Cold Turkey @ AmaDoda, Woodstock, 11.07.11.

Cold Turkey has always been a good day out in the Mother City but the new venue, Amadoda, has taken the concept event to the next level. Named after the left overs on Boxing Day, Cold Turkey launched on the 26th of December and has been running nearly every second Sunday since. From lunch time until late in the evening, Cape Town DJs and artists join together to play beats whilst R20 gets you in to enjoy the sounds and to braai on the fires provided by the organisers.

Initially it was held at District Six Café in Cape Town. This is a fun and historical venue which provided a good play ground for those looking to braai, dop (drink) and groove on a lazy Sunday afternoon. In recent weeks, however, Cold Turkey was forced to move from the District Six Café to Amadoda’s in Woodstock. Where?! This venue seems to be Cape Town’s best kept secret!

Modelled on Mzoli’s Braai, a famous butchery and braai venue out in Ghugulethu township (Cape Flats), the concept of the venue is to place your braai order, have a drink and wait for the staff to braai up your lunch / dinner. At Mzoli’s everything is thrown together but at Amadoda’s, each order is respectfully followed and executed. With Xhosa bread, pap and chakalaka as accompaniments, patrons have the options of chicken, pork, beef and boerewors (or all) for their meal. Special braai pack deals are available or one can simply order separates as one sees fit.

Promptly, your meal is braaied and delivered to your table (of which there are plenty) along with napkins, sauce, salt, tooth picks and a finger bowl. First class service in the braai world! The bar is also a force to be reckoned with, providing a great selection of local ciders and beers available, spirits and the deal of the day? A double vodka Red Bull for R25!

Of course Cold Turkey would not be Cold Turkey without the finest beats grooving through the afternoon, and this week was no exception, with the likes of Alvhinator, Ish, Fletcher, SFR and Rebel Clef gracing the decks. Whenever a sunny Sunday comes your way, be SURE to visit Cold Turkey for a perfect African summer’s day out. And if it happens to be sunny on any other day, visit Amadoda anyway! Open until 2am Friday – Sunday, your weekend plans can be settled. Open during the week until around midnight, the braai and ready is waiting for you!

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