Brent Meersman is a political novelist (Primary Coloured, Reports Before Daybreak). He has been writing for the Mail & Guardian since 2003 about things that make life more enjoyable – the arts, literature and travel and (in his Friday column, Once Bitten) food. If comments on the internet are to be believed, he is a self-loathing white racist, an ultra-left counter-revolutionary, a neo-liberal communist capitalist, imperialist anarchist, and most proudly a bourgeois working-class lad. Or you can put the labels aside and read what he writes. Visit his website: www.meersman.co.za
Saigon's service at its Cape Town restaurant is good and friendly, and though some dishes are standouts, others are disappointing.
Renowned actor and playwright John Kani talks to Brent Meersman about his new play, "Missing", now showing at the Baxter Theatre.
No matter which side of the great divide you're on, Den Anker’s menu has plenty for you to chew on.
Play examines the vexed issue of granting parole to Eugene de Kock, the convicted apartheid death squad leader.
Design24 has launched a competition for designers to reimagine the Sanlam Centre in Cape Town, once the tallest building in Africa.
Brent Meersman explores a small delight called Dim sum (Asian dumplings). And Tim James gives a taste of Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Rosé.
Dining is an adventure in choice, so much so that the exotic is now de rigueur. Still, are we ready for brain custard?
Artist Richard Stone says he would gladly have paid to paint his portrait of Nelson Mandela, the study of which is being auctioned off in Cape Town.
Yes. Yes it is. And time flies at the Beerhouse in Long Street, where the range of ale is matched by the quality of the food.
La Parada on Bree Street in Cape Town is noisy and popular, but clearly food is not the main attraction.