The kitchen team behind popular West End hangout The Hug and Pint now serving evenings at The Glad Cafe following successful brunch residency
The award-winning kitchen team behind much-loved West End hangout The Hug and Pint is set to take the Southside by storm this week, kicking off a three month residency at The Glad Cafe on Pollokshaws Road, bringing the area its first dedicated vegan kitchen.
Complimenting the team’s existing brunch offering ‘Hen of the Woods’, which whips up vegan and vegetarian delights during the day at the popular hangout, the evening menu - styled on The Hug and Pint’s ever-popular rotating menu of pan-Asian cusine - will bring an added bit of spice into the space.
Always evolving, always changing, and always exciting, this menu strives to give you something deliciously different every time, but with the level of consistency you'd expect from your favourite 'go-to' food spots. Customers can be sure there’ll be something for everyone, with popular Hug and Pint favourites such as 'Sichuan Tofu & Black Bean', 'Jackfruit Curry', 'Smashed Cucumber with Chilli & Peanuts' and 'Sweet Soy & Coconut Tempeh' appearing regularly on the menu, which will change daily.
Both kitchens are led by head chef Jake Martell, whose talent for satisfying diners has helped put The Hug and Pint firmly on the map not just in Glasgow, but internationally.
’The Hug and Pint at The Glad Cafe’ is now serving food 5pm-10pm, 7 days a week.
‘Hen of the Woods’ runs from 9am-4pm weekdays and 10am-4pm weekends, providing delicious homemade soups, hearty sandwiches and of course The Big Vegan Fry-up.
Glasgow’s Merchant City Brewing Company has launched three new cask aged beers along with two new pilot series offerings in time for the festive season.
Two of the cask aged beers have been aged using Speyside’s revered Glenfarclas whisky barrels to create a unique offering for beer lovers.
The Glenfarclas cask aged Jaggery Imperial Stout is a dark, strong stout made with six different types of grain, Jaggery and cold brew coffee, which was aged in the Speyside ex-sherry whisky casks.
The Glenfarclas cask aged IPA combines our staple hop-forward IPA with a sweeter flavour from the cask creating a delicate balance with the bitter bite of the IPA.
The trilogy also includes a bourbon barrel aged Chocolate Stout with Sour Cherry. Using the brewery’s new chocolate stout, which features a rich roasted malt character with a bitter dark chocolate taste and aroma of cacao nibs, the beer was aged for four months in bourbon barrels with sour cherries and an extra dose of 100% cocoa chocolate.
All three beers will be available in 330ml and 500ml bottles and available from the usual independent stockists in Glasgow and Edinburgh priced from £5. The beers can also be purchased as a three bottle gift pack directly from the brewery online at merchantcitybrewing.com
The brewery, which recently scooped three industry awards from SIBA Scotland, has also launched two new pilot series beers: Kristall Weizen, a modern Scottish take on the classic weizen style, using 50% wheat and 50% pilsner malt. And finally, a new Chocolate Stout, a delicious, full –bodied dark beer with a rich roasted malt character complemented by the dark chocolate taste and aroma of cacao nibs.
CALL FOR GLASWEGIANS TO DITCH SOGGY SARNIES AND SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS
One of Glasgow’s oldest and most loved restaurants is encouraging shoppers to eschew stale Christmas sandwiches from high street chains and instead support local businesses.
From 26 November, The Baby Grand, which has firmly established itself as a city institution in the 34 years since it opened, is gifting Glasgow with a festive feast – a limited edition “Turkducken” sandwich.
Co-owner Gerry McGhee believes Glaswegians “deserve better”.
He said: “I’m at a loss to understand why people work themselves into a tizzy about Christmas sandwiches that arrive ready-made and pre-packaged in a lorry. Most of them are absolute turkey.
“I encourage the people of the city to support local business working with local suppliers to make fresh, tasty and creative food on site.”
After recently investing in a brand-new vertical rotisserie – which is the only one of its kind in Scotland- for the refurbished bar and restaurant, chef Duncan Carrigan is putting it to good use as the sandwich features not one, not two, but three roasted birds: turkey, duck and chicken.
