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#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

By Brendan Seery 30 Mar 2021

"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners
"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2021

For the sake of Bree Street Culture - Matt Manning opens new wine bar
For the sake of Bree Street Culture - Matt Manning opens new wine bar

The Chef Patron at Grub & Vine/The Chef's Studio, Matt Manning, recently introduced Cape Town to a new wine bar, Culture...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2020

What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?
What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?

Well the answer is, of course, that nobody knows, because nobody knows how a global epidemic plays out. But assuming that we don't end up in some apocalyptic scenario where old buttons are our only meaningful currency and we end up living on a diet of artisanal pool algae, there will be restaurants. And we will go to them. But what will the industry look like?..

By John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 8 Oct 2020

Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

By Rael Levitt 18 Sep 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards
Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards

The 21st annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards recently took place at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town...

By Eugene Yiga 20 Nov 2019

The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel
The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel

It's easy to see why the Cellars-Hohenortt was voted as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa in this year's TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards...

By Eugene Yiga 22 Aug 2019

Joe Schofield at the Cape Town leg of his masterclass presentations in SA. Image supplied.
Joe Schofield on his unique, multi-sensory Sensorium menus

During a masterclass held on Saturday, 29 June at Cause & Effect Cocktail Kitchen in Cape Town, International Bartender of the Year (Spirited Awards), Joe Schofield took us on a flavour-filled journey...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jul 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

The newly revamped terrace at Mint Restaurant.
Mint shows off its fresh, new terrace

Juanita Pienaar pays a visit to Mint at The Taj to experience the restaurant's newly revamped terrace...

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Mar 2019

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