Cater Italy I like it when my Saturday plans allow for a stop at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on Castle Terrace as it’s a source of high quality fare and is usually populated with friendly faces. Stall Today was just such an occasion. It was good to see Errington Cheese trading and it’s always a …

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Punjabi Junction I was in need of a light dinner as I strode down Leith Walk towards a cocktail or two at Mamasan’s. Punjabi Junction soon presented itself as the ideal solution for the purpose.Exterior It had been back in the days when it was trading as Punjab’n De Rasoi that we’d last visited for …

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Support Your Local Gunfighters If you’re looking to change career and have no particular regard for pay and conditions, let me recommend the hospitality industry right now. Edinburgh is dying on its arse for chefs, baristas, mixolosophers and other hospitabologists. Edinburgh is not alone in experiencing this. We want to be more welcoming than we …

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The Salvation of Leith – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been working a fair bit in Leith, of late. I worked here for several years about a decade ago so it’s very familiar territory. After a day that involved rather more thinking than was strictly necessary, I felt the need for a substantial feed so popped …

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Bielak & Crolla – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d noticed that the Fair Trade Coffee Shop had recently closed down and been replaced by Bielak and Crolla, a Polish Italian cafe. Given it’s on my regular route to and from the city I had been meaning to pop in for a visit and managed to do …

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