The epic lunchtime treat doesn’t stop there – meat from the bird in a bird in a bird comes as a club sandwich with cranberry sauce and cheese in between thick slices of bread.
Gerry added: “We firmly believe this is the festive sandwich the people of Glasgow deserve. Our team of chefs put a lot of thought into it and it’s delicious. I think our special three bird sandwich, with meat cooked on the rotisserie will take some beating.”
In keeping with the brand-new menu, the sandwich is inspired by all things American and will no doubt be a popular addition to the city centre piano bar’s deli offering.
The limited edition Turkducken sandwich starts from £5.50 and includes sides.
And for those workers struggling to find that perfect Secret Santa gift, The Baby Grand’s got that covered too. For just £10, shoppers can pick up a voucher in the restaurant for a Turkducken sandwich, festive hot chocolate and a brownie. The Baby Grand’s Secret Santa Gift Voucher is available to collect in the restaurant now.
Generally when you're invited to a brewery, of course you're going to say yes. When it's the Wellpark brewery and they are launching their new and improved visitor centre you definitely say yes. Wellpark is a piece of Strathclyde history, up there with the John Brown's yard or Ravenscraig.
When you have 500 odd years of brewing experience to choose from the choice of what to put in a visitor centre is pretty extensive, especially when one of the products is the unmistakable indomitable Tennent's Lager. First brewed at Wellpark in 1885 this “madman's dream” has such a characterful history you can see why it was put front and centre.
The Tennent's Story is full of interesting exhibits which will resonate with many. See which of the retro beer cans you remember drinki… ummm your mum or dad drinking from over the years, or watch as decades worth of old Tennent's TV adverts show on the big screen, some more politically correct than others! Then there's the fun to be had at the table football or the 8 bit arcade game, with the tin of beer ceiling above.
You can book on to a tour of the brewery as well if you want to, pick up some quality merchandise and enjoy a pint direct from the tank. There's loads to see and do in this beer themed attraction so head to their website http://www.tennentstours.com for more details.
Glasgow Vegan Festival this weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November) at Trades Hall of Glasgow, includes a feast of mouth wateringly delicious food, over 50 fantastic stalls, world food caterers, free food samples, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children's activities running throughout each day. And best of all, it’s a great opportunity to try new vegan food innovations before they even hit the store shelves!
Local exhibitors include The Nut Shack UK, a family run business based in Paisley, which produces uniquely flavoured peanuts by hand; yogi oils, created and inspired in the Yoga Studios of Glasgow, by yoga teacher Katrino; and Anderson Aromatics from Bothwell near Glasgow specialising in massage therapies and skincare for dry skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and acne.
Vegan Events UK Festival Organiser Victoria Bryceson comments on this new, burgeoning food trend:
Other festival highlights include Welcoming Winter in the Mindful Way by Susie Hooper from Pause and Breathe; How to top up your ‘human energy’ by Jung Shim; Breaking the Chains: Advocacy for a Vegan Future by The Free Vegan Cookout; Taking care of yourself is one of the greatest things you can do for the world by Brent Shaub from Embody Wisdom Today; and Fifty actually lived years of veganism by Dan Strettle from Alternative Stores
The festival is run in partnership with animal welfare charities including Miracle's Mission.
The Glasgow Vegan Festival will also help local homeless people, whilst also helping to reduce food waste. Stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.
Glasgow Vegan Festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018 between 10.30am and 4.30pm at Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH.
Entry is just £3 (under 16’s free) and this includes entry to all areas and activities.
Standard tickets are purchased at the door on the day. VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance but sell out quickly.
SWG3 TO HOST 2019 INSTALMENT OF 'DRAMS, DANCING, MUSIC AND SCRAN' ON SATURDAY JAN 26
Following a successful inaugural run at The Spree Festival in Paisley this October, next year's third National Whisky Festival at Celtic Connections is set to be the biggest and most ambitious instalment to date. And we can't wait!
