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January 11, 2019

First up, we have Soul Food Kitchen, a new vegan restaurant which is coming together at the Finnieston end of Sauchiehall Street.

Pencilled in to open on Monday, the restaurant's kitchen is run by Debbie who ran the former Soy Division restaurant in the Southside.

Look out for smoothie bowls, amazing cakes, kombucha on tap and hot dishes such as beetroot and coconut soup; vegan Sunday roasts and sticky, Asian, roasted cauliflower.

There are also plans afoot for the restaurant to host workshops on topics such as fermentation and juicing.

Asian-style, roasted cauliflower from Soul Food Kitchen.

Asian-style, roasted cauliflower from Soul Food Kitchen. Pic: Facebook

Smoking in Gourock

Heading out of the city and over to Gourock, the old Bank of Scotland building on Kempock Street is becoming Kai Smokehouse .

The owners were inspired to launch the venture after travelling in New Zealand.

Scheduled to open later this month, Kai Smokehouse will serve smoked food, BBQ, salads and seafood. Naturally, there will be veggie and vegan options.

Sticking with the converted banks but scooting back to Giffnock, The Cherry Tree is taking shape in what was once a branch of the Clydesdale Bank on Fenwick Road.

Aiming to open in February, it will be a coffee house by day and wine bar in the evenings. Small plates are promised on the food front.

Dive into The Dam

Heading back into the centre of town, The Dam will be a basement dive bar venue underneath The Brunswick Hotel in the Merchant City.

According to their Facebook 'If you dig stiff drinks, late nights and basement gigs then you’re in for a treat'. 

We can get behind all of that but, should you need any more persuasion, The Dam will also be knocking out breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

We're not entirely sure about this but understand that there may just be a link to St Luke's in the East End.

More info as we get it.

Finally, does anyone remember when we told you about the relaunch of Lock 27 in Anniesland?

Well, the revamped bar got up and running before Christmas. Their new kitchen swings into action shortly and they will be serving a food menu from next week.