We will start with Nurdy Burdy - not to be confused with Absurd
Bird - which has opened in the Finnieston premises which were formerly
occupied by Avo Avo.
They claim to have the 'most delectable peri peri sauce outside of Portugal'. Moreover, they have learned a 'unique cooking technique to perfection'.
No pressure there then.
The menu covers many bases. Tortilla wraps, quesadilla wraps, butterfly chicken and double butterfly chicken rub shoulders (wings?) with chicken burgers, chicken and rice bowls, chicken strips and burritos.
There are salads and a range of sides which include several varieties of fries, mash, quinoa and corn on the cob as well as grilled veggies.
Obviously the focus is firmly on chicken but there are also veggie and vegan options.
Back to Buck's
Over at the other end of town, Buck's Bar have announced that they are to open a second branch opposite the Tron.
The new Buck's - Son of Buck? - is taking shape in the old Isola Sarda premises on Trongate.
The West Regent Street original built a loyal following on 'authentic buttermilk fried chicken, real wings, craft brews and bourbon'.
All of which are good things. Especially when paired with a vast range of hot sauces.
Buck's blend of chicken, liquor and rock 'n' roll will be livening up the Trongate come September. The main pic is from Buck's Facebook page.
A taste of Turkey in Finnieston?
Heading back to Finnieston, we hear news of a new Turkish grill place which is in the pipeline.
Meze Meze looks set to open at 1032 Argyle Street.
We are gearing up to sample their adana beyti - spicy minced beef, grilled on a skewer and served with fresh green salad.
And, of course, we expect that we will be able to fit in some mixed mezze beforehand.