Rockstar Diner burgers and Design Indaba deliciousness

It’s been a long but lovely week, as I covered all three days of the Design Indaba conference, which meant the start of the week was a mad rush of getting a week’s worth of work done in two days, followed by three days of non-stop tweeting, scribbling and interacting. And, um, eating. We weren’t allowed to take photos in the auditorium so I took lots of photos of the food. Lots and lots. But first, of course, was the weekend…

Saturday, 20 February 2015: Bread & Butter breakfast, Wimpy shakes, Rockstar Diner burgers

The pretty new chalkboard message at Bread & Butter. I agree with it 100%
The pretty new chalkboard message at Bread & Butter. I agree with it 100%
See? Doesn't that cappuccino look delicious, along with its little accompanying shortbread bite?
See? Doesn’t that cappuccino look delicious, along with its little accompanying shortbread bite?
Contemplating his Saturday banana milkshake (large) at our closest Wimpy.
Contemplating his Saturday banana milkshake (large) at our closest Wimpy.
Husband's happy sauce, at the new Rockstar Diner near Marine Circle
Husband’s happy sauce, at the new Rockstar Diner near Marine Circle
A large local lager - craft beer of course, but a good one, said Husband
A large local lager – craft beer of course, but a good one, said Husband
Here is Husband, saucing up his Red Hot Chili burger
Here is Husband, saucing up his Red Hot Chili burger
Mine was the cheesy option, which came with huge onion rings adorning the patty - you can just see my chocolate shake off to the side. Total bill was just on R200 for my 180g and Husband's 250g burger, as well as his draught and my fancy shake. Only problem is they're closed on Sundays and only open after 2pm the rest of the time. But we'll be back!
Mine was the cheesy option, which came with huge onion rings adorning the patty – you can just see my chocolate shake off to the side. Total bill was just on R200 for my 180g and Husband’s 250g burger, as well as his draught and my fancy shake. Only problem is they’re closed on Sundays and only open after 2pm the rest of the time. But we’ll be back!
We took the scenic route home, along the beachfront
We took the scenic route home, along the beachfront
Beautiful bright white sun and some kite surfers in the left of the shot
Beautiful bright white sun and some kite surfers in the left of the shot
Having a chocolate-y break, having a Kitkat - we couldn't resist trying the Cookies n Cream flavour, very nice
Having a chocolate-y break, having a Kitkat – we couldn’t resist trying the Cookies n Cream flavour, very nice
Dogs in the dark. Sort of. As usual, Bertie looks directly at the camera, Bassie gazes wistfully off into the distance
Dogs in the dark. Sort of. As usual, Bertie looks directly at the camera, Bassie gazes wistfully off into the distance

Sunday, 21 February 2015: Wimpy breakfast

My standard Wimpy start to the day - a toasted cheese (still served on a stick, sigh) with a mega Wimpy coffee
My standard Wimpy start to the day – a toasted cheese (still served on a stick, sigh) with a mega Wimpy coffee
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The Wimpy streaky bacon breakfast with an extra cheesegriller (my dad worked out years ago that ordering it this way is better value than the cheesegriller breakfast option). And of course a large Coke to wash it all down…

Wednesday, 25 February 2015: Design Indaba day 1

The sight that met Design Indaba conference attendees, inside the CTICC. The colourful banners each feature a cartoony version of the conference speakers, most of whom were international
The sight that met Design Indaba conference attendees, inside the CTICC. The colourful banners each feature a cartoony version of the conference speakers, most of whom were international
Breakfast in the media lounge. Granola, yoghurt, fruit, and non-pictured coffee, of course
Breakfast in the media lounge. Granola, yoghurt, fruit, and non-pictured coffee, of course
Really exquisite flower settings adorned the foody tables in all the tea breaks
Really exquisite flower settings adorned the foody tables in all the tea breaks
Tea (coffee) - with a chocolate brioche, nutty brownie bite and block of the bestest fudge ever.
Tea (coffee) – with a chocolate brioche, nutty brownie bite and block of the bestest fudge ever.
Amazing individual cheeseplate with a pot of something figgy to dip it in
Amazing individual cheese plate with a pot of something figgy to dip it in

Thursday, 26 February 2015: Design Indaba day 2

I missed most of the lunch rush on Thursday as I was attending an extra talk in a preview of this weekend's actual expo - but never fear, I made up for it at afternoon tea with two mini chocolate eclairs
I missed most of the lunch rush on Thursday as I was attending an extra talk in a preview of this weekend’s actual expo – but never fear, I made up for it at afternoon tea with two mini chocolate eclairs
You can see the ghost of my hand in this shot of the cloud-draped mountain through the bus window on my way home on Thursday
You can see the ghost of my hand in this shot of the cloud-draped mountain through the bus window on my way home on Thursday
I know it's a bit blurry but I've been meaning to get a shot of this graffiti since I first noticed it, in the MyCiti bus lane between the Paarden Eiland and Neptune stops. Don't they look like happy ghosties high-fiving?
I know it’s a bit blurry but I’ve been meaning to get a shot of this graffiti since I first noticed it, in the MyCiti bus lane between the Paarden Eiland and Neptune stops. Don’t they look like happy ghosties high-fiving?

Friday, 27 February 2015: Design Indaba day 3

Morning tea perfection at the CTICC. This was a cinnamon bun, there were also mini apple tarts to choose from
Morning tea perfection at the CTICC. This was a cinnamon bun, there were also mini apple tarts to choose from
Look at this ridiculousness! Only on the final day of the conference did I discover a Woolworths flavour combination table, where you could choose all sorts of seemingly strange tastes to mingle together. I tried the 70% dark chocolate with crispy onion bits (yum) the white chocolate with dill gherkins (bit odd) and the milk chocolate with bacon nibs (best ever. Bacon goes with everything, obvs)
Look at this ridiculousness! Only on the final day of the conference did I discover a Woolworths flavour combination table, where you could choose all sorts of seemingly strange tastes to mingle together. I tried the 70% dark chocolate with crispy onion bits (yum) the white chocolate with dill gherkins (bit odd) and the milk chocolate with bacon nibs (best ever. Bacon goes with everything, obvs)

That’s all for now, folks – seems there’s a bit of a chill in the air, here’s hoping Winter holds out a little longer.

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