Charity

Paint the town pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hola Capetonians, come out and paint the town pink in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness for Reach for Recovery. The theme for this years Pink Lunch is Mad Hatter Style and will be held at Cape Town's, The Bay Hotel at the Rotunda venue on Friday 21 September 2012. The Pink Lunch is an initiative to create awareness for Breast Cancer and raise much needed funds for Reach for Recovery. Reach for Recovery is a program designed to supply practical and emotional support to breast cancer patients and their families, to enable them to make relevant personal decisions and to find the motivation for recovery with an optimal quality of life. Comedy diva, Irit Noble, will rock the floor as MC for this year's luncheon. Musicians such as                  

Eating Out

Mincing it up – The Dogs Bollocks Burgers

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The Dogs Bollocks is making mince meat out of the Cape Town burger community. The recipe to success? Simple really… an unpretentious atmosphere and simply delicious burgers. The Dogs Bollocks is snuggled between two buildings in a garage-come-alley at no 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, just off Buitenkant Street. The brainchild behind the Dogs Bollocks burgers is none other than esteemed restaurateur Nigel Woods. His hands on approach keeps him busy flipping the limited amount of fifty burgers a night. Picture the burger of you dreams, jam-packed with all the yuminess you can imagine - oozing deliciousness, tightly wrapped up snug as a bug in a sheet of newsprint – ready for you to devour. Salivating much? These larney                  

Eating Out

Oblivion Wine Bar

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After a long week at work, a mate rings up and you arrange to meet at Oblivion Wine Bar in Harfield Village. The night is but a puppy. The atmosphere is sophisticated and chilled, yet rearing to rock. Oblivion Wine Bar in Kenilworth is a sexy spot to have a chilled drink after work, meet mates for a jol over the weekend, or test who is king of quiz on a Monday. Why we love it? It’s a great local joint always drawing new attention and a fresh, fun and funky crowd. The owners of Oblivion have the recipe of a successful spot; you can wine, dine, dance or chill. The bar is for over 23’s only – now there aren’t many bars these days with age restrictions. If you are under 23 the wait is well worth it. It                  

Lifestyle

Treating your mom on Mother’s Day

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It's that time of the year when we're able to treat those special ladies that gave us life and so very much more. So if you're lucky to be near your mother next Sunday, have you thought of what to do for her? Breakfast in bed or special pampering may be in order, as may a well-chosen gift or something else to show her your appreciation for making you what you are today. How about a massage of spa voucher, or a shopping spree? If she's daring, then why not splash out on a boat trip or even helicopter flip? If you're thinking of taking her out for a meal or tea to spoil her, well, the possibilities are endless. Most restaurants and establishments will be making the most of Mother's Day and will offer                  

Festivals

Tantalise your taste buds at Taste of Cape Town

Taste of Cape Town

Cape Town gourmands, it's time to tantalise your taste buds once again! The annual Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town is on this weekend, and this year the city's top culinary event is guaranteed to be super scrumptious and auspicious, as it celebrates its fifth year. The Taste of Cape Town will be held at the Green Point Cricket Club on the beautiful Green Point Common from 19-22 April 2012. Once again, it will bring together Cape Town's top restaurants and exhibitors to delight and enthral all those who love good food, wine and entertainment. Chefs from top restaurants such as Bistro Sixteen83; Planet Restaurant, Il Leone, Azure, La Colombe, La Mouette, Tokara, Taj, 96 Winery, Jordan, the Pot Luck Club and many                  

Eating Out

Winter Specials @ Bistro Allée Bleue

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    Bistro Allée Bleue in Franschhoek will be warming hearts and palates during the upcoming chilly winter months with some fabulous pocket-pleasing specials from head chef Glen Ferus. Visitors to the estate will be able to choose from three lunch options from as little as R85 for a delicious and filling chicken and prawn potjie with roti paired with a glass of the estate’s Isabeau or Shiraz. Bistro Allée Bleue’s wine list focuses strongly on the estate’s own wines, all available by the glass at affordable cellar door prices, together with a few select wines from the Franschhoek region. A glass of estate wine is also included with the three-course pairing menu for R150. Start with                  

Festivals

The Stellenbosch Slow Food Fair

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The city is frantic. Even the traffic is flying flagged allegiances. And although The World Cup hype is deliciously palpable, sometimes we need to step out of the red-robot-green-robot regiment that's currently on show and remember the slow, sultry offerings that lie outside of our mini metropolis. Take some time to slow down. This weekend the Stellenbosch Slow Food Fair exhibits South Africa's eclectic food culture. Over forty food stands will feature Indian, German, British, European and Chinese cuisines in a heated marquee - what better resistance to Winter than warm bellies inside and out.  For hot Gossip Girl XOXO - type convo and a good dose of estrogen in the air (which has been admittedly                  

Eating Out

Taste of Cape Town

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For those who autopilot to the golden arches after work, or can't remember when last they consumed a microwave-free meal, it's time to up the steaks ;) In a city that's home to award-winning chefs and internationally acclaimed restaurants, there's no good reason for "just add milk"- eating. This year's Taste of Cape Town festival promises to be a walk-through wonder-lust of tastes,textures and smells. The food festival version of Broadway - boasting big-name chefs, the best restaurants and some wildly good wines. Taste's menu features delicious dishes from Le Quartier Francaise, Bread and Wine, The Cape Colony, Nobu, Bistro1682, Wang Thai, Grande Provence, Societi Bistro, Myoga,