Dirty Laundry does ribs by the toast rack and the best-value lobster dinner in town, writes reviewer Kim Knight

Dirty Laundry
188 Quay St, Auckland
Ph: (09) 951 0150

WE THOUGHT: 17 - Great
WE SPENT: $153.70 for two.

In 1979, when West Coast ladies were asked to bring a plate, my mum brought boiled eggs.

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She'd mash the yolks with condensed milk mayonnaise and a little cayenne pepper (one packet lasted 100 years unless you made Edmonds cheese scones often) then pile the yellow back into the gleaming white. A sprig of parsley, a sprinkle of paprika and refrigerate until ready -