Taking cues from late night eateries in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sally and Sam Hooper will officially open Sister Kong Bao Bar this Friday. The pair is behind the hugely popular Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar and Christchurch foodies eagerly await their second venture. The decor of Sister Kong is red, gold and neon, just what you’d […]Read more "Sister Kong brings Hong Kong to Christchurch"
In a city that’s slowly rebuilding, Little High Eatery came out of the blue. Tucked behind the Mackenzie & Willis building on Tuam Street, across from C1 Espresso, lives a brand new food court. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill suburban shopping mall food court, it’s an exercise in excellent urban planning. Little High makes excellent use of […]Read more "New Opening: Little High Eatery"
Last weekend I met with Angela and Nick Clifford, who have been in the wine industry for twenty years. Since moving back to North Canterbury twelve years ago, they have unearthed the region’s potential: Waipara is unique in that “it’s perfectly positioned geographically and geologically to grow both food and wine.” The Food Farm came to fruition when the pair […]Read more "What’s On In Waipara: The Food Farm"
Hoping to sharpen my writing skills while enjoying Christchurch’s culinary scene, I’ve started writing food reviews for Style Magazine. I’m always interested in discovering new pockets of the city and teaming up with Style has helped me eat my way through Christchurch. With a surprisingly diverse food scene for a city of its size, I still haven’t made my way through […]Read more "Will Write For Food"
There’s no way I could leave Toronto without compiling a guide featuring all the spots nearest and dearest to my heart. This list has been in the works for the past three years, even before I moved into my downtown apartment. So, without further ado, here’s the city guide I’ve most enjoyed writing! Toronto is […]Read more "Toronto City Guide"
Post-Katrina, a brand new New Orleans has surfaced. The city’s resurgence has proven to both locals and tourists that it’s unstoppable and relentless; a city full of lovers. My parents spent their honeymoon in New Orleans just over thirty years ago. They’ve always spoken of its incredible music scene and unique architecture. My dad is […]Read more "The Big Easy in 7 Ways"
(Photo by Kimberly Pesch) 1. Fashion is simple and baring one’s legs is perfectly acceptable. 2. Pool parties with copious amounts of beverages and floatation devices are a thing. 3. Havaianas are the closest I can get to walking around barefoot. 4. I’m allowed to eat as much ice cream as I desire. 5. Running outside […]Read more "Twenty Reasons I Love Summer (Toronto Edition)"