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December 18, 2019

Many of us will begin battening down the hatches for Christmas in the next few days. But there is still time to mosey on by these Glasgow newbies.

First up, Steak Lounge and Grill is up and running at 5 Clarkston Road.

It does what it says on the tin: 35-day, dry-aged beef from the Borders is at the heart of the menu. Main pic is from their Facebook.

Take your pick from options such as rib-eye, rump, T-bone and the mighty tomahawk which weighs in at a kilo on the bone.

Naturally, there is a wide choice of sauces and sides including some perhaps more unconventional options such as cheese sauce, spicy rice and pasta.

There is also a selection of burgers and sliders, chicken main courses and starters like the dynamite prawns in a sriracha sauce, lamb chops or halloumi fries.

All the meat is halal and the restaurant doesn't sell alcohol but can sort you out with a range of sodas and coffees.

And if steak is really not your cup of tea, you don't have to go far to find an alternative.

Plant-based food is very Now

Patatas bravas at The Now.

Patatas bravas at The Now. Pic: Instagram

The Now is a fully licensed vegan bistro at 3 Cathcart Road. 'Plant-based food that doesn't cost the earth' is the motto around here.

This means dishes like the cabbage and crunchy noodles salad, cottage pie and chickpea tikka masala.

Get your jollof fix

Heading over to Tradeston, Taste of Home African Restaurant launched at the weekend.

They have yet to post any menus so we're very vague on exact dishes although their Facebook suggests that jollof rice will be available.

Nigeria claims this rice dish as its own but several west African countries lay claim to it. Much like France's cassoulet or Spain's paella, there are several versions of the dish, all of which are thought to be the 100% original and authentic by their fans.

We have no real knowledge of the subject and are not getting involved in that stooshie but if you want to try Taste of Home then it is on Nelson Street.