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Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

Spice Lounge Kitchen has won the award for the second year in a row. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Corstorphine curry house wins best in Edinburgh

The curry kings of Corstorphine have done it again.

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Armstrong's fishmongers hasn't seen anything like it in 26 years. Picture: Stockbridge Local

In pictures: Edinburgh fishmongers show off ‘monster’ catch

AN Edinburgh fishmongers has been showing off one of its latest offerings: a flat fish as long as a person.

Edinburgh was the 10th most expensive city surveyed for fish and chips. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh named 10th most expensive city for fish suppers

Edinburgh has been named as one of the most expensive cities in the UK to buy a fish supper.

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Owner of Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe Tanya Salitura pictured with two of her dogs Hepburn, left, four months, and Ama, four-and-a-half. Pic:  Greg Macvean

Edinburgh gets Chihuahua Cafe

It may sound barking mad but city dog lovers will soon be able to have their cake and eat it, accompanied by a Chihuahua of their choice at Edinburgh’s next animal cafe.

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Edinburgh resident Alex Wilson having a sneak preview of the event space ahead of the Heverlee Belgian beer festival at the New Waverley Arches.

Heverlee beer festival to come to city centre

Abandoned Victorian arches in the Old Town are set to be transformed into the Capital’s first festival celebrating Belgium food, music and 

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Scientists in Europe and the US have uncovered the clearest evidence yet that drinking coffee reduces the risk of death. See PA story HEALTH Coffee. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Coffee ‘adds years to you life’ finds study

Coffee not only helps you feel full of beans - it might add years to your life as well, two major studies have shown.

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Annie Bell, taken from The Modern Dairy by Annie Bell, published by Kyle Books.

Food & drink: How and why to eat dairy now: Annie dispels the myths

In weight-watching terms, we all know now that refined sugar’s the real ‘enemy’, and those low-fat yogurts we’ve been spooning down for years are crammed with sugar to replace the fat.

Brewhemia sign goes up in Market Street. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Superclub undergoes ‘decadent’ revamp

Screeds of newsprint used to whizz from the printing press and out the basement doors of the Scotsman building but now a £2 million revamp has transformed the iconic Market Street building into a unique new venue opening at the end of July.

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Five Guys burger and chips

Five Guys open two new city burger joints

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has been a Washington DC favourite since 1986, when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.”

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Edinburgh Castle is home to one of the earliest depictions of the US flag.

Edinburgh Castle’s ancient Star Spangled Banner

Edinburgh Castle has played a pivitol role in many aspects of Scottish culture and history, however, visitors to the iconic landmark may not be aware of the astonishing piece of US history tucked away in the Castle.

Taco Bell. Picture: Facebook

Taco Bell ‘opening first eatery in Scotland’

Taco Bell could soon be joining other big North American brands like Krispy Kreme and Tim Nortons in opening their first eatery in Scotland.

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Veeno Restaurant

Quartermile embraces Italy’s aperitivo culture

ITALY’S after-work culture of drinking, nibbling and relaxing is set to come to the Capital’s Quartermile district with the opening of Veeno’s second Italian Wine Café in the city.

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Plans to bring Peckham’s back to Edinburgh revealed

Plans to bring Peckham’s back to Edinburgh revealed

Upmarket delicatessen chain Peckham’s, known for its famous Bruntsfield, Southside, Waverley and Stockbridge locations, could be returning to the Capital.

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Franco, Pino & Nino. Picture: Contributed

Stockbridge waves farewell as ‘Franco’s’ brothers call it a day

A CORNER of Stockbridge has ushered in the end of an era as the community said a fond farewell to brothers Ernesto (Nino) and Franco Alonzi of Franco’s Fish & Chips after 46 years.

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Waitrose have launched their festive range.

Christmas in June? Waitrose launch Christmas range

A supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists - the chocolate mince pie.

Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

Take lie detector and hear the Lions roar

ARE you smooth enough to support the British and Irish Lions as the squad heads towards their clash with the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium on Saturday?

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Innis & Gunn Maple and Thistle

Innis & Gunn unite the maple and the thistle for Canada’s 150th

ON Saturday, Canada turns 150 years old and to mark the historic day, local independent craft brewer Innis and Gunn have created a limited edition beer called Maple and Thistle.

Dale Mailley and Ed Murray

Gardener’s Cottage chefs open new restaurant in Leith

THE team behind a popular Capital restaurant once dubbed “exceptional” by legendary food critic AA Gill are to open a new eatery.

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Ed and Dale of Quay Commons, Leith.

Picture:  Stewart Attwood

Hip Edinburgh eatery set to launch new Leith premises

EDINBURGH restaurant, Gardener’s Cottage, is expanding with the launch of a new premises – Quay Commons – in Leith.

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