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Pop in to Game of Thrones’ pop up tavern

TIME is running out to get a true taste of the seven Kingdoms as Blood and Wine, the Capital’s Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up bar is set to close at the end of this month.

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The whisky and haggis infused Chieftain cocktail. Picture: Contributed

Burns Night: Edinburgh bar creates haggis and whisky cocktail

As Burns Night approaches one Edinburgh bar has created a cocktail infused with Scotland’s national dish.

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Blood & Wine, a Game of Thrones bar is located in the cellar below Daylight Robbery bar on Dublin Street.

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Game of Thrones pop-up bar in Edinburgh set to close its doors

A popular Game of Thrones inspired pop-up bar in Edinburgh is preparing to close it’s doors at the end of February after a successful festive season.

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Wahaca's �1 Taco Tuesdays  Pic: Contributed

Hungry? Grab a deal to start the week

WHETHER it’s a tempting taco, a free chicken lollipop or two for one burgers, there are numerous tasty special offers to be enjoyed around the Capital throughout January.

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Traveller’s fayre

TAISTEAL, from the ancient Irish word for travel, is the name chosen by Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig for his latest venture, a Scottish restaurant now opened in Stockbridge.

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Leonardo DiCaprio poses with social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn at Social Bite restaurant, Home. Picture: Getty

One in four city eateries told to raise standards

MORE than one in four restaurants and cafes across the Capital were told to improve standards when inspected by the food hygiene standards body, it has emerged.

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Donal Skehan.

Interview: From crooning to cooking for former boyband star Donal Skehan

A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and– “the most mortifying aspect of it” – wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates.

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Domino's Pizza is to open a new store in Midlothian. Picture; Jane Barlow

Domino’s reveal plans for new Midlothian store

Domino’s pizza is set to open Eskbank Road in Dalkeith on Monday January 9 in a move that will see employment opportunities for the local community.

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Adults told to eat Mediterranean diet to reduce brain shrinkage

A MEDITERRANEAN diet can help older adults maintain bigger brains, Edinburgh research has shown.

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has brewed the first detoxing beer of its kind. Innis & None.
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Innis & Gunn creates alcohol-free beer for ‘Dry January’

A CITY-based brewery has created a new alcohol-free beer to help residents detox this January.

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Try the meat free Vegan option in January

FORGET January, at restaurants across the Capital, the start of the year means it’s Veganuary.

Whisky from Edinburgh is sold all over the world. (Picture Esme Allan)

Capital is distilling hot spot with resurgence of craft producers

The Capital is a distilling hot spot, with whisky made in Edinburgh sold all over the world

Eileen Inglis and Colin Hinds who are laying on Christmas dinner for homeless people at Circus Bistro on St Mary Street Picture: Greg Macvean

Foodbank families served festive feast by award-winning chef

FAMILIES across the Capital used to relying on foodbanks to make ends meet will once again be treated to turkey, potatoes and all the trimmings this Christmas – thanks to a big-hearted volunteer.

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Andrew Peasgood and Bethany Kingsley-Garner in Scottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel. Photo by Christina Riley. (2)

Inspire Me: 10 great things to do in the next week

If you have an event you’d like considered for Inspire Me, e-mail Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden at

Smoke billowing out of restaurant Livingston's in Linlithgow as fire fighters attend the scene. Picture: Contributed.

Blaze hits popular West Lothian restaurant

A FIRE broke out this morning at a popular restaurant on Linlithgow High Street.

Euan McGrory presents the Evening News Pub of the Year award to the owner of Bowlers' Rest Eric Morrison pictured with his daughter Carole McKenzie and her husband Ross McKenzie. Pic credit: Greg Macvean.

Hibs legend’s old pub is toast of the Capital yet again

In constantly changing world, the reliable routine of a local boozer has won the hearts of locals to win the Evening News Pub of the Year yet again.

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Cheesemas on Tour comes to Byron North Bridge

Merry Cheesemas at Byron Hamburgers

CHEESEMAS is Byron Hamburgers’ annual celebration of the great British tradition of overindulgence and today it’s back for the fifth year running.

Cau Christmas Menu Pic: Contributed

Have a South American Christmas at Cau

LOOKING to spice things up a bit this Christmas with friends and family? Then why not say adios to the festive rule book and put some real South American flair into the spirit of Christmas.

Wagamama is set to open at St Andrew Sq. Picture;

Wagamama set to open in St Andrew Square

Wagamama is set for a summer opening with a new store expected to be launched in St Andrew Sq.

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The National Galleries of Scotland has to raise 4 million by the middle of March to secure the future of The Monarch of the Glen.

National Galleries set to launch public appeal over The Monarch of the Glen

A public appeal is set to be mounted to help secure The Monarch of the Glen painting for the nation.
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