Monthly Archives: October 2014

The best sexy sandwich in town

When you discover something amazing, you should share it. This is especially true for good food.

Juice Garden in GlasgowThe Juice Garden on Renfield Street wins Glasgow’s best sandwich. Actually that’s not totally true because it’s not just one sandwich, it’s a wide variety of deliciousness.

Their awesome avocado, falafel-filled Moroccan magic and oh-mega tuna are all absolutely heavenly. And that’s just the beginning – there are loads of  other perfectly formed sandwiches to choose from. Even better, these tasty sensations are packed with nutritious goodness.

And as the name suggest, they also do an impressive selection of juices, shots and smoothie shakes. Today’s fav is the botanical boost juice – but sherbet lemonade and blue banana are also on my must try list.

Healthy is the new sexy

The Juice Garden says healthy is the new sexy and they’ve got the juice to prove it. From detoxifying to skin boosting or slimming down, their health and beauty drinks will have you looking and feeling fab. And if you need a little pick-up-up, try one of their juice shots.

It’s also a really lovely hang out – literally. Relax in their hanging circular chair or plunk down on the comfy flowerpot seats.

Don’t fret if you’re not in the city centre because these sexy sandwiches are also coming to the West End soon.

So go on, treat yourself to something scrumptiously good.



Silent Sunday – 26 October

What are you going to do with your extra hour today?

Delicious cakes of once upon a tart in Glasgow

Eat something delicious at Once Upon a Tart on King Street.

Happy fabulous 21st !

Glasgay 2014 kicked off this week and is also celebrating its 21st birthday. There’s still time to check out their exciting programme on till 15 November. And that’s what I’ll be doing.

Eat, art and a dash of sport

I’m going to start by combining two of my favourite hobbies – eating and art. I’ll add a little sport for good measure.

First up a visit to Rose and Grants Café for their delish Goat’s Cheese salad with a calorie-free dessert in the form of the Sporting Heads exhibition. The enticing showcase looks at the rise in sportsman come outing in recent times like Tom Daley and Gareth Thomas.

If I can manage a ticket, I’ll be getting down and dirty with the “Pope of Trash” and legendary filmmaker John Waters when he talks about his new book This Filthy World Vol 2.

His impressive back catalogue includes Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and Polyester – and for one night only he’ll be wowing at the O2 Academy on Friday 14 November. If I don’t get tickets, I’ll catch the 11:15pm showing of Cry-Baby at the GFT.

These Delicate things, GlasgayI’ll be finishing up my Glasgay celebrations at the CCA when Cryptic presents These Delicate Things by Josh Armstrong.

The perfect combination of art and classical music in the most unexpected and invigorating way.

There’s a huge selection of LGBT events and performances – truly something for everyone. So, go on – check it out.

– B


Silent Sunday – 19 October

Big city. Big sigh. Heart melts… quiet and beautiful.

Glasgow at dusk

Late night? Follow the light…

If you find yourself starving on Sauchiehall Street after a late night rendez-vous this weekend, don’t settle for any old guff.

Yes you’ve been working your moves in a dancing frenzy all night. And yes you deserve food. But walk pass those noodles. Don’t even look at that questionable fish and chips and for goodness sake, turn away from the killer kebab.

You’ll regret it in the morning.

#PommesfritesglasgowThere’s only one place to take safety, solace and satisfy your hunger.

Walk towards the light…the wonderful glowing neon Pommes Frites sign will welcome you in with promises of the taste of Belgium.

Variety is the spice of life – especially on chips

It really is cheap as – ahem – chips.  A small cone (aka their regular) is actually massive. And it’s only £1.75. Even better, you can treat yourself to a variety of seasonings and sauces. Garlic and parmesan with pesto mayo is delish. As is blackened cajun and garlicky mayo. Or spice it up with cayenne and paprika seasoning. There are endless choices – and they’re probably all delightful.

Unlike other late night haunts, this place still taste great in the light of day. So if you’re on the west-end of Sauchiehall Street, try it out.

– T

Silent Sunday – 12 October

Enjoy veggie and vegan delights under CCA’s mood enhancing lights.

CCA serves up veggie delights in Glasgow

Challenge your perceptions about mental health

Today is #worldmentalhealthday. And this month the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) is happening across Scotland – shaking up perceptions and preconceived notions about mental health.

Some of the events you can catch in Glasgow include screenings of See Me I’m A Young Carer  at Café Nemo – created by a group of young carers to share the issues they face on a daily basis. Or check out the French Canadian film Gabrielle at the GFT – an intimate look into William’s Syndrome told through a love story.

Get involved

Check out the The Vacuum Cleaner Presents: The Assessment at the Arches 14-15 October to delve into your own mind to look at common mental health conditions and diagnosis.

Tomorrow - part of SHMAFFI also recommend Vanishing Point’s Tomorrow at the Tramway. I enjoyed this insightful look into the life of George in the grasps of old age and dementia – and his carers.

Their use of realistic latex masks to depict being stuck inside a body that doesn’t match yours anymore is truly brilliant. But it’s only on until tomorrow Saturday 11 October so be quick or you’ll miss it.

SHMAFF is full of films, exhibitions, exchanges, experiences – and importantly lots of questions and answers about mental health. So check it out.

– B

Silent Sunday – 5 October

Big well done to all who took part in the #GreatScottishRun today!

Great Scottish Run 2014

Above and beyond burgers

Winter’s coming. Warm up with a bit of stodgy deliciousness I say – this season I’m shunning salads for comfort food.

Glasgow has the same ideas because in the last year burger joints offering scrumptious filling food have sprung up all over the city. But there’s one that warms my heart and totally satisfies my stomach like no other – Bread meats Bread on St Vincent Street.

More than burgers

Poutine at Breat Meats BreadAnd it’s not just their mouth-watering burgers that won me over. It’s more to do with Quebecois delicacy poutine, chips smothered in gravy and cheese curd. Yum!

I knew this luscious treat from my days in Quebec in Canada. And up until now, no one but the Québécois could do it right. But not only does BMB do it right – they possibly do it better. Their flawless original along with a Glasgow inspired variety or a sweet potatoes version, means I’m spoiled for choice.

Of course do try one of their impressive burgers. But make it extra extra special by adding poutine.

If you’ve never tried poutine, prepare for a tasty calorie-rich sensation. And don’t be alarmed – cheese curds don’t melt. They’re squishy flavourful morsels that make good chips great.


– T