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 …

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 …

Wellness Warehouse is on a mission!

Boozy Foodie (she said): #LiveLifeWellClearwater This year, on their 10th birthday, Wellness Warehouse is just going from strenght to strenght!  The first time I heard about them, was a good couple of years ago – and I was a regular visitor to their online shop.  Believe it or not, I …