Glasgow’s eating out scene has long been in tune with new food fashions and two recent restaurant openings underline the city’s on-trend credentials.
The newly launched Dixie Chick is a good example.
Replacing Una Storia, it is a new chicken joint which sits above Vodka Wodka on Ashton Lane.
As we have mentioned several times on the blog, chicken – be it spit-roasted or fried – is having its moment in the sun.
All four can be booked via 5pm Dining.
Doing it Dixie style
Flapping back over to Dixie Chick, the restaurant’s menu is concise but still offers plenty of options for what they like to call ‘doing it Dixie’.
As well as half a dozen different burgers – five chicken, one halloumi – the kitchen serves wings, strips and halloumi.
All are available in portions which range from four to 24 pieces and guests can choose sauces and glazes such as Blue Murder cheese, sweet chilli and sweet pineapple teriyaki.
Fries, ‘slaw, salads and delicious but evil loaded fries add to the line-up.
The 5pm Dining blog wishes Dixie Chick the best of (c)luck.
Recent restaurant openings in Glasgow: Fylkir of Copenhagen
If chicken is very much in a sizzling culinary hot spot at the moment, then Scandi-style food is perhaps not quite as trendy.
Or at least not as trendy as it was, say, eighteen months ago when it was all the rage.
However, even if our appetite for all things hygge, lagom and Nordic Noir has waned a little, we are still hungry for anything which has a whiff of Nordic cooking about it.
So, say ‘Hej!’ to Fylkir of Copenhagen, a Scandinavian cafe on Newlands Road in Glasgow.
Open sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs and brunch are all on the menu.
The Glasgow Food blog visited recently and was very impressed.
Finally, congratulations to the team at Paleo Canteen. Formerly a pop-up, the Paleo people recently took over the food ops at King Tut’s.
Yesterday, they were on the receiving end of a tasty thumbs-up review from Joanna Blythman in the Sunday Herald.