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This is the first sign of Summer. Yesterday, Food Space made its debut on Daldy Street. From 11am-late there were food trucks, music, and drink stands. Essentially, a baby Silo Park (see here, here, here). At 4pm most of the food trucks were either sold out or ‘sold out’ – read, holding it out for the dinner crowd. So it’s best to go when they first open or at dinner time. Tiger Burger is a must. Though maybe only if you are die-hard kimchi addicts like us. The Kimcheese burger ($11) is melted cheese between toasted brioche buns, with a juicy beef patty and shreds of kimchi. Nothing extravagant but just so damn good. On the Kimcheese fries ($8) there’s some amazing chilli sauce, spring onions and of course more kimchi – highly recommend. Another food truck to make a beeline for is Ryan’s Kitchen. Get the brioche s’more, the Eaton Mess, and the chicken salad i.e. everything on the menu. Food Space was definitely missing some kind of juice/smoothie truck but Goodnight Cocoa’s cocoa was perfect for getting through yesterday’s strong wind situation. While Goodnight also offered s’mores, which were exciting to watch being prepared, nothing could compete against Ryan’s brioche combo. That s’more is the answer to your late night Buzzfeed food video cravings.

Food Space
www.foodspace.co.nz – watch out for when/where they set up camp next!
The Street Food Collective
www.thestreetfoodcollective.co.nz – for permanent food truck cravings

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Silo 6 is often fitted out with exciting exhibitions. The most recent is ‘dark cloud / white light’ by Joseph Michael. It was beyond amazing. Paired with some great music the time lapse videos are just mesmerising. They also remind you just how beautiful New Zealand is and makes you want to travel to these beauty spots immediately. The videos take you through sunrise, dawn, dusk, sunset, and a sky full of stars. You have to go and see for yourself. The exhibition ends 26th Feb, so hurry!IMG_2450IMG_2438IMG_2443IMG_2455IMG_2451_MG_2466_MG_2457_MG_2475_MG_2487Joseph Michael.
Event details here.
Tues/Wed/Sun: 11-4
Thu/Sat: 12-7
Fri:12-9
Mon: By appointment.

Monday 11:00am – 9pm
Tuesday 11:00am – 4pm
Wednesday 11:00 – 9pm

We finally made it to The Roaming Dive. Having been told they were at Silo Park, we did a quick detour on Friday and stopped just long enough to grab a combo deal: two sliders + crispy crunchy fries ($11).P1014633-Edit

The line to order was small but the waiting crowd was large.P1014635-Edit

The sliders were brilliant. The buns were soft, sweet and delicious. Our favourite was the Chicken slider. It was juicy and flavourful covered in buffalo sauce. They were so good we went back for more but sadly they were sold out already (around 8pm).P1014661-EditP1014655-Edit

The Crispy crunchy fries were sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Though they were neither crispy nor crunchy. All three items were $4 each by themselves so I would suggest skipping out on the combo and going with just the sliders. (Prawn Po’Boy was $8.)P1014651-Edit P1014652-Edit

Only half their menu was on offer this time but they’re at Silo Park this coming Friday too (17 Jan), thank goodness. Hopefully they’re coming armed with more items, more quantity, and actually crispy and crunchy fries.P1014650P1014670-Edit P1014671-Edit

Our GIVEAWAY is live on our Facebook page right now! A restaurant voucher and froyo up for grabs! Ends 28/01/2014.

Check out also our Silo Park post last week and last summer.

Silo Park.
Corner Jellicoe & Beaumont Streets, Wynyard Quarter.

P1013084-EditSilo Park is a brilliant way to spend Friday night, there’s everything you need – food, drinks, shopping, music and movies.

