Rose Street Cafe I initially figured that my naming and shaming of the Rose Street Cafe on Twitter, following my disastrous visit there the other night was enough, but my brain has been itching to share a fuller account of the horror so here it is. Having taken over the premises that I think were …

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Grubcrawl Returns! We hadn’t had a grubcrawl in an age so it seemed about time to sort that. With regulars Liz, Andrew and Mairi joining first timers Anna, Gerald and Shaun we set sail for starters, main courses and desserts in three different city centre venues.Wine in a cage at Veeno First up was Italian …

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Cafe Rouge I was wandering around at a loose end wearing my New Town scarlets when it suddenly dawned upon me that I should go to Cafe Rouge because rouge means red and I could have so much fun talking about my questionable sartorial stylings as a counterpoint to the culinary creations I found there. …

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Castello Bruntsfield It was good news to see the second branch of Castello Coffee open a couple of months ago. I’ve been a devoted fan of their Castle Street branch since it opened back in 2012. On a sunbathed Saturday I popped in to take a look.Exterior I’d visited for coffee just after they opened …

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Double Down at KFC I like responding to challenges but some of them are more appealing than others. When a regular reader asked whether I’d tried a new creation from KFC that replaced a burger bun with two pieces of the Colonel’s signature chicken I wasn’t massively inclined to even answer, but curiosity got the …

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