Counting down to the Cape Town Festival of Beer!

The Cape Town Festival of Beer 2014

The Cape Town Festival of Beer 2014

With just over a week to go until the Cape Town Festival of Beer, what are you looking forward to the most? The festival will be taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club from 28 – 30 November 2014, featuring more than 200 beers from a selection of local and international mega and micro-brewers.

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Kia 80’s Rewind Festival

Kia rewind 80ies festival

Kia rewind 80ies festival

KIA Motors is bringing a selection of your favorite 80’s superstars to a city near you for a ‘one-night only’ The Kia 80’s Rewind Festival

Coming to Carnival City Festival Lawns in Johannesburg (31 January 2015), Grandwest in Cape Town (5 February) and Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium in Durban (7 February), 80’s revelers can look forward to a massive line-up.

Due to production and scheduling issues beyond their control, Blancmange have been forced to withdraw from the Kia 80’s Rewind South Africa event. The good news is not one, but two international bands will be replacing them.Continue Reading …

Best beaches in Cape Town and what they offer

Best beaches in Cape Town and what they offer

Best beaches in Cape Town and what they offer

Summer is finally back in the Southern hemisphere. And with that comes trips to the beach. Cape Town has some of the most renowned beaches in the world and it’s worth examining what they offer before heading off and spending the day with the family in the wrong one.

Saying Cape Town beaches are some of the best isn’t some Capetonian bias. As IOL highlights, 27 of the Western Cape’s beaches received the international Blue Flag stamp of approval for 2014. This is not some idle personal award, we South Africans or Capetonian’s give out – but a difficult to acquire award that demands strict criteria.

“Blue Flag is an international award given to beaches that meet strict criteria for cleanliness, water and sand quality, as well environmental education and management. The criteria are set by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the international co-ordinators of the Blue Flag campaign in Europe. In South Africa it is headed by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.Continue Reading …

Col’Cacchio pizzeria’s Banting Pizza Revolution

Col’Cacchio pizzeria’s Banting Pizza Revolution

Col’Cacchio pizzeria’s Banting Pizza Revolution

The Banting pizza revolution is here! Col’Cacchio pizzeria is proud to introduce the brand new Banting pizza range on their new summer menu.

Col’Cacchio pizzeria has always prided themselves on being innovative and responsive, constantly striving to cater to their customers’ many different dietary requirements.

When customers countrywide started asking for ‘low-carb, high-fat’ dishes á la the Banting eating plan, their food development team was put to work and this brand new Banting pizza range now joins their vegetarian, vegan, wheat- and gluten-free options, and complements other Banting-friendly salads and antipasti on the menu.

The low-carb, high-fat pizzas feature a smaller (21cm) base made from cauliflower, psyllium husks, egg, parmesan and seasoning. All are served with a Banting-style side salad of lettuce, carrots, cucumber, egg, parmesan and radish.Continue Reading …

Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 Winners

Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 Winners

Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 Winners

Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 has come to an end. The second edition of this worldwide culinary event saw an exciting growth with 10,000 guests being welcomed at 125 of SA’s top restaurants! After processing all reviews, ratings and votes, we are proud to announce this year’s winners of The Food24 Award for Best Restaurant and The Food Network Award for Best Dish:

The Food24 Award for Best Restaurant of Restaurant Week 2014:

Buitenverwachting in Cape Town!

We are happy to announce that Buitenverwachting in Constantia, Cape Town, has been awarded the Food24 Award for Best Restaurant of Restaurant Week 2014! From all participating restaurants with more than 30 reviews, Buitenverwachting has received the highest rating from guests: 8.4 for food, 8.6 for service and 8.7 for atmosphere – an excellent 8.6 on average.Continue Reading …

Absa Vuka Showcase Cape Town 20 to 22 Nov 2014

Absa Vuka Showcase Cape Town 20 to 22 Nov

Absa Vuka Showcase Cape Town 20 to 22 Nov

For three days the Absa VUKA Showcase will present an interactive event featuring some of Africa’s most prolific figures in the music, art and cuisine industries .

The Absa sponsored showcase hosted at Cape Town’s Lifestyle Centre, Wembley Square runs from 20 – 22 November 2014 and entry is free.

Highlights of the event include performances by internationally renowned musicians Jeremy Loops and Dan Patlantsky, a panel discussion with Lauren Beukes on her new book and will see highly acclaimed new media artists such as Triggerfish Animation, Joey Hifi, and a handpicked selection of some of Africa’s best multi-media and traditional visual artists sharing the space.

The event also includes an African coffee festival. For a detailed programme and more information are available here: www.absavuka.co.za.

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