Happy Hour After Work, I Mean Travel, in New Zealand.

After a long day working, I mean traveling around New Zealand, it’s Happy Hour time. What’s my go-to? The same as for many other tourists and locales, frites and aioli (a garlic mayonnaise).

Alongside is a Monteith’s beer to wash it down. You’ll find only Monteith’s beer on tap in a lot of locations in New Zealand. I went with their Original Ale in this shot.

Frites, aioli, New Zealand beer

Another day, more frites and aioli deliciousness.

Frites, aioli, New Zealand

When I’m not in the mood for beer, I go with my favorite of Monteith’s, their Crushed Pear Cider. I need them shipped to the states stat. πŸ™‚

Monteith's Pear Cider, New Zealand beer

A desert beverage at Happy Hour? Why not? Nothing like a good old iced chocolate to relax you. I won’t say how many of these, from how many different places I’ve had in NZ haha.

iced chocolate, New Zealand

On a chilly late afternoon, I’ll be on the lookout for kumara soup. Kumara is a Māori term, meaning sweet potato.

kumara soup, New Zealand

If you can’t make Happy Hour and need a meal on the go, head to the local dairy and get a meat pie and V Energy drink. Time for some steak & cheese meat pies. Who’s that guy with the camera reflecting off the sliding glass door. πŸ™‚

meat pies, New Zealand

What are your Happy Hour beverage and snacks of choice when in New Zealand? Australia?

8 responses to “Happy Hour After Work, I Mean Travel, in New Zealand.

  1. Love meat pies! And that dessert -ish drink just added 5 lbs to my weight by just seeing the pic! πŸ™‚

    • When ever I’m at the dairy or a gas station there, I’m always getting a meat pie, no matter the time! I’m addicted to those iced chocolates too. Have resisted the urge to make them at home, so far haha.

  2. Yummy! This kind of food certainly is another reason I should visit NZ. The soup? Sold.

    By the way, I recently had a dinner here in Chicago consisting of fries with aioli + beer. Small world…

    • The soup was tasty. Kumara fries are to die for over there too. πŸ™‚ Hope the frites and aioli were good in Chi-town. A seafood place I went to the other day in Ann Arbor had them on the menu Tried them out, wasn’t the same. Should make aioli at home. πŸ™‚

  3. I just like aaron eating mayonaisse. When he was younger, he feared any white sauces πŸ˜‰

  4. Sid - The Wanderer

    I would love to try that beer!

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