Nice & Cheesy
It was a sad day when The Arches in Glasgow shut down. Aside from serving me a memorably good meal a few years back, it had been a stalwart of much creative endeavour and outright fun.
It was good news all round when a new street food market offering call Platform announced that they’d be taking over the space and running regular markets there each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I popped in on my second of three days in the west.
Although I had the joys of Pastaval awaiting later in the afternoon, I was immediately lured in by the prospect of a stand called Nice & Cheesy. Although they mainly focussed on cheese toasties, I couldn’t resist starting the day the way I planned to continue with a look at their macaroni cheese (£6).
This was plated-up by the friendly stallholders, topped with a parmesan crumb, then accompanied by a slice of ciabatta toast. I took a seat at one of the many bench seats and tucked in.
The toast was extremely dry and beyond crisp towards hard. It added little to the dish.
The mac was decidedly better. It was suitably cheesy with the crumb adding a good, bright seasoning note and textural variant. It was an enjoyable eat.
So overall, Nice & Cheesy was a good start to my day of macaroni cheese indulgence. I’ll definitely be back to sample more at Platform. It was good to see established favourites such as Shrimpwreck, Chick & Pea and Crema Caravan alongside some smart looking traders with whom I was less familiar. Give it a look next time you’re in these parts.