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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Al Dente

  MJ’s Verdict For over six months I’ve been trekking up and down Easter Road and seeing the small Italian restaurant, Al Dente, tucked away before you cross the wee overpass (over the rail tracks) and looking for an opportunity to pop in for lunch. You can imagine how delighted I was by B’s choice! …

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The hidden gem MJ’s Verdict It had been a while since we had lunched and that made me a bit sad. Since I had just returned from Istanbul, and was itching to see B, it was only right that we meet at our original haunt, Domenico’s. I arrived to a lovely, friendly welcome and moved …

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Vittoria is part of a family of restaurants, owned by the Crolla family, that covers the two branches of Vittoria, Taste of Italy, Divino Enoteca, and La Favorita. Although, I’m yet to sample Taste of Italy, despite its relative proximity to my office, I’m extremely familiar with the others. Many happy trips have been made …

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