Getting a haircut has become a bit of an event. Maloney’s are pretty much the best in the business, but with their barbers being such a valued supply, the men of central Auckland have responded likewise with demand. There are no appointments, and on any given day the wait can be up to 45 minutes or more. […]Read more "Farina Restaurant: For Food Wise Guys"
So you’re going clothes shopping with Mrs P, like you normally do. It’s one of her regular favourites on one of your favourite strips in Auckland: Ponsonby. Shopping is one of those parts of being a husband that is too often unappreciated. Pay attention, make appropriate comments, and you get a say in how good […]Read more "Ma Cherie. Amour."
The MTV Movie Awards are known for giving winners a golden popcorn trophy. Personally, I think they’re being short changed. I’d much rather hold a cup of this above my head in triumph, then greedily chow down on it while doing the post award interviews. It has all the intangible resonance of a successful Indiana Jones […]Read more "Giapo Caramel Popcorn Gelato – Blockbuster Flavour"
There might be an official story behind the name Mekong Baby. It’s not made explicit on their website though. My version involves a newborn baby carried down the Mekong River in a bamboo basket. As the child passes through each territory, families who cannot take on another mouth to feed, still take the time to place […]Read more "Mekong Baby – The Golden Child"
We’d just checked into our hotel and were hungry. Problem is, when check-in time is 3pm on Sunday, you can have a lot of trouble finding a good place to eat. Good thing we were staying just next door to Depot then, they’re open from 7am everyday. In another stroke of luck, Depot is relatively quiet at 3pm on […]Read more "Depot – First Stop to Casual Romance"
Mrs P and I have just got back from a night in the city. We got ourselves a hotel room, and ate ourselves silly. There have been fish sliders, pork cannelloni, and calamari with a passion fruit sauce. In other words, we’ve made a lot of memories over plates of delicious food, just begging to […]Read more "Moustache – Cookies and Dreams"
Winter is in full swing. We’ve suffered some terrible cold, and the country overall has endured weather that has challenged or bested the record books in ferocity. None of that has cooled my desire for frozen treats though. In trying to bring the blog back to regular transmission I have indulged in several kinds in the past week. Unfortunately, while the photos […]Read more "Joshua’s Lemon and Lime Sorbet"
Having work, study, and, in Mrs P’s case, jury duty, can seriously get in the way of good kitchen time. All the better then to excuse us to eat out. I’ve been quietly keen to try Velvet Burger for quite some time. I spent a lot of after school job money on Burger Fuel when […]Read more "Velvet Burger Fort Street"
I hadn’t eaten since 7:30am. When I had eaten, it was a bacon, egg, tomato and rocket Panini thing. The whole day I’d been sat in the same spot (literally, I didn’t stand up once) plugging away at the ins and outs of New Zealand Income Tax. Come 5pm, the part of my brain that […]Read more "The Food Truck Garage – Now in a Handy Restaurant Pack"
Marlon Brando famously stuffed his cheeks with cotton balls to augment his voice and his look for his role as Vito Corleone in the Godfather. Here Joshua’s have stuffed a pelican bill’s worth of butterscotch fudge pieces and sauce into the ice cream, and the result is less Marlon Brando Italian than smooth Sean Connery Scottish. Think of that velvety accent, […]Read more "Joshua’s Butterscotch Fudge Ice Cream"