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PieOfTheDay: Pork Pie

PieOfTheDay: Pork Pie

Every now and again you may fancy a little decadence. A little indulgence. A little extravagance. Where better to take a moment away from it all than the National Gallery of Scotland? In the light and airy Contini Restaurant there is not only a pie, but a platter to be celebrated. Named for restaurant owner Robert Corrigan this sumptuous pork pie is served with homemade cannonball chutney, Scottish garden salad and a hearty mug of the daily soup. At the end of the Fringe you may like to treat yourself, and there's no better place than this. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Tangy Lemon Tart

Pie Of The Day: Tangy Lemon Tart

On a sunny day there's nothing better than enjoying a cup of tea and a fruity tart in the sun while enjoying the world, and a lovely place to do that is The Richmond Cafe. You'll find a suggestive selection of tasty treats including today's choice, the tangy lemon tart. Served simply with just enough sugar this will please any palette. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Pie Of The Day: Sticky Toffee Pudding

For the sweet-toothed among you there's a special joy in today's daily delicacy. Overlooking the Scott Monument, the National Gallery of Scotland, and the beautiful Princes Street Gardens is North Bank Street, home to The Makar's Rest and the amazing Sticky Toffee Pudding. Rich, dark, covered in caramel and topped with creamy vanilla ice cream, this will hit the spot any time. Don't rest on your laurels, mak-ar beeline for Bank Street! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Wild Mushroom and Leek Pie

Pie Of The Day: Wild Mushroom and Leek Pie

During our Pie of the Day journey we've visited some amazing places and sampled some delicious pies We've brought you everything from fruit pies to steak. We have, however, neglected the non-meat-eating readers and so today we headed down Princes Street over to Rutland Place to the wonderful Ghillie Dhu to highlight their fantastically flavoursome Wild Mushroom and Leek Pie - totally vegetarian friendly! The totally tasty serving is topped with flaky pastry and accompanied by creamy mash and garden peas. Pair it up with a flight of drams to experience everything that this hidden gem can offer. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Cottage Pie

Pie Of The Day: Cottage Pie

If you're like me and don't get a lot of time to sit and enjoy a home-cooked meal but hanker for some comfort food from time to time, head on over to George Street and grab a bite at the Slug and Lettuce. The varied menu includes three different pies and the option of half price cocktails at selected times. Our suggestion for today is the excellent Cottage Pie which comes with vegetables, cheesy mash and fresh artisan bread, and totally hit the spot. Make this your home away from home today! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Angus Steak Pie

Pie Of The Day: Angus Steak Pie

At the end of a long week you may find your reserves are running low and you're in need of a refueling. Drive yourself over to George IV Bridge and take a pit stop at Angus Fling for their tasty Angus Steak Pie. Homemade with Angus beef in delicious gravy and crispy pastry and served with garden peas and creamy mashed potatoes, this will satisfy any craving. Swing in over to Fling today! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Apple Pie

Pie Of The Day: Apple Pie

Where pie is concerned I would almost always disregard the 'less is more' philosophy. More pie is always awesome. In today's case, however, I will actually break my own rule as the glorious simplicity of this perfect pie is its ultimate draw. Tangy apples with cinnamon and brown sugar lightly encased in simple pastry and served with cream. A drizzle of chocolate completes this lovely desert from Cafe Vivo on Canongate. Get it while it's hot! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Fisherman\'s Pie

Pie Of The Day: Fisherman's Pie

Today's fabulous feast is a must for all seafood fans and can be fished up at Cafe 1505 - the new addition to Surgeon's Hall. The neatly packaged Fisherman's Pie, topped with crispy mash is satisfyingly saucy and fabulously filling despite its diminutive size. Served with fun and flair by the attentive staff this is definitely worth a trip. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Chicken and Mushroom

Pie Of The Day: Chicken and Mushroom

Smack bang in the middle of town is the sought-after Edinburgh pie-ery with a huge selection of choices, Piemaker. No pie blog of the Fringe would be complete without a visit here and today's special dish is totally delish! Make sure to leave room to take a peck at the delectable Chicken and Mushroom! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Pumpkin and Sage

Pie Of The Day: Pumpkin and Sage

There's never a moment with pie that doubling up is a bad thing and so today we are returning to Mums for a wonderful vegetarian delight and who better to sample it than my own other half in life and art, Heather! This is a huge pie and not for the faint hearted but totally tasty from top to tail. If meat is not your Mecca, then this Pumpkin and Sage delight may be the carriage that transports you! Have a ball at Mums! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Shepherds Pie

Pie Of The Day: Shepherds Pie

Everyone loves home cooking and in Edinburgh you can't get better than Mum's. If you're hankering for some comfort food graze on and corral yourself their amazing Shepherds Pie - our wonderful pie for today. It always feels like home with excellent staff and great service. For a treat pair your pie with the Baileys shake! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Chicken Curry

