This is a tale about good fortune. And, at times, a lack thereof. Seb and I got lucky and had a few extra days of leave to kill. Not so luckily, we had to take them immediately and the weather forecast across Europe looked relentlessly grim for the foreseeable future. What to do, what to do… Advertisements
Frankfurt, much like Joburg where I come from, is not at all a tourist’s city. Few people know very much about Frankfurt, and even fewer people have actually spent a good amount of time here. After all, it is a place known for two things: banks and connecting flights. Go figure. And while I’m very grateful that Frankfurt isn’t overflowing with tacky souvenir shops and selfie sticks, a part of me does feel sad about the city’s underrated reputation. In almost […]
There are a couple of reasons why Seb and I made the daunting decision to pack up our lives, leave everything and everyone we knew behind and move to Germany. But the main one – it goes without saying – was the chance to travel. A lot. Four months in, Seb and I decided that our apartment had been furnished to an acceptable level (we always liked the minimal look anyway), and that the time had […]
Anyone in Joburg who takes good food very seriously has probably heard of Signature Restaurant in Morningside. Since it opened in 2009, Signature has been a popular choice for the city’s elite. It’s way up there with all of Jozi’s other fine dining establishments (think Thomas Maxwell, DW Eleven-13, etcetera etcetera), and its name is synonymous with excellent food, wine, service and presentation. What almost nobody knows though, is that a second Signature recently opened in the equally […]
A few Saturdays ago, we went on a casual Saturday meander to the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria. After hearing so much about this place, we thought it would a tragedy not to have seen it before we leave for Germany in a few months’ time. Nan Hua is just over an hour from Joburg – a very comfortable distance for an afternoon excursion.
When Seb and I started Fritter and Loaf, we initially intended it for it to be equal parts cooking and reviewing. For some reason, we never got around to the second part. Until now. For our first official review, we couldn’t think of a better place to profile than Escondido Tapas Bar in Illovo, which has an exceptionally not-crap rating of 4.6/5 on Zomato. After a furious gallery visiting mission in town, we arrived there hungry and with […]