Turn ‘n Tender: Where Stories Become Legends

Noble Savage (he said): Turn ‘n Tender has been on our radar for some time. Most recently they opened a new restaurant at Menlyn Maine, which, by my count, is number 12 in Gauteng. So they are clearly doing something right. So we were very excited to be invited to …

Ides of March: Bella Casa

Noble Savage (he said) We recently took a trip to Bloemfontein to visit some family, and decided to head out one afternoon for lunch. Bloem is not exactly the best place to open a restaurant; most here don’t see their second birthday. I’m not entirely sure why this is, but …

Ides of March: Lupa Osteria

Noble Savage (he said): In continuing with our Italian theme for March, we decided to give Lupa Osteria a try. Our first exposure to them was during some-or-other festival (I remember the MCC distinctly; the rest, not so much) at Design Quarter late last year. They weren’t open yet, but …

Ides of March: Saying farewell to a legend….

A fond farewell to Ritrovo Ristorante Noble Savage (he said): As you may or may not know, the Ides of March (15 March) was traditionally a day of religious observance, particularly relating to Jupiter (every Ides was in honour of him, lucky bastard). It is also notorious for the assassination …

Black Bamboo: An Encounter with Magnificence

Noble Savage (he said): Black Bamboo has for some time now been on our restaurant bucket list. We had a brief introduction during the Constantia wine evening (A Week of Wine Part 1: Constantia Wine Route Tasting at Black Bamboo), and were very impressed by what we saw, particularly the …

What’s up at Ciao Baby Cucina?

Boozy Foodie (she said): We were invited to Ciao Baby Cucina’s flagship store at Montecasino to taste and sample some of the new and revamped menu items – ready to be launched in April 2017! The hospitality of the team was top notch, hosted by manager Micheal Holiasmenos – and …

Tight Purse Strings Part III: 1855

Noble Savage (he said): We’ve made it to the third week of our budget challenge, and are yet to show visible signs of malnutrition. It’s been a good run so far, and this week, we made our way to 1855 at Lynnwood Bridge, Pretoria. 1855 is named for the year …

Tight Purse Strings Pt II: The Shadowboxer

Noble Savage (he said): Week two of our budget-conscious eatery outings, and we stumbled on The Shadowboxer in Greenside. And we really did stumble on it – there’s been some buzz around it, but we never realised they could fit into our budget rules*. *The rules for the budget challenge …