What are the top BYOs in Auckland?

Finding a decent BYO restaurant in Auckland seems to be a challenge for Google. As Concrete Playground’s handy article is nearing 2 years old, I made my own list and thought I’d share it for all those other slightly-broke, food-loving Aucklanders out there.   Thanya Thai (formerly Jungle Flavour) – Balmoral 2 Dunbar Rd, Balmoral / jungleflavour.co.nz Hidden away from the hustle of Dominion Rd and out the back of KFC, not many people realise Thanya Thai’s existence. It is perhaps for...
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The TedxAuckland 2013 Experience

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Yesterday the Aotea Centre hosted TedxAuckland, a day for people to step on stage and inspire us with their ideas and experiences. I was a last minute booker, torn between the chance of saving $90 and the unknown. I am very glad that I bought that ticket. Here are some of my favourite talks, with places online that I was inspired to check out. Lillian Grace Lillian expressed a need for us to understand more about our country in order...
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Dictated Dinners: My Food Bag

Escaped work this evening and headed down to SMCAKL, where amongst other slightly geeky things we learnt about the latest in food delivery, My Food Bag. This new service takes weekly meal planning to the next step. You sign up to receive planned gourmet recipes and necessary groceries for 4 or 5 meals each week. These recipes are all endorsed by NZ Masterchef Nadia Lim. Perhaps I am not their target audience, but the service is slightly on the expensive...
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Floxy Lady

Tonight I went to Design Assembly down at Ironbank on K Road. They run the occasional evening where creatives come to talk about their worlds. On this occasion there was one particular speaker that inspired me. This was Hayley King, aka Flox, who is an incredible New Zealand artist known for canvas, stencils and spray paint. Much of her work focuses on birds, animals and nature. The colours are just beautiful. I hope she does not mind me borrowing her...
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