This time around, popular Glasgow events complex SWG3 will be playing host on Saturday 26 January, offering two fantastic three and a half hour sessions of unique whisky tastings, incredible live music and plenty of delicious and hearty local scran to see you right.
Featuring over 30 exhibitors from some the most exciting names in whisky and with over 100 different whiskies to try - all of which are included in the ticket price - this is truly a whisky lover's paradise.
But don't be fooled, however, this is no stuffy, suit and tie affair. From seasoned palettes to adventurous newcomers, everyone is welcome. You won't be sniffed at for enjoying whisky your way, nor will you have to pay through the nose to sample some of the finest whiskies the world has to offer.
This is about having fun, coming in from the cold and celebrating our national drink together in great company. And while you don't have to wear even an inch of tartan - who wouldn't say no to a kilt or two!
Don't like Whisky? Never tried it? Have no fear, NWF has got you covered too. Their newly-added craft beer bar and wide selection of gins, bourbons and other spirits will be more than sufficient to keep even the most stubborn drinkers happy. However, we'd always encourage everyone to have a wee taste if they've never tried it - especially the day after Burns Night!
Tickets cost £37 and include:
- Entry to one of two sessions on Saturday 26 January (12pm-3.30pm or 4.15pm-7.45pm)
- Unique NWF branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass, to use on the day and take home
- Access to sampling over 100 different whiskies (and some cheeky other spirits)
- The official festival programme
- Two discount vouchers to be used at the festival bottle shop, provided by Good Spirits Co.
- Access to masterclasses within your session (to be booked separately)
- And last but by no means least - an incredible bill of live music programmed by the folks our at Celtic Connections
THE NATIONAL WHISKY FESTIVAL @ CELTIC CONNECTIONS
JANUARY 26, 2019
100 EASTVALE PLACE
Head over to their website for more info - nationalwhiskyfestival.scot
This event is 18+ only. This event is likely to sell out in advance - book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Please drink responsibly.
Top restauranteur believes launch of The Botany will spark a flood of openings in North Glasgow.
Alan Tomkins, one of Glasgow’s leading hospitality entrepreneurs, has chosen Maryhill as the location for his latest venture, The Botany.
The man behind a whole host of the city’s best-loved institutions, including Urban Bar & Brasserie, Vroni’s Wine Bar and Blue Dog, will open the Maryhill Road venue on Wednesday 12th September, alongside business partner Calum Lawson, who’ll be the owner on site.
The new bar and restaurant born from its previous incarnation, The Strathmore, which opened in 1877, will cater to Glaswegians on the hunt for the very best food and drink in a beautiful glasshouse setting, free from the pretence of fine dining.
The name pays homage to the tale of prisoners starting their journey to Botany Bay on the nearby Forth and Clyde Canal.
Alan, a former board director of the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, believes this move could encourage more bars and restaurants to think outside the box and break free from the shackles of the West End.
The menu’s inspired by cuisines across the globe, while the look and feel of The Botany, which is just a stone’s throw from the Maryhill locks, elicits comparison to restaurants on the canals of Amsterdam.
Chef John Paul Lappin’s CV is a feast for the eyes with experience in some of Glasgow’s top restaurants, including Gamba and Urban Bar & Brasserie.
The menu will deliver comfort food at a high level using locally-sourced ingredients. Highlights include a venison loin smoked in-house and a Sri-Lankan-style monkfish curry. There will also be brunch specials served on Sundays, a multitude of botanical cocktails, extensive wine list, rotating bottle selection, quality gins and whisky.
After months of redesign to the restaurant, glasshouse conservatory, outdoor terrace, menu and interiors, and £200,00 of investment, doors will open to The Botany on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm
The Botany 795 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7TL
Glasgow’s Indian street food specialist, Tuk Tuk is hosting the city’s only potluck celebration of Eid with a specially created menu and Bollywood dance classes.
Celebrated by Muslims worldwide, Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Tuk Tuk’s Eid potluck dinner takes place on Thursday 14 June with guests able to enjoy a special set menu for just £12. The Bollywood Dance Workshops are run by Nak-Shatra Dance & Events and take place from 5pm – 7pm and should be booked in advance.
