News: Official opening of The Courtyard Dairy

Courtyard Dairy opening - BIG CHEESE!

Unveiling the big cheese Last Wednesday, 11th October, the Duchess of Northumberland, Lady Jane Percy LL, officially ‘split the cheese’ at the formal opening of the new expanded and enhanced premises of Yorkshire's famous multiple award-winning cheese shop, The Courtyard Dairy, near Settle. It was Lady Percy's second time in this position, having been the

Fizz Feast returns to Edinburgh

Event: Fizz Feast – A Celebration of Sparkling Wine & Scottish Artisan Food

Sparkling wine festival returns to Edinburgh for 2017 Fizz Feast “A Celebration of Sparkling Wine & Scottish Artisan Food” will be taking place on Saturday 18 November at The Edinburgh Academy on Henderson Row following the success of last year's event. Fizz Feast is the only consumer wine fair dedicated to sparkling wine in Scotland

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Event: Discovering Kokoro Gin at Nippon Kitchen

My neighbour Kokoro I love gin, it's true. Last time I counted we had 15 bottles with everything from African gin made in Malawi to tea-infused gin, quince-flavoured gin and cacao gin.  As well as a love for all things gin, I also love Japan, so an invitation to find out more about Kokoro Gin,

Visit Tobago

Diary: Day 1 Visiting tropical Tobago

It’s not every day that Visit Tobago ask you to come and discover their island (the smaller of the two islands which make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago), so what to do? Well, I jumped at the opportunity of course!  Mr Foodie was sad not to make it along...but someone has to give our cats cuddles while

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Food Review: Tails from the Grill at Hutchesons City Grill

Tails, you win! It's no secret that we like Hutchesons, so an invitation to try out their 'Tails from the Grill' night - well, refusal would just be rude! An unsurprisingly cold and wet September night definitely felt a lot warmer in the cosy and sophisticated surroundings of Hutchesons City Grill (it must have one

Seafood from Scotland - Beer and Seafood event - Tall Ship - Glasgow

Seafood Scotland ‘Fish Supper’ with matching craft beers

Seafood paired with beer? What's the catch? Now that is a combo! White wine is generally thought to be the drink to have alongside seafood but Seafood Scotland and The Brewers Association of Scotland invited us along to a "fish supper" to show that wine isn't the only drink that can be paired with seafood.

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Celebrate the first birthday of Chaakoo

Special curries at Chaakoo for 1st Birthday This Friday and Saturday, Chaakoo on St Vincent Street in Glasgow will be celebrating their 1st birthday . To celebrate, they are having a special birthday cocktail  and special curries! Friday's curry is Kadai Chicken and Saturday's will be Lamb Garlic bhona. *Curries only available 5pm-close each day!*

UK Top 20 Fish & Chip shops revealed – is yours here?

  UK’S TOP 20 FISH AND CHIP RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCED It’s the  30th anniversary of the National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish and the semi-finalists for the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award - one of 15 categories in the 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards have been announced.  The 20 shops

Dhabba glasgow Indian merchant city

Food review: The Dhabba, Glasgow

Yabba Dhabba Do The Dhabba in Glasgow's Merchant City has a new menu, designed to look like a newspaper, to celebrate both 70 years of Indian independence and 15 years of The Dhabba (opened in 2002). It's also a rare menu change as we were told that this is the first time in 7 years and

Leiper's Attic Cottiers theatre glasgow west end

Food Review: Leiper’s Attic, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Take a leap of faith with Cottier's latest venture Leiper's (pronounced Leaper's) attic can be found on the top floor of the same building as Cottier's theatre in Glasgow. The main entrance to Leiper's is shown in the picture above, try to go in here and not the back way like we did! It was