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"
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"
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"
If you’re able, you’ve got to try this flavour, even if it’s just to say you’ve tried it. You get delicious gelato, large moon rock chunks of hokey pokey (including a large piece of hokey pokey dipped in chocolate and perched on top) and thin strips of smoky bacon with white chocolate. The idea shouldn’t really […]Read more "Bacon and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream"
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"
There is nothing about a busy Friday, or inclement weather, or a belly full of Yum Char that will keep me away from Giapo when I’m in town. In fact, when I’m in the mood, I’ll happily go in for four scoops, especially when I spy a customer after me getting two scoops of sorbet […]Read more "Giapo Gelato Extravaganza"
If I’m heading to the city, I’m trying to figure out how I can add Giapo Gelato to the itinerary. It’s hard to think of any parlour in Auckland (maybe New Zealand) that tries harder on the flavour front. On Friday, we had a bit of time before our movie started, and never one to […]Read more "Giapo Gelato – Lavender Custard and Raspberry and Salted Caramel"
Bruce Willis for $9? I’ll buy that, especially for a piece of Yippie-Ki-Yay Mother Russia. Just as well it was $9 too, because the latest Die Hard movie didn’t capture the spirit I loved in the first four. Is it just me, or did Bruce Willis’ supposed son look more like his From Russia With […]Read more "Men Tatz – Male Body Art? No. Solid Japanese? Maybe So."