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Photographs: David Straight It could have gone so horribly wrong. “The Fed” is a homage to a classic New York delicatessen with diner touches: formica, waitresses in mint green 1950s dresses, bottomless filter coffee. In the hands of Al Brown, though, it works brilliantly – it’s an extension of his bagel-meets-oyster empire (The Fed is […]


Photographs: David Straight Finally. Two years on, there is somewhere to eat at North Wharf. It has pedigree: owner Michael Dearth made a name at The Grove for careful, considered dining in a private, bricky space. With Baduzzi, he’s done something else entirely – baduzzi means “meatballs” in the Sicilian dialect. Yes: this is a posh […]


[Image via Diner Journal, by Grant Cornett] NEW & NOTABLE The latest issue of David Chang (Momofuku) and Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s) has landed at Magnation. It’s all about ‘the sweet spot’. Ponsonby’s late night takeaway joint Nina’s is getting a makeover. On March 1 it will re-open as Bird on a Wire, serving up organic […]