CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW

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DRINKING @

THE DIRTY LAND

Christchurch bar tsar Tony Astle’s latest offering along the city’s hottest party scene that is Victoria Street fuses a dark, broody aesthetic with an industrial edge and the effortless flair of another meticulously-crafted den of cool.

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BURGERS & BEERS INC.

Hankering for a burger fix, the Cityscape crew rocked up to neighbouring Burgers & Beers Inc. on Cranford Street to rekindle our two-handed love affair with Christchurch’s bloody good burgermeisters.

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FOODIE FILES

HANDS ON

Feeling inadequate in the kitchen department? Then turn off Masterchef and spruce up the old culinary skills with an awesome back to basics local culinary course and put those kitchen nightmares behind you.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.

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Eating & Drinking
Pomeroy's

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Eating & Drinking
Godley Cafe

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Retail Therapy
The Gift Shop

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Fashion
Sergios

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Interiors & Furnishing
Bridge Interiors

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Eating & Drinking
Under the Red Verandah

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Reviews and articles on Christchurch restaurants

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Best Christchurch bars for a quiet beer or night out

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Cool cafés, hot coffee: best local caffeine fixes

The Hot Ticket!

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Hound of the Baskervilles

Comedy
[12 April – 17 May 2014]

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Skid Row & Ugly Kid Joe

Live Music
[19 April 2014]

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Cavell Leitch NZ Jazz & Blues Festival

Music Festival
[22 – 27 April 2014]

INSIDE WORD

Bibimbap – Boom!

Traditionally a way of using up day-old rice and leftovers, this Korean one-bowl wonder piles namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables), gochujang (chilli pepper paste), a raw or fried egg and sliced meat atop white rice. Literally translated as ‘mixed rice’, bibimbap can be served cold in summer or hot in a sizzling stone bowl (dolsot bibimbap) in winter with the ingredients stirred together just before eating. Believed to heal the body, release energy and keep illness away you'll find it at Seoul Garden, The Station or Korea House.

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IN BRIEF

Take the (Chimney) Cake

Craving a Transylvanian fix? Then sink your fangs into a crazy-delicious kürtős kalács (or chimney cake). Crunchy on the outside and soft inside, this Hungarian-influenced European delicacy can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Look for the ex-ambulance that is now the Transylvanian Delights food truck at Pallet Pavilion during the week, Lyttelton Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and Riccarton Market on Sundays, and get your nosh on.

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THE SCOOP

Get ready for fresh, home-made steaming delicious morsels of joy (aka pot sticker dumplings) Christchurch when the Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar opens at The Colombo in mid April! We're also hearing good things about the glittering new addition to Woolston's dining scene Ferry Indians at 596 Ferry Road. Over in Sumner The Rock Café  has been given a new lease of life by newcomers Aaron Tumata and Cate Toomey. Their eggs benedict and quickie breakfast get the Cityscape thumbs up, as does their sun-drenched, street-front courtyard.

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