Since my life-changing event in February of this year I have embarked on a mission to accept any invite to any event in Port Elizabeth – still waiting for that invite to the opening of an envelope!
Last night was the turn of the Makoy Fast Food Diner at 152 Main Road, Walmer.
As a recently converted vegetarian (that still eats fish) I was eager to see what Makoy would dish up for a ‘fussy eater’.
To compound my ‘fussiness’ I also do not drink alcohol – this was probably the hardest of my vices to give up but the pain eases the more I see my old body returning.
My mind was put at ease when owner Dewald Hurter informed me that the space was originally occupied by a vegetarian restaurant and that his wife, Lisa, was also a vegetarian.
As I watched guests pile into meat dishes I was assured that a vegetarian morsel was being prepared for me in the kitchen – a vegetarian wrap with tofu, butternut, sweet potato and crunchy bits which was delicious. A chocolate and nut filled spring roll for dessert and I was replete.
Look out for Dewald’s catering business Flair Catering, his Makoy Food Truck and pop in at 152 Main Road – right opposite the 2 Fat Butchers. Makoy is presently not licensed so BYO or pop in at Ben Koppen in same complex to get a few craft beers to go with your meal.
Over on Instagram ramon_thomas asked; “Is it worth it?” and I replied; “As you know I am a recent vegetarian so I had a special wrap made for me by Lisa (?) and it was scrumptious. The Diner used to cater for vegetarians only but as owner Dewald says – the market is quite small, hence the expansion to meat as well along with the rebranding.”
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