Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gambling on dinner



I was talking to my new cohost Mike Hosking about eating out this week, and he told me that he and Katie (am I allowed to call her ‘Katie’? He’s so sweet about her that it almost feels like a term of endearment, like calling another man’s wife ‘Honeybuns’) mostly only eat at one restaurant, because they don’t want to be disappointed.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where to eat on Sunday and Monday nights


If we’re to believe our TV theme tunes, Sunday and Monday are happy days. But the people who sang that song (a 70s duo called Pratt and McLain, as long as you’re asking) might not have been quite so chipper if they’d ever found themselves wandering Ponsonby Road on a Sunday night, looking for a half decent steak.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Best eating in LA


Heading to Los Angeles, or want to be thanked by someone who is? Reprinted courtesy of Kia Ora magazine, here's my definitive list of the best places to eat and drink:

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Guide to Auckland's Farmers' Markets

Weekend markets are such an ingrained part of my cheese-sampling, poodle-patting, busker-tipping lifestyle that I’m always surprised when I meet Aucklanders who don’t spend their Saturdays traipsing across town to buy spray-free cucumbers. But these people exist, in far greater numbers than those of us with harissa-stained car upholstery, so with them in mind here are some of my favourite super city markets.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Capital Eating 2013


Hearty thanks to Alexander "Slim" Bisley, who for the third year running has put together this comprehensive guide to eating well in Wellington. I can't personally vouch for the restaurants, but I can personally vouch for Alexander, who approaches food recommendations like he approaches all of his writing - with intelligence, charm and some good hard yards in the field. So, over to him:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The greatest meal in Auckland

I ate what I think was the best meal of my life on Wednesday, at an Auckland restaurant which has always been great, and has recently been incredible, and last week transcended incredible – became a jaw dropping, palate smashing, knee trembling trip through ten of the greatest dishes I’ve ever eaten.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Showbiz life

Another Saturday night, another comedy gig for the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers’ Association. On paper it was probably my strangest corporate engagement since being enlisted as the host/judge of Urologist’s Got Talent, a variety show performed by the major players of the sexual health and faulty urinary tract industry.