Hippo Beers, 128 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow

    Glasgow's beer community has had a welcome boost in the array of beer's available for purchase with the opening of Hippo Beers. We were welcomed in by Derek Hoy who updated us on his thoughts behind the new venture and pointed us in the right direction when we quizzed him on some beer

Nucoco Chocolate – Chocolate with a twist ***Sadly, no longer in business***

swish packaging too Everyone loves chocolate right? but does everyone love dark chocolate?  Well I don't normally until I had the pleasure of trying some of Nucoco's 70% dark chocolate with rum soaked cranberries.  WOW.  I shall never now shy away from anything Nucoco dark chocolate. The cranberries burst with rum which went extremely well

Foodie Pen Pals Month 4

My email pal  in Amsterdam sent me this great parcel of Dutch Christmas goodies.   Kruidnootjes - spiced nuts - or really little cookies to celebrate Sinterklaas holiday on 5/6th December in the Netherlands. Speculaas cookies - spiced shortbread style biscuit, again to celebrate Sinterklaas on 5/6th December. Stroopwafeltjes - syrup waffles - I love

Buddy's BBQ and Burgers, Skirving Street, Glasgow

After reading a rave review from a fellow blogger and the demand caused we thought we'd try it out. Turned up at 5.30 to a queue out the door. By this time the racks of ribs were all gone after only opening at 5! Ordered a western burger, pulled pork sandwich, 6 buffalo wings, Cajun


Sunday Brunch at Hotel du Vin Glasgow – November 2012

We were invited along to try out the new "Le Brunch" at Hotel du Vin.  We have dined here on a couple of occasions and like it a lot, so we were eager to try their brunch menu.  At £19.50 per person, we were expecting to be spoiled.  We certainly were! Curried Parsnip Soup was

Cupcake, 70 Bell Street, Glasgow – November 2012

Was in town for an interview so needed a sugar rush.   The super people at Cupcake were also having a twitter friends get a free cupcake day, so double need! An immense display of sugary goodness met me.  Cakes ready to be picked up, cupcakes ready to be eaten as well as ephemera for cupcake

Lauschangriff, 103 Rigaer Strasse, Berlin – Jul 2012

Recommended to us by locals as "pub with the propeller outside", this bar is mainly about Absinthe, however it does sell beer. Berliner Pils €1.80 and Erdinger Kristall €2.50 dark and atmospheric in this squatter area.  Great bar to sit in.