Skinnerbek hits New Brighton and the food trucks

PE social scene slow to warm up after a long Janu-worry says your gossip girl

So you know how they say “a soldier’s destiny is to die at war”?
Well, despite the bloodbath that Port Elizabeth townships have become, Skinnerbek’s minions who are dedicated to keeping you in the loop about what goes on in the Bay went to New Brighton on Sunday for Bay musician Automatic’s listening session held at Pata Pata Lifestyle.
Well, no one actually died this time around, but my minion has the 411.
The session, which attracted a couple of the Bay’s music lovers and Automatic’s colleagues in the industry, was organised by BayFM’s Sebenzile Zalabe under his private artists development company.
My minion tells me the attendance was not as good as she had expected but Skinners kind of understands that the Bay is a bit intense at the moment with the murders recently, so most people are lying low.
However, I’m told the session went quite well and my minion spotted GYFO’s Sean Bluntt and DJ Zain SA supporting a fellow musician and DJs Subz and Mthobeli serving hip-hop jams among others.
My minion, who seems to have paid more attention to the food than the music, could not shut up about Chef Luxolo Makana’s bites which were served for the guests.
While I can’t comment on edibles I obviously missed out on, I am, however, impressed by DJ Sebz’s dedication to developing Bay artists. Kudos to you, Mister! The industry could use a lot more good Samaritans.
Skinners went to chill at Chicky’s Yard in the Baakens Valley at the first 2-For-1 Tuesday of the year. With the weather rather chilly in the evening, there were surprisingly more patrons coming in and out of the venue than I had expected.
Skinners finds that the food truck cafeteria serves as a perfect platform to unwind after a long day, especially if you don’t really feel like cooking when you get home.
Although there were hardly any familiar faces (it seems Janu-worry had got the better of the usual culprits), I did obviously spot Marc Herve, one of the guys behind the Food In PE Instagram blog that leaves your mouth watering by just looking at it.
I say “obviously” because name an event that has to do with food and you’ll find Marc there. I hear the man also recently celebrated his birthday.
Here’s to hoping he ate more food than he captured for the ‘Gram’ this time around.
Same time next week dolls, ciao!..

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