Leading journalist Steve Braunias has delighted readers for decades with his gorgeous yet searing prose.

Last year, he decided to eat at every one of the 55 fast-food joints on West Auckland’s Lincoln Road, writing about his mission in the New Zealand Herald - though the spirit of Lincoln Rd, Braunias says, is in every town in New Zealand. He’ll be talking all manner of rubbish with Nelson writer, DJ and bon vivant Grant Smithies.