Crouching Tiger, Crazy Horse

July 1, 2013

Post deadline, aka ‘mag to print day’ always means half day Friday. I had to pick something up in Parkhurst so I carried on home via Parktown North. Robots. Red. Always red along that route. I rolled to a stop next to the ‘character filled’ Parktown North corner cafe – the one next to Kai Thai. A sign caught my eye – ‘This Way To Crazy Horse’. Ok, I’m a sucker for a sign… I turned right… I saw the Crazy Horse & decided that Saturday night my bottom would be seated in one their chairs.

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I rocked up to Crazy Horse in slight cowgirl ensemble with my flouncy skirt & brown boots – perhaps the name was projecting or maybe it was because I peeked through the window the day before & saw Cowboy wallpaper adorning the minty green walls. I was meeting Ms Nats, we hadn’t seen each other in a week. Naturally catchup’s would be done over food – naturally.

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Waiting for Ms Nats gave me time to take a few pics – minty walls, cowboys, mint green wooden chairs, tables covered in paper, quirky posters all about & a brown paper hand written tapas menu along one of the walls. The corner table was occupied by the owner & his family. This Crazy Horse… small, cosy, touches of green & a family table… It kind of, sort of reminded me of my family restaurant in Cape Town. The friendly waitress informed me there were only a few beers, 1 house white & 1 red available. Small selection – I like it.

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Nats arrived, hugs, smiles, 2 x white wines ordered (I said wine – I fancied a spritzer – go figure). Pizzas topped with goodies such as prosciutto, Gorgonzola, fresh buffalo mozzarella & caramalised onions were all on offer. A selection of pasta was also on the cards… But what stole our attention- the tapas. Oh yes – sharing is caring & after Ms Nats had whipped out her ‘oh so cute’ jersey purchase of the day (naturally one has a mini fashion show at a restaurant table… it was the wine OK) – we then went tapas loco…

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  • Bruschetta with grilled sardines, lemon & herbs *this was my fave – grilled, sticky lemon slices topping the sardines – sticky & sweet- my mouth was like ‘oh yum’ x 100*
  • Salt & Pepper Calamari (crispy, golden, crunchy tubes)
  • Spanish Meatballs with Blackened Peppers, Red Onions & Tomato (yum – again!)
  • Winter Spinach with Chickpeas, Nutmeg & Tomato (2nd fave – we licked the bowl)
  • Beef Fajita with Sweet Peppers, Salsa & Sour Cream

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We picked & shared & cleaned our plates. We ordered a second spritzer, did some more giggling, Instagram’d & discussed how we absolutely must be good diet wise this week & hit boxing with all we have! Then we ordered dessert… Tiramisu – but to share! We ordered to share… We will box box hard this week.

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All in all… I had a smashing time at that Crazy Horse – so unpretentious, filled with all sorts of creative types, the friendliest waitress, a small kitchen that knows how to cook, rad wallpaper, an owner who is present & chatty with his tables & a reason for me to say ‘cray cray’ with reckless abandon.

Nats & I left full & happy & waved bye bye to Crazy Horse & all it’s minty green glory till the next visit. If you love a bit of Crazy…. Well head on down, head on down people.

Where Where? Blink twice & you’ll miss this sweet little spot…

4th Avenue, Parktown North, Jozi Town

 

 

 

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