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23 Nov

Annual Plettenberg Roast

Every year the migrating herds of the inner South African continent make their way to the coast. Stuffing their Fortuna's up to the sunroof (a monthly extra) with beach towels and lilos. Ready to lounge the holiday away.     Now don't get me wrong I am all for the typical Saffas December chill time. However as a pale, easily sunburned member of our population, with a deep fear of the ocean, I prefer the sun hat & shade with a good book version of these holidays. My idea of a nightmare is a day spent with sand in my brooks and salt in my mouth. Begging the guy selling ice creams to come back because I just dropped mine. However, for those brown...
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17 Nov

Hola Don Armando

It might not be on all the cool kids radar yet or in a spot that is reaching any culinary heights, but downstairs at Illovo Square is the relatively new kid on the block Don Armando. He’s swarthy and handsome, quiet and un-assuming. Charcoal hued framed artworks ground the space, busy floor tile and a glint of Art Décor at the bar pay homage to South American glamour. In the evening you half expect a tragically beautiful woman in a sequinned red dress to start singing about her lost love in Buenos Aires.     A small menu celebrates Argentina’s staple, beef. The proteins are all given lightly charred, smokey glory by the ‘Asado’ flames of a coal fire. The sides are simple, no...
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