We spotted an article on BusinessInsider about a Reddit post which showed a search for high and low end retailers, as a way to define a city’s rich and poor areas. We did the same thing, pitting Woolworths against Shoprite. Here are the results:
Okay, so we probably went for the low hanging fruit on that headline. Locust plagues have swarmed Egypt, southern Israel and Gaza. The plague has struck three weeks before the Jewish Passover holiday that recounts the deadly plagues of Exodus – one of which is a plague of locusts, according to scripture. Farmers in the affected [...]
Apart from the history, the buildings, the food, the wine, the beauty and the quirky people, and just when you thought that you had seen everything, Provence keeps popping up with something unique and memorable. Truffle-hunting!
A new diet which is all the craze in the UK involves not eating at all. “The Fast Diet” was published in January, and has been at the top of the best seller book list on Amazon’s British site for much of the time since then. According to the founder of Short Books publishing house, Rebecca [...]
The French are applauding the recent outbreak of horse meat in beef-labelled products. With horse meat consumption showing a steady decline over the last three decades, France has translated the scandal into a trend. There are currently 750 butchers in the country, with 17% of the population claiming to have eaten horse meat. 11 000 [...]
Food, food, food. Everyone loves it, no one can get enough of it. The Tast of Cape Town Festival is one of the most scrumptious get togethers on our local culinary map, and you can experience it for less, thanks to this rad deal. Two tickets to the Pick & Pay Taste of Cape Town Festival at the [...]
Do you love burgers? Have you ever eaten a burger that you would pay R5 000 for? No? Read on, and you might find a meat sandwich to convince you otherwise. 10. Named after the Italian composer, Rossini, this burger is music to your mouth. Found in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Saint Louis, the [...]
If you don’t know about the Mediterranean diet this is it in short. It’s a modern and nutritional diet based on the use of traditional foods from southern Italy, Greece and Spain. According to proponents of the diet, adding high content of olive oils, vegetables, fruits and even wine to your daily consumption helps to [...]
Stellenbosch University’s meat scientists have been busy little bodies, conducting a thorough study of commercially-available meat products in the wake of an international scandal around the presence of delicious horse meat in European meat products not labelled “horse meat”.
We’ve heard stories of cartilage and beaks turning up in chicken dishes, which kind of makes sense, given that the foreign objects are linked to the product itself. But glass? In cereal? That’s what they’re dealing with right now in the US.
You would have picked up by now (read here) that a large portion of SA’s upwardly mobile premium-brand consumers are in a tizz over the fact that Hellmann’s mayonnaise has pretty much disappeared from shelves around the country. Well here is the official response:
The big question is, what has happened to Hellman’s Mayonnaise? Have they gone out of business? Suddenly the premium brand of mayo is hard to find – and we’re not the only people that think so. Look at this:
So not only has the ‘Continental Deli’ in Camps Bay stopped stocking Carmel gherkins, but they have also decided not to stock the Salt & Vinegar flavour Robertson’s spices. Why taunt us by having such a limited selection?
It’s incredible what retailers are diversifying into these days, but sometimes that is what it takes to stand out. Pick ‘n Pay obviously think that ‘Ass Yoghurt’ will help their efforts against Checkers.
Here’s the pretext: retired race horses – and horses from similarly competitive backgrounds – are routinely carted from the United States to Canada or Mexico, where they are slaughtered, processed, and shipped to France (and other European countries) for human consumption. This is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on for about as [...]
Nederburg has created a novel restaurant for the summer, open from Wednesday to Sunday until the end of April. Called the Red Table, it offers locally-sourced fresh, light bistro-style food in a relaxed and gesellige atmosphere. The menu has been devised to match the farm’s rich and varied range of award-winning wines. What makes it [...]
The Wall Street Journal editors picked “the best photos of the year – representing the key moments and defining images of the news in 2012.” They included our Clifton Trawler Butlers Pizza Stunt we did in May. Click through for the pic + video.
If you’re eating on the go, you’re planning for a short life. Professor Patrick Bouic was in the 2oceansvibe Radio studio last week on the Just Josie Show, to discuss the very real health threats that fast food poses to us, and our kids. Click through for top tips on how to side step heart disease.
The Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards took place in the grand ballroom at the Westin in Cape Town last night. Apart from the prestigious Restaurant of the Year award, several other accolades were also dished out, including Chef of the Year, Best Steakhouse, and the Service Excellence Award.
Likely to be launched in time with the British summer (British warmer rainy season), Cadbury’s has announced an awesome invention: chocolate that will be able to withstand 40C temperatures for three hours before melting.
It’s not every day one cracks a mention in Esquire magazine. But it turns out their travel journo was recently in Cape Town and uncovered a few gems – not least of which is the 2oceansvibe cocktail at Caprice!
It’s time to start getting a little worried, gang. Soon that Saturday morning English breakfast is going to be missing its most vital ingredient, and your bacon and egg roll will become nothing more than just an egg roll. It’s coming – the porkpocalypse.
The joy of being a 2oceansviber is you have embraced the 2oceansvibe brands and you understand your life is better because of it. Because we refuse to compromise – and neither should you! That is why we support our partners at all costs. And so we ask you, the 2oceansvibers, to get behind our wine [...]
Tomorrow the Bearded Wiseman will be competing in an event like no other – the Cadbury Bubbly Challenge. And he’s going to need your help, gang! Click through to find out what he’ll be up to, and how you too can win.
Restaurants are quite possibly one of the oldest forms of social setting. You get to indulge many pleasures at once – eating, drinking, conversations, romance, and you don’t even have to do the dishes afterwards. Modern times have ruined us though. Interaction takes place from the bright screen of a smartphone, begging for us to check our emails, just “quickly reply” to that instant message, or check-in on Facebook.
Okes, it is time to impress. It’s National Braai Day on 24 September, and my good friend, Jan Braai, who started the initiative for all of you, has written a book called Fireworks to help you braai more like he would.
We received this awesome list of Autumn/Winter 2012 specials for Cape Town and Winelands restaurants from a 2oceansviber and feel you should enjoy it too! It is a MASSIVE list of KILLER restaurant specials and contact details!
Cape Town institution and every foodie’s delight, Caveau Restaurant, has closed down. After eight incredible years, there is now one less thing you are able to do before you die. This follows the closing of Caveau Restaurant in Newlands in December 2012. Find memories include their signature chalk board and famed range of tapas, matched [...]