P1012966-EditP1012967-EditP1012968P1013021-Edit Our go-to truck would be, no surprise, The Lucky Taco. We managed to get in before the queue (there’s always a queue and it’s always worth the wait) and ordered the Pulled Pork, Turkey and Beef Tongue. Our favourite of the three was definitely the Beef Tongue, our friends enjoyed the Pulled Pork. Is it too extreme to say we refrain from ordering tacos anywhere else now? (More Lucky love here and here.) Sarah and Otis also have the most organised food truck around, their Facebook page is updated regularly and so is their schedule on the website (can anyone tell me where The Roaming Dive is right now?).P1012980-EditP1012984-Edit P1012983-Edit P1013003-Edit

We had the chance to try The Beverage Boy who was conveniently parked up next door. Matt sells fresh and healthy smoothies for $5.50 (small) and $7.00 (large). Our favourites were the Green Machine with kale and the Berry Mint. There’s no schedule to be found for this green truck – we wish there was, but Facebook tells us that Matt is down in Tauranga till the end of January so be sure to visit him if you’re vacationing at the Mount EDIT: seems like The Beverage Boy is at Silo Park this Friday (10th) too!
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We were lured in by the delicious smell wafting in the air but found these Takoyaki lacking in flavour.P1013019-Edit P1013023-EditP1013014-Edit

It’s best to get to Silo Park early to snazz up a parking spot at the Jellicoe Street carpark which comes with the first hour for free. Also bring cushions/bean bags/chairs if you’re planning to stay for the movie. Look at the amount of people you have to compete with for a spot on the grass!P1013068-Edit-EditP1013080-Edit P1013075-Edit-Edit

This Friday the movie is Spirited Away by Miyazaki.The crazy pigs totally freaked me out when I was little. Can’t wait for Lion King on 24th of January!P1013066-Edit P1013062-Edit

Our GIVEAWAY is live on our Facebook page right now! A restaurant voucher and froyo up for grabs! Ends 28/01/2014.

You can also find us on InstagramZomato, and Yelp.

Read our post about Silo Park last summer here.

Silo Park.
Corner Jellicoe & Beaumont Streets, Wynyard Quarter.

siloparklights(Be prepared for a long post!) Friday night we headed down to the Silo Park for its last outdoor movie screening for the season and we had an amazing time. They played Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which although was already a good movie in itself, had added atmosphere when you watched it projected onto a massive silo, with millions of other people on a cool summer/autumn night (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit on the numbers there but the place was brimming with people). The Silo Markets were in full operation from 5pm selling everything from woodfire pizzas to beer to escargots. So where to start…

Firstly we tried the taco truck. We ordered one chicken and one beef taco with the beef winning both our hearts. Next up was the woodfire pizza. What was extremely impressive was all this came on a mini truck, and was made right in front of you to order. Of course this meant a longer waiting time – we waited 35 minutes for ours. The pizza base was extremely delicious, it was crispy and was the perfect thickness, the filling however we thought was a little too salty. You would think we should be content by now, but when you find mini food trucks surrounding you at every corner with people lining up everywhere you convince yourself you must try everything till you aptly feel like you resemble an oompa loompa and can fit no more. Naturally we visited the next stall, ordering a Mega Dog and a blueberry smoothie. I’m not sure whether it was because we were both so thirsty at this stage or whether the chef had mastered the golden smoothie ingredient proportion, but it was incredibly tasty. The mega dog was juicy and was well complemented by the ciabatta. We also contemplated about trying the handmade pies and the Spanish paella but decided we should give our stomachs a rest and settled for White’s & Co Willy Wonka Berry Tub and a popcorn. White’s & Co’s frozen yoghurt never fails to satisfy and their special tonight had a lovely surprise with jumping candy involved. Music played when the movie wasn’t on and a giant connect 4 and wooden building blocks were available for children entertainment or for those a child at heart.

After the movie finished we took a stroll through the market with vintage clothing and contemporary artists showcasing their pieces. We found everything from hand knitted winter cardigans, famous superstar spray painted discs, old Enid Blyton books, ‘It’s so fluffy I’m gonna diiiiie!’ artwork and a ring resembling the head of a wookie.

It was most definitely a spectacular way to end the summer.

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