All the portents of an imminent festive season are appearing: a merry pre-Xmas flurry of bills through the letterbox, busking bagpipe players dressed as Santa and frantic bursts of new product launches from snack manufacturers eager to optimise the snack-selling potential of all those Christmas parties.
Planters have got in on the act early With what they term a nutty Christmas party pack. The packs coriSIst of a Cunnineg folded board game which doubles as a box and three assorted packs of nuts Planters have released two new varieties of nuts in time for the Christmas rush: Oriental Dipped Peanuts — Spicy Thai flav0ur and Crunchy Peanuts Indian Relish flavour. A bag of each of these :s complemented by that old fav0urite Honey Roast Cashew Nuts and Peanuts.
Three sample packs sent to List towers met With mixed reSults. The Honey Roast Cashew Nuts and Peanuts garnered comments like 'yum' and 'deliCious’, although it was a bit difficult to be certain since my esteemed colleagues had stuffed their mouths so full that it was a bit tricky making out anything they said. The Indian Relish dipped peanuts were the next to be tipped into the ever- open maw of the staff and were rapidly dispatched. The Spicy Thai flavour took the greatest length of time to be polished off but finally bit the dust about two minutes after being opened. ‘Oh, they’re nice, those' commented y0ung Prentice astutely.
We’ve got twenty Christmas nutty party packs to give away to those who can answer this:
Since 1900 more than twenty lion tamers have been killed by their lions.
True or false?
Answers on a postcard by Fri 5 Dec. Mark them: PLANTERS NUTS COMP. The List, 14 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 1TE.
Great British Winter Beer Festival
Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Thu 27—Sat 29 Nov. The Campaign For Real Ale is haVing its second annual Winter hoolie at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow. Over 75 different beers Will be available, including several Winter warmers made With whisky in them and one made from Scots Pine. Entertainment Includes an all-female ceilidh band on the Saturday evening, blues from the Blue Hyenas on Friday night and a Commitments—style soul band on the Thursday night.
They’ll be rolling out the barrels 5-11pm on the Thursday and from noon to 11pm on the Friday and Saturday. Entry is £3 including a free souvenir pint glass. Last year, the event was so popular that they ran out of beer. This year around, organisers promise that the Clyde Will run dry before they do
Bann's 5 Hunter Square 226 1112
Voted best cheap and cheerful meal in Edinburgh by List readers Egon Ronay recommended 10am-1 1pm every day.
The Basement 10a-12a BrOughton Street. 557 0097.
Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'til 10pm in lively, colourful surr0undings.
The Bookstop Cafe 4 TeViot Place 225 5298
New bookshop/cafe. Promises book-browsing, plus, extensive coffee menu, smoothies and deli snacks
Cellar No 1 1a Chambers Street 220 4298.
For superb atmosphere, Wines and food, late nights and live music, the Cellar is No ll
2/3 North Bank Street. 2261416 .1 :ﬂs‘ American-style
coffee house on The
Mound. Food served all day. Live mtlSlC most (“VGFTIHQS
Dial restaurant/cafe 44/46 George IV 8“ng 225 7179. ‘Wears its style With a capital With food to match ' Conrad Wils0n, Modern Scottish Cursine
Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road.
229 5932 w
Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, serVing great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos 10am till late.
Haw House 44 Candlemaker Row. 220 4420
MeXican/c hargrill daily specials. Highly recommended in The List
Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket (With shop) 229 7884
Sun 10am-4pm $212 Excellent vegetarian Julio!» , coffee house serVing 301W")
really tasty food.
Isabels Cafe 83 Clerk Street (below Nature's Gate). 662 4014.
Stone walled, smoke-free basement oasis serVing homemade veggie/vegan food fresh, delicious and cheap!
Kaffe Politik 146/148 Marchmont Road. 446 9873E5presso bar Juice bar. Food speCIals all day. 'Worth the trip' 10am 10pm, 7 days.
