Side Dishes (30 April 2009)

Food News


News to nibble on

Just over a year on from the opening of the Dogs, David Ramsden has taken over adjacent street-level premises at 104 Hanover Street and plans to open a similarly styled venue serving Italian dishes. With typographical cussedness not seen since the days of (fitz)Henry, it is to be called (a)more dogs. Opening is planned for early June.

Popping up just next to Crabshakk on Argyle Street in Glasgow is Andre’s, a new bistro-café at number 1116. The style is French Mediterranean, with dishes such as veggie lasagne and cod served on mashed potato with mustard sauce. Lunches can be had for a fiver, with a two-course dinner for £11. 0141 339 3895

Opening at 60 Henderson Street, Leith, right next door to the Plumed Horse and Vintners Rooms, is Café Fish, a new enterprise by Edinburgh-born chef Richard Muir. The concept is for a lively, buzzy, all-day seafood café offering top-grade, fresh local seafood at accessible prices, with two courses available for £19. 0131 538 6131,

The Paisley Beer Festival takes place in Paisley Town Hall from 29 April until 2 May, with 170 real ales available along with a selection of ciders, perries and overseas ales. Featuring strongly are the two ‘home’ breweries from Renfrew Kelburn and Houston. Entrance is £5.

If you missed out getting hold of a copy of The Larder, our much acclaimed new guide to Scotland’s food and drink, copies are now in bookshops, newsagents and delis, as well as from, priced £7.99.


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