Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Burger Meats Bun, Edinburgh:

The title of this post might sound familiar, and that's because I wrote about Burger Meats Bun in Glasgow here not four months ago.  I am (justifiably) obsessed.  BMB was the only Scottish restaurant included in a recent list of the UK's top 10 burger joints, and I couldn't contain my excitement when I heard the news that they would be opening an Edinburgh branch on Forth Street.  Of course I made sure I was there on opening night a couple of weeks ago with Craig, and my previous rave review about their amazing food still stands.

Inside, BMB Edinburgh is enough like the Glasgow premises to feel comfortingly familiar, but not a carbon copy.  The restaurant has high Edinburgh ceilings (quite a change from the Glasgow basement on West Regent Street) and large windows, making it bright and airy, which is especially nice during summer.

I was quite unadventurous on this visit and stuck to my usual Big Cheese burger (no regrets, it's still the best burger around!), but I did try the Buffalo chicken wings for the first time which were super tasty.  Dedicated fans of the BMB Glasgow needn't worry: the only thing different about Edinburgh's burgers are the buns, which are slightly bigger, so you actually feel like you're getting more for your money.  Bonus!

I had a couple of tasty cocktails to wash down my burger (their Dark & Stormy is still my favourite) and then Craig and I shared the intriguingly named Burger & Shake on BMB's dessert menu.  This turned out to be a jam filled macaron 'burger' with a baby milkshake to wash it down, which arrived with stripy paper straws - a blogger's dream!

The BMB Edinburgh staff were so friendly and happy to chat, even though they were no doubt rushed off their feet on their first day of trading.  We even got to meet the lovely Ben who co-owns Burger Meats Bun and who is partly responsible for the creation of my favourite burger.  So, essentially, my absolute hero!

Although I'm sure you've got the message by now, I can't stress how good these burgers are.  If you are an Edinburger (get it?) pop down to Forth Street pronto and try out one of these bad boys for yourself.  You will not be disappointed!

Monday, 14 July 2014

The terrible twos:

Source: here

Happy 2nd birthday, Inferior Design!

Another blogiversary already!  My little baby blog is getting on a bit, isn't it?  It's turned out to be an extremely busy year for me, and sometimes the regularity of posts here hasn't been great, but hopefully the quality is still up to scratch, and maybe even a little better.  While I don't have the time to post as often at the moment, I still love blogging and having my own little slice of the internet.  I have plenty of ideas for posts stored up in my brain, and I hope to be able to start updating more regularly again once my dissertation is done and dusted.  In fact, I promise I will!

I really owe a lot to blogging.  It gave me a creative outlet when I felt quite lost after finishing my undergrad, and - in retrospect - it's probably the reason I became interested in studying journalism in the first place.  Not to mention all the lovely people I've met through blogging, whether it was at an event or online.

As always, thank you, everyone, for reading my blog and giving me feedback and encouragement, whether it's online or in person.  You are all amazing!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Instagram #24:

Holy moly - this post marks two years of monthly Instagram updates!  As you can probably tell from my pitiful blogging efforts in June, it's been a busy (but fun) month which has flown by.

1. A wild Craig in a cage.  Actually, I was in the cage, helping to film at a mixed martial arts training session.
2. My Dad was pleased with his Beer Hawk haul on Father's Day.
3. I rediscovered the signature on my very first passport, penned at the tender age of four.

4. Putting Nicola's signature napkin method into practice with your coffee means no drips - tried and tested.
5. I couldn't help being excited about my first photo/filming pass at a gig.  It stuck to my leg and everything!
6. My beautiful cousin, Anna, ready for her hen weekend.

7. And, obviously, no hen weekend would be complete without an inflatable man...
8. ... and some plastic willy straws.
9. Pretty sure I am the owner of the first press pass with an Instagram selfie on it.  Of that I am proud.

10. My favourite photo of all time.  Ever.  Featuring me and the amazing Aubrey Plaza, and taken by director Jeff Baena.
11. A wanky picture I took whilst holed up in Starbucks writing film reviews.
12. An awesome (miniature) woolly jumper all the way from Iceland!

13. If you're in the market for a fancy White Russian, Lebowski's is the place for you.
14. The lovely Marianne, back in my life in time for Edinburgh Fringe comedy previews.
15. A quick snap (stolen from Nicola) taken whilst interviewing Dan Willson and Neil Pennycook.

16. I'm excited to say I made it to the Edinburgh branch of Burger Meats Bun on Forth Street during opening night.  Delicious, as always!
17. Trapped in the car with this cheery guy during a typical Scottish summer monsoon.