Beer & Breweries

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We Love Real Beer Craft Beer Festival

Bigger and better, and always in the spirit of the ‘small guy’, this year’s We Love Real Beer, Craft Beer Festival promises to be the best craft beer event on the continent! Building on the success of the last three #WLRB Festivals, 2012 will see a huge increase in the variety of beers, with over 20 independent breweries exhibiting unique styles from around the country. The fest runs from noon to 10pm Saturday 28th September 2012, with plenty of time to taste and enjoy the wide selection of beers on tap and in bottle. Also new this year are the special events on the days leading up to the festival, with the opportunity to get a little more intimate with a variety of brewers; dinners and tastings in Cape Town are planned with a                  

Eating Out

Luke Dale-Roberts set to open ‘The Pot Luck Club and Gallery’.

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    AWARD winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts looks set to start 2012 on a high note with his new eatery 'The Pot Luck Club & Gallery', an additional source of culinary and visual inspiration for diners. 29 December 2011 marks the opening of The Pot Luck Club & Gallery, Luke’s latest culinary endeavour, situated adjacent to his award winning restaurant The Test Kitchen at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town. The intimate space that is both eatery and contemporary art gallery will feature a menu consisting of a multitude of ‘small plates’ of modern global dishes. There will also be a dedicated cocktail bar and an accompanying list of boutique wines to complement the varied edible creations                  

Art Scene

The AUTUMN MMXI show at the new MUSEUM Photographic Art Gallery, Woodstock.

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    The AUTUMN MMXI show at the new MUSEUM Photographic Art Gallery, Woodstock: Don’t miss this superb showcase of contemporary South African art photography, from Sean Metelerkamp's iconic portraits of Die Antwoord to Bridget de Gersigny's delicate hand-printed lithographs.   See emerging talents, Dylan Culhane, Kali van der Merwe, Niklas Zimmer, Greg Beadle, and Les Goodman, exhibit more than 70 bold original works, across three levels of gallery space, now on until end May 2011. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10h00 - 16h00; Sat 10h00 – 14h00 Address: MUSEUM Gallery, Ground floor, Upper Eastside, 31 Brickfield Rd,  Woodstock, Cape Town. For more                  

Networking Events

Singles mingle over cocktails!

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  Singles get Together!                  ELEVEN Food Coaching Co-Op is hosting their first ‘singles get together’ in their new premises in The Boulevard, Woodstock. This is a great way for single people or friends to get together whilst enjoying the art of making beautiful food and appreciating good wine. ABOUT the theme… A canapé is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Because they are often served during cocktail hours, it is often desired that a canapé be either salty or spicy, in order to encourage guests to drink more. No doubt that says it                  

Music

Nic Turner playing at Upper East Side, 16 December

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  Folk singer Nic Turner is playing in the bar at Upper East Side Hotel in Woodstock from 18:00 on Thursday 16 December. The original Son of Trout, just back from New York City, giving the lowdown on South African folk. Cocktails are two for the price of one and Jack Black is two for the price of one from 17:30 to 19:30. http://www.uppereastsidehotel.co.za Upper Eastside Hotel, Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. Tel +27 (0)21 404 0570                  

Eating Out

CHEF LUKE DALE-ROBERTS OPENS “THE TEST KITCHEN” AT CAPE TOWN’S OLD BISCUIT MILL

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  " FOOD lovers and followers of award-winning Cape Town chef Luke Dale-Roberts can expect to be thrilled with the opening of The Test Kitchen this summer, an exciting new concept in fine dining in the city’s revitalised Woodstock. Located amid the buzz of the Old Biscuit Mill on Albert Road, Dale-Roberts’s latest project sees the chef cooking his distinctive style of cuisine in an intimate space that is also set to delight design aficionados. Dale-Roberts’s new venture follows a four-year long tenure as the executive chef of La Colombe restaurant at the Constantia Uitsig wine estate in Constantia. During this time, Dale-Roberts took the celebrated fine dining establishment to new heights,                  

Art Scene

“PRINT” – an Exhibition of Etchings @ These Four Walls Art Gallery, Observatory

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Check out this is group exhibition of works produced by artists under the supervision and tuition of Judy Woodborne - for many of them working in the printmaking medium for the very first time. "Reggie Kray" above - created by one of the artists, Paul Painting. The exhibition will be open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 4:30pm. For further information about this most novel and much needed type of art gallery "thesefourwalls", click here 169 Lower Main Road, Observatory Telephone : 021 447 7393                  

Eating Out

Deli Express

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For those of us that reside on the 'burbs side of the mountain, we occasionally feel cheated of the abundant trendy little bistros and food-stops that one stumbles into so frequently in town. While I love the picket-fence-school-bell atmosphere, I do often catch the city-bowl-itis and drive into town just for the sake of seeing and doing something different - and perhaps being in a place where the average customer does not tick either the "soccer mom" or "geriatric" box. Luckily though, as the Mother City does, the Southern Suburbs are rejuvenating and thanks to places like The Kitchen, The Bromwell and The Old Biscuit Mill (which started it all), what was industrial Woodstock/Salt River (I'm never really sure of the                  

Lifestyle

Adidas Three Stories

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For those of you who haven't yet hit up Adidas' World Cup pop-up initiative - Three Stories, in Woodstock Industrial Centre - get it while it's hot! At sixteen we all dreamed of a place like this. A home where artists, sculptors, photographers and general trendsters hang out, with local art exhibited on the walls, skate ramp downstairs, big screen upstairs, free-flowing freshly-popped popcorn, killer margaritas, homemade food, and live acts rocking out just for the kick of it.  And best of all there's no hustling and hitching to get there. Arrive alive with the free shuttle service running through town to Three Stories.   This week's Three Stories schedule:   Daily: A-Store and Adidas                  

Eating Out

Neighbourgoods Night Market

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Winter's swept in and our couches have become adorned with bum-shaped wear and tear,  while the soup bowls pile up in the sink and our energy levels seem to lag a little along with the weather. In the spirit of getting up and out, The Old Biscuit Mill opens up for warm Winter's night market, this Tuesday the 15th of June from 18h30 'til 23h30.   For us that know the Saturday Morning Market, The Old Biscuit Mill is a foodie's dappled-light haven of smoked olives, charcuterie and the smell of roasting, imported coffee. This Tuesday eve, the Biscuit Mill's boasting Cape Malay curries, Von Geusau gourmet hot chocolate and creative "sarmies" courtesy of the Kitchen Cowboys. And while we