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Review: The Human Voice (La voix humaine)

by Sophie February 2, 2020

TW: Suicide Jean Cocteau wrote La Voix Humaine in 1928 as a one-act play.  Francis Poulenc set it to music 30 years later, despite having already known Cocteau well for years, and gave the reason for the delay as having needed more life experience to do it justice.  During those years he struggled with depression […]

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Don’t feed dogs chocolate – put it in beer instead

by Joanna July 27, 2019

Guest post by Krystle, thanks Krystle! Coffee, chocolate, and beer…these are a few of Wellingtonians’ favorite things – and thanks to a collab, you can now drink a fusion of all three. Local legends Black Dog Brewery and Wellington Chocolate Factory have teamed up to produce the Bean Me Up Mocha Stout. You may be […]

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A sausagefest with Harrington’s at Logan Brown

by Joanna September 4, 2018

As should be obvious by now, we love a free dinner here at the Wellingtonista. So when we were invited by Harrington’s Smallgoods to dinner at Logan Brown, of course we said yes. It ended up being one of the more interesting dinners I’ve been to in my life so this review is going to […]

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Reviewing the review: Veni Vedi Vici

by The Masked Barfly March 19, 2014

Wellington has one daily newspaper, and that newspaper has one restaurant critic, who certainly has his own… distinctive style. The Fly has decided that David Burton needs some accountability. We’re giving him his own series. The review from March 14  David Burton is more worldly than you: 5/5 “Veni Vidi Vici may easily roll off the […]

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WOAP overload: a plum and a duke

by Joanna August 22, 2012

I love Wellington on a Plate, especially when I ignore my bank balance and focus on ticking off as many lines as possible on my spreadsheet.  I’ve got a couple more places to review still, but in the interests of actually getting to sleep tonight, I’ll just give you two – Plum and Duke Carvell’s. If […]

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Bright lights but tasty food at R&S Satay Noodle House

by Joanna December 2, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been reviewing Malaysian restaurants all around Wellington for Malaysia Kitchen (full disclosure – I got refunded some of the costs). It’s time to share the reviews! I have gone past R&S Satay Noodle House thousands of times in my life as it’s in a prime position but I’d never […]

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Everyone knows Wellington is a (Satay) Village

by Joanna November 24, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been reviewing Malaysian restaurants all around Wellington for Malaysia Kitchen (full disclosure – I got refunded some of the costs). It’s time to share the reviews! With so many Malaysian restaurants to choose from in the capital, sometimes the decision simply comes down to whereabouts you are at any […]

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KK’s A-OK

by Joanna November 10, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been reviewing Malaysian restaurants all around Wellington for Malaysia Kitchen (full disclosure – I got refunded some of the costs). It’s time to share the reviews! The Malaysia Kitchen Programme has done its best to keep me sober by continuing to send me to unlicensed restaurants, but finally I […]

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My kingdom for some booze with my satay!

by Joanna October 25, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been reviewing Malaysian restaurants all around Wellington for Malaysia Kitchen (full disclosure – I got refunded some of the costs). It’s time to share the reviews! Satay Kingdom (Shop 212, Left Bank, Wellington) is named by many people in Wellington as their favourite Malaysian because of its prices. It […]

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Rasa Malaysia – top eats near the top’o Cuba

by Joanna October 18, 2011

Over the past couple of months I have been reviewing Malaysian restaurants all around Wellington for Malaysia Kitchen (full disclosure – I got refunded some of the costs). It’s time to share the reviews! A freezing southerly was blowing around Wellington when I met with a group of friends at Rasa Malaysia on Upper Cuba Street, […]

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