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A tram rattles past, revealing the Wizard reverse parking (though we can’t be sure, given his pushmi-pullyu double-fronted Volkswagen Beetle), as I reach for another heavenly smoked pork rib sticky with chancaca.We’re lunching at Casa Publica, James ‘Carlton’ Murdoch’s love letter to all things South American – including the mysterious Señor Hugo Chile – and it’s a perfect spring day in the city. Sitting in the sun at the Armagh Street end of the always buzzing New Regent Street, it’s the perfect spot to withdraw from (but still keep an eye on) the city’s hustle and bustle, kick back, and enjoy sensational sipper Casa Luana – a premium, smooth rum infused in-house with a heady mix of cardamom, orange and brown sugar – while grazing on exotic fare.With a theme based around the legend of the aforementioned Señor Chile, who became a rum runner during prohibition, then switched to cocaine...
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With a drinks menu boasting over 100 rums and 70 crafted cocktails, you can be transported to South America at Casa Publica - the latest bar and restaurant to open in the central city (Cnr of Armagh and New Regent Streets, in the old Flying Burrito Brothers building). Open seven days from 3pm until late, Casa Publica oozes glamour with its intimate booths and oh-so sexy lighting. It’s the second hospitality hub for James Murdoch (Carlton Bar) that will also provide live music every night. So grab a couple of friends, find a booth and enjoy the atmosphere, the thirst-quenching assistance of the expert bartenders, and the menu's rustic small plates, which are ideal for sharing…or not!   www.casapublica.co.nz...