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Sweet Service award goes to Utopia Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Misfits by Ideas Cartel!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Utopia Cape Town, which is in a non-Loadshedding zone in De Waterkant, my friend and I being able to complete our Instagram account challenge with perfect lighting, receiving fantastic service from Bryan, and celebrating our challenge accomplishment.

 

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Chef Liam Tomlin opens The Bailey on Bree Street today!

 

Chef Liam Tomlin is a doyen of the restaurant industry in the Cape, owning Chefs Warehouses in Franschhoek, Constantia and at Tintswalo, as well as Thali.
Chef Liam let go of all his restaurant interests in Heritage Square on Bree Street, including his very first Chefs Warehouse, earlier this year.

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Misfits a mix of restaurant, Gin Academy, wine shop, coffee bar, event venue, and work space!

 

I was recently contacted by Ideas Cartel owner Schuyler Vorster, and invited to experience it. We have never met. I had to Google the directions to find the venue, and was surprised to see that it was the former Beluga, which closed down during Lockdown.

Subsequently I returned to the restaurant twice, for a dinner invitation, and then for an ice cream and gin pairing.

Misfits is a restaurant, entertainment venue, event venue, Inverroche Gin Academy, work space, coffee bar, wine shop, and indoor golf putting area.

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Sweet Service Award goes to TakeaLot ; Sour Service Award goes to Trecastelli in Blouberg!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to TakeaLot, the delivery service I trust, not being a fan of online ordering generally. I found a reasonably priced USP to keep my internet router going, and ordered one as well as some cat food.  I was given a one week delivery time, probably due to the USP availability, but the actual delivery was done in two working days after placing the order. The company communication about the delivery is easy, and even allowed me to change the delivery date to suit my availability. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief; Sour Service Award goes to Deus Café!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre, for its friendly staff in the cold meat section and at the till, noticing when once has not shopped there for a while (for dietary reasons). On my last visit I was warned that their droëwors was drier than usual, and I was given a piece to try. Compared to its Constantia Branch, and Continental Butchery on Kloof Street, it is the most pleasant and least expensive German Deli to shop at in my experience. One can pre-order telephonically, one’s order being ready and waiting when one arrives!

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 171 of Level 1, 20 March 2022

 

Sunday 20 March 2022, Day 171 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a quiet peaceful day; for a beautiful warm 29C day; for writing a blogpost this morning; for doing some client work; for a walk to Camps Bay; for Marlene Du Plessis-Zoetl coming to visit, with cocktails and snacks, catching up on the local restaurant scene and life in Germany 💙; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 167 of Level 1, 16 March 2022

 

Wednesday 16 March 2022, Day 167 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a catch up day, postponing today’s client meetings to tomorrow; for posting for my clients; for a call from Jeanine at The Grand, apologizing for the service issues 🙏; for a lovely message from my Safari Tour clients; for a good sunset walk in a strong wind, blowing away the cobwebs; for enjoying the silence around me today; for Zest receiving a good review in the Good Bad and Nasty FaceBook Group; for seeing kind Henry again; for two Discovery Gameboard plays and cashing in on a Woolworths shopping voucher; and and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

The Bailey new Bakery, Brasserie, and Bars on Bree Street, to be opened by Chef Liam Tomlin!

 

Now that Chef Liam Tomlin’s planned Russian restaurant in Moscow is unlikely to see the light of day for some time to come, he is putting all his energy into the renovations of an historic three-storey Tintswalo-owned building across the road from his first-ever Chefs Warehouse in Heritage Square, now called Pinchos.

It is said that Chef Liam is planning to leave or close Pinchos, the branch just not as successful in attracting customers as the Chefs Warehouses at Beau Constantia, Tintswalo, and Franschhoek. Tomlin has recently walked away from his Mazza and Local establishments in the former HQ, also located in Heritage Square.

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The Pottery opens in Camps Bay, owned by locals; pottery, food and cocktails for Locals!

 

Last week The Pottery opened next door to Dizzy’s on The Drive in Camps Bay, after a much-needed renovation of the space, which served as Dizzy’s Bar for many years. Two of the three owners of The Pottery live in Camps Bay, and have promised that at least one of them will be at the restaurant at any time.

Camps Bay is the fourth The Pottery branch to open, other branches being in George, Ballito, and Jeffrey’s Bay.

The food and beverage offering is limited but its quality and pricing is excellent, a bonus for Camps Bay locals.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 1, 18 November 2021

 

Thursday 18 November 2021, Day 49 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a Thursday with a difference, my Thursday Status meetings moved to tomorrow, Utopia doing extremely well in being fully booked until the end of Monday; for Cape Town having a new Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, the youngest City Mayor ever at 34, and for all our Councillors being inaugurated today; for the weeds having been removed from ‘my’ stream at the Tidal Pool by the City Parks department, after my request to Nicola Jowell; for an uninterrupted day of client work, with no Ebbtide maintenance issues to attend to 🙏; for a walk to Bakoven and to the Tidal Pool; for a warm Continue reading →