PizzaI suppose it speaks volumes for my appetite for food masochism that tales of a rat being seen in Medina, on Dundee’s Nethergate, only made me want to visit more. In between Literary Festival shows I toddled round the corner to visit. Not knowing anything about the place, I had the odd notion in my …

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InteriorI’ve been failing massively at the whole “give peeps a chance to settle in” thing, of late, with very early visits to TriBeCa, Seb and Mili, and the Whistle Stop Barber Shop, which apart for the first one have proved pretty successful. By mistake, I continued this run with a visit to Copper Blossom, the …

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ExteriorI’ve been trying to contain enthusiastic early visits to new places, as all too often reviews end up saying similar things, which I find boring to read and boring to write. “Once it has bedded in”; “a few kinks to work out”; you know the drill. However, even before their official launch, I found myself …

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InteriorPR company Frank has been pushing cocktail and hotdog pop-up Dirty Dug pretty hard this month. This has resulted in a bundle of tweets and comp visits from bloggers. There has been a lot of competition from other temporary cocktail and snackish outlets, though, not least from the enjoyable Liquor Library and the various street …

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CocktailFilament is quite a small and compact coffee shop so it is to their considerable credit that they’ve managed to find room for two pop-up events as part of their August offering. Having started life as an August pop-up themselves, in the venue where Machina Espresso have in turn popped-up this year on Victoria Street, …

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