Neighbourgoods is Johannesburg’s answer to London’s Borough Market, only cooler. And louder. On Saturday lunchtimes, when urban foodies descend en masse, the buzz of exuberant banter hits the roof. This suits Sumting Fresh chefs Andrew Leeuw and Hezron Louw down to the ground as the pair can’t keep quiet: they launch into song, chant catchphrases and joke with the punters as they take and prepare their orders. While the setting is decidedly grungy – a fashionably deconstructed car park at the foot of a concrete tower block – Andrew and Hezron’s food is as colourful as their patter. By garnishing fried chicken with Asian slaw, sweet chilli, aioli, parmesan and watermelon, they turn it into an artisan treat.
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