Like sleeping, blinking and constantly checking social feeds, eating is a necessity of life. However, unlike the former three, eating does not have to be mundane and monotonous, and with Groupons like today’s, every meal can be a taste adventure; pay R45 for a chicken flattie with a side and Castle draught or Kway soft drink at Cotton Fields, valued at R90.
Operating out of its new location in Umhlanga, literally metres away from the previous one, Cotton Fields is the same old pub you know and love. With a great sport’s atmosphere and spectacular views of the ocean that you’d only expect to see from the deck of a cruise-liner, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular venues in the area. If you feel like more than just a delicious meal and a thirst-quenching beverage, pick up one of their karaoke mics and sing to your heart’s content.
For the uninformed, a flattie is a partially deboned chicken that has been flattened before cooking and is possibly one of the most amazing adventures you can send your taste buds on, short of visiting Willy Wonka’s factory. Your chicken flattie comes in one of two equally delicious variants; peri-peri, for a manageable but still stinging bite or lemon and herb, which compliments the soft meat just as well. To accompany the mouth-watering main, it’s your choice of veggies, salad or chips as well as a 340ml Castle draught or a Kway soft drink to sip on while you indulge in a flavour sensation.
Corn-bred fact: Hat-rack corn is a popular dish in cornfields around the world. Hat-racks are set up in cornfields and corn is allowed to grow into and onto the piece. When growers are satisfied the top half of the contraption is held over a flame and voila, you have cooked corn on a stick.