Edi’s Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B&B, KZN

The second of Albert’s friend’s recommendations was a German sausage place that when we googled it appeared it had shut down. We were disappointed but we had some really good foods in the Midlands Meander area, so weren’t too perturbed. As we were driving towards the final accommodation of our adventure, we saw a sign…

STOP. THE. ART. PRESS.

CATHARINA DE BLIQUY has just released a new collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you may know from my blog post “Catharina de Bliquy – Artist, Cape Town“, I am a very big fan of her work.  Her talent is just unparalleled because she puts every ounce of her beautiful heart into her work – be it sketches or…

Love in a Box!

On top of a wonderful (if rather alcohol saturated) day with my best friend, (explanation here) the lovely Ian came to join us and bought me a gift from The Counter, of which he is the co-owner! Amongst (is that a real word or did I just make it up?) a whole host of amazing…

Col’Cacchio, Monte Casino, Johannesburg

For those of you that haven’t worked it out yet, I am a bit of a creature of habit.  If I like stuff, I go back.  Repeatedly. Col’Cacchio is one of my return places.  Next year however it’s going to be at the beginning of the trip, and not the day I am flying home!…

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…

Smile!

I am very excited to announce that I got my first Smile Box when I was in South Africa! I have seen this all over social media, but because the box has wine, it can’t be shipped to me in Dubai.  Boo.  It’s got so many yummy goodies that I would otherwise! The idea is…