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Guilty Pleasures: A Guide to Scottish Stodge

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Scotland's culinary stock has risen immensely in the last decade or so thanks to its amazing produce and the efforts of some talented chefs and restaurateurs. Nevertheless, an affinity with pastry products, sugary fizzy drinks, and hearty deep-fried fare is still very much extant. There may be healthier ways of dining, but for a true taste of Glasgow nothing beats a wee bit of stodge.
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729-731 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AA, UK
The Scottish penchant for fried food is well known, but Glasgow's best cooked breakfasts are growing ever more sophisticated. A case in point is Gusto and Relish in the city's southside which uses only the best quality ingredients from local...
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208 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8HA, UK
Glasgow's restaurant scene is as healthy as any in the UK. Sometimes, however, it is hard to beat a dinner of deep fried battered fish and chips liberally doused in salt and vinegar eaten direct from a greaseproof wrapper. Beloved of Glaswegians...
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97-99 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP, UK
Scotland's national dish is a divisive item. Its most vocal detractors, however, are those who are put off by the idea of eating a dish that consists of offal, oatmeal and spices which is then wrapped and boiled in a sheep's stomach. Those who...
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164 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
“Let’s have a Greggs!” This refrain is certainly something you may overhear while roaming the rather handsome streets of Glasgow. Is Greggs a chain? Yes. Does Greggs have a rather ubiquitous presence? Certainly. Did somehow I find myself back...
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2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY, UK
Don’t head to Scotland without having yourself an Irn-Bru. This tipple is the be-all end-all of soda pop. Ask a local what they prefer — Irn-Bru or a classic Coke — and chances are the answer will be in the favour of the Bru every time. People...
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450 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6SE, UK
Although blessed with many fine attributes, Scotland got a pretty raw deal in the weather department. It rarely ever gets truly freezing in Glasgow, but count on experiencing a miserable day or three -- especially if travelling in winter....
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71 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PQ, UK
"Just off Sauchiehall Street you’ll find Kings Café. Nobody wants mozzarella cheese on their pizza in Scotland; they want orange Scottish cheese. And this is the place to get it." - Stewart Laing This appeared in the January/February 2014. Read...
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121 Bath Ln, Glasgow G2 2SZ, UK
"Glasgow has a huge Italian community. People say you get the best ice cream in the world in this city because you’ve got the skills from Italy and the dairy from Scotland. Sarti, a family-run restaurant, is one of my favorite places to get a...
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34 Old Mill Rd, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7HH, UK
Most companies evolve with the changing times to ensure success. In the case of Tunnock's, however, the rule has been turned on its head. Makers of legendary items (in Scotland at least) such as the tea cake, the caramel wafer and the snowball,...