Little Rascal and D.O.C. Bistro Corstorphine is an increasingly attractive prospect for bar and restaurant owners with its good availability, reasonable rents, and strong audience of local residents. Places such as Spice Lounge Kitchen have flourished for years and while some others have struggled it is still attracting fresh openings. On a dreich Wednesday, we …

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Crolla’s Italian Kitchen It was time to face the music and account for my expenditure on travels to my financial adviser. His offices are in Musselburgh so I took the opportunity for a fortifying lunch at nearby Crolla’s Italian Kitchen ahead of the meeting. Set in the smart courtyard of Eskmills business park, Crolla’s blends …

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Maruzzella Milan! After a rather elongated journey from Zagreb, thanks to a couple of wasted hours at the Croatia/Slovenia border, I was fit for little but a short wander and a simple meal befor falling into a deep restorative slumber. Fortunately I was staying nearby to a neighbourhood where regular guest quester Julie used to …

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Pupatella I had a bit of a mixed time with pizza in New York. While I enjoyed the concept of the late night slice as a walking home treat, I didn’t find the double heated, often shard crisp bases that were the dominant style particularly palatable. I mean this wasn’t Argentinian pizza levels of badness, …

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Sotto Sopra Baltimore! I’d had a few days on my friend Lauren’s farm in Pennsylvania eating excellent steak, communing with odorous goats, and generally being looked after in fine style. Lauren safely delivered me to Baltimore and after a little walk around their harbour Christmas market during which time we ate a decent savoury crepe, …

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