Movie filmed at the old Prawn shack in Amatikulu

 MARY & MARTHA

Hobnobbing with the stars!
The Prawn Shack hosted Hillary Swank and crew for the filming of the movie,
MARY & MARTHA!
Search for the movie and see if you can spot the Prawn Shack and the Amatikulu Beach in the movie.

The ‘Shak’ has hosted many celebrities in its time and was famously selected by SA Tourism for their post 2010 soccer world cup marketing video featuring SA’s top 20 most interesting spots!

 

Market Research in Turkey

Roadside Cuisine i.e. STREET FOOD

Anyone who has followed our travels will know that we always seek out the street foods because that is where all the real action is.

A recent trip to Turkey turned up some of the best street food ever.
Istanbul’s incredible history keeps you very busy sightseeing, so snack and go is the order of the day.

More importantly their philosophy on food is what makes it so great.
Simplicity is the order of the day and food is cooked simply and fresh with just a little salt and lemon.
The Turkish Fish Sandwiches with fish fillets, lettuce, onion and just a squeeze of lemon and salt are a perfect example. Served on the dockside or fish markets their Fish Sandwiches have become one of the ‘must do’ tourist attractions!
We also found fresh mussels, kebabs and roasted chestnuts – all served fresh with – salt and lemon!!

I think Turkey was one of the few countries where I never had a bad meal and I put this down to the fact that they stick to what they know best – Turkish food [oh, and Pizza’s unfortunately].
A meal always starts with mezes which have hot, sweet, salty and sour varieties and a little salad with olive oil, lemon and salt as dressing and maybe some yoghurt. The mains are often a casserole or stew type dish, simply flavoured and always good.

Eating and socializing is an integral part of Turkish life and when I think about our philosophy of long lazy lunches and my mantra of applying salt and lemon properly, I realize that there must be a little Turkish in me!
Watching a group of Turkish men pull out a table on the sidewalk, or even the street [the cars can just damn well drive round them!] and snack on mezes, sip some raki and shoot the breeze, reminds me how much we have lost the plot in our mad chase of – what?
Well, without blowing our own trumpet too loudly, you can still find a little relief from the madding crowd at the Prawn Shak or Bud’s, and possibly a Fish Sandwich to boot!

Remember when – Legends and Gringos

Blast from the past!

Check the slide show for some nostalgia!

To View click on the Title below – a new window will open.. click on the title again and press open file to unzip and watch the slideshow!

Remember When – Saturdays @ Legends & Gringos

 

DINING DONE DIFFERENT

It’s safe to say we have had some interesting dining experiences over the years. At Legends Late Nite Restaurant in Musgrave, we were instrumental in getting the bylaws changed for Terrace dining
Gringos Cantina (a bean guzzling, tequila swilling, cactus bashing, cantina) was just one crazy dining experience and at Legends Playhouse it was awfully posh!
Then at Buds on the Bay, a great place to get away from it all, we went one step further – Dining in the bay, great for romantics, smokers and claustrophobes.
If  it’s a spring high tide – you needed gumboots!

In Mozambique we had tables and chairs hanging from the trees and NOW

In Eshowe, at the SHUGA SHAK, there’s a formal Gazebo, an outside casual bar (NB it’s BYO), a bonfire in an old shopping trolly and a chill spot with swings, days beds, braai’s, and of course, some hammocks! All in all, great for a chill day, a get together with friends, a corporate event or just a great party!

Last time we had Mexican Nite

The welcoming cactus and innoculation shots:

Our table Dancers:

Relaxing around the fire ( roasted marshmellows dipped in tequila, Optional)