Monthly Archives: April 2010

NEWS – Good luck Mark!

Edinburgh hero Mark Cooper starts his challenge of running 50 marathons in 56 days in Amsterdam tomorrow. He’s doing it in aid of the local charity Edinburgh Headway Group, and hopes to raise at least £25,000. You can read more about Mark in our feature article and follow his progress on his website. Here at […]

REVIEW – The Jolly Judge Pub

  I love the Jolly Judge pub which sits at the foot of a vennel in James Court.  The Jolly Judge is only 2 minutes from the Castle but is a great discovery for locals and tourists.  They do a  good selection of draught beers and malt whiskies alongside real ales, wines and spirits.  On a warm summers’ […]

REVIEW – La Partenope, Dalry


  La Partenope bill themselves as a  ‘little corner of Napoli’ in Edinburgh and I couldn’t agree more.  Using the freshest and finest restaurants, the family run restaurant is a regular choice for me.  Visiting for dinner one evening with 3 friends, we had 8 different dishes between us and all of them were given full […]

REVIEW – Muffins, Goldenacre


I am fortunate enough that this delightful cafe is a short distance from my house and have visited it many times over the years.  It is on the small side and often very busy, but you can take out their food as well.  Their speciality is the home baked cake related goods which feature all the usual suspects, but they also do simple breakfast rolls […]

REVIEW – Choco-Latte, Newington


  Choco-Latte is known by locals as a great place to head for a chocolate muffin topped with a mars bar or a secret supply of Chelsea Whoppers.  It’s an old fashioned sweet shop with everything you could possibly want that’s sugar filled and part of the chocolate family.  There is a small seating area […]

REVIEW – My Big Fat Greek Kitchen


My Big Fat Greek Kitchen is a welcome addition to the Tollcross area and the food here is a selection of authentic Greek dishes.  We were warmly greeted by the owner one lunch time to take advantage of their excellent lunch menu.  We chose the excellent house white wine to go with our meal and were […]

NEWS – Siege Perilous win New Arts Sponsorship award

Edinburgh-based theatre company Siege Perilous has attracted an Arts & Business sponsorship award. Funded by the Scottish government, this match-funding scheme will double the company’s sponsorship benefits and is allowing them to embark upon a programme of five shows in 2010. The first of these is Suspicious Minds, a new work from Edinburgh writer Caroline […]

PHOTO – Sticky arrives in Edinburgh

Johnny ‘Sticky’ Budden arrived in town today as part of his gruelling 1000 mile parkour challenge to raise money for motor neurone disease.  You can read our previous piece on Sticky here.  He certainly took tourists and locals by surprise today as he flipped and jumped around town and he met Edinburgh’s Mark Cooper from […]

EVENT – May Day May Day music festival, 30 April – 2 May

This weekend sees the first May Day May Day music festival, an event being held to raise funds and awareness for national Save The Children week. Taking place at the Three Sisters, the festival runs over three days and features over 15 bands, artists and DJs. On Friday from 5pm, six folk and acoustic acts […]