Local is lekker: eating out in Craighall Park

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Local is lekker: eating out in Craighall Park  What does ‘lekker’ mean? Go to  Liz at Lancaster blog post on South African slang Information updated March 2017  Dolci Cafe  is a fabulous little local eatery located in Lancaster Village cnr Clarence and Lancaster Aves. It’s informal, unpretentious, and owner run by Jackie and her husband Clayton. […]

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A busyness of eateries

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22 within 6 blocks in Linden … now that’s a busyness of eateries Along with being a delightfully retro neighbourhood, if it’s a choice of eateries that you want – then Linden is the place which rivals even 4th Ave Parkhurst. A friend of mine who lives in the suburb said to me recently, that […]

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Irene Dairy Farm – ‘where cows milk themselves’

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Irene Dairy Farm, a working dairy farm 45 minutes from Liz at Lancaster, has been in the Van Der Byl family for 5 generations. In the past people could go to the diary to buy milk but now the farm is opened up as a country destination with 2 restaurants and a shop (where you can still buy milk but not at 45c per gallon!) It is also now a very popular conference and wedding venue.






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It might not be the Comrades but Bruce was there!

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With only 3 of us ‘on duty’ over a week-end at Liz at Lancaster, instead of the usual 4, I often miss the Parkrun in Delta Park on a Saturday morning. It starts at 8 which usually clashes with breakfasts and preparing of invoices for check-out. I’m always sad when I do, as it’s one of my favourite weekly activities. The field of some 1000 odd meet at the Delta Environmental Centre.






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Liz at Lancaster’s in-house notice board

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Guests love our noticeboard with all its local information. Liz’s current Pick of the Week mentions two art exhibitions. Brett Murray has a large sculpture exhibition showing at Circa/Everard Read on Keyes Art Mile. At Goodman Gallery, the entire gallery has been turned into a surreal night time beach space. There’s beach sand on the floor and lounger chairs for viewers to watch Mikhael Subotksy’s complex 45 minute 3 screen video installation.






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Famous guests at Liz at Lancaster

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I’m driving in the car listening to Talk Radio on 702 with Eusebius McKaiser. My favourite station .. and one of my favourite hosts. The discussion is about rap … not my usual music interest… but I’m game for most things new. And then I hear a guest speaker whose voice I recognize … . Huh?






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