Bierfest 2012 Ticket Giveaway

It’s Bierfest time again! I’ve been told that this year is going to be bigger and better than last year in every way. Bigger tent, better music, better food and even better beer… I’ve got 4 pairs of tickets to any of the sessions for some lucky readers. If you would like to win a pair of tickets, send an email to dax@relaxwithdax.co.za with the…

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Liberty’s Restaurant at the Upper Eastside Hotel

Rooftop farming is a growing phenomenon overseas, and it’s starting to catch on here. I believe urban agriculture, including rooftop farming, will be one of the important ways that we will reduce the carbon footprint (and potentially the price) of the food we eat. It will also be a way of circumventing the evils of the ‘food system’ that currently provides us with our food…

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Bubbly Challenge – The Build-up

You  must have heard about the new Cadbury’s Bubbly chocolate. If you haven’t heard people raving about the actual chocolate or seen it in the shops, then you’ve seen the TV advert with the floating cows (below). I’ve actually tasted the chocolate, so I get what people are raving about. It also comes in Cadbury’s new resealable packaging, which is daft because there is no…

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Nando’s International Grillers Challenge 2012

Many people envy my lifestyle of reviewing restaurants, attending media events, judging competitions, etc. But it took many years of hard work to get to this stage. Which means I find this new Nando’s competition very annoying. Any ordinary person off the street (they don’t even have to be good looking!) can enter and win. The prize is being flown to Joburg (if you don’t…

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SA Olive Awards 2012

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m very anti imported olive oil. Not just because of the food miles, but because Europe dumps their poor quality product on us and we don’t know any better. Our South African olive oil is of far superior quality and well worth the small price difference. You can read more about my thoughts on this here….

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Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2012

In November last year I posted the results of the Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report. Now the results of the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report are available. Selected from 60 highly acclaimed cabernet sauvignons, these are the cream of the crop: FIVE STARS De Trafford 2009 Cellar price: R230 Delaire Reserve 2009 Not yet released Graham Beck The Coffeestone 2009 Not yet released Tokara 2009 Cellar…

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Encounters Documentary Festival 2012

I’m a documentary nut. If you look at the documentary review category on this site, you’ll see a stack of reviews. Those are just the ones I reviewed, I’ve seen many more. So you can imagine the Encounters Documentary festival is something I look forward to each year. This year I was asked to preview some of the documentaries. When I looked through the list…

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