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Calamari Potatoes in a blanket of peas

It started with a belated appreciation post for a good-looking dish posted on instagram by Mr Dini Nondumo – the senior executive in the insurance sector and former actor and producer. The Calamari potatoes with a blanket of peas was a huge hit and when I reposted it a few days later, I was overrun…

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Pronto | A local Deli favourite

Pronto Italian Deli has a big, primarily Italian menu, with  generous portions and sensational flavours, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. They serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner, so the menu is appropriately large. Italian staples include a gnocchi starter (served with a cheesy sauce and sprinkled with pieces of crispy panchetta), assorted pizzas and lasagne. Read…

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Haunt | Douglas + Hale

Our Founder and Editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye moonlights as a food critic for EatOut, only the most respected and trusted platform for all things gastronomic. Here is a review he did recently, after visiting Douglas + Hale. Douglas + Hale sits on a stretch of 4th Avenue in Parktown North where chef James Diack thrives.…

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NOTED.MAN X BISQUIT: Sanlam HmC

In late 2018, noted.man and Bisquit collaborated on an activation and discussion at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. In association with Ms. Taryn Gill of The Perfect Hair and Mr Anikesh Ramani of the Mid Century Modern furniture store MODERNIST, we spoke about the ‘Meaning of Making’ on opening night, and for the rest of…

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Haunt | The Local Grill

It has seen many seasons, fed thousands of mouths and continues to consistently deliver on quality food and top notch wine. The Local Grill, in Parktown North, Johannesburg is a favourite for carnivores around the city and beyond, Mr Siphiwe Mpye paid his umpteenth visit to the steakhouse and had no regrets. If you are…

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A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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The Monarch: a regal cocktail for every occasion

We have a feeling that many of you will have at least one event of national importance to celebrate this week, and every celebration deserves a special drink to mark the occasion. This weekend, we suggest you try, The Monarch. We spoke to Bacardi South Africa Brand Ambassador and creator of this tasty concoction, Mr…

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The Makers # 2 | Atelier MCC

Several years ago, the gatekeepers wouldn’t allow MR TEBELLO ‘TIBZ’ MOTSOANE through the door, but in no time he had muscled his way into Jo’burg nightlife’s premier league, promoting parties, and making marginal brands cool. He went on to open his own nightclub, secured a stake in a street wear brand and turned a little…

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A rum to redeem the category

With the discovery of a relatively new drink, MR SIPHIWE MPYE exorcised his rum demons and found a surprising new favourite.   In my personal drinking history, rum has had a chequered history. The times I have been forced – for an array of reasons – to drink the stuff, I have behaved badly, smelled even…

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The art of champagne

It is officially art season and earlier this week, Perrier-Jouët hosted an intimate dinner at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, in honour of artists Mr Bambolwami Sibiya and Mr David Koloane. Although Mr Koloane’s ill-health kept him away, Mr Sibiya shared his ascent in the art world, with plenty of insider anecdotes to keep the guests…

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