It's time to uncover the best BYO hotspots. Leftfield wines have just teamed up with food forum Lazy Susan to bring us the Best of BYO Awards.
The hospo industry has been hit hard by COVID, and these awards are set to shine a light on the overlooked hotspots out there. One lucky establishment will be crowed the winner and receive a $5,000 support package. How good.
From the usual faves to the new kids on the block, it's time to celebrate the eateries where taking along wine isn’t just fine, it’s encouraged.
Auckland residents can submit their suggestions by heading to the Lazy Susan Facebook group, with an expert panel of four whittling down the suggestions to a shortlist of 12.
The talented judging team includes – Antony Suvalko & Anna King Shahab (Lazy Susan co-founders), Sammy Akuthota (restaurateur and self-confessed lover of food and drink) and Sam Low (food and beverage creative and champion barista).They'll visit each site to score against considered criteria, before tallying their points alongside the public vote.
Following that, the overall winner will be given ultimate bragging rights as Auckland’s Best BYO and awarded a $5,000 small business grant.
For more info and to nominate your fave Auckland BYO, head to the Lazy Susan group on Facebook.