To escape from the stresses and smog of city life, many people enjoy retreating into nature; whether it’s taking a hike, going camping or just buying replica Van Gogh paintings of daisies and cattle grazing in a field of barley. Enjoy the soothing effects of cows and barley crops without sacrificing the luxuries of civilisation with a 200g free-range sirloin and a soft-drink or local beer at Unity Brasserie & Bar for R34.
Like teaching their little brothers to rollerblade or their little sisters to braid hair, it’s an older sibling’s job to pass along the knowledge and good traits they’ve managed to accumulate over the years. The younger sibling of trendy Café 1999 and occupying the same popular Silvervause Centre building, Unity combines all the innovation and warm ambience of its predecessor and adds a hip, casual vibe that would make any older sibling jealous. Sacrificing none of the good taste Café 1999 has managed to muster during its reign as an only child, the cuisine at Unity is casual but no less delicious. With a perfectly seasoned 200g prime cut of sirloin which entices your taste buds into a tango-dance of tastiness, any friends you’ve brought with will probably have to deal with quite a lull in conversation while you retreat to your own little world of beefy magnificence.
Of course, the tastiest beef would be nothing without a frosty glass of malted barley, and keeping in mind that local truly is lekker, what better to wash down your dinner with than a local beer? There are more arguments for why local beer is better than there are ways to make change for a dollar and whatever brewery you decide to give your dollar to, you know you’re going to be rewarded with the crispest glass of foamy hop-flavoured happiness in a glass than South Africa can produce. If beer isn’t a taste you’ve managed or bothered to acquire, perhaps a soft-drink is the way to quench your thirst.
With service speedier than a sombrero-wearing Mexican mouse, it’s not likely that you’ll have to wait long for anything, but a cocktail at the bar is the perfect way to while away whatever spare minutes you might have. With its modern décor and an ambience livelier than a satchel full of firecrackers on a trampoline, you probably won’t even mind hanging around the hip dining spot for a while.
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.