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May 2, 2019

OK, strap in 'cos we're going to tear through these.

First up, keep an eye on Uddingston Main Street for the imminent opening of Yosoko.

A new Japanese restaurant, it promises some exotic sushi rolls among other Japanese faves.

We can't decide whether we are going to order the hot tempura sushi roll or square up to the Glasgow Kiss roll.

The restaurant has links to the MiSushi café/deli at 119 Main Street.

While on the subject of soon-to-launch restaurants in and around Glasgow, we are hearing rumours of a new Italian restaurant called Santa Lucia which is said to be opening in the West End.

More info as we get it.

Taste the new season with the Summer Vibes roll from Yosoko.

Taste the new season with the Summer Vibes roll from Yosoko. Pic: Yosoko Facebook.

New Tinto for Troon

We also understand that the popular Tinto family of restaurants is looking forward to a new arrival in Troon.

Of course, you can already book in for some authentic Spanish tapas at four of their other five restaurants via 5pm Dining.

Choose between Battlefield, Uddingston, Hamilton or East Kilbride.

Let's all have a disco

Alternatively, if you fancy a dance this Bank Holiday weekend, you might want to do the soft shoe shuffle over to the Kilmurry Co on Kilmarnock Road.

The Southside neighbourhood bistro and bar is celebrating its first birthday with a disco brunch collaboration.

They are teaming up with Queen’s Park Disco Sessions: One Night in the Park (main pic) for their first disco brunch this Sunday.

From noon to 4pm, brunch fans will be treated to P-A-R-T-Y beats by Scotland’s longest running club night, Melting Pot.

Alongside glitter and stacks of fluffy buttermilk pancake and organically farmed egg breakfast classics, guests will also enjoy the launch of the Kilmurry Cocktail Club – with £5 delicious drinks available all day. 

The disco brunch collaboration is free and the perfect warm up before heading around the corner to the leafy Queen’s Park Bandstand for the Disco Sessions: One Day In The Park event that’s also taking place over the bank holiday weekend.

Sold out for Saturday, there only a limited number of tickets available left for Sunday

Apple and cinnamon French toast at Kilmurry Co.

Apple and cinnamon French toast at Kilmurry Co.

Fierce Beer

On the other side of the M8, the Aberdeen-based brewers and bar owners Fierce Beer are to open a new bar on Rose Street.

They are currently renovating the former 1780 pub and restaurant.

Again, we will bring you more news as we get it.

Rhubarb & Ginger Gin beefs up to 40%  

Finally, we have good news for those who like Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur but wish it was stronger than 20% ABV.

They have now released it as a full-strength (40% ABV) gin.

Apparently, it is a real thirst-quencher when mixed with ginger ale but also makes a boss G 'n' T.

It's available from Edinburgh Gin, John Lewis stores and Scottish Sainsbury stores.