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Pizza Hut Opens in Durban

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In September 2014, just under 3 years ago, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company entered the African market by opening its first store in South Africa and to date, has just over 190 stores successfully operating throughout the African continent. In …

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Starbucks prepares for its Durban opening!

Sane Nzuza, Siyanda Makatini, Thandanani Nxumalo, Carrington Lowe and Ziyaad Jaffar..

The countdown has begun for coffee lovers on the East Coast! Durban is the third city (after Johannesburg and Pretoria) to welcome Starbucks to sunny SA with the grand opening of the first store on Saturday, November 25 in Florida Road. Clive Liversage, Managing Executive for Starbucks in South Africa, …

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Hilton Durban Appoints Janine Fourie as Executive Chef

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Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Janine Fourie as executive chef. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Janine can bring to our culinary team. Her versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly reflect positively on her peers and her extensive experience throughout the world will provide …

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Sushi & The Spirit Of Japan At Greedy Buddha!

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Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Sushi comes in many forms. Having existed for more than 200 years, Sushi is now a hit throughout the world. Renowned for their South East Asian cuisine, Greedy Buddha will be giving Durban diners an opportunity to try it out, by offering …

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Welcome Home – Hartford House: Perfection Five Times Over

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Hartford House is an incredible place, situated on a world class stud farm – boasting apple orchards, scenic views, lakes, expansive walking, riding and biking space and suites that will blow your mind, as well as a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant.  This is no ordinary luxury hotel… oh no, …

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Croak Croak, The Fat Frog Has Landed

Barista Siyanda Sibulawa Preparing Coffee

Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan are rightly proud of their new venture, a bakery and coffee shop. By Ingrid Shevlin The Fat Frog Kitchen and Coffee Shop in Windermere road has been open for only two days when I pop in to chat to Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan about …

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Celebrating Meat, And Meat Lovers This September

Bonga Shange founder and owner of Mashamplanez

From Farmers to Consumers, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival Brings Meat Industry Together On September 2nd all the players in Durban’s dynamic meat industry come together for the city’s fastest growing international attraction – the Spritiual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourisma and Ukhozi FM. Farmers and abattoir staff, butchers, shisanyama …

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The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill ft. Ataraxia Wine Pairing

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Chef Janine Fourie at The Big Easy by Ernie Els Durban created some truly delightful dishes for a wine pairing dinner with Ataraxia, wines by Kevin Grant. Situated within Hilton Durban – The Big Easy Durban really is one of my favourite locations for this type of dinner – and …

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The Collaboration of The Year #HartfordAt9th

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What an evening the “Hartford House In The City” collaboration at 9th Avenue Bistro was! The teams worked incredibly well together to bring us an absolute experience of a meal. From beginning to end every single dish on Chef Constantijn’s menu was carefully and superbly brought to life, as if by the …

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