Khublai Khans Mongolian BBQ
43 Assembly Street
Lunch (Fri 8 Sun) £5.95, dinner (seven days) £13 95. All you can eat DlY BBQ Unique and fun
Ndebele 57 Home Street 221 1141 A cafe and sandWich deli With an impressive range of culinary delights from Southern Africa
Negociants cafe, bar, restaurant. 45-47 Lothian Street. 225 6313. Eclectic Mediterranean menu, superb range of drinks, coffees, cocktails, Wines and beers. Open 9-3am.
Pancho Villas 240 Canongate.
MeXican-born owner Mayra Nune7 says ’If you're gomg to eat MeXican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.
Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge. 332 4476
Licensed bistro and coffee house New, exciting, eclectic! Kagi.-. Cosmopolitan cuisine With daily set price lunch/dinner menus from £5.50/£12.50 (booking adVIsable)
La Piazza 97-99 ShandWick Place. 221 1150
Stylish Italian restaurant Without designer prices. Open 7 days Ham-midnight
Smoke Stack 53-55 Broughton Street 556 6032
Much more than burgers and steaks at this stylish but friendly new chargrill restaurant,
Tabula Rasa 90 Hayrnarket Terrace 474 3446
It's Latin rhyming slang for a clean plate. Yours Will be' Try it!
36 36 Great King Street 556 3636 Demonstrates an eclectic Vision of atmosphere in design, ,1 / graphics and lighting, and J O importantly, its food and serVice.
Back Alley Restaurant 8 Ruthven Lane 334 7165.
World Wide Cuisine, weekend breakfasts, Happy Hour, iunch menu, evening specials and Glasgow's best burgers!
Balbir‘s 51 West Regent Street
Not big, not designer, not sexy, Just brilliant High quality Indian cUiSine at affordable prices
Brel bar: restaurant 39 Ashton Lane 342 4966
Belgian beers (draft
Wines, rustic food,
cooi mUSIC, relaxed atmosphere
Cafe Del Mar 94 Queen Margaret Drive 400 5560
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere New Mediterranean bistro and coffee house in the West End Students always welcome. BYOB Take-away available all day
Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road.
Scare-free food, organic groceries, excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, wholesome foods yum, yum
Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0055 . , Buffet on down Q‘WK <L+KA for a quickie at ' ' -' *' - lunchtime,
£5 95. Monday evening buffet £9.95 (until 10.30pm)
FOOD &. DRINK
Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594. Lashings of paprika, v pasta and pizza. ’An 0
Alpine grotto of delight, highly
recommended.’ — The List.
Miro's 36 KeIVingrove Street.
The new look Miro offers a fresh View
to European dishes. Open from noon till late, 7 days a week.
Mojo 158a Bath Street. 331 2257. Much acclaimed stylish bar —
of modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.
Mungo Jerri‘s, American Sandwich Cafe 25 Parnie Street. 552 7999 (phone/fax).
Choice of 33 varieties of American food in American style With Jazz and R88.
Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle Street. 334 1550. Over 30 ways to get HI ll 1 “\ stuffed at the great \ Murphy's buffet. Daily
/ : «ﬁ— 3-7pm only £3.95. Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. 332 1032. A Vibrant new bar, prOViding relaxed meals, noon-7pm, funky musm, great Vibes and daily drinks promotions. Rab Ha's Restaurant 83 Hutcheson Street. 553 1545. Traditional Scottish Ctiisme offered in intimate Surroundings, With a chOice of pre-theatre and a la carte menus from 5.30pm, 7 days a week.
Ristorante La Fiorentina 2 Paisley Road West, 420 1585.
Sav0ur the flav0ur of Tuscan cooking With our extenSive menu — including many vegetarian dishes.
Restaurant Splash. at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 62 3NY.
Tel 332 3163.
Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street.
Fresh Scottish ingredients, authentic and original reCipes, award-Winning cooking, lively and informal atmosphere.
The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638 Bar/cafe/Venue With a totally vegan menu of wholesome food Within a relaxed atmosphere.
Tron Theatre 63 Trongate. 552 8587. 'A Whole lot more than great theatre’. Voted Glasgow's best bar » The List Readers Poll.
The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton
Lane. ‘ , . 334 5007. Ubiqugiouj (Lip One Of i I“ '—
Glasgow‘s finest restaurants serVing modern Scottish fayre
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