Boteco Do Brasil (Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

Tonight I was meeting a group of friends and drinks, and it was great to be back at Boteco.

I have visited here many times and I even filmed an Episode of my Blogger meets blogger series here so I couldn’t wait to order some food and cocktails.

The Food

I wanted to order some tapas to try a few dishes, and I opted for two. I remembered how good these were last time, so I had to order them again tonight.

Pão De Queijo (gf) (v) £4.95
Baked cheese balls originally from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Soft and irresistible!

I had these the last time I was here, and they were super addictive.

I picked one up and took a nice big bite, and it was just as good as I remember.

This is basically a soft cheese ball, kind of like a soft fluffy cheese roll but much much nicer.

These were super tasty and I could have easily had many many more of these.

Guess what I will be getting again on my next visit 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Risoli de camarão £4.95
Delicious small pastry parcels filled with prawns and served with guacamole dip.

This was one I couldn’t remember the taste of, but I did remember I enjoyed this very much.

I took a bit and instantly remembered trying this the last time, and ohhhh so so tasty!

It was the perfect balance of flavour from the prawns and parcel, and then dipping it in the guacamole dip just added that extra mmmm to it.

Highly recommended!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

It was great to be back here, the atmosphere, food and cocktails were amazing.

We all had a fantastic night, and said we would be back here soon.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Is The Cost Of Motoring Driving You Round The Bend?

Is the cost of motoring driving you round the bend? It might be, especially if you use your car a lot for work, family days out, and annual road trips. As useful as your car will be to you for instances such as these, you are going to see a dent in your finances.

So, what should you do? Well, there are ways to reduce the costs of motoring and these include the following. 

#1: Leave your car at home more often

We sometimes rely on our cars a little too much. If there are instances when walking is an acceptable way to get you from A to B, consider using your two feet. You already know that regular exercise is good for you, so this is one way to achieve it. You will save money too!

If you are travelling longer distances, consider getting the bus or train if you qualify for discounted travel passes. And for your daily commute to work or the school run, consider car-sharing with a colleague or parent. You will save money and so will they if you take it in turns to offer a ride. 

#2: Compare car insurance

If your insurance premium is high, remember that you don’t need to stick with the same insurer forever. Yes, you may qualify for an occasional discount if you haven’t made a claim but if you can get cheaper insurance, it sometimes makes sense to switch to a different provider. Use comparison sites to get a handle on the prices out there or Google search ‘cheap car insurance.’ You can click here for one potential option. 

Of course, if you do find a cheaper insurer, you could let your current insurer know. To keep you as a customer they might be willing to offer you a better deal. Another way to save on insurance is to take an advanced driving course, as your insurer will consider you a safer driver and as such, will be more willing to offer you a discount. 

#3: Learn a few maintenance skills

If you’re forever taking your car to the garage for minor repairs or maintenance issues, you may be spending a small fortune. This is mainly because of the cost of labour although you might sometimes pay more than you should if your local garage invents jobs that don’t need doing. With this in mind, here are some tips on finding a trustworthy garage

You will save money if you use a reputable garage. You will also save money if you can learn a few basic car maintenance skills. If you can replace a tyre, jumpstart your car, and change the battery, you won’t need to call on the services of a mechanic. Look for courses near you and sign up for anything that is suited to your skill level. 

Finally

There is much more you can do to save money, of course. You could shop around for cheaper fuel, refinance your car loan if you can find a better rate, and even replace your car for something that is both fuel-efficient and more reliable. So, if the cost of motoring is driving you round the best, don’t despair. It is possible to save money! Consider our suggestions and then look elsewhere online for advice on reducing your motoring expenses. 

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The Picture House (Rutherglen, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

The guys at the Picture House asked if I would like to come and take a visit, and support my local.

I have only visited here maybe max twice in the past, so I was looking forward to heading back and checking it out.

The Food

I knew I would like to try a starter and a main, and if I had room a little dessert.

I placed my order and a few mins later I was told they didn’t have a few things, as they were very busy which is great to hear….but it made my decision harder.

After a few mins later I choose my alternatives.

Starter

Fish Tacos
Two charred tortillas stuffed with a freshly hand-battered fish goujon, pico de gallo, Frank’s RedHot® sauce, soured cream and shredded lettuce

Visually when this arrived on the table it looked really good, and I wasn’t expecting two….yes I know it said that in the description but I just glanced and choose it by its title.

I grabbed one and took a big bite…

The first thing that came to mind was the tomatoes needed to be under the lettuce to hold them in place, or to use half the amount as they just kept falling.

Apart from that this tasted really good!!! The flavours as a whole were good, the fish was cooked perfectly and the batter had a lovely crunch to it.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Main Course

Korean Fried Chicken Burger
Freshly hand-battered mango & lime chicken thighs tossed in Korean BBQ sauce served with mango & chilli sauce

I wanted a burger tonight, but I felt like going for a chicken burger and this is what grabbed my attention.

WOW this was a big burger…

I started with the chips and these tasted great just as they are, they didnt need any salt or anything extra. I then dripped one in the dip and WOW this was such a great tasting dip.

I then took a BIG bite of the burger and again WOW the flavour was so so good!

The chicken was nice and tender, and packed with flavour and as a whole bite it was a REALLY nice burger. I then added some of the dip and it just took it to the next level, so so good!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Additional

  • Service : 5/5
  • Disabled Toilet Facility : YES

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at the Picture House for my invite.

I was very happy with tonight, I felt very relaxed from the moment I arrived to when I left.

To be honest I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the food was tonight, as last time it was just OK but tonight REALLY very tasty.

If your in the area then do check it out, and if you stay local why not support your local and visit….I promise you that you will have a very tasty meal.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where :


Promo : Invited/Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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