Side Dishes (13 November 2008)
News to nibble on
Earthy Foods & Goods, opened in Edinburgh’s Southside earlier this year, has introduced online shopping with a home delivery service. Now the vast majority of lines in the store – which focus principally on good food producers in the Lothians, Borders and Fife – can be delivered direct to Edinburgh doorsteps. Delivery is free during November. For info, go to www.earthy.co.uk or contact the shop on 0131 667 2967.
The café below Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral has reopened under the management of Roy Campbell and Mhairi McKenzie-Robinson, whose stewarding of the Fruitmarket Gallery Café and Fenton Barns Farm Shop in East Lothian in recent years has drawn growing recognition. St Giles’ Cathedral Café is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm (11am opening on Sunday) with a small but surefooted menu of home-made salads, baked potatoes, soup and cakes.
The biggest thing in North Queensferry, Craig and Vikki Wood’s Wee Restaurant, has just got a wee bit bigger with the opening of an extension, The Study, seating an extra ten covers (taking the total to 34). Opening hours now also include Sunday lunch. To book call 01383 616263 or go to www.theweerestaurant.co.uk
The morning after can reveal many demons, and a faint recollection of a late-night food on Sauchiehall Street can be among the least pleasant. Decent, then, of O’Couture, a fashion-themed bar and club newly opened in place of Stavka, to incorporate a diner serving its full menu of stone-baked pizzas, burgers and globe-trotting fusion mains ‘til 2am. See www.ocglasgow.com, 0141 333 3940.