Met up with my NEW FRIEND (yes, in my 30’s and still making new friends), Ashley, for lunch. We had hotdogs at Taphouse in Finnieston. The Italian hotdog was delicious.…
After speaking in Nottingham at New Adventures, I went to London for the weekend. I had a meeting on Monday, but decided to, y’know, do London just for fun for a few days.
I invited Brittany with me. We ate lots of food (can’t stop thinking about the mac and cheese at Camden Market), had lots of drink (half pints of Camden Hells), walked all over the city and visited Bram Stoker’s house. Win!
My friend, Ayden, moved into a proper grown-up home with a garden. The previous owner has planted lots of fruit and vegetables, so I took some rhubarb home. I haven’t had rhubarb since I was a kid, which I used to dip in sugar. My metabolism wouldn’t forgive me for that now, so I just boiled it and washed it down with black coffee. It was a tasty breakfast!
Wow, I had an amazing time at Helen Vass‘ Dulce, a dessert pop-up. Seriously, I can’t sing Helen’s praises enough and I’m going to keep my eye on Dulce returning in the future. I’ll let the pictures do the talking (not that they can convey how delicious this was).
Ayden and I visited Edinburgh for a few hours and hit up Mary’s Milk Bar. I’ve heard a lot about this place and usually there’s a queue out of the door. Apparently, they make their own ice cream daily. With it being October, however, I opted for a ‘hot chocolate float’. The topping was mint choc chip. A very fattening day out!
Ramen Dayo! seems to have captured Glasgow’s heart. They started off serving street food down an alleyway in Glasgow before moving to the basement of Max’s Bar and Grill. Now they’ve graduated to their own space on Queen Street and it’s delightful. I always get the same thing. Tonkotsu miso with an egg on top, washed down with Sake.
Carolyn and I love food. We also love a good deal. Luckily 5pm had our back with their festival dining deal during the Edinburgh Fringe. We had a 3-course meal at Bread Street Brasserie with a glass of bubbly on arrival, 2 glasses of wine and coffee for £40.
5pm is running a lot of deals during the Edinburgh Fringe, so be sure to check them out. We left very happy and very full!