Pie Of The Day: Chicken Curry

If you're feeling a little sedate this Sunday and fancy spicing things up somewhat, saunter sexily down the Newington Road to seek out the seductively simple Edinburgh Bakehouse. A selection of pies to be rivaled you'll find but the superb Chicken Curry is what you'll have to find. This saucy savory satisfying snack will definitely ensure that you'll be back! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Chardonnay and Pancetta

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Chardonnay and Pancetta

In the middle of the Fringe it seems appropriate to spend some time at The Shakespeare, especially with their great menu and extensive drinks list. Sitting next to the Usher Hall and the Traverse Theatre, this homely pub is home to our excellent pie for today - the glorious Chicken, Chardonnay and Pancetta. Served with a gravy jug, seasonal vegetables, and tasty mash, this goes brilliantly with the 1730 pale ale. Sup and sample today! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Apple Walnut

Pie Of The Day: Apple Walnut

We've devoured our dinners, scoffed our snacks, and tested our tastebuds with some perfect pies, but there's something missing. Something excitingly important. Disgruntled devourers everywhere are demanding desert! I only aim to please and so today's delicious daily delicacy is none other than the admirable Apple Walnut from Patisserie Jacob. Eat it warm for extra love :) Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Warlock Pie

Pie Of The Day: Warlock Pie

Traversing the infamous Royal Mile can certainly be daunting during Fringe time, but there are hidden rewards if you stay the course. Point your compass south, head towards Holyrood and seek out the historic Tolbooth Tavern. The wait here can be long - indeed there are allegedly some still in residence since the 1500's - but it's worth the stay. Fresh peas and homemade mash sit regally alongside the wonderfully juicy, meaty, gravy filled Warlock Pie, topped appropriately perhaps with a big pastry hat. No need to conjure up a reason to spend a spell here, stake your claim today! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Haggis

Pie Of The Day: Haggis

You couldn't get more traditional than today's Pie Of The Day – it's Haggis! From the First Class Butchers on Nicolson Street, and for less than a quid too, it's a tasty treat that won't break the bank! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Scotch Pie

Pie Of The Day: Scotch Pie

When in Rome the old adage says and today I'm taking that advice and seeking out a true local star with the help of some well informed Edinburghians. Heading to the north of the city we come across Broughton Road and our goal is spotted nestled amongst the pretty gardens and historic row houses. Crombies of Edinburgh, five star food for over 50 years. And when in Rome, of course, the superb Scotch Pie - our undisputed Pie of the Day. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Vegetable with Gravy and Mash

Pie Of The Day: Vegetable with Gravy and Mash

If you're pottering around Edinburgh and fancy a few of your five a day then rest a spell at The Elephant House. Amongst some magical offerings is our Pie of the Day - Vegetable with Gravy and Mash. It may take a while to conjure up as the place is a popular tourist spot, but it's definitely worth the wait. JK Rowling loved it too! Harry on down today. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Macaroni Cheese Pie

Pie Of The Day: Macaroni Cheese Pie

If you're looking for a late night bite then take a trip to the small but perfectly formed Storries Bakery on Leith Walk. Top tastes include steak, mince, and chicken curry and today's culinary contender, the Macaroni Cheese. Crispy, crunchy, mouthwateringly gooey, this petite pie packs a mighty tasty punch - perfect to hit the hunger spot 24 hours a day (which, by the way, when baking are the opening hours!) Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Leek and Mushroom

Pie Of The Day: Chicken, Leek and Mushroom

There's a hidden gem in Nicolson Square, tucked away in a green and pleasant corner, and it's called The Well Cafe. Part of the equally green and pleasant Greenside Venue, this lovely little lunchtime leisure spot brings us today's fine pie, the Chicken, Leek and Mushroom. Homemade mash and seasonal vegetables compliment the tasty sesame pastry and decadent gravy, and it's all yours for less than a pint from the local tavern. Friday is Pie Day so make a date with The Well and sample what it has to offer. Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Venison and Red Currant

Pie Of The Day: Venison and Red Currant

If you're looking for a beast of a pie then look no further than the massive beauty that is Mums' Venison and Red Currant - Today's Pie of the Day. Served with mash of your choice (there are more than 10 variations) this is heaven in a pie pan and on your plate. Leap on over to Mums - you're bound to enjoy it! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Steak and Ale

Pie Of The Day: Steak and Ale

Today's sumptuous serving needs no real introduction. It's a classic combination of amazing flavours...and beer. Served with a gravy which includes Dunbar's own Belhaven Best this is a KING among pies. Seek out the World's End on the Royal Mile and immediately demand a taste of the Steak and Ale - a pie for the day and beyond! Continue Reading

Pie Of The Day: Auld Jock

Pie Of The Day: Auld Jock

So here it is, Tasty Monster's inaugural EdFringe Pie of the Day! And where better to start than Auld Jock's Pie Shoppe, named for the master of Greyfriar's Bobby, a gem hidden in plain sight in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket. And today's delectable delicacy is? A mouthwatering mix of mince, haggis and cheddar cheese for less than a fiver. Brilliant. Get on down here and ask for the 'Auld Jock'. Do it. Do it now. Live the dream. Continue Reading

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