There are many awesome things in life, like getting the milk-to-cereal ratio just right or a vending machine giving you two things instead of one. Though seeing celebrities on Sesame Street or high-fiving a walrus might be quite cool, there are not many things that come close to being as magical as that hiss when you crack open an ice cold drink, or stealing the perfect nacho from your friend’s plate. Experience these grand feelings and get 50% off a full portion of plain nachos or two beers/spirit coolers/soft drinks and a strawberry tequila at the Trumpet Tree.
When man first took a bite of a taco and turned the entire thing into a beaver-dam of delicious bits of shell and salsa on his plate, he despaired. Luckily, an ingenious friend decided to cover the entire muddle with cheese and bake it until the cheese had reached a molten state; thus the nacho was born. Widely accepted as being the best thing since air, there is no event that cannot be made better by the addition of nachos. The combination of crispy tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole is not only delicious, but actually might contain vitamin D which is good for your health.
If you’ve already eaten a hearty, belly-pat inducing meal at home, it’s important to find the perfect beverage with which to wash it down. Beer, being foamy and delicious is the perfect addition to hot-dogs, nachos, burgers and most other food-stuffs. Many people believe that beer is a stand-alone, being ideal for the Saturday afternoon braai, a night on the town, or a slow lunch with your mates when you don’t have to go back to work. Of course, if beer is a taste you never quite acquired, it’s possible that two spirit coolers could be the way to go. The chameleon of the drinks family, spirit coolers come in a variety of flavours that compliment any other flavour. It’s hard to go wrong with a spirit cooler. Even if you’re more of soft drink kind of person, and you’d rather have the carbonated awesomeness of a sweet drink in a tin, end off the night with a shot of strawberry tequila – which, according to Captain Obvious, is tequila which tastes like strawberries, without the tequila-tasting burn in the back of your throat that gives you goosebumps the moment it comes near you.
Whether you’re chowing down on mankind’s favourite food or just sitting down for a drink with your mate, you can enjoy your night knowing you’re living it up in Stellenbosch’s best-kept secret. Behind the landmark Oom Samie se Winkel and sheltered by the branches of an old trumpet tree, the scenic venue is ideal for a chilled couple of hours with your friends.
Factoid: Like most good man-made things - like the bacon and banana sandwich or argyle sweaters - the invention of beer was totally accidental; the lucky result of a bored factory worker in a barley and hops harvesting plant in the south of Tokyo.