Hangout With Heather – Win Big!

You can win almost R9000 worth of prizes in this week’s podcast with Heather.

There are two tickets to TomorrowlandUniteSA up for grabs.
The party is being held at the TicketPro Dome on 23 July.
Send your answer to the question below to @HeatherLHook on Twitter with the hashtag #TomorrowlandUNITESA and you could win…
Name one international DJ that will be live streamed on Sat 23rd July.

You can win a table for 10 to the value of R1 800 at the Barnyard Theatre to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame show on 2 August.
Listen to the whole show to find out more.

Win a meal for 9 of your friends at Green Peppercorn to the value of R5000 simply by listening to the show. The competition ends at the end of August.

Then Heather enjoys treatment at @Sorbet_Fourways @Environ_Global #SorbetSpoil

She continues to love @SlavasSnowShow @MontecasinoZA

@TheCapital_SA #TheCapitalOnBath

Lesser Known Somebodies – Nate Freeman

I spoke to Nate Freeman who, the best way to describe him, is an absorber of knowledge. Nate is also a lawyer, an activist, an explorer a “liver of lifer” (Just made up that term.)

Hear how we discuss his cycle tour from Cairo down to Cape Town and how he has been heavily involved as an activist for the LGBT movement.

It is a deep episode. But enjoy.

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2015 Master Your Passion

We spoke to some of the people at the 2015 Master Your Passion event held at the Centre for Culinary Excellence.
The event was a competition where young chefs were given the opportunity to be mentored by experienced people in the field and were then given a “mystery box” challenge and cook some amazing food.
It is such a good idea to have a mentoring programme to lift up other people in South Africa and we hope that this programme grows into the future.

The winner of the day won an all-expenses trip to London to experience a 5 star Michelin restaurant and another top-class venue.

In the interview, you will hear from four people with the third voice the one of the mentors of the overall winner.

To wrap it up, well done to Unilever who have a no-drink-and-drive policy. So they had lined up Goodfellas for free, to drive the guests home after the party. It is something that we here at Pint Size Towers think that every event organiser should do.

 

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Johannesburg Bier Fest 2015

On Friday, we were invited to the opening day of the Joburg Tops at Spar Bier Fest. (To get onto the site, you need to be over 18 years old.)

It was loud and a big party and there was enough beer to go around, and then some. But let’s start at the beginning.

Our table was at the centre of a huge hall, decorated in true Bavarian style. There were “Fraulines” whose job it was to get the beers and foods for us as we needed. Not all tables at the BierFest are the same. Some have no Frauline while other have no service at all and you need to make your way to a bar to order drinks.

EDIT************************
We have since been informed that ALL tables have a Frauline to serve drinks and all the beers are specially made for the BierFest, which is amazing!!!!
It’s only the food that you can choose to fetch at a cool kitchen area.
See the comment from the Bierfest at the bottom of this post.

You can read all about the different packages here.

There were four different types of beers on tap and we enjoyed the Bavarian Ale that seemed to have been specially made for the event. It was refreshing and light and well worth trying. Others at our table enjoyed the Weissbier and they got stuck into that quite a lot.

At our tables were fun costumes to wear to get into the spirit of the event. Again, not all tables had that on offer and one would have to pay to get the kit at a separate area.

All payments are made with “crowns”. Small tokens of differing values. You buy the crowns from people that walk around the hall, so there is no waiting, which is a big plus.

As the night progressed, the music got louder and louder and it became uncomfortable to enjoy oneself in the hall. I think that the music should be there, but not overpowering. One wants to sing along, but not be bombarded by noise. So we made our way outside which was much more comfortable and it seemed that that is where most of the people at the fest landed up.

Is it worth going? FOR SURE!
Take some mates, get into the spirit and have a great time.