So, a few months ago I went and took photos at a great little restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City called Smoak. They had a bunch of tasty and creative dishes, including some seriously awesome venison sausage mini corn dogs I think of with fondness on the reg. For various stupid reasons, I had yet to write my post about Smoak, and when we walked past it a couple of days ago, I discovered it has closed down and been replaced by a second location of a West End burger joint. While I'm sure this burger place is good, I'm guessing they won't be able to give me venison corn dogs, freshly brewed iced tea, or amazing poutine. I hate to see a great local restaurant close. This made me realize I definitely need to go out to eat more often.
A deep dive into Yelp has led me to a few restaurants I need to try to get to before it's too late.
Hutcheson's Bar & Brasserie - Most of Hutcheson's menu seems a bit upscale for my low-class taste, but the restaurant itself looks beautiful, and the brunch menu sounds amazing. Hopefully I can treat myself to a fancy ass brunch one of these weekends.
Meat Bar - Cheeseburgers might be my all time favorite food. If there's a restaurant offering up ridiculous burgers, you can bet I'll get in line.
The Shandon Belles - Nothing like an old school bistro with classic dishes that doesn't go overboard with pretentious presentation or trendy ingredients. Just give me some delicious classic food, please. Not outrageously expensive is good as well.
Topalabamba - This is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Glasgow that actually has a good reputation. They have a varied menu that includes smoked chicken taquitos. I'm into it.
La Fiorentina - We used to walk past this place all the time when we lived on the south side, but we never actually ate here. Their pasta menu is long. That's what I like to see. It seems like it's been around for a long time, so that's a good sign.
The Crafty Pig - This place is right up my alley. Bar food slightly elevated but still unpretentious. Fried chicken, burgers, great drinks. I'm gonna need more than one visit to try it all.
Firebird - We love pizza, and the ones at Firebird look brilliantly creative. I'm a sucker for a pizza with a runny egg at its center. Must try.
Eusebi Deli - So basically, everything at Eusebi Deli sounds amazing. They have pasta on their brunch menu, and I'm not mad at it.
Halloumi - It's a restaurant named after cheese. I love a place where you can order a bunch of small plates at pick at a bunch of different flavors. And when one of them is grilled cheese, you bet I'll be there.
Barolo Grill - This place looks like a great date night. Something you could wear an actual dress for once. Glass of wine, giant bowl of pasta, maybe splurge for dessert, all while sharing stories with the person you love most.
Now for the most important question. Who wants to go out to eat with me?