Other than the fact than it had more teeth than a deadly hair brush and it was very, very large, there’s a reason the T-Rex was the king of the prehistoric jungle; his secret was a healthy diet of steak and this is what gave him his mighty and awesome power. Even if you’ve never wanted to tape your thumbs to your palms to know what a T-Rex felt like, give his diet a try with today’s Groupon: two 300g sirloin Café de Paris steaks with chips and vegetables at Al’s Place for R140.
King of its own quasi concrete jungle, Al’s Place has been dominating the food lover’s scene in the leafy square next to Rondebosch station since it first stumbled deliciously into the world. Though the space is modern and clean-lined, the food is a throw-back to times when burgers didn’t come with 78 sesame seeds on the bun and it was quality not quantity. The super-grade char-grilled steaks are a sizeable chunk of juicy and delicious sirloin, quality cut and grilled to the type of perfection usually reserved for Michelangelo paintings and photo-shopped complexions.
Under the stainless-steel chandelier, you can tuck into a plate of meaty goodness that even Mr. T-Rex would sit down politely and use utensils for. Whether you and a buddy are interested in a how-quick-can-you steak eating contest or you want to woo your true love surrounded by soft-orange and sandstone, Al’s is the perfect place to do it. Keeping in mind that though carnivores might have been king in the prehistoric era, herbivores and herbivoyeurs probably had a good idea with their predilection for greens, the steaks are served with a healthy portion of vegetables. A potato is also a vegetable, and according to American sitcoms, you need to have chips with everything, your meal comes with a healthy serving of those too.
Even better than the delicious, high-quality food and aces interior is the fact that there’s an abundance of parking right outside, meaning you don’t need to hike for miles to find a good meal.
Saucy Steak Statistic: A survey done among primary-school children between the ages of seven and twelve showed that over 60% of them believe that biltong is made by stuffing a strip of sirloin into an old pair of stockings and leaving it on the washing line for 2 weeks.