Paesano Pizza, Glasgow

A short, simple menu coupled with industrial decor are the main ingredients of Paesano Pizza. Add to this, a no nonsense approach to toppings and a doughy rather than a crisp base.  All of which is more Neapolitan than Pizza Express – with their crisp bases and toppings that include raisins. Our visit was on a very busy Saturday afternoon but we didn’t wait long for our food to emerge

From Wellwood Social Club to The Tramway

This 30 ft mural was created over two days in Wellwood Social Club, Dunfermline by local artist, Alan Grieve. Both the artist and the mural are now at The Tramway in Glasgow until Wednesday 12 October; ‘Colour This’ was created for the National Theatre of Scotland as part of ‘Home Away’, an NTS festival celebrating participatory theatre.  After the success of a colouring-in wall at his Cemetery exhibition in his

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Oran Mor, Glasgow

A Play, A Pie and A Pint sounds like a good way to spend a lunch hour. Oran Mor, the arts and entertainment venue at the end of Byres Road, Glasgow is where you’ll find this alliterative combination. Next week’s play is by Avocado Sweet’s own Jane Livingstone; Miss Veitch’s Roses is on every lunchtime at 1pm from Monday 19 September to Saturday 24 September inclusive and then moves to The Lemon

Artist residency to rent at Cove Park, near Helensburgh

When Cove Park’s artist residency programme is not in progress you can hire a pod or one of the cubes in the converted shipping containers. Founded in 1999 by Eileen and Peter Jacobs, Cove Park’s annual programme of residencies enables artists to undertake research and develop new projects. The Cubes were produced by the London-based company Urban Space Management from recycled shipping containers, and the ‘Pods’, wooden buildings designed were by Glasgow-based

Cote Bistro following other restaurant chains to Glasgow

Cote Bistro is the latest chain opening a restaurant in Glasgow; the first Scottish branch will open summer 2015. For some time now Londoners have found the restaurants a recognisable brand amongst the city’s overwhelming choice of places to eat; consistent French food and the pre-theatre two course menu for £11.90 have proved popular. Locating in the West Nile/Buchanan Street area, Cote follows two other chains, Bill’s and Las Iguanas.

Win tickets: Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Scotland’s largest consumer exhibition for self-builders and home renovators is back at the SECC, Glasgow on May 16 – 17 2015. Avocado Sweet has 3 pairs of tickets to be won. The show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will help visitors bring their project to life whether they are building from scratch, undertaking a major extension, converting or renovating their home or just keen

The first ‘Hot Pants’? Fashion photos at Glasgow School of Art, 1953

In 1953 the Picture Post featured these photos from the Glasgow School of Art’s annual charity fashion show. Check out the tartan shorts suit created 15 years before Mary Quant designed ‘Hot Pant’s in the late 60s. The iconic Mackintosh Building can be seen in some shots. If you want to find out more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has a exhibition in London until

Swing Ltd, Glasgow

Swing Ltd is probably not for the faint hearted. The night Avocado Sweet visited the Glasgow club, the performers, a couple both dressed in tails, were pulling members of the audience on to the dance floor to tango to an Eminem track quickly followed by a Glen Miller song. But the engaging owner Craig has big ambitions for this tiny venue. He’s recreating a 1920s style club complete with table

100-year-old pictures of Scotland

Love these century old pictures of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Might be the ‘boulevards’ or the gardens but both cities look a bit like Paris. There’s also pictures of Perth, Portobello, Largs, Rothesay. Thanks to one of our featured Fife Creatives, Clive Ramage for sharing the pictures. Above, Edinburgh and below, Glasgow  Below, Portobello Below, Perth, Rothesay and Largs