Scottish Hotel Awards 2018 Winners

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Winners announced for 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards Last night saw the The Scottish Hotel Awards Gala Dinner take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh and we were there to help celebrate the cream of Scottish hotels. Hotels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts all manner of accommodation types are recognised at these awards.

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Food Review: Katz’s delicatessen, New York City

Katz's katzenjammer sandwich Katz's deli in the lower East side of New York comes recommended by most guidebooks and travel websites, and someone we know said that they make the best sandwiches in the world! It's a New York institution which has appeared on film and TV numerous times, most memorably When Harry met Sally. Being so popular with

Drink: Gin masterclass at Alston Bar & Beef, Glasgow

A masterclass in gin at Alston Bar & Beef I think I’ve just about sobered up...those samples of gin all mount up. I joined What Claire Did and Emma Eats recently for a gin masterclass in Alston Bar & Beef underneath Glasgow Central Railway Station. Find the door (It’s a speakeasy-style door next to Gordon

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Event: Beer Festival at Behind the Wall, Falkirk

Behind The Wall Spring Beerfest Behind The Wall Bar and restaurant in Falkirk are holding a Spring Brewfest on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. If your weekend plans aren’t just to eat Mac n Cheese, then this is the place to be! There will be lots of beer on offer, we’ve been told there will

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Inside New Opening Church on the Hill, Glasgow

Doors Open at Church on the Hill Iconic Southside Glasgow bar, Church on the Hill, has opened its doors again, following a £650,000 refurbishment. The bar is now owned by the same team behind Glasgow favourites, The Raven, The Spiritualist and Smokin’ Fox. Church on the Hill has now had a full revamp of its food and

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Food: The Laurels, Clarkston Road, Glasgow

The Laurels, Southside Glasgow We needed to get out the house for some fresh air but the weather was a bit cold and wet...well, it certainly helped inspire our choices off the menu at The Laurels! The Laurels is on Clarkston Road and is within walking distance of both Muirend Railway Station and Cathcart Railway Station,

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Whole Foods Giffnock to become Lidl store

Lidl to take over Whole Foods Giffnock store The old Whole Foods Market in Giffnock will be turning into a Lidl. Lidl are continuing their expansion by taking over the ex Whole Foods store and creating 40 jobs.  The refurbished store is due to open later on this year. As well as a refurbishment, an

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Cook Germany with downloadable recipes

Germany Travel Website with downloadable recipes to inspire It’s no secret that Germany holds a special place in the hearts of Mr & Mrs Foodie.  Contrary to what you may think, we’ve eaten some delish food in Germany.  From the humble kebab to currywurst as well as beer garden favourites Schweinhaxe (Pork knuckle)  to green

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Food review: Rogacki, Berlin

Rogacki delicatessen Made famous outwith Berlin by Anthony Bourdain, Rogacki (pronounced Ro-gatz-ki) is a deli located in Charlottenburg in what was once West Berlin. The former stable is home to a wealth of food with counters filled with cheese, cured and fresh meats,cured and smoked fish, sausages, salads,  bread and poultry. Rogacki has been in

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Drink: Whisky distilling returns to Scottish Borders

Whisky distilling returns to the Scottish Borders It’s been 180 years since a whisky distillery was established in the Scottish Borders and next month will see The Three Stills Company open. The distillery has been years in the planning and will be open to the public on 1st May. Located in Hawick, The Three Stills