THROUGH THE LENS
Poor wee Greggy is having to sell some of his bikes to finance his new purchase.
So if you’ve been hanging around on Bike Night and wanting to get involved in this dirt bike thing, pop down for a test ride. You get guaranteed entry to the Shearers Run 2014 – the limited spots are filling fast.
They’re both well priced and serviced by our resident Piston Whisperer.
I have been getting sick of people bad-mouthing the Irish people that have moved to Christchurch for the rebuild and thought I’d stick up for them.
I’ve already had one Irishman phone me to say “thank-you” which is nice. Sadly, some people mistook my opinion as racist in itself which was not my intention.
So to the Irish. I think you’re great and I hope you all meet nice Kiwi ladies, settle down, and stay forever.
With the onset of summer, we have added four new burgers to our menu.
There are two brand new Lamb burgers, a Hawaiian Chicken and a tempura Aubergine. For more information see the “menu” tab.
Anna and Nicky have worked really hard on getting the burgers perfect so we hope you all enjoy them.
Also, we are now making most of the components of the burgers. So you get our very own buns with handmade aioli and pickles which we think makes our burgers pretty special.
Wow, Bike Night is getting really big. With the warm weather the place has been at capacity for the last few Thursdays.
Last night Greg was assembling the rear-end off Garry’s De Dion Bouton. While it is a car, and thus against the rules of bike night, Garry is such a smooth talker that we thought we’d help him get his silly old car running. Once we get it going we can convince him to sell it and buy a Gordon Keeble.
For something from 1905 it is pretty amazing that this rear end was used in racing cars tright through until the 1980s. It was nice to see the legend up-close-and-personal.
Woo-hoo. The days are getting longer and it is starting to feel like summer. Summer is good for us as it makes far more sense to come to Smash Palace when the weather is warm.
We are currently open Wed to Sun from 3pm.
From the beginning of November we will go to seven day from 3pm. In order to do this we will need a couple more staffmembers. If you know of anyone looking for a job over the summer send them down with a CV.
It is looking like this will be our last Summer on Victoria St so make sure you get in and enjoy the place while it lasts.
Blimmin heck. Do you know what time of the year it is? The time that people start calling up and booking Christmas functions.
We’ve already booked a couple of dates so if you want to have your Christmas party at the coolest bar in town you’d better be in quick.
This will probably be our last Christmas on this site so make sure you get your booking in. Then you can say you used to like Smash Palace better at its old location in years to come.
Give me a call or an email and we will sort out your party.
I’ve been getting a bit of criticism recently:
“Johnny, since you started your Press column you have been neglecting your blog. I enjoy it much more as you are free to talk about poos and other inappropriate things.”
So this is me trying to kick off some more regular blog updates for summer.
You’d think with the lack of posting lately that nothing has been happening. But we have been working away over winter trying to get ready for what will probably be our last summer on this site. In the upcoming weeks we will have a lot of exciting updates for you all so watch this space and I promise to update more regularly.