From the minute I stepped inside the Pickle and Pie or Pie and Pickle, I fell in love. Lombard Lane has had a major spruce-up and is now a much safer area, so it has the Welly bo’ peeps aflockin’. It’s very New York trendy with cool industrial Scandinavian design. It’s light and spacious complimented with a cool vibe. Continue reading
Second visit to Husk Bar; Brewery, Roastery and Café as I needed to give them another chance. Hubby humoured me and was keen to try this place for Sunday lunch. First visit was with my adorable French/Kiwi friend Annick, we loved everything but it was spoiled by the service from a middle-age grumpy waitress, Fortunately she was not here today, so hopefully has moved on. Everything today was just fabbo. Phew. Continue reading
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
I discovered Egmont St Eatery (ex carpark) when I took a detour off Dixon St, while running an errand. What a treasure. This is another wee hidden CBD gem. My dental hygienist and I got chatting about this place (fyi, best dental visit ever) and we both raved about it. We both loved its multi-level, space, design, let alone the food and cocktails. Continue reading
My dear friend told me about this little hidden gem on Adelaide Rd Berhampore called Celie’s. Blink and you’ll miss it.
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
The Flight Coffee Hangar cafe in Upper Dixon Street is not your normal cafe; it’s a retro New York style cafe and cocktail bar, open 7am till 5pm Mon-Tues and till 1am Wed to Sat (way past my bedtime).
My kiwi friend who lives in NYC, has been raving about how much, being half Italian, I was going to love this place. Si Si, d’accordo!. My jaw just dropped every second once inside this foodie hall. I didn’t know which way to turn, as I didn’t want to miss a thing. Everything looked and smelled so delicious, and I could have eaten and drunk my way through the entire shop; from chocolates to cheeses, meats, fish, vegetables, wines plus there is amazing kitchenware to purchase. I felt like Willy Wonka.
A friend reserved a table for us for brunch here recently, on a Saturday in NYC. They are open for lunch and dinner and specialise in brunch. It’s on 676 Sixth Ave in the Chelsea-FlatIron district, and is an authentic Belgian brasserie (if you’ve been to Europe), with a nice warm feel and antique wood and furniture.