The event takes place at Tuk Tuk’s restaurant on Sauchiehall Street. All ticket holders receive a choice of meat or vegetarian set menus with vegan alternatives available on request.
The meat set menu comprises:
1. Reshmi Silken Lamb Kebab: Juicy lamb kebab cooked on the griddle wrapped with a fried egg
2. Kochi Murghi Chicken Curry: Slow cooked chicken curry in a caramelised onion and yoghurt sauce topped with fried onions
3. Naani’s Chana Chatpati Salad: Naani’s favourite black and white chickpea salad style dish, sautéed potato with onions, fresh green chilli, finished with a hint of lime and lemon juice
4. Shahab’s Keema Biryani: Spicy minced lamb dish, with green peas fried in basmati rice
The vegetarian set menu comprises:
1. Paneer Fries: Paneer sticks dipped in a fiery hot batter then shallow fried
2. Bengali Soya Bean Bari Curry: Soya chunks cooked in a caramelised onion and yoghurt sauce topped with fried onions
3. Naani’s Chana Chatpati Salad: Naani’s favourite black and white chickpea salad style dish, sautéed potato with onions, fresh green chilli, finished with a hint of lime and lemon juice
4. Gobi Pilau: Fresh cauliflower and light spices cooked with fragrant basmati rice
The complete menu is included in the ticket priced at £12. Tuk Tuk allows guests to bring their own drinks (BYOB).
Tickets for the Eid potluck menu cost just £12. Guests can dine any time between midday and 10pm.
Tickets for the potluck menu including the Bollywood dance class cost £17.50 (plus booking fee) and take place 5pm – 7pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
In 2017, Tuk Tuk opened on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. An all-day dining experience, Tuk Tuk serves up authentic lunch time Tiffin lunch boxes for those on the go, before sashaying, Bollywood style, into the evening where sociable sharing dishes are the order of the day.
Tuk Tuk supports their charity partners Scottish Love in Action, which helps street children in India. This event is taking place at Tuk Tuk Glasgow restaurant only.
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food, 426 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
Tickets are now on sale via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tuk-tuk-eid-pot-luck-dinner-tickets-44805260741
Tickets are now on sale for Tuk Tuk Bollywood Dance Class: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tuk-tuk-eid-bollywood-dance-workshop-tickets-45062954510
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We are delighted to announce that Tron Bar & Kitchen will play host to a two-day celebration of all things vegan. After the success of the Vegan pop-up market event which took place earlier in 2018, Tron Bar & Kitchen will be holding a second Vegan pop-up market event on Thursday 19 April (5pm -8pm), followed by an exclusive Mediterranean Vegan Tasting Menu event on Friday 20 April.
Featuring over 10 of Scotland’s finest vegan food suppliers, the evening pop-up event will be another ideal opportunity for those looking to stock up on high-quality locally sourced vegan produce. Visitors will be able to enjoy live handpan music from samadhi soundscapes while they shop for vegan and ethical snacks and ingredients.
Confirmed suppliers for Thursday’s pop-up market include: Roaming Vegan Bakers, Roots, Fruits and Flowers, Cool Jerk Vegan Pies, Glasgow Distillery, In-Bloom, I-Zen Juices, Fry Coconut Island, Rawsmary, Choc-a-lot by Karuna, Glasgow Kimchi Co., Almighty Foods and Bottle of Ginger.
If you’re not still full, join them on Friday 20 April, when Tron Bar & Kitchen’s Executive Head Chef Mark Mackenzie will be developing an exclusively curated vegan menu. For one night only, enjoy the quintessential flavours of the Mediterranean in specially-developed plant-based dishes. From creamy charred courgette arancini to wild mushroom & Quorn ravioli, the Mediterranean Vegan Tasting Menu is bound to impress both vegans and non-vegans alike. So come on down and join in an unmissable two-day celebration of Scotland’s finest vegan fare.
The full menu available online at: http://www.tronbarandkitchen.co.uk/news-offers and the cost is a very reasonable £20 per head (£22.50 for wine pairings).
