Au Revoir – I had fun

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Dear Odd Friends,

 

For the past four years art, music, design & food has been my life. What an amazing experience and incredible journey with great people. However the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life. As of the 1st of October I will no longer be the owner of oDD Café (but I will always be part of the oDD family).

 

oDD Café has accomplished SO much in the last four years, yes we’ve been open for FOUR years. We were the first café in the country to combine art , design, music and food. We are really proud of what we have accomplished, specifically on the music side of things in collaboration with Darryl Torr & Openroom, a sound studio on street level, something that has not been done or tried before in SA.

 

The amount of artists that have walked through our front doors and went on to make a big success of themselves is amazing. We have had emerging musicians, graphic artists, designers and supported small businesses by having pop-up stores. Artists such as  Conrad Bo, from the super stroke movement, Chad Farah & Sarah Britten have all exhibited with us. Beukes & Deleney, Carrie Wolf  and  Paper Plan City are just some of the music success stories.

 

We created one of the larger graffiti walls this side of Jozi and we have come full circle. We started out with Mars (Who tagged the balconies upstairs) and we ended with him doing a live graffiti show on Heritage Day.

 

We have been revolutionary, we have been controversial, we were very vocal about the Fankies issue with Woolworth, we supported the 1%. We donated to the twitter Blanket Drive and other charities. We SURE had a lot of fun in the process.

 

We have been voted as one of the top 10 music venues & one of the top 10 café’s in Jozi, and for that and all our other accolades we are thankful & humbled. We’ve loved what we did and we loved that you were a part of it. The friends of oDD Café have been phenomenal. I have learnt so much from you all and have had lots of fun. It is very sad that I need to leave, but I am excited about the legacy I leave behind for oDD Café. So this is not my goodbye but rather my au revoir, as you will still often see me sipping my soy cappuccino in one of the best spots in Greenside.

 

Until next time,

 

Christina Patricios

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Roy Gluckman

For the month of July, every Saturday, we will be hosting a series of underground-themed parties . Cosy-ing it up against the cold with heaters, fires and our home made Gluwein.

While you eat, drink and be merry there will be an artist entertaining you with some acoustic tunes

Kicking us off is Johannesburg local, Roy InstaLike Gluckman who can sing the socks off any song and will probably have your girlfriend falling in love.

Entrance is FREE

Food is DELICIOUS

Booze is BOOZE

And the night is YOUNG

So come join us for a satisfying Saturday @Odd

For Bookings contact: 011 486 3631

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Beer Tasting: Devil’s Peak Brewing Company

We won’t even tell you about the craft brewing movement and the many craft beers that have graced us. Some have come and gone and some have had better staying power. We are grateful to the guys who brought craft beer into the South African mainstream, Rui Esteves and Brad Armitage, with Germanic marvel Brewers & Union. What they did for us all was bring to the fore the charm of unchartered territories when it comes to beer consumption, opening wide the floodgates of microbreweries all over South Africa. 

A couple of years later, there exists an incredible community of budding micro brewers across the country and craft beer festivals throughout the year. Beer culture has never been this curated as we have seen in many beer festivals recently. It’s marvellous!

This Wednesday, we have a bumper #UnpluggedWednesdays. To complement the live music performance from Stuart Reece, we will be hosting a beer tasting session from the brewing genius of Devil’s Peak Brewing Company (DPBC). The beer tasting session will not only introduce you to DPBC’s work, but will also come with valuable information on food pairings, for the beer connoisseur and for anyone else interested in beer.

DPBC started off in repsonse to the growing beer culture in South Africa. Firmly rooted in Cape Town, (yes, the name is from the mountain summit in CT), Devil’s Peak Brewing set to defy beer culture trends, charter exciting new developments in beer brewing. The idea is to create an experience like no other, to expand the mind through educating the palate.

Taking from the American modern beer brewing techniques, and from the traditional Belgian style brewing, DPBC’s path to discovery is a meeting of tradition and modernity. The focus of the entire process, from collecting the best hopps right down to dispatch is to ensure that the contents of each bottle represent the best beer experience. In short, “what’s inside the bottle that takes precedence over everything else.”

The Capetonians at DPBC are also laid back individuals for whom beer culture, much like wine culture, enjoys the paradox of a pedantic finesse in the brewing process, and the most laid back of attitudes in experiencing the finished product. That being said, they do abide by their ten craft beer commandments:

1. Beer should not be drunk from the bottle

2. Pale lager is not the only style of beer

3. Sniff before sip

4. Honour thy hops

5. The recipe is king

6. Do not covet they neighbour’s draft – share

7. Appreciation is in the eye of the beholder

8. No two beer styles are alike

9. Worship is reserved for rare styles

10. Resist the ordinary

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