New Zealand twist on Traditional American barbecue

Ponsonby smokehouse Miss Moonshine's has launched a brand new menu, showcasing New Zealand ingredients with deliciously smoky meats.

The new summer menu sees more focus on the Kiwi aspect of its craft, making use of native New Zealand produce. Standout dishes include the kumara bread served with horopito chutney, delicious chicken wings with Kiwi onion dip and a smashed pavlova with seasonal berries. They’ve also re-introduced succulent pork ribs to the pit, glazed with fermented chili and smoked to perfection. These sit alongside the classics: short ribs and beef brisket, all smoked in the 1.5 tonne Yoder imported from Kansas. The Moonshiners are proud to use sustainably sourced native wood, smoking with pohutukawa for that unique taste of Aotearoa.

Bring all your mates as meats are served family style on sharing trays and wash it all down with a craft beer from the new whisky bar, featuring an extensive range of Scotch, world whiskeys and of course bourbon. Or you could book on to one of their many awesome events, including the ‘Meat the Brewer’ series which sees Auckland-based craft brewers hosting barbecue and beer-matched dinners.

Open for dinner from 5.30pm Wednesday through Sunday and lunch service from 12 noon till 3pm Friday to Sunday. Laneway access from Mackelvie Street or Richmond Road.

MISS MOONSHINE'S, Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Road, T: 09 360 4075,,