Learning Stuff!

The day after our epic food tour, my friend invited me over to his house to learn stuff!  During the course of the day, we had been discussing how I can bake certain things but others I really lack the practice and know-how. It was perfectly timed because he was making cookies in advance of…

Dinner Chez Ian

After a full afternoon of eating our way around Johannesburg, I naturally needed more food!  So, my lovely friend Ian cooked us the best nachos I’ve had in an absolute age! I think the tell of a good chef is when you can make something simple but so good.  Anyone can fancy up a dish to…

The Foundry, Parktown, Johannesburg

Our final stop of the day was at a lovely and popular restaurant called The Foundry. I really liked this one!  It reminded me of a really nice gastro pub in London that I can’t remember the name of…. only cheaper and with much friendlier staff! By this point we hadn’t eaten in about an…

Moemas, Parktown, Johannesburg

After a quick liquid refreshment stop at a fairly grotty bar, we headed on over to Moemas in order to pick up some sweet treats for dinner. (Yes, after this food journey, there was also going to be dinner!) I have to say, I was a little disappointed with this selection.  Maybe it was just…

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

“Nice” just is the wrong name for this bakery/bookshop.  It should be called “Amazing” or “Divine” or “Heavenly”.  “Nice” is thoroughly inadequate! I always approach bakeries and cake shops with a bit of a sinking heart.  I know I am going to be disappointed.  I know that the lovely looking gluten free cake will have…

Hudsons’ The Burger Joint, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Or… Foodie Fun Day Stop 2! Thankfully it was a bit of a drive between 44 Stanley and Parkhurst, and we also started our second stop at the far end of Parkhurst.  Well, it seemed the far end from where we came in! Hudsons’ The Burger Joint is famous for it’s burgers (funnily enough!), but…

Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley, Johannesburg

Or, Foodie Fun Day Stop 1!! My friend Ian and I decided what we really needed was a afternoon of eating our way around Joburg.  As you do. First stop was Stanley Beer Yard for some rather delicious sausages and craft beer!  Joburg’s food scene is turning into hipster heaven, so naturally I had to go…

Awesome Day, Awesome Friends!

My wonderful friend Sharon and I decided we needed a girls lunch, and that carbs and cocktails were the way forward!  I really, really wish she lived closer so that this was a regular occurance, but at least we get to catch up annually! We ended up in a place called Papachinos which is a…

Olive & Twist, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

It was a beautiful day in Jo’burg, and we decided that lunch outside was the order of the day.  Not only that, but we didn’t want to be in a mall or on the edge of a car park.  We wanted fresh air and greenery. That’s when my friend came up with Olive & Twist….

Thunder Gun, Blackheath, Johannesburg

My first night in Jo’burg, we were meant to braai, but it was a tad windy (like, 37kmph gusts!), and threatening to rain.  We did need feeding though, and I wanted steak because it’s South Africa after all! We tried a couple of places that we had been to before but they were fully booked. …