So all the kewl kids of Jozi were getting super hyped this past weekend for the opening of the latest ‘It Spot’ to hit the Parkies strip – The Wolfpack has arrived. Won’t lie, I was pretty squeaky about it myself on the Twirreeer. I knew Wolf would involve beer & burgers & I’m easy like that – I was sold.
My second last week at Food & Home is in full swing. The mag will be going to print the week after which meant farewell lunch had to be brought forward. We were all down with that – the calm before the storm. “Leils, where would you like to have your lunch?”. WOLFPACK! Sometimes one just has to be so hip & trendy like that. Other times you just want to surprise a new restaurant by having the entire team of a foodie mag rock up. I knew it wouldn’t be a problem though, The Wolfpack is the baba of those pros from Cnr Cafe in Craighall Park.
We rocked up. I fell in like with the walls. *Wolves + Branding + Little Red Riding Hood in urban get-up – just yes* I had something to Tweet about, a Citizen Alliance was ordered – life was all sorts of damn good really. The menu had me at… Wolf… Words like Harissa, lamb, chickpeas, sweet potato fries, humus, garlic aioli & then hello… The Big Bad Wolf *awooooooooooh – howling babie* Cheddar cheese, crispy (I said crispy) pancetta, wasabi rings, jalapenos, garlic aioli, pineapple… damn – marry me. Served on a board & fries in a bamboo cone – almost like this burger place was trying to woo me. I ate it all, I ate the whole thing. Delicious. I haven’t had such a tasty burger in Jozi in a long time.
Bellies full, it was time for the teary stuff, goodbye speeches *sigh*. Showing emotion after a Big Bad Wolf – is this supposed to happen? To hold back the drizz aka tears, I attacked the brown paper roll on the wall. If anybody reading this decides to trot on over to find The Pack – you’ll see my wall dominance – yes. you. will.
Craft beer selection – *winna winna burger dinna* – Citizen, Aces, Jack Black & more… Thirst quenching won’t be a problem here.
So I came with a pack & left with a pack. Final Food Editor meal – winning & super trendy. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Find the pack here: 21, 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Jozi Town
Ring Ring: 011 447 7705