Welcome to Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow

We arrived safely in Glasgow around 8:30 am local time. After leaving Honolulu at 10 pm, traveling for 22 hours, watching 2 sunrises and attempting to stay up all of Thursday, you can surely imagine my brain was completely scrambled. After a solid 11 hours of sleep Saturday night, I think I might be starting to feel human again. Time to live big.

River Clyde

You guys, everything here is completely awesome!!! Everywhere you look, there’s something cool. There’s a huge variety of architecture here, wildflowers all over the place, new to me shops and restaurants and pubs. I’d like to request at least another three pairs of eyes.

Let's Eat Glasgow

Yesterday was my lovely sister-in-law’s birthday celebration, and she must have been channeling me because she decided to visit a local food festival, Let’s Eat Glasgow. There were a bunch of local restaurants offering £5 small plates. Thanks to my recent Yelp browsing, I knew these were mostly places we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise, so it was a great opportunity to try some slightly more upscale food for cheap.

Let's Eat Glagow

I had the most perfect Scotch egg from The Gannet. It was a duck egg wrapped in black pudding, and it was completely delightful. I have no idea how they kept the yolk so perfectly gelled. Scotch eggs are my new favorite. I also tried their chocolate delice with roasted hazel nuts and sea salt. It had me dancing in the street.

Geoff got the venison and pork gyro from Stravaigin. He loved it. As usual, that’s all he has to say about that.

Kelvingrove Museum

In the afternoon, we had a quick pop in to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This is, without a doubt, one of the most random collection of things I’ve seen. It was completely brilliant, and I can’t wait to go back for some leisurely exploration.  

Howlin' Wolf

We also had fried chicken and mac and cheese at a blues pub called The Howlin’ Wolf. The chicken was tender and crispy, though not exactly like southern fried chicken. Still, I’m not complaining. The mac and cheese was amazing. We got the side, but you can also get it as a main with pulled pork and chorizo. I want to go back so I can try that and one of their blues musician inspired cocktails. 

We’ve been stumbling around trying to take it all in. The apartment search starts in earnest today. I’ll have my own kitchen soon, and I’ll finally be ready to share some new recipes. In the meantime, I’m going to keep walking around with my jaw dropped while taking photos of literally everything. 

If you want to be annoyed by my endless amazement, be sure to follow on Instagram and SnapChat (awesomeon20). It’s fun. I promise. 

10 Glasgow Restaurants I'm Dying to Try

10 Glasgow Restaurants I’m Dying to Try

10 Glasgow Restaurants I'm Dying to Try

As this posts, we’ll be somewhere over Canada, slowly working our way to our new hometown, Glasgow, Scotland. You know I’ve been on Yelp and compulsively making a list of restaurants that look totally awesome. You guys, I’m going to eat everything!

  1. The Wilson Street Pantry— You guys know I brunch like a boss, so when I saw all the hollondaise-covered egg dishes and French toast, I knew I had to check it out!
  2. The Butterfly and the Pig— The name of this place reminds me of The Pig and the Lady in Honolulu, but you won’t find any Asian fusion dishes here. This gastropub serves outrageous looking Scottish comfort food, and I’m ready to dig in!
  3. Sapori D’Italia— I’m accustomed to Italian-American food, preferably covered in gooey cheese. I don’t know if Italian food in the UK is a bit more authentic, but there seems to be no shortage of gooey cheese in the photos from this place. Let’s go.
  4. Avenue G Cafe— We’re having breakfast again, but there’s also fat fluffy waffles, killer pastries, and a photo of a chocolate caramel tart that makes me want to sing and dance. Let’s go here for 3-o-clock chocolate break.
  5. Celino’s— This Italian trattoria/deli looks like it has a bit of everything. Along with meats and cheeses, there’s some creamy dreamy risotto and some killer-looking desserts. Perfect for late afternoon grazing.
  6. Bloc+— Burgers as big as your head. That is all.
  7. Nic’s NYC Deli— You know I’m gonna need some American food. Donuts and chili dogs and killer sandwiches and more donuts. 
  8. Pena— This little coffee shop does sandwiches made in one of those 90’s pocket sandwich press thingies. I think they call them toasties in the UK. Whatever you want to call them, they look really fun and tasty. 
  9. Bread Meats Bread— Greasy burgers, sweet potato fries, milkshakes. I’m pretty much in heaven. 
  10. Trans-Europe Cafe— It’s train-themed and there are lots of photos of runny egg yolks. I’m so ready to have Europe at my fingertips.

There’s no telling how many of these places will prove to be as awesome as they seem, but I’m ready to try everything. Hopefully I’ll get to give you an up close view of some of these awesome looking restaurants soon. See you on the other side.

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