Side Dishes (30 April 2009)
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, www.cafefish.net
● 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. www.paisleybeerfestival.org.uk
● 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 www.list.co.uk/shop, priced £7.99.