Take 2: Texas Beer and BBQs

After arriving in Houston and meeting fellow foodies, our first stop was to get us some Texan BBQ. Burns Original BBQ was on our long list. It was in the burbs and in a dinkie dive with only outdoor seating, but boy were the ribs, brisket, beans and potato finger lick in’ good. We stayed at the lovely Hilton Sam Curio hotel. That night we took in The Houston Astros vs Miami Marlins baseball which was great. Poor Houston now though, do they have a problem thanks not to Hurricane Harry. Continue reading

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Fabulous Food in Petone!

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I’d read and heard good reviews about Comes and Goes, so being competitive as I am,  I wanted to check it out pronto. After a tough Sunday hill walk we arrived bang-on noon. There were people milling outside the door so my empty stomach and heart was in my mouth, as I was concerned there was a queue.  Foodietraveller and her hubby do not wait.  Sadly we were told the wait was 40 mins for a table, however I suggested we’d be happy sitting on the bar stools, so our host obliged. We also had a great view of the busy, open kitchen. Continue reading

Sterling job at Sterling Café!

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I’ve now been to Sterling Woodfire Eatery on the Terrace about four times and have enjoyed each visit. I can’t wait to try lunch and dinner. It’s the sister restaurant to Egmont St Eatery so has a good rep for food and is part of the new funky Park Hotel. The hotel stayers will welcome this with open arms and it will certainly add to their fab stay there for sure.

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Wassup Auckland!

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Craving a visit to Auckland CBD, I booked a solo flight on Labour weekend. As my foodie haunts list is huge, I had to narrow it down and plan logistically, so I could fit in as much as possible. Boy did I do well. Continue reading

Doughnut and coffee anyone?

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Georgia’s espresso is yet another innovative container cafe that’s opened up by the Zeal crew, on the corner of Dixon and Victoria Streets. It’s all for a good cause supporting barista training in Wellington. Read post on the original Stories espresso container cafe –www.foodietraveller.co/stories. They have also been part of Wellyonaplate by serving different filled doughnuts for 10 days; each of which are created by various Welly chefs along with their fantastic People’s coffee.

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