Summerhall Drinks Lab Crowdfunder I have a long-standing and continuing debate with various people in the food and drink industry about the lack of appreciation of the global success of our bars and bartenders in recent times. In 2014, The Bon Vivant won the Spirited Award for Best International Restaurant Bar. IN THE WORLD.The classiest …

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Edinburgh Food Social Kickstarter There are few things we enjoy more that bludgeoning our readership into backing a commendable crowdfunder so we’re glad to be back on the trail with the recently launched Edinburgh Food Social campaign. From the folks behind the outstanding Edinburgh Larder, the Food Social is all about promoting positive food messages …

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Petits fours from Scratch SeriesScratch Series was the most entertaining and intriguing dining experience we’ve had in 2015. Under the careful stewardship of Ben Reade and David Crabtree-Logan, a multi-course extravaganza unfolded in the upstairs room at Iglu. It will live long in the collective memory of everyone who was there over their limited run. …

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Opening day!I remember that day back in October 2011 when our crack team of reviewers crossed the threshold of Union of Genius for the very first time on their opening day of business. It was the start of a friendship which has been one of the most joyous of all of those we’ve built up …

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Having reached just over half way on their Kickstarter drive, I spoke to Russell Smith, the man behind Russell Up and his new venture the Edinburgh Catering Company, to see how things were going. Reaching 54% in 10 days is excellent progress. Russell is very pleased with the support received to date: “Edinburgh has definitely …

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