Eat and Drink
OPINION: Some of the best summer meals I have eaten did not involve cloth napkins.
Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.
OPINION: It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.
Better eating habits? More well-rounded cook? It's time for some food-related resolutions.
When it comes to baking, you can't just wing it and see what happens, says Jo Seagar.
Few Kiwis want to see sugar taxed despite most seeing it as a health vice, a survey shows.
Winning his first homebrew competition with an all-NZ recipe proved spurred one man to switch from engineering to the beer industry.
'Carter country' is for sale
The Southbridge Hotel, self-declared ''Carter country'', is for sale.
The 142-year-old pub has had a new lease of life since a civil servant from Wellington moved in.
Publicans want to sell and 'cruise' NZ
A black and white sign with an arrow points to a spearmint-coloured building on the edge of State Highway 75.
Locals can rack up a hand-written tab ahead of pay day at this place, where the publican is never "grumpy".
Bars busy as workers break up for Christmaas
Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas.
We have a long, proud history of standing around a grill with a few beers. Christmas Day should be no exception.
Crowd brings a buzz to Chinwag Eathai
REVIEW: If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.
Four years after the quakes and 'serious safety strengthening', a popular Lyttelton cafe is back.
OPINION: I don't want to hear a word out of you turkey eaters - Christmas is all about the ham.
Boo Radley's a mix of owner's favourite things
Brett Giddens has brought Bourbon, sticky ribs and a Mississippi vibe to his new bar.
The Honeypot Cafe will be serving up a pot of gold to Christchurch charities every week from today.
Burnside cafe named best in Christchurch while Dunedin's Ironic Cafe is top cafe in NZ.
Who needs a picnic rug when you have a blow-up couch?
Town Tonic has open kitchens, fresh produce and a cheekily written menu. What's not to love?.
OPINION: The debate about who will bring the pav or whether Aunty Mildred will insist on her overcooked pudding can be tricky.
Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.
It's not fine dining, but it was hearty, casual dining with good flavours, some nice touches and good service.
Doubts raised over 'guilt free' claims
Frozen yoghurt is the latest craze to hit Christchurch with four stores opening in the city in the last year. Abbie Napier finds out why it is so popular.
Fridays in the square 'like old Christchurch'
OPINION: It's like the surrounding devastation isn't even there any more. Food trucks in the square are a hit.
It's that glorious time of year - asparagus season. Here's how to make the most of it.
About 10,000 Kiwi homes subscribe to My Food Bag, a weekly delivery of five meals in a bag.
Give a warm welcome to a different style of Coriander's, a new Dux venture and some Movember dishes.
A wonderland of earthly delights is on offer at the food and wine pavilion. Make sure to try these ones.
OPINION: This year I'm hosting a Christchurch Christmas, which means at least 13 people will be coming to my place for the meal.
In Engineers and Merchants, upstairs is all about good food and atmosphere, while downstairs caters to the late-night dancing crowd
The menu at Madam Kwong's is almost an overload of good taste.
Do you know how hard it is for a vegan to dine out in Christchurch? The Shroom Room just made it easier.
From the outside it seems so complicated and out of reach. Truth is, it's really not that hard.
Redesigned Lyttelton space to open on weekend
Lyttelton's Albion Square has been completely redesigned while a new cafe/wine bar is about to open on Victoria St.
A restaurant setting that reminds you of The Notebook offering a cheeky menu that's fresh and delicious.
If you're exercising for less than 90 minutes, then sugar, sodium and potassium-laden "endurance" drinks are just damaging your health.
Online word of mouth is a powerful form of communication the hospitality industry needs to take seriously.
OPINION: Cooking with your own produce is awesome - you know where it comes from plus you get to be totally smug.
Lineup of top chefs announced for South Island food festival and Les Mills launches coffees with a protein hit.
Consumer affairs show distances itself from nasty restaurant review spat.
Ten restaurants vied for the title of 2014 Zest restaurant of the year. Today we reveal the winner.
The much-loved Vanilla Ice truck is returning to Victoria Square on Saturday for the first time since the quakes.
Coconut oil shouldn't be used as regular cooking oil despite being trendy, says the heart foundation.
OPINION: Don't make them mushroom risotto, but you can make tofu taste good.
Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.
Zest names top spot for 2014
We've done the rounds, checked the reviews and named Volstead Trading Company as this year's Best Bar.
OPINION: If you've never enjoyed a meal with a dog-eared novel at a table for one, you're missing out.
Men infiltrated Christchurch couchsurfing group with alleged "sexually charged motivations".
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