Entries by Dave

Empire is open every Wednesday evening

UPDATE Due to popular demand, we’re opening from Wednesdays to Saturdays, starting dates to be announced. “Gourmet” burgers we’re proud of. We sell burgers every day, because that’s what you want, apparently. Wednesday evenings we try a little harder. Flat rolls we make right here (no soy). Big, crispy onion rings, Empire-made mayonnaise, potato chips, […]

Books books books

These days I Google as much as I read books for recipes and method improvement. The books on this shelf get a lot of usage still though, especially when I’m teaching interns and new cooks. My favourite is by James Peterson,”Sauces”. It’s very well written and informative; gives a little history and background and the […]

Empire Nights

Hiya. Thursday and Saturday evenings Empire is once again open for dinner. We have an excellent selection of dishes – bring your lover, bring your buddy. Internet access will be available to diners only, we have a 4Mg  “low contention” line. You know you want to – we are very high quality at very reasonable […]

A busy season!

Empire has had an excellent season – things got insane for a while for the first two weeks of January! It’s pretty cool to see the “annual locals” each year. Some return each year from Europe/UK bust most simply return from Over-Vaal :D. We’re in our tenth year now. I have some plans. Hoping to […]

Solo to the South Pole. Howard Fairbanks’ amazing journey

Please visit this blog : http://southpolesolohowardfairbank.blogspot.com/   Go read his blog. Go support the man. He is incredible. Strong inside and out. Dominique le Roux, of  Moonshine Media  is his “anchor” , based in Kalk Bay. He is able to communicate with us, through her, while on this amazing journey. His posts are very honest and […]

New Empire Cafe video!

Hiya. Jar Cafe has shot another video of Empire Cafe. As much as I hate being on camera (neckface!) I really love the look and feel they have created. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQw3ZtVvkw&feature=plcp It reinforces my work enjoyment as LOT. Click their link and see their other videos ….