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"
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"
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’m not quite sure how they do it. There’s almost a dense, gooey quality to the chocolate flavour in this ice cream, like the unset part of the brownie. Then they mix in these brownie pieces that all seem to be taken from the crunchy edge of the brownie. It is quite possibly the most […]Read more "Little Paddock Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream"
I understand that Mission Bay is popular. There’s a long walk, three ice cream joints (NZ Natural, Ginellis, and Mövenpick) and it’s where most of the buzz is. However, if good quality ice cream is a joy you take seriously, you’d do well to check out the hum coming from Village Co-Op just a little […]Read more "Village Co-Op Ice Cream – Communal Ice Cream Bliss"
Having friends in faraway places is always a good thing. Auckland is a spread out place, and with traffic being an issue, anything across town can seem like a faraway place to eat out for a meal. So it’s great when someone has scoped out a local for them that gets you out of your […]Read more "The Luscious Food Store"
If you wanted to argue for a creature that is more Kiwi than the Kiwi, you could make a good case for the Tuatara. These guys have been around for ages, and are as Kiwi as the now defunct 5c piece that they used to be the face of. In fact, if you look at the […]Read more "Beer of the Week – Tuatara American Pale Ale"
Remember Big Kahuna Burger? If you’re a big Quentin Tarantino fan you should. That’s that Hawaiian burger joint. Well, if Brad had gone to that Kiwi burger joint instead, Jules Winfeld would have found Burgerfuel providing the cornerstone of his nutritious breakfast. Burgerfuel is pretty much the Big Kahuna of our local burger joints. As you might […]Read more "Burgerfuel BBQ Roadster – Light on the Exhaust"
A thumbs up, pirate earring wearing, peanut mascot apparently imploring you to Go Nutz isn’t the first thing that springs to mind for a corn chip that occupies space at your local foodie Farro Fresh outlet. Go Nutz has its fingers in a few pies, if you care to visit the website, so that might explain […]Read more "Go Nutz Corn Chips – Our Cat Certainly Did"
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."