Glasgow Fort – Seize The Day Visit 2021

AD / Invited 21st August 2021

The Visit

The guys at the Glasgow Fort asked me if I would like to come and spend the day there, and enjoy being back out and have a fun-filled day.⁠

I added it to my calendar and invited my friend to join me, plus he could help film me etc ⁠

As you may have seen from my many stories yesterday I had a great day and got up to MANY MANY things.⁠

Before this invite, I really did think there wasn’t much to do here, but visiting yesterday I was proven so so wrong there are LOADS!!!!⁠

I visited many shops and purchased many different things with my budget so now it’s time for me to take photos and let you know what I got and my thoughts.⁠

Part 1 : The Shopping

I started the day off by hitting the shops, I took a look on the website and had a few in mind but if somewhere caught my eye I would take a wee trip inside.

Waterstones

www.waterstones.com

IG : @waterstones

I started at the Waterstones end as this was close proximity to where I parked the car.

Waterstones always has a nice relaxing atmosphere, from the moment you step foot in the shop….now it was time to look about the store.

I got this :

My friend loves Deadpool comics and also the whole superhero/Marvel scene, so I knew he would enjoy this and it would make good weekend or bed time reading for him.

So I got it as a wee gift 🙂

MacTassos

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We arrived at the Glasgow Fort around 12:30 and after sometime in Waterstones, we both were a little hungry so we started walking looking for somewhere.

I spotted MacTassos and HAD to stop and try their food, as I follow them on my Instagram and been meaning to check them out for a while now.

I got :

Falafel £4.50 (pita with tzatziki, tomato, onion, parsley and chips)

The smell of the cooking while I was waiting was amazing, made me more hungry.

This was my first Falafel so I was looking forward to trying it.

Yum Yum Yum! this was very very nice, it was filling yet light at the same time. It was the perfect stop for lunch today, and I am so glad I spotted them. I will try another option next time I see them.

Lush

www.lush.com/uk/en

The next stop was Lush, as I wanted to get some soaps as their products are always really good and smell amazing.

My mum loves Lush stuff, so I thought lets pop in and get her a wee gift.

As soon as I stepped inside you are hit with a lovely fragrance, and a world of colours and very friendly staff.

I knew my mum liked soap so I went to the soap section, and smelled a few display soaps and made my mind on the ones that I thought she would like.

I also got it wrapped in a funky cloth and added the soap tray.

She was very happy with this gift, and its on display in their bathroom.

Millie’s Cookies

www.milliescookies.com

I remember in College and Uni and a little after that I had a massive Milles addiction, I couldn’t pass the shop without getting a bag of 6 🙂

I haven’t had one for ages, so Millie’s was a 100% must visit…and today I did.

My eye lit up as soon as I walked in, as I could see all the cookies and wanted just to say “I will take them all please” but I was a good boy and only ordered a box of 12 random cookies”.

I don’t think these will last long, but they are just soo good.

Superdry

www.superdry.com

I like Superdry clothing, so I knew I had to pay a visit and see if anything jumped out at me today.

I did see a new white Hoodie, but I put up a poll on my Instagram to see what everyone’s thoughts were and they said no…so I had to think and look again.

I spotted a nice grey t-shirt, and instantly went up and paid for it.

I look forward to wearing it on my next night out.

I will do a wee review of this on Instagram once I have had it on.

TGI Fridays

www.tgifridays.co.uk

A mid stop between shops my friend and I went to TGI’s for a wee drink, I had a mocktail and he had a cocktail.

My first mocktail was a Strawberry Fields £3.80 and my second was a Tropical Sunshine £3.80

Both of these mocktails were very tasty and very refreshing and a nice wee drink mid shopping.

Part 2 : Evening Meal

Walking around, enjoying the shops really builds up an appetite so it was now time to decide where to eat.

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Starter

Nachos (Cheese Nachos) £10.95

Originally I was going to order this as just my starter, but we opted tonight to share the starter….I am so glad we did.

This was massive! but so so good!

The flavour was amazing, and it was extremely moreish. If we weren’t ordering a main we probably could have easily had one each as we loved it.

There is a slight kick to this, so if your into that you may want to skip this or if you are having more than one course maybe share this with someone.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course :

MJs House Chicken Burger £8.95 + House Fries £3.45

I wanted to go for a chicken burger tonight, and spotted this was a new addition to their menu so I had to try it out.

Wow this was a HUGE burger!!

I was really thinking “how am I going to finish this” only one way to find out and I started…

This was so good, the chicken had a nice slight crunch to it and all the flavours worked perfectly….I loved every bite.

I will admit I left the chips as once I finished my burger I was ready to explode, but I did try the chips and they were but the burger was the winner tonight.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Drink

Strawberry Cream Soda £5.95

I was driving today, so for dinner I fancied a mocktail and I asked the waitress what was the sweetest and she told me about this one….so I ordered it.

This was a great recommendation, as it was very refreshing and had a really nice sweet and strawberry flavour.