Tron Bar & Kitchen, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Tron Bar & Kitchen are delighted announce our first event of the year, a VEGAN POP-UP MARKET evening on Wednesday 21 February (5pm-9pm). Featuring over 10 of Scotland’s finest vegan food suppliers, the evening pop-up event will be an ideal opportunity for those looking to stock up on high-quality locally sourced vegan produce. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music from Fox Star records while they shop for vegan goods.
Confirmed suppliers for the event include Kind Crusts, a Dennistoun-based café and catering operation specialising in innovative and sustainable food, completely free of animal produce. Popular Shawlands vegan café Soy Division will also be in attendance, as well as the Glasgow Kimchi Company. Based in Merchant City, Glasgow Kimchi Company produce handmade kimchi (a fermented Korean food) that is both vegetarian and vegan friendly. Music fans won’t be able to resist stopping at In Bloom, a long-awaited Nirvana-themed, plant-based café which opened in Maryhill last year. West End organic wholefoods staple Roots, Fruits and Flowers will also be in attendance, as well as Fair Trade Scotland who will be selling a wide range of unique, socially responsible products and gifts, from handbags to bamboo products!
If all that shopping gets you a bit thirsty, take advantage of the wide range of vegan drinks suppliers who will be showcasing their products. East End community enterprise Bottle of Ginger will be selling their nostalgic fizzy drinks, brewed in their Bridgeton headquarters. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, why not treat yourself to a tipple from Makar Gin or Thistly Cross Cider. If you’re still not full up, Tron Bar & Kitchen’s executive chef Mark Mackenzie will be developing an exclusively curated vegan menu for this one-off event. So come on down and join us for an unmissable evening of Scotland’s finest vegan fare.
For more information contact:
Olivia Carr, Press & Marketing Officer
0141 559 5307
Venue: Tron Bar & Kitchen, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Date: Wed 21 Feb, 5pm – 7pm
Hotel bars and restaurants were for a long time somewhere to avoid, unless you were staying in the actual hotel, of course. There were a few notable exceptions, always at the rosetted and starred end of the culinary scale, but generally the hotel restaurant was the domain of the table-for-one business person and the octogenarian coach holiday party, unless it was a Sunday lunchtime when the place would be stowed.
But times change, hotels recognise the benefits of livening up their food offerings and being genuinely attractive to folk who want a meal rather than a bed. The result is exciting new places to visit, and unsurprisingly Malmaison, the iconic and innovative boutique hotel brand, is keen to show off their brand spanking new Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison Glasgow. There is plenty going on at this end of the town at the moment so Chez Mal is going to need to be pretty special to pull in the punters. We secured an invite to the launch party to have a good look at what Malmaison hope will achieve just that.
First impressions are good, just about the right amount of understated opulence from the outside, but a big chunk of fun inside with colourful balloons and the name spelled out in three foot high light up letters.
There was a host of food on offer, from uber-posh scallops on tiny black pudding cushions, to beef sliders and pigs-in-blanket hot dogs demonstrating the quirkier side of the kitchens outputs. Chez Mal offers a fresh mix of contemporary styled dishes in the relaxed but vibrant setting. Food and drink lovers can look forward to mouth-watering menus, bursting with bold flavours and fresh ingredients, all complemented with craft beers, Champagnes and expertly crafted Mal cocktails. The decor shouts about Glasgow’s ship-building heritage and the wooden parquet flooring and glittering domed ceilings emphasises a laid-back luxury.
Mal Bar brings you cold beers, crisp bubbly and a creative array of inventive cocktails, all in a cool and colourful setting with an electric atmosphere. Pull up a blue pew amongst the pop art and peruse the majestic menu of wines, ales, cocktails and spirits. Watch mixologists work their magic alongside the beats of the resident DJ on Friday nights. The inside out feel of the atrium, the neons and the big red pipework all add to a fun and funky feeling that is just that bit more relaxed than you’d expect from an upmarket hotel bar. The perfect venue for a pre-theatre Prosecco? You bet it is! They will be offering £5 cocktails and great music Wednesday – Friday, so you don’t need to wait for the weekend.
