Pastaval! My friends Mark and Emma have been organising a festival of macaroni cheese appreciation called Pastaval for a number of years. Focussed around Glasgow’s southside, a range of local eateries compete for the coveted trophy sponsored by macaroni cheese specialists McIntosh of Strathmore.Mr Macaroni With Mr Macaroni himself in attendance, this looked likely to …

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Steak Brasserie The halls of 12 Picardy Place have been home to many, many restaurants down the years. I first diner here when it was the Hallion, then Martin Wishart at Home House, then Mark Greenaway, then Fish Eatery. And that’s in just a little over a decade.Calamari It now trades as Steak Brasserie, a …

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Black Pig & Oyster When a restaurant closes for an extended period, for reasons other than refurbishment, it’s very rare for it to re-open. I recall Zenobia being closed for a number of months before reawakening, Seadogs had a brief second coming before finally departing, and The Fat Pony is now joyfully restored, but that’s …

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Good & Proper When visiting Tasti the other day, I spotted Good & Proper Deli just over the road and made a mental note to give it a look next time I was in these parts. On a day when sheltering from April showers was a priority, I popped in to check it out.Exterior A …

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The Mill at St Joseph’s It had been a good while since I’d ventured out to Balerno but on a bright but chilly Tuesday I headed west to see what was what. I quickly alighted upon the Mill at St Joseph’s, a community cafe based in the local church hall. I’m a great fan of …

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