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November 3, 2017
Glasgow food news
Glasgow food news: Keep your eyes on the prize at Pie and Brew. Pic: [Facebook][1].

Starved of all the latest Glasgow food news? Tuck in your napkin…

As we predicted a couple of weeks back, Pie and Brew opened in the basement of the Abode hotel on Bath Street this week.

Open from 4pm every day, they serve eight different pies; fish ‘n’ chips, a burger and puddings such as banoffee pie with salted caramel ice cream.

We love the idea of their pie board – or pie flight as we are calling it.  Your choice of any three mini pies with neeps and gravy on the side for £12.

Loads of craft beers and regular live music plus DJ sets complete the picture. Taking to the stage between 7pm and 9pm tonight is acoustic guitar man Steve Morrison.

On the 24th of November, Chris Helme – former front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses – is playing from 8pm.

Avo Avo launch date

Glasgow food news
All things avocado will be on the menu at Avo Avo. Pic: [Facebook][4].

Looking a little further ahead, Avo Avo, Glasgow’s first avocado café, has announced that it will launch on Friday 17th November.

Writing in The Glasgowist, Paul Trainer has posted a very informative in-depth interview with the team behind it.

Glasgow food news: new 5pm restaurants

Of course, a Glasgow food news round-up wouldn’t be complete without word of the latest restaurants which can now be booked via 5pm Dining.

Say hello to the Nam Tuk Truck Stop in Partick and Banana Leaf on Cambridge Street.

While very different, both serve dishes from Asia.

Banana Leaf Cambridge Street

Banana Leaf  is an award-winning, Malaysian Chinese restaurant on Cambridge Street in Glasgow city centre.

There is another branch on Byres Road.

A family-run business, it is smart and intimate but offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome whether you are visiting for a date or a family dinner.

Offering an exciting and ever evolving hybrid of Malaysian and Chinese culinary traditions, the menus at the Banana Leaf have much to offer both novices and old hands.

Well-known dishes such as chicken satay skewers, roti, nasi goreng and rendang beef curries sit beside more exotic options such as the deep-fried fish head soup and the sizzling venison hot plate.

Over in the West End, Nam Tuk Tram Stop is a pan-Asian restaurant on Partick Bridge Street by the bottom of Byres Road. Mixing bamboo fittings, manga murals and hanging silk lanterns, it is a colourful, buzzy spot for a fun meal, an inventive cocktail or a frosty Tsing Tao beer.

Dishes from Korea, Thailand, Japan and more

From Thai tom yum soups to Japanese sashimi and sushi platters, Nam Tuk’s menus go backpacking all over Asia.

Whether you want Korean bulgogi beef, Chinese wonton soup or Hong Kong-style chicken, Nam Tuk can take your taste buds on tour without having to root out the passport.

If you are hankering after a plate of octopus balls or simply need a hot plate of spicy duck soba noodles, you know where to go.

They even offer Korean BBQ where the customer cooks at the table.

As well as the main menu, Nam Tuk also has a full vegan/veggie menu packed with dishes like crunchy bread-crumbed pumpkin and vegan sushi.