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Yes, let’s have one more!

It’s the season for over indulgence and we know you Happylocals enjoy a fine tipple and nibble! Therefore, we’ve put together a quick list of what’s on to tempt your tastebuds…

  1. Have you visited O Cider yet? Their Tasting Shed is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Grab a group and get to 50 Oikimoke Road, Te Puna. More information can be found on their website about what’s on offer!
  2. Every Thursday get to the Papamoa Domain by the Surf Life Saving Club for the world famous in Tauranga, Dinner In the Domain! Loads of food trucks and live entertainment to make it a chillaxing way to finish the day. Times are 5:30pm – 9:00pm
  3. Keep it classy with a visit to E Street Social Club at Elizabeth Cafe and Larder! Fantastic charcoal BBQ street food from $15 a plate, live music, Friday nights 4pm until 9pm, and great beer and wine.
  4. For a market fit for kings and queens get to the Gourmet Night Market at Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, every Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm! Live music, food from over 40 different vendors – an epic way to start the weekend off!
  5. Time to dance the night away at one of only four “Dinner and Dances” held at Mills Reef Winery. Doors open 6pm. Two course dinner and 4 drinks vouchers only $95 per person.
  6. Snap up your tickets for Beast of a Feast! An event in hot demand to draw out the New Year celebrations. Think the newest food, craft beer and music festival to hit Mount Maunganui this summer, a rockstar lineup of some of New Zealand’s best breweries and street food vendors.
  7. Grab the kiddies and get to the Cadbury Christmas Truck Tour in Rotorua, meet at New World – Westend, on Monday 12 December 2:30pm – 4:30pm for the sweetest treats!
  8. Love your beer? Then get to The Hop House for a lineup of 5 of the most ridiculous flavour bombs that will have your taste buds spasming in a hop, malt and yeast-fueled rampage on Wednesday 7 December 8:00pm – 10:00pm – a real deal!
  9. And if there wasn’t enough spoils happening each Friday, get to The Street Food Union next to the newly refurbished Mount Brewing Co Brewery & The Rising Tide Brewhouse & Eatery 5-8pm! This crew is all about bringing people together to enjoy quality street food from a vast array of traders.
  10. And finally, for all you adventurous ones, make sure you have the Local Wild Food Challenge in the diary – it’s finally here! This Saturday 10 December 10:30am – 4:00pm, be a part of something truely spectacular and the stuff memories are made of! The challenge is to get outside and hunt, gather, forage, barter or fish for local wild food and create a dish of your choice, then write a story about it. One word…WOW.