CAPE TOWN ON FIRE
1THE BUTCHER With three locations throughout Cape Town, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants butchers whole, ethically raised animals. Stop by the Woodstock location for their famous braaibroodjie, a local variation on grilled cheese. ffmm.co.za
2THE RESTAURANT Ash, run by chef Ash Heeger, is the recipient of Frankie Fenner’s unused cuts, including pig heads. There, in the spirit of South African braai, almost everything is cooked over open flames. ashrestaurant.co.za
3THE BRAAI SPOT Tucked along the coast of Table Mountain National Park, Oudekraal Beach is on a small bay beneath a jumble of boulders. A handful of braai sites with chunky stone grills are scattered along the beach, perfectly positioned for you to watch the waves while flipping boerewors. Gauge the wind before you go because Cape Town is notorious for its gusty weather.
4THE GUESTHOUSE Run by two hospitable expats from France, the peaceful six-room La Grenadine feels like a tiny slice of the French countryside and is situated near Kloof Street, one of the liveliest blocks in Cape Town. Happy perk: Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with crisp, crumbly, homemade butter cookies. lagrenadine.co.za