Big Blu

Pizza vanFor “main course” on my British Street Food Awards quest, I stopped at wood-fired pizza purveyors Big Blu. Based in Dunbar, they rove around the place in their blue Citroen van, spending a couple of days each week serving the folks from their home town, with the rest of the time spent at festivals …

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ExteriorThere was a time when today’s review could have formed part of my occasional series on “places in Glasgow and Edinburgh with the same name but in different ownership”, but sadly as was the case with the two Pulcinellas, the Edinburgh branch has closed, in the case of the Italian Kitchen to re-emerge as Veritas. …

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ExteriorWhile the rest of Edinburgh was basking in the early evening sunshine, I headed to Tollcross for a considerably overdue visit to the curio that is Marcella’s. Long mentioned to me in hushed tones, the place has been valued as a hidden gem, having been talked of under the epithet “secret bakery” by some. There …

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VanThe BBC’s Festival Garden at Potterow swapped over their food provision from the excellent Smoak, which delighted us with burrito action for the first half of the Festival, to Newcastle based pizza outfit Pizzette, yesterday. I took the chance, in between shows, to give them a whirl. Rather amusingly, the chirpy counter women were a …

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StallIt was a very welcome sight to see the Street Food Cartel’s pizza offering, SoLaTiDough, make an appearance at the Festival’s George Square gardens. Joining fellow Cartellians, Pad BKK and Scoop, the fare on offer here showcases a flaming wood-fired oven, which cooks the pizzas in double quick time at around 400°C. PizzaWith four options, …

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