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Looking for something to do with all those plastic bags? Drop them off and we’ll reuse them! #reuse #plasticbags #rootsfruitsandflowers #finnieston #shoplocal #shopwindow #ILoveGLA #glasgowwestend #glasgowigers

A rather freezing and challenging run from Glasgow to Falkirk yesterday along the canal towpath. A few seconds of sunshine on the route made the hail showers a little less prominent! #scotland #glasgow #insta_scotland #canal #running #ultramarathon #sisterswithblisters #scotspirit #glasgowigers #ig_scotland #loves_scotland

He doesn't have his usual cone hat but he is looking over a mighty fine rainbow 🌈

“WE WANT JUSTICE”.
If you don’t know about Red Clydeside, the Rent Strikes and Mary Barbour, it’s well worth starting with the Wiki entry and going from there. Fascinating & important Scottish political & social history that certainly wasn’t taught when I was at school.
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I won't sugarcoat it: this salted honey doughnut was simply adoughable, and that's the hole truth!

I was actually at @tantrumdoughnuts new spot on Gordon Street (no check in available yet), where they furnished me with a bloody lovely flat white, too.

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West end of Glasgow on way to partick farmers market market is open now till 2pm #glasgowigers #glasgow #farmersmarket #vegan #scottishmade #herbgarden #organicherbgarden #freshisbest #caurnie #nettles #greenbeauty

Took this photo then had a burger. Pretty good day

Couttiers west end Glasgow mothers day #glasgowigers

Monkfish and potato massamam. Filo parcels with feta and honey. Lamb kebabs @mezzidakia

There were a lot of good things about our visit to Mezzidakia, Glasgow's latest Greek joint and the newest addition to the St Vincent Street monopoly that includes Chakoo and Topolabamba. It's a pleasant and convivial space to be in, and it was doing a roaring trade. My 3 mezze were all lovely. Beautifully tender, meaty monkfish spoke up through a sweet, warming curry sauce in a dish that came together when it counted. High-quality feta oozed pleasingly from crisp filo that would only have benefitted from a dab or two more of its sweet honey coating. Still, I hoovered it up in seconds because it was delicious. Minced lamb kebabs - served pink in the middle, as they ought to be - were well-seasoned and beautifully juicy. The tzatziki and hummus ordered by my pals were great, especially the former. After eating thick, wantonly toothsome tzatziki in a couple of restaurants now, I could never buy the pale supermarket pretender again. Do try it. My friends' keftedes, kibbeh and calamari didn't do it for me as much as my own choices. That may partially be on account if personal taste, but good grief that lamb needed more seasoning. An oversight, I'm sure, given that my own lamb had no such problem.
The whole experience was a little confused. Our principal waitress was communicative, friendly and resolutely positive throughout the evening, even when she had to say things like "we don't have our full license yet so we can only serve things with bottle tops from the drinks menu" and "sorry, that was meant to go to another table" (repeatedly). We got the whiff that she had been through this many times, and I'd commend her for how well she's coping with her place of work being a teensy bit of a shambles. But perhaps that's the intended vibe? A little haphazard. A touch chaotic? Maybe they just need a little time to find their feet. In any event, we were each treated to a free limoncello at the end of the meal and, as a conciliatory gesture, they took a bottle of pinot grigio off the bill, which was admirably perceptive as we hadn't complained.

Worth a go, Boblets! Have what I had!

8-hour harissa lamb pizza with feta, mozzarella, yoghurt and roquito chilli peppers @basta_pizza_bar

What, my darling Boblets, makes for a truly memorable eating experience? Is it flavour? Texture? Technique? Creativity? Ambiance? Quality ingredients? Service?

Of course, these things all matter. But there is one thing above all else that routinely by its presence turns the good into the great: Balance. Basta has repeatedly proven to me that it understands balance far more profoundly than its contemporaries. What good is the finest produce if you choose to slosh it around unthinkingly? Who cares that you've got the fanciest kit if you aren't utterly entangled in devising precisely what to do with it? Basta has the nous to know these things.

Between 3 specials (of which they only run one at a time and this was today's) and 7 regulars, I have had the pleasure of trying 10 different kinds of pizza at Basta. The common theme is balance. Someone has really, properly thought about what to put on these pizzas and, more importantly, in what quantities. Big flavours aren't given the clout to bully. Instead, everything is harmonised in perfect pitch. Flavour in spades. No soggy bases. Heat, but just enough to thrill and not enough to burn. Delicious, crispy, fluffy sourdough crust. And they seem to have a license now, so it was all washed down with a commendable @brewgooder beer. Oh, and the music is pure bangers all night every night.
Just go. Seriously; don't take my word for it. You deserve this.

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