Food and drink

The Boozy Cow


I finally made it round to The Boozy Cow in Aberdeen last night. It’s been open for a while but I’d heard mixed reports, so wanted to give it time to settle into a stride before trying it out.  You know what? Ignore the haters. It’s great.

OK, so the place isn’t cheap. Especially if you want some sides and a beer as well with your burger, but this isn’t McDonalds. If you want a pound saver menu look elsewhere. Also those sides, £3 for a bowl of coleslaw which I only needed a quarter of.  Why not do a smaller bowl for £1? The skinny fries aren’t anything special either.

The burger is the star of the show. Handmade, soft and juicy (the menu and waitress both advised it’s cooked pink, though mine was a little over) in a plump brioche bun.  I went for the green chilli burger with cheese, jalapeno butter, pickle, lettuce and mustard.  Honestly it was one of the best burgers I’ve had in a very long time.

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Beer selection is OK. Would like a bit more variety but what they have is good.  A Vedett Extra Blonde lager and an excellent american style pale ale from FourPure are the standouts.

If you want a cheap, fast food burger go seek out the golden arches.  If you’re after an on-trend bit of beef in a bun with a bit imagination and some good beer to drink alongside it then check out the Boozy Cow.

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Holiday highlights part 1 – Nice and Monaco


Ah France. How I love thee. I’ve been to France a couple of times before (a stag weekend in Paris for the 6 nations and a bus ride through the country on a school trip to Switzerland) but this was different. This was a whole week in that most foodie of countries and I had something important planned while I was there.

I was going to do a detailed report of the whole week but I’d already gone onto four A4 pages by the start of day two which a) took far too long to write and b) no-one really wants to read. So instead here are the highlights part one: Continue reading “Holiday highlights part 1 – Nice and Monaco”

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A capital weekend – 3 days in Edinburgh


We thought it would be a good idea to go to Edinburgh for the Scotland – Wales six nations match. Turns out that was a mistake, but the rest of the weekend was great. I’ll pick up from 75 minutes into the rugby. Probably best as everything before that was a bit disappointing. Anyway, we had enough and decided to steal a march on the rest of Murrayfield so nipped out early. A long walk at a brisk pace brought us to Zizzi before any other rugby fan and we managed to secure a table for two where we sat and watched the baying hordes arrive a couple of minutes later and be turned away. Continue reading “A capital weekend – 3 days in Edinburgh”