Mrs Brown or Mama Brown?

This is about my fifth visit to Mama Brown but no post as it was in my pre-blogging days. They’ve since changed their menu and their hours. Now open Wed- Sunday, they’ve finally realised that they need to open earlier on weekends. Each time I’ve driven by on a weekend, I’ve noticed how much fuller the café is.  However my bug bear is, if they open at 9am, they should be ready to go at 9am. Not be taking chairs off tables and wiping tables. This is not ok. Continue reading

Brother can you spare a dime?!

A huge fan of Five Boroughs, I was keen to checkout Elie Assaf’s other child, in funky Cuba St; Five and Dime. I attempted a gal catchup here a year ago, however it was a bit too fancy schmancy at the time. We were in the mood for a true brunch menu so we chose Fidels, across the road. Continue reading

Authentic New York Pizza!

Wellington is becoming more international on a daily basis. Only 42 years later since the original shop opened in New York, Welly has Sal’s authentic New York Pizza in Cuba Mall. Salvatore Leo (Sal) hails from Puglia, Southern Italy (of course), and emigrated to New York at the age of 10. He mastered, under the watchful eye of his famiglia, how to roll dough by hand. He uses the freshest ingredients and harbours a secret tomato sauce recipe,  to create his masterpiece. His only son Brian (such an Italian name!),  took over the reigns to continue the legacy on a global basis. Continue reading

High Five to Five Boroughs

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Last Sunday hubby and I had a lunch date. I have been to NYC a gazillion times and it’s one of our favourite cities, so as soon as we walked in to Five Boroughs, we fell in love with it. Its namesake refers to the Five Boroughs of New York, and the interior definitely depicts a NYC diner or Jewish deli.  The authentic NY black subway tiles really make this place. There is a mix of booth, table or counter seating and darn it, you know I love booths and they were full!. Continue reading