Grubcrawl Returns! We hadn’t had a grubcrawl in an age so it seemed about time to sort that. With regulars Liz, Andrew and Mairi joining first timers Anna, Gerald and Shaun we set sail for starters, main courses and desserts in three different city centre venues.Wine in a cage at Veeno First up was Italian …

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Cafe Rouge I was wandering around at a loose end wearing my New Town scarlets when it suddenly dawned upon me that I should go to Cafe Rouge because rouge means red and I could have so much fun talking about my questionable sartorial stylings as a counterpoint to the culinary creations I found there. …

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Double Down at KFC I like responding to challenges but some of them are more appealing than others. When a regular reader asked whether I’d tried a new creation from KFC that replaced a burger bun with two pieces of the Colonel’s signature chicken I wasn’t massively inclined to even answer, but curiosity got the …

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Auld Reekie Tiki Bar I’d really enjoyed my visit to the Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn in Glasgow a while back so was pleased to note their plans to open an Edinburgh branch. The splendidly named Auld Reekie Tiki Bar has been trading on Frederick Street for a few months.Sign This was far from my …

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Market Street Kitchen I’ve been caught in a couple of rain showers of late which have steered me towards some places nearby to my office. Following my recent trip to Brewhemia, I ventured all the way next door to the Market Street Kitchen which forms part of the City Art Centre.Exterior It evokes a similar …

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