Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is renowned as one of the major cities of the Oceania ecozone, an increasingly popular destination for those that use the city as a comfortable base for exploring the wider natural surrounds. The city is also a frequent stop for business travelers in the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s necessary to look at what to do with limited time in the city, and with plenty of options on the table, I thought it best to bring you seven of my favourite spots to eat and drink in the CBD and surrounds, based on a recent weekend stay in Auckland. ... Read More | Share it now!
Just a few weeks ago the authoritative publication Worlds50bestbars.com debuted their Asian-focused list, sifting through the many elaborate, speakeasy, rustic, and futuristic bars around Asia to come up with a comprehensive, ranked list. Working through the rich stock of bars was no easy feat, as explained by Asia’s 50 Best Bars Editor Hamish Smith who focused on the Asian perspective to curate this list, writing “if you get the voters right, you get the 50 right”.... Read More | Share it now!
Although The Toothsome Chocolate Factory carefully avoids official affiliation with Willy Wonka, this chocolate factory and “savory feast emporium” is planned to bring an “out-of-this-world” dining experience to the CityWalk at Universal Studios, Orlando. The factory incorporates the surrealism of Steampunk, including “smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion”, along with the dream-like style and sweet deserts of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.... Read More | Share it now!
When a partnership between serial purveyors of cereal Kellogg’s announced that they were teaming up with Gelato Messina for a limited edition flavour we had some pretty good guesses as to what this could result in. We were hoping for something to do with Aussie childhood fav Coco Pops, and it seems Messina had the same idea, leading to the creation of a limited edition Just Like a Milkshake flavour that will be available across Messina stores (even the one in Las Vegas) from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th March.... Read More | Share it now!
Sydneysiders, Melbournites and for the first time ever, Kiwis rejoice! The hugely popular and expansive GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (formerly known as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is back bigger, better and more bevvy laden than ever before in May, and will see more than 400 craft beers and ciders including 120 ‘Festival Beers’ and 10 ‘Festival Ciders’ produced exclusively for GABS by the best producers Australia and New Zealand have on offer.... Read More | Share it now!
After sell-out events across Australia and New Zealand last year, Game of Rhones will make it’s noble return as it tours Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington once again this year across May, June, and July. Obviously inspired by HBO smash Game of Thrones (for which the season six trailer can be found HERE), this wine festival is a celebration of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley in France, bringing in everything from Shiraz to Roussane in some of the best venues across the above cities for a wine festival to end all wine festivals.... Read More | Share it now!
Jen Lindsey Clark and her team over at UK-based Chocolatician seem obsessed with capturing Benedict Cumberbatch’s likeliness in all it’s deliciousness, last year proving themselves as a mix of Willy Wonka and Madame Tussauds with a Belgian chocolate modeled after the Brit actor, called the “Chocobatch”. Now they are taking things a little further with Easter coming up, taking their original creation and transposing it onto the holiday icon, a bunny. That’s right, Benedict Cumberbatch chocolate bunnies are know a thing, and they are being named Cumberbunnies. Life is amazing.... Read More | Share it now!
Really sticking to their #BeautifullySwedish aesthetic, renowned premium cider brand Rekorderlig have launched a multi-layered social campaign ad that gives us a bit of an entertaining glimpse at Sweden’s famous Torneträsk lake from the perspective of two unlikely skaters named after the brand’s founders, Henrick and Anders. The skating duo perform a short routine choreographed by the behind-the-scenes team from classic Will Ferrell comedy Blades of Glory in a vast, icy setting soundtracked by an oddly calming version of “The Reindeer Herder’s Joik” by Jon Henrik Fjällgren.... Read More | Share it now!
Miami-based Sushi Master Hiroyuki Terada, who owns a restaurant named Nove Kitchen and Bar, went viral last year when he skillfully chopped a Big Mac into some delicious looking maki sushi for YouTube channel Will it Sushi?. Now it seems that Terada isn’t done taking life too far because he has just flipped a whole box of assorted doughnuts into sushi.... Read More | Share it now!
New York emcee Action Bronson is just as deft in the kitchen as the studio, and he has been taking that knowledge of the culinary world and applying it to his latest web show with Munchies, “Fuck, That’s Delicious” for a few episodes now. The latest entry takes the effervescent rapper to meet one of the most legendary French chefs in New York, Daniel Boulud to sample the famed canard á la presse (pressed duck).... Read More | Share it now!