ExteriorI’ve been trying to contain enthusiastic early visits to new places, as all too often reviews end up saying similar things, which I find boring to read and boring to write. “Once it has bedded in”; “a few kinks to work out”; you know the drill. However, even before their official launch, I found myself …

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InteriorPR company Frank has been pushing cocktail and hotdog pop-up Dirty Dug pretty hard this month. This has resulted in a bundle of tweets and comp visits from bloggers. There has been a lot of competition from other temporary cocktail and snackish outlets, though, not least from the enjoyable Liquor Library and the various street …

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CocktailFilament is quite a small and compact coffee shop so it is to their considerable credit that they’ve managed to find room for two pop-up events as part of their August offering. Having started life as an August pop-up themselves, in the venue where Machina Espresso have in turn popped-up this year on Victoria Street, …

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CocktailsAfter an absolutely knackering day at the salt mines, it was a delight to have the prospect of fine food in fine company to fill the evening hours. The fine company came from regular guest questers Tracey and Susie, who’d recently joined at The Riparian Rooms. The fine food was the concern of the Kelvingrove …

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ExteriorA little piece of my nostalgic heart broke with the news that Bar Kohl was closing to re-brand as the Slighhouse. I’d visited for food fairly recently and not been massively impressed, but so many nights from my exuberant youth involved a brush with this place and its dubious drinks menu. Farewell Turktini, my old …

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