Slange Var Drink Event

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26 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG

V: 5th February 2019.    W: www.slangevar.com


Tonight’s event was held in Glasgow Merchant City’s new restaurant Mharsanta, which I have now added to my list to visit and try the food.

I love finding new drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic…

Over the past few years, I have dipped my taste buds in Rum, Wine and Gin and this year its Craft Beers. When I got the invite to this event, it sounded interesting and I added it to my calendar.

The event tonight was to introduce us to a new drink hitting the market, a cocktail making section, tastings and music…this sounded like a fun event and I couldn’t wait to go.

The drink is called “Slange Var” and its a fresh, zesty and alcohol-free. Tonight I got to try this drink as a mixer in several styles of cocktails and on its own.

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The room the event was in was decorated very nice, and it really complimented what tonight was about.

 

I got speaking to the founder of Slange Var her name was Sarah, she was a lovely lady and she told me that Slange Var is intended to be a sipping drink, rather than one you would finish very fast.

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Sarah came up with the idea of an alternative to a soft drink / sugary drink that you could have when you go out for the night. Sarah noticed that everyone who had an alcoholic drink would be sipping, but the people who had non-alcoholic drinks were finishing fast.

I got speaking to a few people since the event of different ages, who don’t drink alcohol and they also said this is one of their issues when they go out as they are always finished first.

During the event, I got up and took a little cocktail lesson, where I mixed a cocktail with Slange Var. I choose a raspberry one as I have a sweet tooth, and as you can see from the photo below I took it very seriously but really enjoyed making it and drinking it.

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Slange Var on it’s on is a nice refreshing drink and would be perfect for a nice summer cooling down drink. Slange Var used as a mixer, with tonight’s cocktails were very good!! there was a cocktail that had whisky and one with red wine (This was my fave).

Overall

Firstly a big thanks for my invite to tonight’s event, and it was lovely meeting everyone from Slange Var and all the bloggers I connected with.

Tonight’s event was a very good one for me, I got to chat with many different people and connected with a few other bloggers which is always lovely to do.

I learned of a new drink and liked its taste, which was good. For me, it was better as a mixer for a cocktail, but I have a very sweet tooth. On its own, I would probably have it with ice, and on a nice sunny day to cool down.

I look forward to trying this drink again soon.

Check them out www.slangevar.com

Cheers

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Fpizza (Milngavie, Glasgow) : Review

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14 Stewart Street,
Milngavie
G626BW
Scotland

V: 18th January 2019.    T:  0141 956 1325.    W: www.fpizza.co.uk

Current opening Time : 

Monday – Thursday 12.00PM – 12:00AM
Friday/Saturday 12:00PM – 01:00AM
Sunday 12:00PM –12:00AM


Another year, another new place for me…I love coming across new places to eat.

Fpizza were lovely and sent me an invite to come along and try them out, and I accepted and added to my calendar.

Fpizza is newly opened and in the town centre of Milngavie, and is about a 7 min walk from Milngavie train station so it’s very easy to find.

Looking Around

On entering I was welcomed and shown to my seat.

Looking around Fpizza it had a very nice and relaxing decor, and it was a busy night and the atmosphere was good.

Where I was seated I had a great view of the whole place, and looking around everyone was enjoying themselves and the food….now it was time to eat!

The Food…

I decided I wanted to have one pizza and one side and that’s all….well unless I had room left for some ice cream.

The pizza I went for was Number 7 normally £9.5 but free tonight thanks to Fpizza.

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Tomato, mozzarella, rocket, prosciutto, parmesan shavings and evoo 

Sorry for the more red tones through the photos, where I was sitting there was a red light behind me.

I also added Tuscan Sausage to this order….normally extra toppings are £2.

As soon as the plate touched the table, I was ready to dig in!!

The first thing I noticed was how good the flavours were than how good the base was….it was thin and really good. Everything about this pizza worked!!!

I was very full by the time I finished this, but I wasn’t that over full way I normally am when it comes to eating pizza… I was a comfortable full if you get me.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Side

Polenta Chips (Rosemary & Parmesan) £6 (N/a tonight)

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I decided to have a side mostly due to curiosity, and normally I go for fries as my side so I decided to try this.

Firstly this was a good sized portion, 2 or even 3 sticks would have been perfect and still good value for money.

If you are thinking of normal fries then you will be very surprised by Polenta fries, as they are very different and taste very different. These were very nice, had a nice crunch and flavour.

For me, I think I will stick with normal fries, but this is a personal preference but please do try them they are really nice.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Firstly I would like to say a big thanks to Fpizza for my invite, I had a really nice time and it’s always great to find new places 🙂 ones that I will definitely be going back to.

For me, I really enjoyed the pizza, and left feeling a good full rather than the difficult to digest full I sometimes get when eating pizzas. I think this is mostly due to the the base, as it was very nice and thin.

Fpizza is now in my top 4 pizza places, and on my Top Spots page.

As I said at the start Fpizza is easy to get to from Glasgow, a train then a very short walk and I promise its worth it.

See you soon 🙂

Review Scores – 

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

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
  • Halal : Yes

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Newly Opened Revolution (Glasgow) : Review

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84 Mitchell Street
Glasgow, G1 3NA

V: 20th September 2018      T:  0141 471 8279  W: www.revolution-bars.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


The guys at Revolution were kind enough to send me an invite, to come along and have dinner.  Revolution was on my list to try ever since it opened, so I accepted their lovely invite.

On entering I took a good look around.

This was really nice inside, very bright, open and a nice design everyone I looked at were all happy and having a nice time.

I was then shown to my seat…

The Food…

I didnt want to go overboard since I was invited and waste food, so I skipped a starter and looked right at the burgers.

Instantly one caught my attention and I thought, this is the one for me!!!!

Burger

The Smoke King £n/a tonight…..(Normally £12.75)
Three beef patties layered with nacho cheese, loaded with smoky creamed corn, streaky bacon, caramel BBQ sauce, chorizo ketchup and crispy fried onions. Served under a cloud of applewood smoke in a sesame brioche bun, with a large scoop of skin-on fries. #SMOKEKING

This arrived like the photo above, and I was told to watch carefully as the waitress lifted the glass cover. This was a very interesting idea, plus added a little fun to the food.

WOW was my instant thought when the burger was presented, and also “I dont think dessert will be happening tonight” 🙂

I tried lifting this with my hands, but my mouth wasnt big enough….so I fell back to using the old knife and fork.

MMMM MMMM MMMM MMM MMM!!!! this was really really good! every mouthful from start to finish was mmmm

I highly recomend you try this!!!! and more so with a knife and fork 🙂

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : n/a tonight

Dessert

Bombshell Brownie £n/a tonight…..(Normally £4.95)
A heavenly explosion of chocolate brownie bites, salted caramel chocolate sauce, golden honeycomb chunks and rich chocolate ice cream, sprinkled with popping candy. #LOVEFOOD

This arrived on the table, then the waitress set the sparkler alight.

At first I thought the ice cream was covered in nuts, which I cant take but then I noticed it wasnt nuts but what was it?…..it was poping candy woohoo

This was really nice, and yes I did finish it after that big burger.

My only issue and its a personal one…..I could have done with more chocolate sauce 🙂

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to Revolution for my invite, and for a very nice evening.

Overall I am very impressed with tonight, the staff were lovely and helpful with all my questions…the food well WOW amazing and I cant wait to have that burger again 🙂

I looked at their cocktail list and really liked the sound of most, so my next visit I will try more food and a few cocktails.

For me Bread and Butter now have burger competition!!!!!!! this was an amazing burger!!!!

If your a burger fan you NEED to check here out!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

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