The old Claremont Bar at 133-135 East Claremont Street (near Powderhall) is now a bar/diner called Elbow. Behind it is a team including Wendy Schofield (aka Trendy Wendy of club Tackno) of The Street on Broughton Street. It’s serving breakfast from 9am, dinner till 10pm and big roasts on Sunday. 0131 556 5662
Sometimes an event catches your eye just because it has a great title. Step forward the ‘Dauner up the Douro’ being held (where else?) but The Ubiquitous Chip on Monday 31 August. It’s a Portuguese tutored wine tasting of six wines and ports with Miguel Roquette of Quinta do Crasto and a three-course dinner. More at 0141 334 5007 or ubiquitouschip.co.uk.
The fields are golden, fruits are ripening and the forests are filled with mushrooms. Scottish Food Fortnight is underway from Saturday 5 September with various seasonal food events under its umbrella as well as dedicated promotions and events. Find out more at scottishfoodanddrinkfortnight.co.uk