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Tickets for the much awaited Pastaval 2018 are on sale now.  Follow the instructions below to get your ticket or go to the desktop site here.


Once again we are partnering with McIntosh of Strathmore to find out who makes the best Mac and Cheese in the Southside of Glasgow as part of the Southside Fringe.

Last year’s winner, The Bungo, are rolling up their sleeves and are ready for the challenge to keep the title and add another trophy to their wall!

Pastaval 2018 launch the bungo
The Bungo are ready!

We have two new competitors hoping to win the coveted McIntosh Pastaval trophy this year and we need the publics’ help to pick the best mac and cheese in the Southside this year.

McIntosh Pastaval Foodie explorers Southside Fringe 2017
The day will begin with participants picking up their Mac and Cheese appreciation pack from the McIntosh Pastaval base at The Butterfly and The Pig South on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands. Then, using their provided map, attendees visit the participating venues tasting some delicious mac and cheese and may even get a photo with Mr Macaroni himself!

McIntosh Pastaval Foodie explorers Southside Fringe 2017Scorecards are provided so that notes can be made on your true feelings about each mac and cheese. Return the scorecards at the end of your journey through the McIntosh Pastaval HQ to enter a prize draw for delights such as a meal at Hickory Steakhouse  or a McIntosh hamper filled with goodies.

McIntosh Pastaval Foodie explorers Southside Fringe 2017
The winning venue will be presented with a suitably cheesy trophy to proudly display that they have been awarded the accolade of the best mac and cheese of McIntosh Pastaval 2018. Previous years’ winners were: The Bungo (2017), The Butterfly and The Pig South (2015) and The Waverley Tea Rooms (2014).

Pastaval 2018 launch the bungo

Who will win this year?

Note that all venues have confirmed that they will have vegetarian friendly mac ‘n’ cheese but sadly we can’t confirm that venues can accommodate vegans 🙁

All venues are dog-friendly too so feel free to take your pooch with you.


Saturday 5th May from 12 noon until 6pm – with the winner announced at the Pastaval after party at 6:30pm at The Butterfly and The Pig South.

Venues taking part are:

Hickory Steakhouse

lebowskis Southside

Surf Dogs

The Bungo

The Butterfly And The Pig




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. B

    Hi are there child prices for this Event?

    1. Glasgow Foodie

      Hello, we haven’t as there wasn’t much demand last year. If you let us know how many (1 child per paying adult) then we’ll make a kid sized bag available for you

  2. B

    :)my kids can’t understand that haha they are well up for it. There would be 4 kids and at least 4 adults.

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