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Recommended in Strand: Eating at Chick & Chic Food and Drink 05 MAR 2016

Towards the end of last year Chantelle and I discovered this awesome hidden little resaurant (and bar) tucked away just off Beach Road in Strand. Belgian-influenced Chick & Chic is known for its chicken prepared on its rotisserie-grill, though to be honest, everything else on the menu is just as good – in terms of freshness, presentation and that all important metric of flavour!

chick and chic rotisserie and garden venue restaurant and bar

They have a mixture of seating available, the indoor section tucked away in an interesting old house complete with historical artwork and prints which really makes for some good convesation-driven dining.

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My favourite however is the outside garden eating area, which is fresh, tranquil, and completely sheltered from Strand’s infamous winds! There is again, an interesting, historically outfitted bar lurking off to your side (in the house’s old barn), while a small kiddies jungle gym is tucked away in a back corner, meaning that this venue can then cater for both old and young alike.

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Definitely a hidden gem (seriously, blink and you will walk past it!) when it comes to dining out in the Helderberg basin!

Related Link: Chick & Chic Restaurant | Facebook

Joke Factory: Bruising Woman Jokes & other Funny Stuff 27 JAN 2012

Walking into the bar, Mike says to Charlie the bartender, “Pour me a stiff one – just had another fight with the little woman.”

“Oh yeah?” says Charlie, “And how did this one end?”

“Well, when it was over,” Mike replied, “She came to me on her hands and knees!”

“Really? Now that’s a switch! What did she say?” asks an incredulous Charles.

“She said, ‘Come out from under the bed, you little chicken!'”

Nostalgia Hit: Freezerland My Life 02 AUG 2010

Heh. When I was a bachelor, just moved out of the house and living in a flat all on my lonesome, one of my main staple food groups was that of Freezerland – basically the multitude of frozen, crumbed products that Freezerland produced en masses and sold at their factory shop in Bellville was all that stood in the way of me going hungry and being forced to eat my own poor attempts at cooking!

So day in and day out it was some or other variation of their crumbed chicked, fried in oil and accompanied by tinned pineapple, curried carrots, the all important smash (instant mash) and of course some Jive cooldrink to wash it down with (hey, I started out poor you know!).

Ah, the good old days.

Needless to say, I have since moved on from Freezerland, now being in the fortunate position where I have a trained chef to cook some or other scrumptious supper for me every now and then, meaning that the need for Freezerland’s frozen wonderland of goodies is now simply no longer there – ignoring the fact that of course I have long since moved away from Belliville – and thus can’t get any more of their products anyway! ;)

But that is all set to change, now that I have finally discovered that Freezerland still lives and breathes – and has a branch right here in my back garden – nestled in the heart of Somerset West business park!

A find completely by accident (thanks random advertising board), I had the pleasure of taking Chantelle into the hallowed halls of this new discovery on Saturday, where I enjoyed waxing lyrically to her with each familiar favourite passed, even going so far to grab a packet here and there in the quest to teach my wife exactly what it was that sustained me through those early years!

I am so looking forward to it, I am in heaven I tell you. Already the classic Southern Fried Chicken Strips have made their giddy return!

I am home. Freezerland is back and on the menu at long last! Long live this period of bachelor nostalgia! Oh to be young again! ;)

Banknote Lickin’ Good! General Nonsense 20 MAR 2008

KFCSouth Africa’s AMPS (that’s the “All Media and Products Study” group in case you don’t know) just made their 2007 research findings available recently and as is becoming more and more apparent on the streets, it has once again been confirmed that there are a lot more South Africans that now have money, jobs, basic services and… electronic appliances.

Of course, the most interesting question that needs answering is just what is everyone doing with this money? Well, if we take food into question, food being the one thing that everyone regardless of wealth level needs to purchase, we find that our good old friend Colonel Saunders is well ahead of the pack (well, at least when it comes to the fast food game).

53%! That is the percentage of people in South Africa who rate KFC as their number one take-away destination of choice. Not so surprising was the fact that McDonalds ran in at second place, but what is surprising is that they only got 24% of the votes. South African then went ahead and cemented chicken as being our most popular type of fast food by voting in Nandos at 19% and finally Chicken Licken at 14%. Fifth place is held down by King Pie, but I have honestly always seen King Pie as nothing more than a snack, a temporary place holder for the KFC that is to come.

Yes, there I have said it. Despite all the bad things said about KFC and the way they treat their chicks (like a lot of scumbag men in South Africa anyway) I still admit to craving for KFC whenever I feel like fast food and I think that probably won’t ever change – unless of course they start replacing the chicken with cat because that farmer on TV can’t get his wife to shake the tin sheet fast enough in order to get the chickens to mate faster! :(

No one else quite does chicken like KFC does, even if they still try and make you believe that it is all down to their secret blend of herbs and spices, and despite the rest’s efforts, KFC is still and probably always will be number one in my book! And number two as they may very well be, McDonalds shall forever continue to be ridiculed as that company that faxes their food in from the States…

Oh, and just in case you want to wash down your KFC, you might want to note that J&B came out tops as South Africa’s whisky of choice, grabbing a 6.6% percentage share of the market choice. Of course, when you look at the figure of 13.7% people that went to gym against the 37.9% people that went to a restaurant, then you may also just begin to understand why KFC’s profits are looking so healthy while the general population might not be! :)

And just for the fun of it, I must admit to thinking that this is a brilliant anti-KFC campaign that I stumbled upon while looking for pictures for this post. I just have one question though – why are PETA protestors always half naked? O.o

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You’d think they would at least keep a hairy husky alongside them for warmth…