Eat and Drink

The best places to eat out? We're on it

Black Betty won the best cafe award last year. Will it retain the title this year?

The hunt for Canterbury's best cafes and restaurants is on.

A brine to get your pork tender

A pork loin chop with sauteed mustard greens and apple.

Brining could bring an end to the despair of the dried out pork chop.

$25,000 dinner at art centre gym

Bevan Smith of  Riverstone Kitchen is one of nine chefs taking part in a $25,000 dinner in Christchurch in November.

Nine celebrity chefs will create a $25,000 dinner in a 'gym' in Christchurch.

Meals on wheels

Locos Texmex Cuisine food truck

Five food trucks you need to check out this summer.

Eat Nepalese at The Commons

Caffeine Laboratory owner James Bagrie is opening a bar upstairs in New Regent Street.

Caffeine Lab announces a bar and Sherpa Kai food truck opens.

Finding a cafe-bar niche

Simon Scarlett, left, and Jeremy Ferguson opened The Cuban restaurant and bar on St Asaph St recently. It serves Cuban street food and cigars.

Pickled pig ear, Cuban cigars, chipotle hollandaise sauce -- get your thing

Cheap eats that hit the spot

Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar serves up authentic dumplings at The Colombo.

REVIEW: Abbie Napier visits three spots offering cheap eats. 

Now's Good: Fruit from afar

A warm spiced plum topping makes cheesecake fabulous.

It's hypocritical to turn the back on some other country's seasonal crops.

Private chefs popular

Eaton Drink Co will whip up anything from cocktails and canapes to a full meal.

Catered dinner parties are for everyone.

Stock Xchange back in the city

Greg McClurg hopes to open the new Stock Xchange bar any day now.

Another spot to watch the Rugby World Cup is opening soon.

Health food fix to your door

Chef Eliana Delamere Phelan will be preparing healthy meals for delivery around Christchurch for a new company named FitFood.

New Zealand companies are promising convenient healthy eating for everyone from serious athletes to weight loss warriors. 

Review: The Little Bistro

The Little Bistro restaurant in Akaroa is a cheery place with a buzzy atmosphere on a cold wet night.

REVIEW: This little seaside bistro shows big ambition.

German deli opens in Fendalton

Great Coffee Fast owner Chris Gourley hopes to open more espresso bars in the city.

A taste of Berlin has arrived in Fendalton.

CPIT makes world culinary list

CPIT culinary programmes manager Ryan Marshall says the school's recognition in a world class list "reinforces" that CPIT students receive the very best culinary training.

A Christchurch culinary school has become the first in the country to be recognised in a world class list. 

Dainty does it

High tea starts with good china and leaf tea.

Is there anything better than sipping tea from fine china and nibbling on dainty little savouries? 

Now's Good: Where there's an egg, there's a meal

Egg fried rice makes a great breakfast.

There was a time when I envied city-dwellers who kept hens in their backyards. Happy  memories of collecting the eggs and feeding the chooks disappeared, though, when I became the owner of two bantams.

Review: Copper Road

Copper Road Cafe and Restaurant in Amberley.

REVIEW: Copper Road at the site of the former Brew Moon has plenty of potential in its rural market.

The Dux is back in town gallery

Richard Sinke's Dux Central opens on September 16

Dux Central's four new venues, including a blokes brew bar, and a cocktail lounge - open in Lichfield St on Wednesday.

Judging beer awards a 'tough' job

Tracy Banner, a judge at The Brewers Guild New Zealand Beer Awards, samples one of the 840 entries seeking recognition when the winners are announced in Auckland on Saturday

Aroma, appearance and taste are the bare essentials when judging The Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards

Dux Central opens this month

Pot Sticker Dumpling duo Sally Willis and Sam Hooper.

Dux Central will be open soon.

Sheffield pies for Oxford

The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop is opening soon in Oxford in the old Seagar's.

The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop is coming to Oxford while whitebait patties hit the central city.

Wake up to cold coffee

Cold drip is often served over ice.

Cold coffee is taking off in Christchurch this summer.

Now's Good: The freezer saves the day

Frozen peas soup hits all the right notes.

Frozen berries and vegetables save the day at this time of year.

Review: Fine Fare Kitchen

Fine Fare Kitchen container on Victoria St

REVIEW: Classy dishes from a container

Now's Good: Spring cleaning the spice cupboard

Mace, left,  from the nutmeg has a warm savoury note.

Fresh spices are the best way to greet spring.

Carlton owner opens new venue

James Murdoch, owner of The Carlton, is opening another venue in Christchurch.

Bush Inn confirms tenants and Spitfire Square announces foodie outlets.

Cabbages fit for kings

Pick your savoy cabbage on the condition of its leaves, not its weight.

Spring's savoy cabbage has a mild, sweetish flavour - and these two recipes showcase it perfectly.

Cream of the crop

Lewis Road Creamery releases two new flavoured milks

What do we think of the Lewis Road milks?

Nuts reveal their soft side

The Nutmylk Co makes almond milk in Christchurch.

Nuts continue to surprise us with their versatility.

Review: Twenty Seven Steps

Twenty Seven Steps is one for the wish list.

REVIEW: Twenty Seven Steps must go on your wish list.

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