El Paso When a keen-eyed regular reader spotted the arrival of El Paso, just beneath The Table, on Dundas Street, he was quite insistent that I visited at my earliest available opportunity. Exterior Labelling itself a tapas bar offering Mexican Latin fusion food with cocktails, the exterior is brash to the point of garishness. I …

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Holy Cow This was not my first visit to Holy Cow, the vegan cafe on Elder Street. I’d popped in a few months ago and been a little baffled by their approach to menu design which featured descriptions comparing their offering as vegan equivalents of bacon sandwiches, fish burgers and the like. Exterior I’d tried …

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Jade Garden I’d heard good things about Jade Garden, most notably in a blog post from my friend Nicola which focussed on some of the weird and wonderful items that lurk in the darker recesses of the menu. On a dreich Tuesday, I went to check it out. Exterior The place is strongly geared towards …

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Daylight Robbery Our Beer Man’s Verdict Okay, there’s the name – like a giant “kick me” sign – but I visited Daylight Robbery with an open mind. It was a place I had liked a lot in its previous incarnation, the disappointingly short-lived Spit/Fire. There, the focus had been on good food and good beer …

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The Bearded Baker The Bearded Baker has been supplying wholesale bagels to many of the city’s cafes for a good while now. His work also graces the Leith Food Assembly demonstrating a good commitment to localism and right-headed thinking. Exterior He has now taken the next step on his culinary adventure by opening a bakery …

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