Set behind the Mal Bar are three private dining rooms, which share the intimate atmosphere and are the perfect setting for a family get-together, a meal with friends or a celebration without any interruptions.
Chez Mal looks amazing, the staff were lovely and the food and drinks we tried were excellent. This is not simply a hotel restaurant, Chez Mal is a destination in it’s own right, and if this evening was anything to go by, it’s going to be very successful!
A La Carte - British ingredients with balance and panache. Beautifully-balanced flair dishes and perfectly seared steaks.
Sunday Brunch - £19.95 - Experience the ultimate Sunday lunch at Malmaison with our endless Chef’s Table, your choice of superb main courses including traditional roasts.
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 2.30pm
Sunday only (obvs...) 12.30pm to 4pm
Monday to Thursday 5.30pm to 10pm
Friday to Saturday 5pm to 10pm
Sunday 6pm to 10pm
O141 572 1001
Malmaison Glasgow - 278 West George Street, Glasgow G2 4LL
When you are trudging through an industrial estate in the pouring rain on a Wednesday evening, normally this is an indication that somewhere the week has gone horribly wrong.
On this occasion we had endured a journey on a bus and two trains to end up exactly here. For in this little corner of Yorkhill, hidden from view by the railway arches, and watched over by ten foot high street art is the SWG3 Studio Warehouse. A venue contained within a collection of re-purposed industrial buildings, with a blend of brick, rusting steel and polished concrete, a location which perfectly mixes contemporary and history.
But why were we here? Well actually to perfectly mix contemporary and history, or more accurately allow someone to mix them for us… The lovely folk from Jack Daniel’s were hosting “The Meeting Place” a taste of Tennessee, with the Clyde standing in for the Elk River. What ensued was a party that I will remember fondly for some time, because on top of a brilliant DJ and cracking band, the Broken Witt Rebels, there was two of the cities finest street food suppliers, Chompsky and The Buffalo Truck. But the best bit, was the relaxed, friendly vibe, that can only happen when a large number of Jack Daniels’ drinkers get together and enjoy some fine Tennessee whiskey.
Best of all, this was not a “JD & Coke” affair, oh no, this was about exploring some new and interesting ways of serving Jack. Apple Jacks, a simple combination of Jack Daniel’s, fresh apple juice over ice with a slice of apple and a sniff of cinnamon added a fruity zing and a different spicy flavour to the usual mellowness of the whiskey.
The Jack Old Fashioned mixed a large Jack Daniel’s with a few dashes of Angostura and then a healthy slug of honey. The sweetness of the honey takes the punch of the bitters on the chin and hits back with a perfect counterpoint to the smokiness of the Whiskey.
Seems someone at Jack Daniel’s has worked out that the whiskey is a great partner with honey, so much so you can buy it paired up in the bottle. The awesome Tennessee Honey sees a honey liqueur blended with Old No. 7 to create a fantastic combination that is still undoubtedly JD, but different! It formed the basis of our two favourite drinks of the night, Jack Honey and Lemonade, a simple mix of sweet lemonade, a wedge of lemon and a healthy shot of Tennessee Honey was simple but effective.
The Tennessee Touchdown was a standout, Tennessee Honey, some honey and ginger syrup, a squeeze of lemon juice, a dash or two of Angostura and then top the tankard up with lager! Oh wow sweet, sharp, smoky and sour all going on in one glass! I’m going to need to experiment with some of our finest Scottish brewery products to find the perfect brew, but this is definitely worth a try (responsibly of course!!!)
Jack Daniel’s wasn’t kept just to the cocktail bar, no,no,no several bottles seem to have made it out to the caterers, for Chompsky offered up slow roasted pulled pork in a JD BBQ glaze on Mac & Cheese, whilst the Buffalo Truck went with the Tennessee Honey and butter glazed buttermilk fried chicken burgers. I’d like to say we tried both, but that would be a lie (sorry Chompsky). For us it was double chicken and wow, that batter was phenomenal. Best chicken burger ever? potentially! That’s a recipe I also need to be trying out back in the SFR kitchen!
The top discovery of the night? Three actually.
