A Few Favourites of 2017

Well, we’re just over two weeks into 2018 which means I’m not entirely too late for a little 2017 wrap up post- am I?

I thought I would get back to blog posts a bit more this year. No, not like a resolution… more like a slightly more fun to do list? Yeah!

So, my top five food and drink discoveries of 2017 is basically a list of places that I should have blogged about (and still might) over the past year. Here are the rules: I’m staying local and the list is about new places I went to in 2017, not necessarily that opened in 2017.

In no order, of course.

Let’s get snacking!

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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

This hotel is probably too hip for me.

I mean, bicycle rentals, morning monkey hollers, a permanent entrance line to a rooftop bar, hammocks…

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Yeah. It’s far too hip for me. But when you’re on holiday nobody else has to know that, right?

So, if you’re planning a trip to Berlin this might be the place to lay your head.

 

Monkey Business

Fiesta, San Antonio, TX

Let’s take another journey into the past.

Part of the reason I decided to visit San Antonio in April was because of Fiesta.

It’s an annual ten day event celebrating all things puro San Antonio through parades, parties, pin badges, bright colours and of course, food.

San Antonio is party city already, but it really comes to life during Fiesta. I couldn’t possibly do the history of Fiesta justice, so to find out more about it have a look on their website: Fiesta!

What I can do is share a little of my experience of the celebration. Let’s go!

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Fiesta Fun!

Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival, New Braunfels, TX

Okay, here we go. Months later and I’m just finding some time to go through some photos and get motivated to sit and do a little writing. My head has been busy.

Seeing as my trip back home was in April and we’ve now reached mid-July all the details are a little fuzzy, but I still have things I want to share… and one of those things was my time at the 3rd annual Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival.

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A day outside drinking Texas craft beer, munching a few snacks and listening to music… why not. Here’s how I got on.

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Proust!

‘Babs, Glasgow

For the past several months I’ve been eyeing up the the “coming soon” sign of ‘Babs – a place boldly claiming their “kebabs are done right”. The lure of charcoal-fired meat and soft, pillowy bread was too great; I was salivating every time I walked past.

And with it opening just a day ago (June 15th) I could finally pay the place a visit.

It’s brought to you by the team of the well-loved Bread Meats Bread, so I had some relatively high expectations for ‘Babs and here is how I got on.

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Grill on

Let’s Journey Back…

The month of May has been the strangest sense of being busy vs being lazy… with added jet lag and a severe lack of Tex Mex.

I mean, Texas was a month ago and I’m only half unpacked. Shameful, I know.

Just watch this space. I’ll be sharing some past Texas fun with you over the next few weeks.

And now that it’s basically summer and we finally have a little bit of light in Scotland… I can get back to baking. I’m working on a little chocolate cake and with all the Twin Peaks I’m watching cherry pie is bound to come up soon.

The latter might be a bit ambitious, but we’ll see.

 

Stay tuned.

 

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