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Braai-Off at Gauteng Getaway Show with R20,000 in prizes

Getaway Show Braai-Off

Gauteng Getaway Show 2016 Logo - Turqoise 1The Gauteng Getaway Show takes place at the TicketPro Dome in Joburg from 23 – 25 September.

Gauteng Getaway Show FlyerShowcasing over 350 exhibits including travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, there is, without doubt, something for everyone. Thrill seekers are going to love the climbing wall and laser shooting in the Adventure Area, and, for the less hardcore visitor there’s the new Travel and Taste Theatre featuring local cuisine, wine and beer; a Wine Village with samples and products to buy; and for the even more mellow, a beer tent where you can relax and listen to upcoming artists perform on the live music stage.

Together with Geko Divers & Aquamania, I’ll be doing some underwater braaing and lekker braai demos Continue reading Braai-Off at Gauteng Getaway Show with R20,000 in prizes

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Beer Tasting Challenge

Beer Tasting Challenge
Beer Tasting Challenge

I was hanging out at Capital Craft (aka my office) the other day and the barman was telling me about a buddy (Wim van Vuuren) that claims he is the “beer tasting guru”. OK, fair enough, Wim works for Jack Black and knows a lot about his beer, but I spend enough time drinking the stuff, that I believe I can take him on.

1 beer led to another and before you know it, the guys at Capital Craft agreed to sponsor the beer if I challenged him to a beer tasting. Who says ‘No’ to FREE BEER? #ChallengeAccepted! OK, technically it’s a #ChallengeAcceptedToPoseAChallenge, but that just seems awkward.

So Wim, if you really are the “Beer Guru”, put your beer where your mouth is:

Pick a date, and I challenge you to a beer tasting at Capital Craft… and just to make things a little more interesting: The loser has to wait on tables, in a french maid outfit, for 2 hours. Keen?

"Beer Guru"
“Beer Guru” prefers pink champagne

P.S. This is going to be TOO easy… I searched Wim’s profile for a pic of him drinking beer, and the closest I could find was one where our “Beer Guru” is sipping on some pink champagne.

Follow Wim (@wimpvanvuuren) and I (@BraaiBoy) on twitter to see if he accepts the challenge, and more importantly what the outcome is.



*Sponsored Post Notice: Besides sponsoring the fuel (beer) for this challenge, this post was not paid for by Capital Craft, Jack Black or any of the other brands I mentioned.

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Taste of Joburg 2015

Taste Of Joburg 2015Every year, The Taste of Joburg is the most anticipated Restaurant Festival in Gauteng… An unmissable foodie day out!

This year’s featured restaurant list is a selection of new additions and old friends ranging from Italian cuisine to Thai, French and Indian. “Selecting restaurants is always challenging because we want the show to grow every year,” says Festival Director, Justine Drake. “The expectations of the evolving Joburg palate are now such that we can afford to be a little more daring with our restaurant choices and I think our restaurants talk to that.

The full list of restaurants that will be there can be found on Taste of Joburg’s website:

Taste Of Joburg - Meat SliceIn addition, there will be a wide range of boutique exhibitors, artisan producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries that will provide a bounty of the country’s finest food and drink on offer, ensuring sampling and shopping for a range of produce in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market.Taste Of Joburg - Bar

And for those who want to try their hand at creating their own masterpieces, the ever-popular “Robertson’s Ultimate Burger Class, “The 2 Ocean’s Butcher Block” and the “Mixology Theatre” will also be on offer.

P.S. The festival works in “sessions” as follows (i.e. make sure you get there at the beginning of a session, or you’ll need to leave before you’ve had a chance to get through everything) :

Thu 24th Sept: 13:00 – 17:00Taste Of Joburg - Crowd Eating
Fri 25th Sept: 18:30 – 22:30
Sat 26th Sept: 13:00 – 17:00; 18:30 – 22:30
Sun 27th Sept: 12:00 – 17:00


Like or follow @TasteOfJoburg on twitter for regular updates or browse on over to for more information. Tickets are on sale at iTickets from R80 and include a tasting glass… or you can win 1 of 10 sets of double tickets with me on twitter.

How do you win?

I’m giving away 9 sets of double tickets on the 20th Sept… So please feel free to enter any (or all) of the ways below:

  1. Comment below with the name of the restaurant you’d like to try out.
  2. Send a tweet telling me which of the restaurants is your favourite. e.g.
  3. RT the tweet below:

Got any questions? Pop me a message in the comments section below, or you reach out on twitter (@BraaiBoy) and Facebook.