Amen to Ramen!

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The Ramen Shop in Newtown, is a spinoff business of Hillside Kitchen and Cellar in Thorndon. This concept originated as a pop-up shop around town back in May 2013 and this is now their permanent home. It’s described as a “ramen (everyday Japanese streetfood) joint with a kiwi twist”. It’s extremely clever, unique and it works! Continue reading

Grand of the Century

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Hubby and I got invited to Grand Century in Tory St for a Chinese New Year celebratory dinner with our adopted whanau. This was our first visit for dinner as we’ve eaten here several times for a yum-cha lunch. Continue reading

Popular Poppies

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It appeared that everyone had heard of or been to Poppies Vineyard in Martinborough except me. Ok my friend wasn’t having that. She was treating me to my belated birthday lunch treat on a recent Saturday, to help me keep up with the play of course. Continue reading

Yavole Munchen

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I wasn’t sure what to expect, however I was pleasantly surprised with the makeover of the old Chicago Bar; where I used to perform. What a fab job they’ve done. You wouldn’t recognise it now as it’s transformed dramatically into Munchen; a German foodhall/beerhouse. Continue reading