ExteriorI was sad to hear about the untimely death of the owner of Dario’s, which was a veritable Edinburgh institution under his and previous ownership. Milano has taken over the premises and keeps the enduring Italian tradition going. I stopped in for late night takeaway, as was usually the way with the previous place. Interior …

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BeerOur Beer Man’s Verdict Innis & Gunn have slowly but steadily grown to become one of the biggest names in Scottish beer. Their beers – matured with oak – have always seemed like an acquired taste to me, but there’s no doubting their popular appeal. Innis & Gunn are now a global brand, widely available …

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ExteriorAs I said in the review of the rather good Shorty’s, Samsun’s departure from the Fountainbridge premises they occupied for 36 years saw the place split in two. This evening I completed the second half of my consideration of the new businesses with a trip to the City Kebab House which has taken up the …

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Our Beer Man’s Verdict With Edinburgh’s beer scene in such rude health, a range of interesting events are regularly held in our city. In fact, there are so many excellent events – including beer launches and meet the brewer sessions – it can be easy to get blasé about what’s on offer. But a double …

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PosterIt won’t surprise you to hear that sometimes I can be a quite incredible buffoon. The latest manifestation of this was when I turned up at the Traverse Theatre, the other night, to see Broth, the final play in this season’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint series, to be told that I was …

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