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July 12, 2024 - No Comments!

Seedlip top tipples in the 09

Cutting back or going dry this July?

This winter, discover how sophisticated low-alcohol options can elevate your next drink and dive into a delightful exploration of Auckland's top bars and restaurants where Seedlip cocktails take centre stage.

We can't wait to try the Cetriolo from Bivacco in Auckland's Viaduct (pictured) - a smooth and vibrant blend of Seedlip 108 infused with crisp cucumber juice and the delicate sweetness of elderflower, enhanced with a hint of zesty lemon and velvety egg white foam.

For more info, head here

July 1, 2024 - No Comments!

Great NZ Toastie Takeover back for 24

Winter is about to get a whole lot tastier (or should we say toastier?) as the seventh annual Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover kicks off this week.

With a mouthwatering line-up of toasted sandwiches on offer, the showcase sees an impressive 170 eateries from across Aotearoa serving up their own unique take on this iconic Kiwi snack.

Open to all New Zealand eateries, this year’s participants range from sandwich specialists to city bistros, breweries and food trucks, with a winery, a butchery and the nation’s best bread makers also in the mix.

Making us extra hungry is the delicious looking 'Smokey Mooloo' from Jimmy Coops Lakehouse in Taupo (pictured). For more info head to toastietakeover.com.

January 31, 2024 - No Comments!

Best summer for burger lovers

Get ready for the best summer ever burger lovers, with the inaugural Burger Nation 2024 set to kick off this week.

Celebrating the best burgers that Aotearoa has to offer, the month-long showcase sees more than 250 eateries around the country serving up their own unique take on this most humble of culinary heroes. And with organisers out to reclaim the essence of what makes a great burger, the celebration sees everyone from classic takeaway joints, to beach-side food trucks and city bistros taking part.

www.burgernation.nz

December 8, 2023 - No Comments!

Bar Albert’s enticing new cocktail menu

Perched high above the city centre, Auckland’s premier luxury bar destination Bar Albert has a new summer offering.

Already the summit of sophistication with world-class drinks, sky-high glamour and the best views over Tāmaki Makaurau, the sophisticated speakeasy-inspired bar has unveiled a tantalizing new cocktail menu, whisky tastings and new Sunset Sessions, making it the place to be for the season ahead.

Bringing an international flair to the crafting of the bar’s exceptional drinks, master mixologist and Bar Manager Johan Cabrera - with an extensive bar background both here and in France - says the new menu is a fusion of local and global flavours, with a focus on independent small batch producers and locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

www.baralbertauckland.com

October 25, 2023 - No Comments!

Numero Uno in Birkenhead

Already blessed with a strong line-up of eateries, Birkenhead locals now have a new casual Italian at which to satisfy their pasta and vino cravings.

Osteria Uno opens tomorrow on historic Hinemoa Street. Beside bustling café and bistro Duo, fans will recognise some familiar faces, with Duo owners Jordan and Sarah Macdonald taking over the adjacent space for their latest venture.

Open five nights a week and seating 40 inside and 10 more out front, Osteria Uno aims for elevated but approachable Italian. The menu is simple and seasonal, with handmade pasta as the star of the show.

www.osteriauno.co.nz

October 25, 2023 - No Comments!

Chocolate Love A-Fair

The wait is over for Ben & Jerry’s and Tony’s Chocolonely lovers as an indulgent new collab hits Kiwi shelves just in time for summer.

In a match made in changemaker heaven, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has joined forces with Tony’s Chocolonely, the chocolate-making impact company, in its mission to end modern slavery and child labour in the chocolate industry.

Hitting chillers in New Zealand from mid-October is Ben & Jerry’s Chocolatey Love A-Fair, a decadent new ice cream based on Tony’s milk chocolate caramel sea salt, and featuring chocolatey ice cream full of salted caramel swirls, caramel chunks and sea salt fudge chunks.

Also set to tickle those tastebuds are two new Tony’s bars inspired by Ben & Jerry’s fan favourites: Dark Milk Brownie, a moreish combination of dark milk chocolate and brownie pieces; and White Strawberry Cheesecake, with white cheesecake-style chocolate, sticky strawberries and crumbly cookie pieces.

October 15, 2023 - No Comments!

Green Meadows’ new pickle patties

If you’re serious about burgers and partial to a superior pickle, then get set to salivate over these new Angus Beef + Pickle burgers from Taranaki’s Green Meadows Beef.

Teaming up with McClure’s Pickles, Green Meadows Beef have taken their classic burger patties, made with 100% pure, grass-fed and free-range Taranaki Angus beef, and added sweet and tangy McClure’s Bread & Butter pickles.

The result? Succulent, tender beef burger patties, with a subtle pickle flavour and a dash of garlic and dill.

greenmeadowsbeef.co.nz.

 

October 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Peanut lovers rejoice

Are you nuts about peanut butter? Crazy about cacao? Right into raspberries?

Taking your brekkie to new heights of deliciousness, Blue Frog's new Crunchy Peanut Butter with Cacao and Zesty Raspberries is a heavenly mix of award-winning peanut butter from Wellington favourite Fix & Fogg, freeze dried raspberries, organic coconut and organic cacao, all baked into heavenly grain, gluten and dairy-free clusters. It's also laden with hi-oleic peanuts, known for their high levels of good-for-you monounsaturated fats. Cerealsy good!

For more info.

September 30, 2017 - No Comments!

Get ready for a close encounter

Hot on the (high) heels of last year’s silly season smash hit, the world’s hottest all-male boylesque stars BRIEFS are back at Auckland’s Q Theatre this November with a brand new show that is out of this world.

Promising galactic glamour, astro-athleticism and interstellar aerials, Close Encounters sees the BRIEFS boys explore the third dimension with their rocket-fuelled blend of comedy, dancing, tumbling, jugging, acro-balancing, trapeze, lip syncing and warped-speed strippers from outer space.

For more info, head here.

 

August 21, 2017 - No Comments!

Street food fans get lucky

Taco aficionados Sarah and Otis Frizzell from The Lucky Taco have launched a new weekly street-eats meal kit delivery service for those keener on dumplings, burgers and tacos than on meat and three veg.

Offering an evolving line-up on the nation's best street eats for consumers to recreate at home in just a few easy steps, the service kicks off with cult Korean burger bar Tiger Burger, Japanese-Brazilian fusion duo the Temaki Truck, pop-up Miss Changy, Thai eatery Farang and K Rd curry house Satya, with other exciting names to be announced soon.

For more info, head here.