Section 33 – Pie-Eyed

It’s always good to see traders from Glasgow coming to join the fun of the Edinburgh Festival. This year Section 33 are at the forefront of the charge down down the M8, having done one night of their signature pop-up dining experience for the Edinburgh Food Festival, then stuck around with a couple of outlets in Assembly George Square.

Cool hut

Cool hut

The first of these stalls is called Pie-Eyed and showcases pies and savoury pastries. It is bedecked in eye-catchingly pie-eyed artwork.

I had a good chat with the counter man about how their main dinner had gone. He was pleased with the food they served but it had been a frantic shift by the sound of it, catering to around 140 diners arriving in fits and starts.

Sausage roll

Sausage roll

I was totally unsure what to sample from their menu, today – mainly because everything sounded really good – so I was glad to take a recommendation. The black pudding and bacon jam sausage roll (£3.50) was the choice.

Having spooned on some piccalilli from the nearby condiment rack, I was ready to munch.

Menu board

Menu board

It proved extremely satisfying eating with blissfully flakey pastry with which I proceeded to cover myself with each bite. The filling’s blend of porky goodness was beautifully judged. I enjoyed it muchly.

So overall, make sure to visit Pie-Eyed when you’re in need of a hearty snack in between shows. I’m confident you’ll be as impressed as I was with the high quality goods on offer. And stop by their South American sister stall Voodoo 33 for empanada-based merriment, too.

4 stars 2

Written by BKR