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February 6, 2020

Lots of new openings and exciting launches in the pipeline so buckle up and we'll spill the beans over the next two days.

We will kick off by revealing that Giffnock has a new bar restaurant on Fenwick Road.

Southside opened at the very tail end of 2019 at 164 Fenwick Road. We understand that it is operated by the same team that have Brodies on Pollokshaws Road.

The menu takes its inspiration from assorted Mediterranean countries and, occasionally, further afield.

There are cold mezze such as hummus, anchovies and rollmop herring with salt-baked beets. The hot mezze include tempura chicken, meatballs and gambas pil pil.

Big plates, little plates

Giffnock has a popular new addition to its bar restaurant scene.

Giffnock has a popular new addition to its bar restaurant scene. Pic: Facebook

There are salads, wraps, open sandwiches and a selection of desserts. If you want something substantial then the big plate section will provide.

Burgers, chicken shawarma, steak frites and Caribbean chicken are all on the menu.

It's a cosy looking place and, according to numerous comments on their Facebook, it tends to book out fast. Pic is from the restaurant's Facebook.

Sticking with the southern side of Glasgow, Glasgow Live has drawn our attention to Mr MacGregor's, a soon-to-open restaurant on Clarkston Road.

Replacing La Contra Sud, it will be an all day affair offering everything from breakfast to dinner.

More details as we get them.

Crazy golf at Biscuit Factory

On the other side of the M8, tickets for a pop-up by Fore Play Crazy Golf have just gone on sale.

Already established with a permanent base in Glasgow (main pic is from Glasgow venue Facebook), they are testing the waters in the capital with a three month pop-up starting in March.

The Biscuit Factory in Leith is hosting the pop-up.

In addition to the nine hole crazy golf course, there will be street food, beer and cocktails courtesy of The Pitt, Pickering's Gin, Edinburgh Beer Factory and the Base Spirits Collective.

Finally, we'll have a brief mention for the Fife Whisky Festival which mainly takes place at the Corn Exchange in Cupar over the weekend of 6-8th March.

A very popular event, it has already sold out several strands. There are still tickets for the 5pm-8pm session on Saturday 7th March  and the Sunday afternoon screening of The Amber Light documentary at Kingsbarns Distillery.

Better be quick if you want to get your dram on.