old favourites like Le Marche French cheeses, Rachel’s Yellow Brick Road seafood, […]

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Reviewing the review: David Burton loses his noodle

by The Masked Barfly June 9, 2014

Once again Mr Burton has ventured into the mean streets of Newtown, this time to get his ramen on, but what he found has not been well-received. “I took my first sip of ramen broth with eager anticipation, but alas, to my undoubtedly ethnocentric palate, it tasted oddly coarse – very porky and rather too […]

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Decaffinated but decent

by Joanna June 9, 2014

One of the saddest parts about growing older is discovering that caffeine and I are not good friends. This is heartbreaking, because I love coffee and would happily drink it all day long if I could. But I can’t. And I don’t mean I have to ask Monterey to cut me off at four cups […]

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Get your game face on…..

by Heather C June 4, 2014

Wellington on a Plate programme goes live on their website this Friday. The Grow Wellington formal WOAP launch party tomorrow night. Visa ticket pre-sales 16 June. It’s nearly game on…..    

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Roasty comfort

by Heather C May 27, 2014

It must be the weather. I’ve been thinking about roasts a lot. So here’s a round-up of the ones I could dig up around the city (there may be others, so please add to the list in the comments):  Matterhorn – from 5.30pm until they run out (only so many portions). A different surprise meat […]

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Can it really be the end?

by Anna May 21, 2014

Well the Castle that Cares is on its last week and boy is there a line-up celebrating the highlights and the high-nights of the good ship Mighty Mighty. We’ve Wellingtonisata Awarded prizes there, we’re broken up, pashed up, made up, spewed up, chatted up, felt up and partied hard with the best of them. And […]

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