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WOAP ’16: a burger, a stew and a beer

by Joanna August 17, 2016

The mad rush of eating continues, so without any further ado, let’s get into it. The Steakholder at Portlander You know by now how we feel about the Portlander, so of course this was going to be on my wishlist. “Medium rare rib eye with Scotty’s Meats double smoked bacon, fried egg, onions, melted Te […]

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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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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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What to eat during Wellington on a Plate

by Joanna August 8, 2013

We didn’t present you with suggestions for events to book, I know. That’s partly because they all sell out so quickly, but mostly because I think the Dine menus are really the best opportunity to truly sample Wellington’s hospitality. So, with things kicking off tomorrow, and 108 options on offer, where should you go and […]

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Fairtrade coffee that you make for yourself

by Joanna June 3, 2013

Fairtrade Fortnight may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s not something to still think about. When someone else is making the coffee for you, you may be drawn to particular beans because of their fair trade status. Why not apply the same criteria when you’re drinking it at home or work? Handily the good people […]

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Drunken conversations: Beth from Eat and Greet

by Joanna March 29, 2013

Everyone who’s a drinker knows that the best conversations happen when you are plied with good food and good drinks, so I’ve decided I’m going to interview some choice Wellingtonians after we have been imbibing together. First on the plate is Beth from Eat and Greet which launched last year and is doing a really great […]

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Any Portlander in a storm – a night at the Rydges

by Joanna December 17, 2012

Ages ago we saw an ad in the paper for The Portlander at Rydges Wellington  in the paper, and after looking at pictures of their burgers, we headed along there for lunch. The lamb burger was slow-cooked in duck fat, and it was delicious, crispy bits spilling out everywhere. The onion rings were heaven too, second only to […]

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More Auckland vs Wellington malarky

by Joanna December 6, 2012

Recently menus.co.nz put up a piece called Auckland is the capital of cuisine – not Wellington, and then asked a number of Wellington food bloggers to respond. The Auckland internet seems to be very short of space, as our response was edited quite heavily(*) despite sticking to the word limit (and links changed to promote […]

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Six Barrels totally instagrammable but also delicious

by Joanna May 17, 2012

You know how we feel about Monterey, so it should be no surprise to you that we were very very excited when we heard that Joseph was opening up a new factory in which to bottle his delicious syrups, which is also a cafe too.  Six Barrel Soda Co has found a home in the […]

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We like to play games

by Joanna February 29, 2012

You know how it goes – you have no food or booze in your home so you need to leave the house, so you text your friends to see if they want to meet you somewhere, and so they do, and you get food and you get booze, and that’s a good thing, but then […]

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