Burgers, Beers and Bras (not)

Madam and Eve, recommended reading!

Madam and Eve, recommended reading!

Where does the time go I have to wonder. We were all so busy waiting for winter to actually arrive that spring is almost upon us. Whilst I am pretty sure there are one or two more cold spells lurking in the ether waiting for us to take our jumpers off, I do believe the worst (such as it was) is behind us. I hesitate yet though to remove our “windows” as the patio is still wonderfully cozy, snug and warm!
July and August were hectic action packed months at Indulgence Café and for Lollipops Catering. So much amazing stuff was crammed into those two months that it was just splendid.

Getting a little leg over at Indulgence cafe by Jonathan Everitt

Getting a little leg over at Indulgence cafe by Jonathan Everitt

I know I go on and on about the Bloody Book Week but it really is the highlight of my year.
The Bloody Book Week review: http://wp.me/pVdYg-dQ
The picture montage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLzw2QM_7g

Our craft beer tasting event with The League of Beers on the 31st of July, was a great success with Indulgence being fully booked. There were about 13 beers to taste, a little too much I thought but everyone seemed to have a really good time and there were 4 huge black bags of bottles that went for recycling!
We are having another craft beer tasting on the 25th October

Craft Beer Tasting with The League of Beers

Craft Beer Tasting with The League of Beers

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Through Indulgence Café and Lollipops Catering I really do get to meet a myriad of wonderful, talented and exciting authors and “celebs”. I have the privilege of interacting with you, the public and connecting with so many people. It is quite incredible to think that some of the babies I saw born when I started my business in 1993 are now 21 year old know it all’s, which makes me verging on ancient I do believe. This past week was no exception with Tony Leon joining us to chat about his latest book, The Accidental Ambassador. Tony is the consummate politician saying plenty without actually saying a whole bunch. Needless to say it was a wonderful experience chatting to him about his time as Ambassador to Argentina and my personal opinion was that he was pretty frank and forthcoming. I read the book and I have to admit that it is well written and incredibly easy to read. If you weren’t here I do believe you missed out.
I hadn’t prior to reading the book realized that he is Jewish and when we were standing around chatting before the talk on Saturday I just happened to mention that there was chopped herring, a traditional Jewish dish, in the fridge! His whole face lit up. We served him a generous helping with bagels to eat it on. He was delighted and so was I, being the good Jewish mama that I am, and loving to feed people. A couple of times during his interview he referred to the fabulous chopped herring so I beamed a little bit more………my job there was done!
To see Tony Leon reading an excerpt from his book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsmJTJ15eXk

Tony Leon.....Talk to the Hand  Pictures courtesy of Jonathan Everitt

Tony Leon…..Talk to the Hand
Pictures courtesy of Jonathan Everitt

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By contrast to July and August, September is a little on the quieter side but it does include a whole bunch of Jewish holidays, the Fast of Yom Kippur and the Jewish New Year. Let me take this opportunity then to wish all our Jewish friends, family and clients and very happy Rosh Hashana and well over the Fast. Indulgence Café will be open right through the holidays but I personally will not be here on the 14th of September

Indulgence Café in conjunction with Telkom Mobile now offers Free WiFi to our customers so bring along your laptop and park yourself at a table for an hour while our staff look after your food and drink needs. What could be better than sitting and working or writing that best seller novel in the comfort and happy environs of Indulgence Café! All you have to do is pop them an sms with the word FREE to 32707 and they will respond with a user name and password! Couldn’t be simpler! I think you get 60 minutes free, incredible value at the price 🙂

Breaking News is that from the 7th of October Indulgence Café will be able to offer you our incredible burgers 5 nights a week. In our ongoing endeavors to bring you more and more, better and better, we are making our burgers available to you in the evening! From Monday to Friday evenings our extensive burger menu will be available. If you aren’t already aware of how fabulous our burgers are, just pop down one evening and try them! 250grams of pure beef with a serious range of different toppings available. Vegetarians you will not be left out either and for those who prefer chicken to red meat that option is available as well! Burgers, chips and beers, what more could you ask for 🙂

One of our Incredible Bacon and Avocado Burgers

One of our Incredible Bacon and Avocado Burgers

September 2013
5th Traditional Jewish dinner for the Jewish New year
6th Lionel Bastos live at Indulgence Cafe
18th Quiz dinner
24th Heritage day something is happening, just not sure what yet!

Lionel Bastos
6th September

I have known Lionel Bastos for years and it is only in recent times or at least since we have started to host a live music evening once a month that it occurred to me that I should be asking him to come and play here. Getting him here is a bit of a challenge as he lives in the Cape now but you know me, I tend to rise to the occasion and voila Lionel is coming to Jozi! This wonderful acoustic musician will be joining us on the 6th of September for an evening of wonderful music and delicious food. I hope that you will be joining us as well! Tickets are available through http://www.hitmusic.co.za at R180 a ticket which includes a light buffet dinner. It is going to be an awesome evening and I absolutely cannot wait! Book your ticket today!

Lionel Bastos

Lionel Bastos

Quiz Dinner
18 September

Our August quiz evening was rock star fabulous with a whopping great 9 teams here to pit their skills against the quiz master otherwise known as little old me! Join us next month, it really is great fun and a super way to spend an evening! The cost is R120 per head and that includes the cost of quiz and dinner. Great value, great evening! The next quiz evening is Wednesday, the 18th of September at 7pm. Dinner available from 6pm.

I just love these images that Jonathan Everitt took of Indulgence Cafe when he was here………..

Arty Indulgence Cafe by Jonathan Everitt

Arty Indulgence Cafe by Jonathan Everitt

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Well that is me done for this month, October promises to be an action packed Halloween month so watch this space as always for what’s happening at your favourite little coffee shop!
Have an awesome September, may there be a spring in your step and blossoms without pollen in your eyes.
Love ‘n Lollipops
Mandi

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