2014 in Food

Tiki cocktails made The Pacific sparkle.

January to March As is traditional, the 5pm Dining blog has compiled a run down of the blog's highlights over the last year. New openings, quirky stories and general food-related shenanigans - they are all here. Mogwai: young team, aged whisky The year got off to an enjoyably rock and roll start with the news that Scots rock band Mogwai were to unveil their own whisky. RockAct81w, a 57.1%ABV single cask whisky, was released to celebrate … [Read more...]

New Edinburgh bar: Black Fox spotted on Leith Walk

Make tracks to The Black Fox.

Leith Walk’s animal population is growing. In addition to the well established Woodland Creatures and The Brass Monkey bars, The Black Fox has now taken up residence on the Walk’s Albert Place. The premises have seen quite a turnover in recent years. The Old Salt, Luna Bar, Destination and Priscilla’s are among the names which have set up shop at 17 Albert Place in the last few years. Hoping to demonstrate greater longevity, The Black Fox … [Read more...]

One Square gingers up Christmas

One Square ginger 2

Readers whose brains have yet to be addled by too many Christmas parties may recall that in November we blogged about the gingerbread show piece on display in Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa. We were rather coy about what it actually depicted – mainly ‘cos we didn’t know. Edinburgh Castle Well, know we do. It’s a fantastic gingerbread sculpture of Edinburgh Castle, the iconic landmark which is visible from the hotel’s One … [Read more...]