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Pot Luck — Friday 16 February

The Metro Dining Newsletter!

Forest — Through the Forest

A revived vegetarian restaurant, now a little more casual, on Dominion Rd.

DATE NIGHT

TESS NICHOL has been on and off dating apps for 10 years. In that time she has been on countless first dates, a vanishingly small number of second dates, and fallen in love twice with men she met somewhere else entirely. This is her guide to the best place for a first date in Auckland.

Toana'i at Metita

Metro x SkyCity

Metro Eats! Friday 13 October

Don't forget to vote!

Snort on Snort

Snort, a weekly improv comedy night that helped launch the careers of many of the biggest names in local comedy, will be finishing up later this year. Three of its founders — DONNA BROOKBANKS, ELI MATTHEWSON and EDDY DEVER — reminisce about 10 years of Snort.

Sunny Side Up — Eating eggs (+ recipes!)

Learn how to make egg noodles, stracciatella soup and steamed eggs with FREYA DE BEER SMITH of Pomona Deli.

Metro Eats — Friday 15 September

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night

Metro Eats! — Friday 1 September

Get Fed!

Review: “100% not authentic” tacos at Ragtag in Westmere

Sign O' the times.

Metro's Picks for 2023's New Zealand International Film Festival

It's back, baby! The NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL finally returns to full strength for 2023. These are our picks.

Metro Eats! — Friday 21 July

Festival dining szn + WIN a Dolce and Gabbana Moka Pot!

Cringe King

Tavlova and the rise of the Kiwi meme.

Feed My Sheep

The story of a building ‘that should not have happened’: the long-awaited, work-of-many-hands Mission complex, HomeGround.

Shadow

A short story

Uneasy Money

In the first of a series on the ways arts are funded in Aotearoa, we journey into the world of philanthropy and ask: does money still flow from the mansion on the hill?

Metro Eats! — Friday 10 February

Jean discusses spoons PLUS what's happening, what's new and what's good in Auckland eating. With thanks to Tuatara!

THREE STARS

What we lost when the neighbourhood record store died.

Apéro

280 Karangahape Rd, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Forest

177 Symonds St, Eden Terrace

The Lodge Bar

Commercial Bay,7 Queen St , Central city

The Oyster Inn

124 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke

The Shed

76 Onetangi Rd, Waiheke

Three Seven Two

21 The Strand, Onetangi, Waiheke

Casita Miro

3 Brown Rd, Waiheke

Mr Lobster Private Kitchen

4/301 Lincoln Rd, Henderson

Pōni

Commercial Bay, Level 1/172 Quay St, Central city

Milenta

210-218 Victoria St West, Central city

Prego

226 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Bar Magda

25B Cross St, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Queens Court

368 Queen St, Central city

Baby G Burger

Carmel - Israeli Street Food

67b France Street South, Eden Terrace, Eden Terrace

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Metro N°441 is Out Now.

It’s our annual, inflation-busting ‘Where to Eat for Less Than $25’ list (with thanks to Uber Eats) issue! PLUS the Summer Books Special and the Auckland Property Report Card (with thanks to Barfoot and Thompson). Also, Sir Bob Harvey looks into the missing treasures in our museums and talks to Jacqui Knight about monarch butterflies. AND NOT ONLY THAT: Emil Scheffmann looks into our secondary art market, Matthew Hooton and Morgan Godfery look into the new government, Jamie Wall into the tennis, Hana Pera Aoake into the Māori response to the war in Palestine and Abby Howells into being the lion in the Wizard of Oz. We also find the 10 Best Bakeries in Auckland, a great recipe for a Japanese Breakfast and the king of the supermarket pasta brands. All this and much, much more.

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