Dukes in greenside is throwing the party to end all parties - if you're not there you're a fokken prawn.
Dukes Burger in greenside, owned by Ari Shapiro and Lori Baar are celebrating the SA rock scene by cramming their diner full of rock stars, fans and burger eaters. Shapiro, Baar and Dukes' master-chef Amori Burger invited South Africa's kool-as-fok rockers to come up with their own culinary taste sensations. It's not often that my wordiness is usurped by a press release but, I couldn't have put it better myself, "Together they created something completely more amazing than "The box that rocks". It's altogether more rockier and far less doosy."
Check out what guests on the night are in for!
"Ashtray Electric created a French fusion that's kicked off with a lime and tonic sorbet and a slosh of gin. Their burger is smothered in red wine and black pepper jus, with an ostrich patty wrapped in parma ham, finished off with potato skins.
Tannie Juanita's favourite, Jack Parow, offers a footlong russian basted in brandy and coke topped with original Mrs Balls and Springbok carpaccio. To start your partying off on the right foot you'll get a trifle shot (yes, layers of cake and jelly) with "moer baie" OBS.
Deep Space Champion Poppers, kidofdoom, whips up startling combinations of double beef patties with a trio of cheese and a duo of chillies. Afterwards you get Venus (read: fire ball) surrounded by rings of spun sugar and a bubblegum Steri Stumpie to wash it all down with.
The boys who put Bellville on the map, Fokofpolisiekar, created a masterpiece (as always) with steak, a béarnaise sauce, freshly chopped chillies and bacon. For dessert, they offer rock 'n rollers a break with a Kit Kat stuck in a bowl of ice cream.
Their Afrikaans offspring, Van Coke Kartel, assembled a grilled chicken breast in a Cajun sauce, a shot of Jägermeister mayonnaise, emmentaler and rocket leaves. The English counterparts, aKing, give their royal best with an ostrich patty topped with melted blue cheese, grilled beetroot and cranberry compote on a golden bun. Both bands' dessert is perfect for your inner-child, a Kinder Joy egg or a Red Bull float.
340ml share their Portuguese roots with a coconut and ginger marinated chicken breast on a portugeuse roll, topped with a butternut and cassava hash brown, coriander and peanut pesto and sesame yoghurt dressing. For dessert, coconut and chilli ice cream and a cashew nut praline.
MK is coming along for the ride, putting all known burgers to shame with their massive ensemble. Weighing in at a ridiculous 2kg, this burger is not to be trifled with. But then, we'd expect nothing less of these innovators of the tune-waves.
If you aren’t spoiled for choice already, why not try out Straatligkinders’ vetkoek-burger, Pestroy’s mini-burgers or Jon Savage’s nothing-fancy-just-a-fokof-burger burger? Alternatively, sample Die Heuwels Fantasties’ chorizo or if that’s not your cup of tunes, give Tidal Waves’ vegetarian offering a go, or Fuzigish's peanut butter and grilled banana-combo. There’s always Taxi Violence’s Cuervo hollandaise, Haezer’s garlic-overload or Dance, You’re On Fire’s super-hot chillies."
It's going to be fucking awesome! If you think you should be there, it's R120 a ticket, and you should call Corli at 083 390 6276, Amori at 079 136 9842 or Duke's at 011 486 0824 - go to their facebook page to read more about Dukes Burgers http://www.facebook.com/dukesburgers