Monthly Archives: January 2014

Silent Sunday – 26 Jan

Who needs Paris when Cafe Rouge in Glasgow welcomes you in

Cafe Rouge in Glasgow


Here’s to the Bard

Scottish poet Robert BurnsIt’s time to shake off those January blues.  And what better way to do it than by celebrating Rabbie Burn’s birthday.

How you do it is completely up to you but with the selection of Burn’s night fayre on offer, your choices are endless.

A global connection

Go large and eclectic at Celtic Connections. Enjoy a global experience at the International Burns Concert at the SSE Hydro.  South African vocal trio the Mahotella Queens,  Greek-Cypriot balladeer Alkinoos Ioannidis with Karine Polwart and Scotland’s Salsa Celtica will all be commemorating the Bard with their diverse sounds.

Traditional treats

If you’re looking for a more traditional Burn’s night then Rab Ha’s is the answer.  Tartan wallpaper and Rabbie’s picture await you.  Locally sourced ingredients, Scottish spirit – liquid and otherwise – make it the perfect place to honour the poet.

Dancing feet don’t need to look any further than Cottier’s Burns night on Saturday 25 January.  Enjoy the delicious three-course meal, complete with toasts, bagpipes and poetry before the Ceilidh kicks off at 9pm.

Foodie fun

For an indulgent combination of dancing, food, music and poetry try Ubiquitous Chip on Sunday 26 January. Enjoy a delectable four-course meal, with obligatory drams of whisky.  And when the orator,  piper and musicians walk into the bar get ready to ceilidh.

DIY Burns

Alternatively you can bring Burns to your house.  Just add whisky, haggis, neeps, tatties with friends.  Check out the Robert Burn’s Organisation for the poetry and you’re away.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie’s a hand o’thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne



Silent Sunday – 19 January

Rain rain go away…

Rain  rain go away in Glasgow

Burger Meats Bun – full roll mandatory

Burger Meats Bun signWe follow the glowing sign down the stairs to Burger Meats Bun.

We know BMB means serious business when they sit an entire kitchen roll down on our table.  Not napkins.  An entire roll!

It seems extreme but they’re right.  We’re served the juiciest, most mouth-watering burgers.

It’s messy but totally tasty.

BMB veggie burger - GlasgowThere’s a good selection of chicken and beef burgers with an extensive choice of toppings.  Smokin’ bacon, chipotle mayo, Barwheys cheddar.  You want it, they got it.

And veggies are not forgotten. Their Nae Meat burger is extraordinarily scrumptious – and massive.  Actually tall.  Open very wide.

The chips are equally delicious.  In fact I happily blew my living on lettuce 2014 resolution on some of the most perfectly cooked, crispy sensations.

Raise a small glass to a big burger

BMB small beer steinEven the beer is served up in a totally cool way, arriving in one of the tiniest but most charming steins.  It’s hilariously conversational.

Besides serving up some of the best burgers and chips in town – BMB also happens to be a really cool place to simply hang out.  Enjoy the intriguing surroundings and welcoming staff. Chow down while taking in quirky quotes and pictures.  And do appreciate the cool cows grazing in green pastures.

Owners James and Ben’s dream of creating one of the best burger in town is coming true with BMB.

It’s January.  It’s dark and rainy.  You deserve something particularly good – so treat yourself to BMB.

– T