The Six Alonzi, the cafe at the foot of Comely Bank Avenue, traded for many years serving some off the bitterest Italian roast coffee you’ll ever have had the misfortune to sample.Exterior It was wonderful to see a fresh new place in its stead on a recent trip to this fashionably genteel part of town. …

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The Bailie The Bailie, on the corner of St Stephen’s Street and North West Circus Place, has been a place I’ve visited regularly down the years. I had a birthday party here when I was thirtysomething. Whatever the case, I’m in the place every couple of months for a beer or two but until a …

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Smith & Gertrude I’m starting to feel that I’ve reached a comfortable level of beer ignorance, particularly as I build my lack of knowledge about cocktails. But when it comes to wine I have little frame of reference with which to mark my lack of familiarity. With study I’ll become a dunce; for now I’m …

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Kim’s Bulgogi After largely being confined to Buccleuch Street previously, we have had a fresh little outcropping of Korean restaurants of late. Joining well establised Ong Gie in Tollcross is another Korean barbecue place called…Korean BBQ. Exterior In Stockbridge we have Kim’s Bulgogi, which as far as I can discern is not related to Kim’s …

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Burns Night at The Pantry I’m a big fan of The Pantry and have been since it first opened. In recent times they’ve expanded their operation to include the Tuck Truck – a converted horsebox street food kitchen for events and markets – and have been more regularly opening in the evenings. Although I’ve been …

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