I like rebellious rock and soulful blues, so will probably end up at Stereo on 21st October to see the Broken Witt Rebels again.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey could possibly edge Old No. 7 as my favourite Tennessee export, wow!
Tennessee Fire makes my eyes water…
So a big thank you to Jack Daniel’s for inviting us along. It’s a brave move bringing a party and Whiskey to Scotland, the land of Scotch and Ceilidh, but you know what, them folk from Tennessee created a near perfect feel-good night out. Slàinte!
Jack Daniel's invited us to their Meeting Place event, but the opinions are very much our own (so there you go...)
JOIN JACK DANIEL’S AT THE MEETING PLACE: A TENNESSEE INSPIRED POP UP IN GLASGOW THIS SEPTEMBER
Whether it’s fine whiskey cocktails, delicious BBQ food or incredible live music. Find your taste of Tennessee courtesy of Jack Daniel’s
Fine sippin’ whiskey, world-class BBQ food and live music experiences are what Tennessee is all about, which is why, this September, Jack Daniel’s is bringing a Taste of Tennessee to Glasgow with “The Meeting Place”, a southern spread like no other.
The word Tennessee is believed to be derived from the old Yuchi Indian word, ‘Tana-see’, which translates to ‘The Meeting Place’. This one-off gathering in Glasgow’s coolest arts space will bring 200 lucky Glaswegians together to experience some famous southern hospitality and enjoy drinks, food and music inspired by Tennessee.
Mr Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel registered his distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1866 next to a cool, cave spring water at ‘the hollow’ which just happens to be perfect for making whiskey, and the reason every drop still comes from the same place today. The folk at Jack Daniel’s think that is something worth celebrating, which is why they are inviting friends to find their taste of Tennessee here in the UK.
Inspired by the bustling bars and Honky Tonks of Jack’s home state, The Meeting Place will partner with some of the best venues in Glasgow to bring together some of the city’s best drinks, music and food.
Among others, renowned bars Slouch, Lebowskis and Saint Luke’s will be mixing up fine whiskey cocktails, while The Buffalo Truck and Chompsky will be firing up the grill to treat friends of Jack to mouthwatering cuts of meat.
No Tennessee gathering is complete without live music, and there will be a quality line up to match the food and whiskey cocktails. Throughout the night musicians will play Tennessee inspired tunes to entertain the crowd.
For the chance to join Jack Daniel’s at The Meeting Place, head on down to either Moskito, Saint Luke’s, Slouch, Rufus T Firefly, Lebowskis, The Buffalo Truck or Chompsky, purchase a Jack Daniel’s drink and you’ll be handed a Jack Daniel’s postcard to fill out and post into a Tennessee style post mailbox.
Entries close on 14th September.
Your friends in Tennessee remind you to drink responsibly
Moskito - 198-200 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HG
Saint Luke’s - Calton, 17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ
Slouch - 203-205 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HZ
Rufus T Firefly - 207 Hope St, Glasgow G2 2UW
Lebowskis - Several locations, visit http://www.lebowskis.co.uk/ for more information
The Buffalo Truck - Several locations, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheBuffaloTruck/ for more information
Chompsky - Several locations, visit https://www.facebook.com/chompskyfood/ for more information
Magners Irish Cider, Celtic FC Foundation and the Tennent’s Training Academy have announced the successful Magners Employability Programme will this year focus on chefs looking to get a foot in the kitchen door in 2017.
The project aims to help unemployed people get back into work and returns for its third year after Celtic sponsors, Magners, raised £19,670 for the Celtic FC Foundation, by donating £10 from the first 1,967 of a limited edition Magners Lisbon Lions pack launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic 1967 European Cup win.
This year, the project is targeted at people who have a passion for cooking and hospitality, as it will see 12 successful applicants undergo training at the state of the art Tennent’s Training Academy from Thursday 14 September until Friday 17 November. Any cooks in the making interested in applying to take part should visit magners.co.uk/celticfoundation.
Applicants can also attend a Recruitment Open Day at the Shettleston Job Centre on Tuesday 5th September from 10am to 12pm, with interviews being held at Celtic Park on Thursday 7th September.
