Miss Moonshines had been high priority on my list for a while. I mean who can resist [vegetarians shut your ears] slow cooked, smoky meat, juicy to the touch and falling off the bone.
As they don’t take bookings for groups less than 8, we went on an early Friday night. Luckily you can ask Miss Moonshine’s to buzz you in for their underground parking if you go after 6pm.
Facing out to the Street Food Collective, you can tell they were in great company. All the vibes were there, people out to have a good night, the smell of food cooking, and music starting the night off.
The cocktails sounded delish, with cheeky names like Stubborn Ass and K Road. All fairly reasonably priced at $12 to $14 dollars, I tried the Shake to satisfy my craving. All night I found myself addictively sipping away at the brown-papered milk bottle it came in.
As recommended by other vendors at the Street Food Collective, we ordered corn bread with burnt butter. It was good but not the melt in the mouth sensation that I was expecting. It was more on the crumbly side.
More on the starters, we also ordered the magic mushroom and cauliflower cheese which were both tasty but erred on the small side. Between three people, we had a few forkfuls of each dish.Having heard great things about the beef brisket, it was a must order and we also tried the pulled pork. Everything was presented on large metal trays which was interesting and to the theme, but we had to quickly demolish our starters to make everything fit on our small table.Hands down the brisket was the winner, being amazingly melt in the mouth. This is what slow cooked goodness is about! 8 hours smoked with pohutukawa. The pulled pork was ok but nothing memorable. These days, pork is always “pulled pork”, like avocado is always “smashed avocado”.All would not be complete without tasting all their desserts. And to answer our woes, a dessert platter was presented on their menu as a “wild saucy threesome”. Why yes please..It was like Christmas on a plate! My unexpected favourite was the chilli chocolate mousse. Even know I was stuffed, I wished there were more donuts to go with the jug of salted caramel sauce. I wanted to drizzle it on everything.
Food was delicious but the prices were a bit steep for what it was. I was stuffed with the amount of food but those with bigger appetites may have to add some fries or rice to their meal.
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Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Road