CAPE TOWN'S BIGGEST FOODIE, BENIKE PALFI

Some see I love Foodies as Cape Towns food bible, keeping you in the know of all the hottest culinary experiences around town. Behind it all is editor, Benike Palfi, that describes herself as: "Editor. Writer. Resident foodie. Also actress, model, and lover of life and adventure … And did I mention food?” Q: What has been your top 3 experiences on the Blogging scene in South Africa? A: I've had hundreds of amazing experiences as a blogger in South Africa - and new ones get added every day! The most amazing thing about being a (part-time) blogger is that my world literally gets opened up in new and exciting ways every day. There's always something to do that I've never done before, something

CRASH TEST DUMMIES LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN: Date: Saturday, 17 February 2018 Venue: Hillcrest Quarry, Hillcrest Wine Estate Time: 12PM Entrance: R400 General Admission | R1000 VIP Bookings: Computicket http://bit.ly/2AF7TCm Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2ywU4og PRETORIA Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018 Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens Time: 1PM Entrance: R400 General Admission | R1000 VIP Bookings: Computicket http://bit.ly/2i9x9t5 Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2hmXqTZ Canadian rock band CRASH TEST DUMMIES will be visiting South Africa this February! The tour will be led by Brad Roberts, lead singer and songwriter for the band, and fans will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day-time picnic in both Cape

CARTOON NETWORK LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

Big Concerts – A Live Nation Company have announced that Cartoon Network Live! will be coming to South Africa for the very first time over the winter school holidays. This brand new live show will be coming to: Cape Town from 26th June 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Johannesburg from 3rd July 2018 at Montecasino Brought to you by Cartoon Network, 947, Kfm 94.5 and Channel 24 Tickets are on sale now through www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket Cartoon Network Live!, will feature Cartoon Network’s most popular heroes from Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, in an interactive and spectacular stage production for kids aged 5+. In Cartoon Network Liv

SUNDAY FUNDAY IN CAPE TOWN

Oh, Sunday. How you have changed over the years! From family days packed with roasts,hours in the pool and ending with the ominous Carte Blanche music, to what we are faced with now! Sunday Fundays has become a thing, has it not? The last day of the week has transformed into one of the most popular days to head out, find some sun rays, sip on a few cocktails, dance to some beats and look forward to the inevitable hangover to ruin any kind of productivity on a Monday. Naturally, Cape Town has embraced this “let your hair loose” trend and there are a plethora of gorgeous events to choose from to celebrate the impending work week. We have found some of our favourites, so grab a pencil and start

RED BULL KING OF THE AIR 2018

This is it, the most anticipated kiteboarding contest of the year is days away from getting underway. The weather window for Red Bull King of the Air opens on Saturday 27 January. The event will have a two-week waiting period (closing on 11 February) and the world’s 18 best big-air riders will take each other on, only when conditions are perfect. “Conditions need to be epic,” says Sportive Director, Sergio Cantagalli, explaining that the ideal conditions would see a Southeasterly of consistently over 25-knots, combined enough swell running for the riders to project off. “It’s an extreme big air contest, not a freestyle event, and the wind and waves need to offer the riders the opportunity to

KICKSTART YOUR DAY WITH ZOE BROWN

Zoë Brown is one of the friendly faces that gets South Africa out of bed every morning on the award winning breakfast show, Expresso. We caught up with her to see what she gets up to in Cape Town when she has time in her busy schedule. Q: What has been your top 3 experiences as a TV host & Radio presenter in South Africa? A: Choosing only 3 is tough. #1 – Waking up at the crack of dawn to ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey. I saw the sun rise with about 50 other hot air balloons in the sky. #2 – I was sent to Berlin to interview Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld from Pitch Perfect 3. I only had a total of 5 minutes for the interview #3 – I love doing DIY. I got to meet Tim Leatherm

BURGER & LOBSTER: TOP SHELF SURF & TURF

Burger & Lobster in Bree street is all the buzz right now. With a simple yet mouthwatering menu and cocktails to die for, this is where you want to bee seen on a night out! We had a chat to co-owner, Paolo Carrara about his trending eatery. Q: What do you believe puts B&L on the map on Cape Town Foodie scene? A: We are known for our unique concept that centers around 3 menu items. This has allowed great focus and refinement on each dish. We also offer an exotic cocktail pairing for your meal. Our menu is simply delicious and overall it’s an exciting dining experience. Q: If a food critic had to walk in today, what would you serve at your restaurant & why? A: The B&L Combo – half B&L burger

WHATS ON IN CAPE TOWN: JANUARY

So, we have found ourselves in mid-January in the Mother City. The festive season has finally drawn to a close and while some breathe a sigh of exhausted relief, others are still out to soak up the summer feeling. If you are one of the latter, like we are, you are in for a treat! The hot January month is far from over and still has plenty to offer for those who want to let their hair down and still have a bit of cash left after holiday spending. So, just what can you get up to in Cape Town till the end of the month? Well, with two weekends of sun, sand and sea; plenty! We have found some a variety of events to attend all across Cape Town. Silent Disco on Clifton 3rd Is there anything more Ca

