Tucked away at the top of Brickfield Road in amongst industrial warehouse buildings in Woodstock, and directly opposite the Upper East Side Hotel, is KC Canteen. Its short for ‘Kitchen Cowboys Canteen’ and is the home of Pete and Elize Goffe-Wood’s food enterprise. Its the base from which they work, prep and create culinary magic.
You will know Elize from the Biscuit Mill Market, where every Saturday morning she knocks up the best streak sandwich in town, and now she has taken some of that magic and set up a fantastic weekly lunch operation, and prepares an ever changing menu of good, solid comfort food. Expect things like: beer battered fish and chips, beef and beer pie, pork belly pie, bangers and mash etc. Its a warm and friendly place made even more homely by their lab ‘Ben’, who will want to play fetch and wag his tail with such enthusiasm you will instantly fall in love.
I feel like a kid in a candy shop there, surrounded by all the foodie stuff. Its part test kitchen, part restaurant, part demonstration space with a bar and outside seating area. I also love the location, but then I do have a soft spot for mixed industrial retail spaces.
You can go there for lunch from Monday to Friday, rent the space out for a private dinner or attend a workshop that Pete puts together.
Its a place run by people that I really like, who make food that I really like in an edgy creative environment that I really like, so I will be going there very often.
KC Canteen – 20-22 Brickfield Road, Woodstock
tel: 021 4482433
http://www.kitchencowboys.co.za/ to check out Pete’s cooking class schedule