It was so good I had two of these.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

End of the Day

The Vue : Free Guy

www.myvue.com

Plot : A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

From the trailers this looked fun, but I didn’t know how much fun and if it was going to be good to actually go and watch.

Only one way to find out, so we booked it for the last part of our day at the Vue and sat down and watched.

For me the film was actually much better than expected, I laughed a lot and it did actually have a decent plot. There was a lot of game jokes, so if your not a gamer you may miss them.

It was a fun ride from start to end, and as I said we both enjoyed it much more than expected.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys at Glasgow Fort for giving me a wee spending budget and for making my weekend amazing!

As I said at the start I had always thought you couldn’t spend the day here but today I was proven 100% wrong. I had a blast and so did my friend, we had such a good day and many laughs.

I highly recommend coming here, as you saw you can shop eat and also see a film.

Website: www.glasgowfort.com/starts-here


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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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BURGUR Grill – (Halal) (Pollokshields, Glasgow) : Review

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V: 16th March 2020

** This review was typed up before lock down! Please check with the restaurant if it is open or doing home delivery, and if they are check them out! **


The guys over at BurgurGrill Invited me, to their official launch night for BurgurGrill.

Looking Around

Inside has a very cool rustic look, and at the same time a very relaxing feel to it. I really liked the design inside, as I felt it really suited a burger restaurant.

The Food

I was given the menu and took a seat, and had a look.

Since this was a burger restaurant I asked the guys here what they would recommend, firstly was the beef burger and secondly was the butter chicken burger. Both of these options sounded really good, but I had to go with beef.

Main Course(s) :

Beef Burger : £N/A tonight (Normally £4.50 weekdays, £5.00 weekends)

served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, gherkin, mayo, cheese & fried onion

This was a nice looking burger, and it smelled really good to so it was time to take a bite and see how it tasted.

This was a really nice burger, the beef was very tender and a really nice flavour and worked as a whole bite.

BurgurGrill is 100% Halal, and the beef is from their family run butchers so they can trace its steps all the way back which is really good!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Sweet Potato Fries : £N/A tonight (Normally £2.50)

I have really started to enjoy Sweet Potato Fries more then normal fries, but it depends where you go as some can be just so so or very nice…..so I had to see how they did them here.

WOW!!!! ok I have to say these are the nicest sweet potato fries I have had!!! the flavour was good, they were just crispy enough and mmmm perfect!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

BBQ Chicken Wings : £N/A tonight (Normally £5.00 for 6 wings)

Since it was the launch night they were giving free wings with every order, lucky I had a small lunch with all this food.

These were very good, I loved the sauce it had just a slight kick and packed a lot of flavour.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Nachos : £N/A tonight (Normally £4.50)

And there was more….

I was really starting to get full and the guys then gave me these to try…

These were very nice, the cheese was tasty and the salsa and as a whole very very good.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys at BurgurGrill for tonights invite, and it was lovely meeting you again and your father 🙂

Tonights food was very good, I cant fault it in anyway. I enjoyed the burger, fries, wings and nachos and I am going to be going back again to try more food.

As I said the food here is 100% Halal, so if this is something that you look out for then take a visit here.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Additional Details

  • Payment : Card & Cash
  • Halal : Yes

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DryGate Brewery NEW Bar Food and Cocktail Menu (Glasgow) : Review

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V: 6th March 2020


The guys over at DryGate Brewery, invited me over to the launch night of their new bar Food and Cocktail menu.

Looking Around

I have been to Drygate many times, with friends or with the craft beer tasting tours so I know it very well.

The event tonight was upstairs, the new menu for upstairs only.

The Food

I didnt know what was in store for me tonight, but I was mega looking forward to it.

I was told that a sampler would be brought round to me, and I could select 2 cocktails to try which was great.

Sampler

  • Pizza By The Slice
  • Cauliflower Wings (VG)
  • Tacos : Crisp Fried Haddock
  • House Made Nachos (V)

All of these samples were very nice, and full of flavour, my favourite from this selection was the Cauliflower Wings and I could have easily had more.

The fish taco was nice, but the taco broke up for me very easily so I couldn’t grab and eat, I had to use my knife and fork.

And there was more..

This was Drygates Vegan Curry was served in a tiffin tray with bread, rice and dips.

Presentation wise I really liked this, and as you can see its very instagramable…..now for the taste..

This was a VERY good curry, and extremely moreish.

If you like currys you need to try this, and I promise you you wont regret it.

Cocktails :

Orinoco Russian : Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Orinoco Syrup, Milk and Cream Chocolate

and

Pineapple Rum Old Fashioned : Plantation Pineapple Rum, Sugar and Orange Bitters

Both these cocktails were very good, but my fav and one I would definitely have again is the Orinoco Russian mmmmm so good 🙂

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day.

Firstly a big thanks to DryGate for my invite, I really had a great time and good food and cocktails.

I really loved the Cauliflower Wings and the Drygate Vegan curry, these were my top two dishes from tonight.

Overall I can recommend you visit and try the new menu and the cocktails, as I really enjoyed what I had. Thanks again guys 🙂

See you soon


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