VALENTINE'S DAY AT THE GALILEO

It comes every year whether you like it or not, so why not fully embrace February the 14th – the day of luuurve - with a cheesy flick, some nachos and a bottle of wine. The Galileo Open Air Cinema will be treating all lovers and romcom fans to a screening of the star-studded film Valentine’s Day at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. Gather up your significant other or a group of your favourite friends for an evening of live music, great wine and Hollywood hotties. Starring Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Fox, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift, to namedrop a few, there’s eye candy galore in this made-for-Valentine’s Day film. The evening starts at 5pm, with a welcome d

HOT NEW SPOT: CHINCHILLA

Known for its string of sophisticated and contemporary eateries, Kove Collection introduces the newest hot spot to hit the Camps Bay strip - Chinchilla Rooftop Café & Bar. Located just upstairs from Bilboa, Chinchilla is an exclusive rooftop venue and the first of its kind in Camps Bay. Aimed at a sophisticated patron, Chinchilla is bringing forward café chic in the form of food, cocktails, music, art and ambiance.A playful, casual and elegant interior seamlessly combines beach with boho-chic while a menu featuring café classics has been expertly tailored to Chinchilla’s unique location. Sunset at Chinchilla is heralded with live DJ sets on Fridays, Saturday’s and Sundays , and cocktails are

HOT NEW SPOT: BILBOA (CAMPS BAY)

Expect a sensational summer as an exciting new space from the Kove Collection opens in the form of Bilboa, where the only distraction from the food is the view. Breezing onto the Camps Bay strip, Bilboa brings with it its own brand of contemporary chic, exclusive location and enviable views across the Atlantic Ocean. Diners are offered a contemporary space, unlike any other along the beachfront. Coupled with an uninterrupted view, this lends Bilboa an elevated level of sophistication. The contemporary Mediterranean seafood-inspired offering includes Burrata with peach, coriander, lavender & honey; Trout served with spiced couscous, coriander and sultanas; Pearl Barley Risotto with watercress

MARTELIZE BRINK: DJ, AUTHOR, CAPETONIAN!

Martelize Brink has become a household name as the late morning voice on RSG and has recently added cookbook author to her long list of accomplishments. But most importantly she is a Capetonian living life to the fullest and we caught up with her to talk about Radio, loving food and of course CAPE TOWN! Q: What has been your top 3 experiences on the Radio in South Africa? A: I’ve been broadcasting for almost 2 decades. There are so many amazing stories and experiences, it’s difficult to choose. Just the opportunity to talk to listeners every morning is an honour and highlight in itself. -We take our recording mics all over the world. Highlights include recordings during trips with listeners

GRANT VANDERWAGEN: OWNING LIFE AT 25

Grant Vanderwagen is a young entrepreneur from Cape Town that is making big waves on countless platforms as a social media wizz, trend specialist, radio host and much more! We got to know Grant a little better, as this is a name you should care to remember! Q: What has been your top 3 experiences as a Radio Presenter in South Africa? A: -The top experience has got to be having the opportunity to host my own show at the age of 23. this was a great achievement for me. -The second experience has to be meeting and connecting with amazing people during my shows. I built some incredible relationships with people. -Third best experience was getting top spot on oflocal.co.za as the top radio present

TOP 4 MUSEUMS FOR BEGINNERS

Cape Town is known for its rich history and diverse cultures. But with so much on display, where does one start to explore? Here are 4 museums for beginners who are looking for an engaging experience but don't have hours to stroll around and explore. 1. District Six Museum District Six was actually a residential location that played an important role in developing a multicultural South Africa. The museum explores the hardships and atrocities of apartheid of those who were relocated when it was formally declared a “white” neighbourhood. There are also former district 6 residents that give guided tours and paint a vivid picture of life in this renowned area. Website: http://www.districtsix.co.

6 TIPS FOR SUMMER RUNNING

Cape Town offers some spectacular places to keep fit this summer. Whether you prefer a jog on the promenade or a trail run up the mountain, there is something for everybody. But and African summer is all but merciful! Here are 6 tips to get the most out of your running workout this season. 1. Run by feel, not targets Cape Town summers are harsh and can drain and dehydrate you much faster. This is why it is crucial to listen your body and stop when it tells you to! Running in the this heat can be great for working on your stamina but be careful! Start your workout slower than usual and if you feel good by the halfway mark, you can start seeding it up. 2. Choose your time wisely Every time of

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT AT THE GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA

Cape Town’s summer staple and much-loved outdoor movie experience, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, is back! Offering locals and visitors from near and far popular films screened under the stars at venues across Cape Town and the Winelands, The Galileo offers an excellent evening out for film buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The well-known event, which runs from 31 October to the end of April 2018, will showcase a series of silver-screen classics as well as a variety of old time favourites, such as Braveheart at Bloemendal Wine Estate, Bridesmaids at Kirstenbosch Gardens, and Beauty and The Beast at The Castle of Good Hope. There’s something for everyone! Running Tuesday to Friday and on sel

TOP 5 KARAOKE BARS

The ancient Japanese art of KARAOKE is alive and well in the bars in Cape Town! Here are the top 5 spots where you can go to release your inner superstar! 1.The Manila Bar Tha Manilla Bar is firm favorite amongst shower singers in Cape Town. Their stage is open 5 nights a week as a dedicated Karaoke Bar. At a mere R40 you can realize our dreams on their stage fit for the stars. They have a song selection that will keep you going into the wee hours of the morning and for those who want to show off a little, there is a VIP section available for private events and parties! Costs: R40p/p from Tuesday to Thursday (this price includes a R20 drink voucher on Tuesdays and Thursdays); the price of en

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