The Flame: La Fiamma

Noble Savage (he said): A few Saturday nights ago it was the wedding of two very good friends, so needless to say on that Sunday we were feeling a bit “under the weather”. Also, the Friday night was Whiskey Live, so we were both working on a two-day compound hangover. We …

Carbon Bistro: A Flight of Fancy

  Noble Savage (he said): Gin is quickly becoming the new “it” drink, with everyone and their mother jumping on the bandwagon. Carbon Bistro has for the last 15 months been Pretoria’s only quality gin bar, and they recently upped their game with the introduction of Flights of Gin, their …

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 …