Donkey’s Back tweet-up at el Burro in aid of help2read

Donkey’s Back tweet-up at el Burro in aid of help2read

Last night, a group of 51 Twits and their plus ones, braved the Cape Town rain to attend a celebration of the return of el Burro’s Donkey Chido (read about what could possibly have happened to donkey here and here). Nic, the owner, very generously decided to donate all profits of the night to help2read, a local NPO assisting disadvantaged children in primary schools with literacy.

mexican mingle

We raised enough money to put one child through help2read’s programme for one year.

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and wet weather, on a night when bed and the duvet seemed a much more inviting place to be.

Food and drink

We were served an array of inviting Mexican canapes from stuffed chilli poppers, chilli pork tacos, creamy chicken tacos, calamari and a warming bean soup to churros and mini chocolate tarts. I kept hearing comments about how delicious the canapes were and the fact that they kept coming out! Someone said they’d never been to a party where the food served was as generous as last night.

the big smoke

taco for me

Le Muerte sponsored a tempting tequila that was served in el Burro’s famous frozen margarita- one of the very best in town, and soon things were heating up and we all forgot the cold and miserable weather outside. I suspect the smokey chilli poppers and spicy tacos had something to do with that too.


A very kind thank you to the generous sponsors of the night (most people walked away with an amazing prize).

goodies galore

A very special thank you to my pal Bond (Matthew Kent), the Taco of the night and all those who helped with liaising with sponsors and designing of the bookmarks and the art replicas of Donkey.

We had 3 winner’s of the art work replicas: Ming, Tish and Blake. Guys, please send us a pic of what you do with the replicas.

he’s a tasty taco!

Nic and team- thanks for having us and allowing us to celebrate Donkey’s return with you- muchos gracias!

help2read el burro bookmarks

team help2read

Want to get involved?

Please contact me via the contact form on the blog or contact should you like more information on what we do and how to get involved.

Were you at the tweet up? Check out the album on facebook.





 el Burro: 81 Main Road, Green Point. 021 433 23 64



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By |2017-04-12T18:09:59+00:00March 31st, 2011|Charity, Giving Back, Portfolio, Restaurants|13 Comments


  1. Fritz March 31, 2011 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Thanks for a lekker evening, had loads of fun with some naked mexicans!

  2. Werner Els March 31, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply

    It was such a great evening, the food was delicious! Tish and I will definitely pop in at el Burro next time we’re in Cape Town.

  3. Richard Wooding March 31, 2011 at 8:21 am - Reply

    It was a lovely evening 🙂

  4. Carien March 31, 2011 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Thank you for a fun evening…
    Good food, a “don’t want to leave” atmosphere & interesting people

  5. MarkKritz March 31, 2011 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Great evening all. Muchos Gracias El Burro for hosting. Good Times!

  6. Ishay March 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    We had a fun time planning it and el Burro are such stars! Thanks to everyone who attended for adding your flair to a special evening
    Ishay, o.b.o help2read

  7. Leslie Maliepaard March 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    What a brilliant success. Well done to everyone involved in organizing 🙂

  8. Vanie April 1, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Oh my hat what a wonderful evening. Loved catching up with fellow tweeters. Well done to all and the Lovely Ishay. Nic, the food was perfect, and some.

  9. Sarah Duff April 1, 2011 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Great event, thanks for organising it Ishay! So chuffed to have won a bottle of wine 🙂

  10. Ming-Cheau April 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    It was such an awesome event Ishay, well done! It was my first time at El Burro and definitely not the last. Super keen to have dins there sometime soon 🙂 Thank you for my artwork replica of Donkey!

  11. Karen KGB Wine April 13, 2011 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Am writing my newsletter with highlights of March – this sure was one Mex of a night! Have included link in my newsletter. Thanks once again to all for an incredible experience and like most, it will not be my last visit to El Burro!

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