Last Place

Words Denise Irvine, Images Ashlee DeCaires The modest building at 54 Collingwood Street, Hamilton has been many things over the years. Most memorably a mechanic’s workshop and spare parts store, and a while back it had a brief flirtation with being a cafe. You’ve probably driven past No 54 for years without noticing it. It’s […]

Been Pickling for Over a Year

Words Denise Irvine, Images Ashlee DeCaires Friday night at Mr Pickles and a couple of us are in for the duck ramen special, made by sous chef Harriet Boucher. The bowls are brimming with aromatic broth, tender duck meat, noodles, fresh chilli, sprouts and chopped spring onions. It is deeply rich, delicious and comforting, sharpened […]