Archive for the ‘Reviews and Views’ Category

Good in the ‘Hood : The Permit Room

October 23rd, 2019

The Permit Room 779 Colombo Street Lunch Menu : $5 – 20 Dinner Menu : $10 – $36 “Welcome to the days of East – Indian prohibition. As a visitor, inside these four walls, the laws against extravagance don’t apply.  The Permit Room has attained a license from the authorities in your name.  Tonight you…

Rona’s Restaurant Akaroa

April 29th, 2019

Rona's Restaurant Review - Jax Hamilton Cooks

  They say in fairy tales that magic is found over the hills and far away, which is exactly what we discovered, in the little township of Akaroa. If you’re hard stepping, you could easily miss Rona’s, a tiny villa, with yellow cladding, rusty canopy and petite door.  Inside however, it has a Tardis-type vibe,…

Good in the ‘Hood : 5th Street

October 24th, 2018

Good in the 'Hood : 5th Street - Jax Hamilton

It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me, that my passion is food, the big astonishment however, if God came down right now and said, ‘ok Jax, choose a passion for the rest of your life’, I would drop food like a hot rock and pick music.  Vinyl, CD’s and of course back…

Good in the ‘Hood : Portershed Cafe

August 16th, 2018

Street Eats Review : Portershed Cafe : Jax Hamilton

Walk down Addington’s busy, crazy and at times eclectic Lincoln Road and if you’re ‘hard stepping’ you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime. The Portershed Speciality Café is a refreshing glass of lemonade on a stinking hot day; a soothing head massage; a compliment that inspires blushes; a lush dark, velvety slice of cake,…

Good in the ‘Hood : Evil Genius : NMM

June 5th, 2018

Street Eats : Evil Genius - Jax Hamilton

Evil Genius recently started pinging on my ‘foodie’ radar. Business colleagues mentioned it in passing; I read a fantastic review in the last few weeks too. However, you know a restaurant is good, when it’s talked about in ‘smiley’ whispers; if diners are willing to share, but only with a select group of friends – them’s…