Christmas Cocktail & Street Food Festival This year’s crop of Christmas markets in Edinburgh is not quite as ghastly as in previous years. The blue boob on George Street is a gross eyesore, but the food quality on offer at the main site in East Princes Street gardens looks a notch better than previous years …

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Habaneros There will likely be an upswing in my trips to the Royal Mail sorting office at Telferton given it’s nearing the festive season. My first trip there for a while was to pick up my new wine decanter. Fancy.Exterior Anyhoo, whilst in the Portobello neighbourhood it seemed a good plan to try one of …

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Down the Hatch at Food n Flea I’ve been talking a bit of sanctimonious bollocks about reviewing places during their soft launch, in recent social media twitterings. I directly followed this with visits to four places that had been opened for a collective seven days. It’s called a double standard, folks – I’m a big …

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Maracas Cafe It had been a wee while since I’d been for a visit to Taste at Buchanan Galleries so when hunger needed addressed before heading back east on the train from Queen Street, I popped in.Counter My counter trader of choice today was Maracas Cafe, an arepas purveyor. I’d had a good one at …

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Land of Bourbon I was sad to see the Pizza Tree police box close a few months ago as I’d really enjoyed their light and crisp pizzas with really good quality toppings. I was intrigued by the name of the place that has taken over the compact space – Land of Bourbon. American whiskey from …

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