Feb 11, 2020 What's On
Good Dog Bad Dog will pop up at Camper Coffee every Thursday for the next month or so, slinging Good Dogs, Naughty Dogs, natural wine from Wine Diamonds and deep-fried oreos. Hog dogs and natural wine? Name a more 2020 food pairing, tbh.
Every Thursday from 13 Feburary-5 March | Camper Coffee
If you’re all about the meat, happy belated Valentine’s – this is one for you.
Saturday 15 February | ASB Showgrounds
Learn how to pickle pickles, hear the story behind McClure’s, and end the session with a crowd-pleasing Q+A. This will be hands on, with a couple of goodie-filled jars to take away.
Gusto at the Grand’s Truly Bottomless Lunch
Unlimited Cinzano Prosecco with a two hour Italian feast for the next three Sundays. This could be dangerous.
Sunday 16, 23 February and Sunday 1 March 2020 | Gusto at the Grand
Full-service Garage Project pop-up bar! With food from Satya Chai Lounge! We’re a little bit excited for this collaboration, and from the looks of Instagram, it’s shaping up pretty nicely, with popping colours and old-school hotel vibes (Grand Budapest Hotel, anyone?). Expect fried chicken, traditional Indian musicians and DJs. PS. The location is yet to be revealed, but we think it’s probably going in where Satya Chai Bazaar was, 40 Pollen St, opposite the Grey Lynn Countdown. [Check out our first look here – Ed].
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Daily Bread have a new outpost in Newmarket, this time inside Morrow St’s Citta Design. Yet another spot to grab a cardamom bun or morning cheese bun… we have a feeling an Auckland takeover is imminent.
8 Morrow St, Newmarket
A new small coffee spot in Mt Eden, with own-branded beans.
25 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden
What we ate this week
Jean Teng and Alex Blackwood
It is gloriously refreshing to eat out of the CBD and its surrounding suburbs sometimes, where I have to make civilised conversation about natural wine and listen intently as servers rattle off specials with at least six different elements. Chikos intrigued me because the menu looked pretty serious: chilli egg floss and emulsions galore. I loved the inasal pork belly skewers, smacking of charcoal flavour and nicely fatty, while the halo-halo hit the spot with its pandan jelly. The food is billed as “Pacific Rim fusion”, with heavy Filipino, Chinese and Japanese influence. – JT
7/255 Lincoln Rd, Henderson
I love a ramen egg, so much so that I paid $2 extra for one. Worth it, I’d say. – JT
Westfield Newmarket, 277 Broadway
The Fish & Chip Shop raw fish salad
Though I find myself adding a squidge of lime and a dash of chili to this coconut milky salad, I appreciate this salad for it’s own tender, simple, sweetness. I urge you all to discover the joy of cold fish rather than hot with your chips in summer. – AB
Funk Estate Mothership Grapefruit APA
This is one of those unusual-in-a-good-way beers that make you go “ooOOoh” and make serious eye contact with the person you’re sipping with. I wouldn’t have picked these flavours to go together but the grapefruit’s bitterness aligns well with the APA’s hops. – AB
Handpicked Coffee Roaster’s macaron
A particularly firm macaron, the texture of this little number is like a very, very firm meringue. The jam in the middle of the creamy filling gave a sense that this was a tiny fancy cake like what the queen might eat. – AB
918 New North Rd, Mt Albert