The Magners Employability programme has helped 24 participants gain employment or move into further education since it began in 2015.
This year, the project is targeted at people who have a passion for cooking and hospitality, helping tackle a long-standing skills shortage in Scotland. During the 10-week programme, participants will develop their culinary skills before leaving the course, ready to start work as trainee Commis Chefs in the industry.
To further help graduates in their new cooking careers, some of the biggest businesses in hospitality, including DiMaggion Group, G1 Group, Lynette Leisure, Jury’s Hotel and Holiday Inn, to name a few, have pledged their support, committing to taking on graduates at the end of the programme to work in their kitchens.
Delivered by Celtic FC Foundation and the award-winning Tennent’s Training Academy, the Magners Employability Programme prepares participants for life after the project, encouraging them to engage with a varied mix of work experience, certified industry training along with recruitment days, motivational speakers, and sessions covering; skills, qualities, job searching, CVs, application forms, interview techniques and work ethic.
In addition, this year’s programme will include awards in food safety, a look at world food trends, menu planning, nutritional cooking and foraging trips.
The aim of the project is to enable participants to use their new-found skills and experience to secure employment, voluntary work or further training.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey are inviting cocktail lovers to join them at Cocktails in the City, Glasgow, to find your Taste of Tennessee in the city on 25thAugust.
Jack Daniel’s will be bringing a flavour of the bustling bars and Honky Tonks of Tennessee to The Briggait with a saloon style pop-up lounge. The saloon and the whiskey being served there will bring people together; a long-standing tradition that is still as true today as it was when Mr. Jack himself registered his distillery over 150 years ago.
Mr Jack was a particular man where whiskey was concerned, which is why he set up his distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee next to a cool, cave spring in ‘the hollow’ which produces spring water that just happens to be perfect for making whiskey, and the reason every drop still comes from the same place today.
The menu of three cocktails being served at the lounge honour Mr. Jack’s home place. Each has been carefully crafted by the talented team at Glasgow’s The Finnieston, and are all inspired by the music, food and culture of Tennessee.
Those looking to join Jack Daniel’s as part of Cocktail’s in the City can purchase a ticket for £12. They’ll receive one free cocktail at the event plus a membership card.
We are delighted to let you know about the first ever Scottish Drinks Festival!
On Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th their will be a celebration of drinks, sampling, food, music and Scottish culture. Under the spectacular roof of The Briggait, one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings, situated on the bank of the River Clyde there will be held an authentic and credible Scottish drink tasting experience. 2000 people will flock to the Scottish Drinks Festival over four sessions to get a taste of this truly intimate experience.
Scotland has a remarkable worldwide reputation for producing world class drinks from whisky to gin to craft ale and more recently rum and fruit wines. The evolution and tales of the drinks industry are woven into the fabric of Scottish history. The festival will allow you to taste these tipples and hear these stories.
Over 150 different types of drinks will be available to sample including Makar Glasgow Gin, Strathearn, Deanston, Bunnahabhain, Old J Rums & cocktails, Fallen Beer, Elephant Gin, Fraiser of Scotland, Savanha cider, Poleta wine, Shetland Reel and One Gin.
A great many experts will be on hand to let you sample the drinks and learn more about their specialty gin, whisky, rum or other tipple treats. Scotland’s latest, greatest and most exciting drinks brands will serve taster size signature samples and The Scottish Gantry, a new local specialist wine and spirits retailer will be the bottle retailer on the day should you want to grab a bottle to take home with you.
The festival will also feature fresh culinary delights from some of the city’s best pop up street food specialists. From the good eating and the familiar, with Scottish twists and beyond. There will also be an option for those with a sweet tooth or a passion for a palletizer. Bold new flavours and innovative combinations will enrich your afternoon’s drink sampling whilst tantalising your taste buds. But the entertainment doesn't stop there as each tasting session will be accompanied by live music from some local acoustic artists.
To find out more info and for tickets for both sessions have a look at http://www.scottishdrinksfestival.com/