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Tag Archives: Boozy Catchup

BURGER BURGER

Photographs: David Straight Burger Burger is very small and very narrow and very loud: we like to sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen. The service has attitude, just enough. The burgers are $10 and extras – lettuce, cheese, bacon, etc – are $2, the sides are $6, and they cook the patties medium-rare. The […]

LATE NIGHT DINER

  Photographs: David Straight You could visit for the soundtrack alone. It is loud, it is classic and it inclines itself to air guitar – which, given that this place exists to feed the slightly boozy patrons of Ponsonby, seems entirely appropriate. For years, this space was a succession of good but under-patronised cocktail bars: […]

BLUE BREEZE INN

[Photographs: David Straight] Auckland has needed a Chinese restaurant that doesn’t have fluorescent lighting for a long time – so when the Blue Breeze Inn opened, we were hopeful. The fitout is fabulous, China by way of a tropical resort, lots of dark timber and colourful prints and mad lighting and bold tiling in the […]

FARO

[Photographs by David Straight] There’s something quite appealing about cooking your own dinner, particularly when you get to do it while sitting on a red throne. Faro is a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant, huge and mostly empty. It shouldn’t be. There’s a small barbecue in the middle of the table, and an extractor tube that whisks […]

THE GOLDEN DAWN

[Photographs: David Straight] We go to the Golden Dawn quite often: in fact, it’s probably our favourite bar in Auckland. Sometimes, in the early evening – gosh, late at night too – we visit to eat, rather than drink. The menu, seasonal and simple, runs from bread and butter ($5) to a sticky lamb neck […]