Antipasto starterThis weekend was clearly the day for blasts from the past. Not only was my fellow quester, the lovely Katie (under whose captaincy I had the great honour to serve on a late 1990s University Challenge team, representing the University of Edinburgh), someone I hadn’t seen for a decade or more, the place where …

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The Italian Kitchen's Exterior MJ’s Verdict On Sunday I met B at Hula Juice Bar for him to try porridge for the first time. Little did I know he’d be trying a latte for the first time too! After a wonderful breakfast, we wandered on a city-side walk to the Arthur’s Seat, then to the …

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inside MJ’s Verdict Originally, going to eat Italian food hadn’t crossed my mind, but after my friend Hels, who is visiting from London, got her yearly tattoo at the ever fabulous Studio 13, we were hungry and B was coming down off the Pentlands. We decided to try out the wee Italian restaurant over in …

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Edinburgh’s George Street used to be packed to the gunwales with financial institutions, assorted offices, and very little else. It had three drinking establishments (Madogs, Styx, and upstairs in TG Willis, the butchers), as well as a couple of hotel bars. Today, the offices have moved out to cheaper, business park locations, the banks have …

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Inside In the past week if you would have asked me whether or not I would be going to the Dogs over on Hanover Street, I would have said that no, I had no plans to do so. But this week has proven me vastly wrong. Tuesday evening we began our Christmas night out in …

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