It's here! Starting tomorrow, Wellington will be covered in foodsters from the city and beyond, all feasting on the two week food frenzy that is Wellington On a Plate.
The NZ International Film Festival is finishing up this weekend, two we'd recommend seeing are Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and The Sapphires.
We've also got a couple of competitions up our sleeves with Wellington in a Pint brews and yummy oysters from the Oyster Saloon to win.
A Bottle of Blanket Man
The winning brews from Wellington in a Pint are ready to drink! Now on tap at craft beer bars around the city and at Beervana, see below to win a pack of the four crafty brews!
|West End Girls|
|Where: Circa Theatre When: Until 1 September|
|A true story of love, life, laughter and sex about a lonely young woman who takes a job as a prostitute's maid.|
|Hawthorn Lounge Burger Challenge|
|Where: Hawthorn Lounge When: 14 and 19 August|
|Smokes, foams, caviars and dusts will be displayed and incorporated to create a drinkable (alcoholic) version of the American staple - the cheeseburger!|
|One Night of Queen|
|Where: Michael Fowler Center When: 18 August|
|Recreating the unmistakable look, sound and feel of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, the winner of Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 will rock you.|
|The Art Within Artisan|
|Where: Artisan Restaurant When: 18 August|
|See how art transpires to food with each course in this set menu being inspired by a Rita Angus artwork.|
|Restaurant: El Matador on Cuba Street|
|This new Argentinian restaurant is big on barbecue. A traditional wood-fire 'asado' is used for delicious slow roasted meals, and the menu includes caramelly treats for your sweet tooth. Get a taster with this Word on the Street review. MORE|
|WORD ON THE STREET|
|Food: Visa Wellington On a Plate|
|Sarah preps for the annual foodie fest: "I pick places I’ve never been before, or top-enders I rarely indulge in."|
|Comedy: Young Guns|
|Jarrod recommends this one-off event for stand up laughs with Welly's "best up-and-coming performers" tonight.|