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The Man Who Ate Lincoln Road

  • Waitakere Central, West Auckland’s Civic Building in Henderson. 6 Henderson Valley Road Auckland, Auckland, 0612 New Zealand (map)

Steve Braunias with Jesse Mulligan

Session Sponsored by Soar Print

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In 2016, a man set himself a challenge: to eat at, and write about, every fast food outlet on Henderson’s Lincoln Road. Once the centre of the West Auckland wine industry, Lincoln Road has changed vertiginously through the decades, mirroring wider social changes across New Zealand. So who served the best food? Who served the worst? Is the rise of fast food a sign of society’s fall? What does it all mean? Join us to question the man who ate Lincoln Road, Steve Braunias, to uncover what, if anything, he learned from his quixotic endeavour.

Steve Braunias works as a journalist and columnist for the New Zealand Herald, and as books editor at the Spinoff Review of Books. He is the author of ten books, including Scene of the Crime, How to Watch a Bird, and Madmen. His latest book, The Man Who Ate Lincoln Road, follows his quest to eat a street.

Jesse Mulligan is quite busy. He hosts the daily afternoon show on RNZ National, before biking up to TV3 where he presents The Project each night at 7pm. He's also a restaurant critic, writing a weekly column in NZ Herald Viva in which he reviews Auckland's newest restaurants. His reviews don't often cross over with Steve Braunias's list of eateries on Lincoln Road, although the two men both dined (separately) at one restaurant and came away with very different accounts of the experience.

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