3 restaurants in the Parks Region scoop Eat Out 2011 Awards

The nationwide winners of the 2011 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards were announced last night. Congratulations to 3 restaurants in the Parks Region who scooped awards. –

  • Best steakhouse countrywide: The Local Grill Parktown North
  • The City Press ViP Sunday Breakfast Award: The Salvation Cafe 44 Stanley Ave
  • no 7 in Best Restaurants nationwide D-W 11-13, Dunkeld Square (All other 9 restaurants in the top 10 were in the Cape.)

D-W 11-13 is 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster, Parktown North is adjacent to Craighall Park. 44 Stanley is 10 minutes from Liz at Lancaster.

For the full list see http://www.eatout.co.za/News/Category/General/1620/The-winners-of-the-2011-Eat-Out-DStv-Food-Network-Restaurant-Awards

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[Nothing] To Do in Joburg [Besides] writes on public art in Central Joburg

Laurice Taitz is one of Jozi’s champions, particularly of the inner city.  Here she writes about some of the public artworks among the 50 odd sites around Johannesburg.  Her anecdote about a man coming up to her near Diagonal Street and begging her to take him to America,  speaks volumes.  His assumption that she must be American as only foreigners and not local South Africans are interested in the inner city, is a sad inditement indeed.   For the full article see: http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2011/11/public-art-in-joburg-the-west-side-story/. Laurice then offers 4 options for a snack break along the way. http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2011/11/public-art-in-joburg-the-west-side-story-part-ii/

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Get into the Christmas spirit ….

Candlelight shopping Parkhurst : The outdoor shopping event Jozi looks forward to every year: Parkhurst 4th Avenue’s Candlelight Shopping. Enjoy 2 evenings of late night dining and Christmas shopping on Thursday November 24 and Thursday December 1  from 5pm to 10pm.

Parkview Charity Christmas Market The 2011 Christmas Market at the George Hay Park, Parkview (opposite St Columbus Church) has become an institution over the last 3 years. There are over 70 stands to visit – so lots of opportunity for Christmas shopping. With lots of entertainment for both young and old, the market provides a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to spend time together. And there are plenty of meeting places to relax with a tea garden, oyster and champagne bar and a pub.  Fri 25 Nov 3 – 10 pm; Sat 26 Nov 10 am – 10 pm and Sun 27 Nov 10-4.   Entrance fee for adults is R30 and Kids pay per activity

Bryanston Organic Village Market is open every Tuesday evening (5-9pm)  from now until the 20th December.  Apart from always offering fabulous food goodies, unusual gift ideas and great natural fibre clothing, the evening markets have a very special feel. Full moon in December is on the 10th so the Tuesdays either side will be moonlit markets.  Enjoy!

Carols by Candlight at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort on December 3rd with the Mzansi Youth Choir. You are asked to bring along items for donation, such as clothing, toys, soaps and canned food.

Carols by Candlelight Zoo Lake Thursday 24th November. If the Joburg weather doesn’t join in the Christmas spirit, the event will be moved to the next day, 25 November, at the same time.                                                                                                                                            For more see http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/carols_by_candlelight

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