Eat and Drink
OPINION: Our lack of interest in Meat Free Week shows Kiwis aren't keen on giving up their lamb and pies. But why not?
REVIEW: Getting food flicked at you is all part of the fun at teppanyaki restaurant Yamagen.
Session beers are where it's at, says expert
Think low alcohol means low flavour? Think again, says beer expert Phil Cook.
CAFE CHAT: New restaurant brings smoky meat flavours of American-style barbecue to Christchurch.
Cashmere's broken Cup will be mended by Thursday after a three-day closure.
City barista wins champs
Customers at Christchurch's Pure Cafe Co. are on to a good thing with barista Addison Dale behind the counter.
Make an effort to check out your local market this weekend and you won't be disappointed.
REVIEW: Chicken waffles and ice cream floats make up for cramped dining space at Strange's Lane restaurant.
CAFE CHAT: Taste some new Thief Brewery brews and sit tight for Little Bistro.
Guinness will be flowing in Irish bars from 7am in what may be Christchurch's busiest St Patrick's Day yet.
Abbie discovers dog food is 'seriously expensive'
Instead of discussing human food, I'd like to address the issues surrounding dog food.
Buy craft beer at The Colombo, get glam at The George and enjoy top coffee at Little Merchants.
A classy gent's retreat in Victoria St
OPINION: Owner Brett Giddens says Boo Radley's was always going to be his "selfish bar", filled with the things he loves.
Mama Hooch is the little sister to Italian restaurant Venuti just down the block.
Coffee Traders is the first tenant to open at new foodie spot and Lyttelton Bakery finds a permanent home.
While dipping sauces bring flavour to some bland dishes, Rangoon Ruby is 'a rather pricey lesson in Burmese'.
Food is 'off-the-charts good' at new eatery
Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.
Owner Johnny Moore plans to combine Smash Palace with his new venture Brick Farm on High St.
Melbourne's hospitality workers put Christchurch to shame.
Mexican food is taking off, but what makes it so appealing at the moment?
A nutritionist and mum tells us what parents should think about when packing a school lunch.
REVIEW: It was a long wait at Town Tonic, but when our food finally arrived, it was exciting and full flavoured.
New food truck offers cheap and healthy southern-style lunches and Coffee Supreme is coming back to CBD.
Cafe Valentino offers a big menu, a vast wine list and ample staffing.
Robert Koller wins vegetarian category for NZ in the Gourmand World Cookbook awards.
Romantic diners can pay as much as $400 for a special Valentine's Day dinner in Christchurch.
A new restaurant simply named Mexico opens Friday adding to the city's growing love affair with central American fare.
OPINION: Despite four years of daily practice, I am still fighting for the perfect water to coffee ratio.
Burmese flavours shine at Rangoon Ruby
REVIEW: If you love the Bodhi Tree, there's a good chance you'll love Rangoon Ruby.
Street Food brings Vietnamese flavours to the food truck truck scene while Cassels gets all nostalgic with its latest beer.
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?
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