Nic’s NYC Deli I’d visited a branch of Nic’s NYC Deli a couple of years ago and been pretty impressed. Just before heading to a meeting at the Teacher Building next to St Enoch’s I popped into their branch on the square for a quick lunch on the go.Exterior The place is a simple takeaway …

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Smokin’ Bros at Skylark The Skylark on Portobello High Street has developed a good reputation as a fine local cafe bistro. It has also been a really active supporter of local street food vendors with a series of kitchen takeovers by the likes of Alplings and Fresh Revolution.Veggie chilli The latest business to feature was …

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Bubba Q ExteriorWhere Wildest Drams traded for a while, Bubba Q has taken over recently. This was not my first visit as I’d popped in shortly after it opened and found it on rather mixed form. I’d spent a bit of time feeding back to the folks in the kitchen as while the place had …

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Meaty selection from Reekie’sToday was the moment of truth. After quite the build-up, it was time to finally let barbecue aficionado Miriam loose on Reekie’s Smokehouse. Given it was just a few days before she headed back to Alabama for the holiday season, she had the opportunity to quickly compare Reekie’s with one of her …

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ExteriorWhere the Pop In Canteen traded for a remarkably short time, Reekieā€™s Smokehouse has recently taken up residence. Just over the road from Holyrood 9A, I popped in for a visit to see what it was all about. Focussed squarely on putting a Scottish twist on American barbecue classics, the interior is decked out heavily …

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