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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Banks - An online kitchen playground


I started this entry to point you kids towards the coolest wholesale retail catering shop I know. Honestly, the place is like a Jamie Who candy store. I was going to tell you to get your asses to Banks which is in Sir Lowry Road. What number? Jeez, must I do everything? Ok, chill. It's number 77.

So, annnnyway, I was going to tell you about how much time I can actually spend there. Strolling through the shop and looking at everything. Appliances, pots, pans, crockery, glassware...it's all there. And it's all awesome. Look, I know I'm a bit of a kitchen nerd but the stuff is for everyone to appreciate. Power is a regular there and buys glassware by the bucketload for various tours and promotions he does with his brands (Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, Dewars and more) so you know the quality is good. Novices can get entry-level equipment, professional chefs get uniforms and specialist knife sets, tourists buy presents, interior designers go there to get inspiration for restaurants. The place is pretty cool. So, I was going to tell you all about this until I found their website. It's friggin' awesome. You can shope from your seat. Your boss won't have a clue. They've got a full-on inventory of all their products, a breakdown of the various brands they stock, a list of specials and more. You should check it out on http://www.banks-shop.co.za/

Again I seem to have done the work for you. Again, I do it with a smile. Because that's how much I care.

One of my earliest posts on this blog was about yuppiechef (http://jamiewhatshisname.blogspot.com/2009/06/yuppiechef-who-me.html). Now, Yuppiechef to me has the coolest stuff out there and I notice Banks is stocking some of the same brands. So...they must be doing something right. 

Cheers,
Jamie Who

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Aaah, you really do care...

Richard said...

Great spot, it deserves a weekly stroll, its big enough...

Michael said...

and they are about to open a shop in the New Cape Quarter in de Waterkant

Jamie Who said...

Really? Thanks Michael, I didn't know that. Awesome news