The weekend is so close that the 5pm Dining blog can almost taste the gin. If you are looking for scoff-related activities to attend over the next 48 hours then we got ‘em.
First up, the Scottish Heats of the British Street Food Awards take place at the Tram Stop Market by John Lewis in Edinburgh this Saturday.
As well as the usual stall holders such as Jones & Son BBQ and the Currito Cafe, the food stalls on offer will include wood-smoked pizzas from Big Blu, extraordinary noodles from Nusou and Wild Rovers’ field kitchen which will be serving dishes such as venison and pigeon.
You can see a full list of the people who will be pulling up their trucks here.
Staying in Edinburgh, the Mela will be rocking Leith Links this weekend. As ever, there will be world music, dance and fashion spread over several stages.
However, it’s the food that gets our pulse racing. Over 30 stalls serving food from around the globe are promised.
Toddling over to the other side of the country, feastRen, the East Renfrewshire food festival, seems to be on pause at the moment but we did stumble across an interesting event from Deafblind Scotland.
Dining in the dark
This evening and tomorrow afternoon, the charity is running two events called Dining in darkness in deafening silence.
The idea is that guests will have a glass of bubbly in a lighted bar before being led off to dine in the dark in a silent room.
The menu is a surprise until after you have eaten it but the ingredients have been selected to heighten your other senses.
Tickets are £35. The first sitting is today at 6.30pm to 8pm. The second sitting is tomorrow, 2.30pm- 4pm, at The Arthouse, Glasgow.
We also liked the sound of the Urban Market at Drygate on Sunday. As well as some rather cool craft and design stalls, the market features food and drink stalls from people like Aunt Jenny’s Cakes and the tiny, totey but tasty Strathearn Distillery.