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The Best Pancakes in York

tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo7_1280I was informed recently that the 17th of December is national Maple Syrup Day in America and Canada. So, I thought I’d show you a cosy joint – in the very British town of York – that really takes the (pan)cake!tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo8_540tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo1_540Brew & Brownie can be found nestled on York’s Museum Street, and is a delicious spot to stop by for any number of handmade tasty treats, teas and coffees.tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo4_540Jars lights, and mismatched chairs come together to create the cosy rustic interior.tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo6_540Stepping inside is welcomingly warm – exactly the kind of break those cold fingers and noses will need from the nippy Winter weather, and Christmas shopping.tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo5_540Now, I’m certainly don’t want to be left behind celebrating any national Maple Syrup Day, and pancakes are a good idea any time of year.

So we ordered the classic ‘American Pancake Stack’…tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo2_540A hot, fluffy stack of American pancakes with maple syrup, crispy bacon and a scattering of blueberries. Trust me – even the photographs don’t do them justice!

Brew & Brownie offer a variety of other delicious pancake options – but you’ll have to grab yourself a taste of the action to find out what they are!tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo3_540This is the perfect place for a catchup over coffee. And considering the time of year – it’s even an opportunity to exchange Christmas presents (over a shared stack of pancakes, of course)!tumblr_nzgiiqemys1qcam0lo9_1280So happy Maple Syrup Day to American and Canadian friends! But that certainly shouldn’t stop anyone else from having a festive helping of pancake cheer too!

Photography credits to Thom Corbishley


The Boozy Cow (The Modern Medieval Diet of Kings)

After visiting this eatery, it might be the first time that being called a ‘Boozy Cow’ could be construed as a compliment! Just off of Prince’s Street in Edinburgh, set below street level sits the tempting food joint known as the Boozy Cow – and that is not a misnomer! This place is famous for its burgers and its boozy milkshakes, so I had to check it out!Take note that I love an eatery, like, 50x more when they openly sport puns about food on their wall!? (So, we will definitely be meating again…)

Walking in, I was greeted by a grungy, graffiti industrial interior that you could tell would be amazing to frequent in the evening when this place turns into a flatout bar!Obviously busy on a Saturday, we nested in an available table in a tight corner next to the windows with a street view.A moment was silence was taken to both appreciate the glorious choices of food, and also to make the crucial decision of what we would each order.Two of us ordered their chocolate oreo milkshakes – that are definitely worth a try!

Served in jars with indentations for your fingers, a striped straw, extra long spoon and a personal oreo cookie – we were very happy!Restraining ourselves from drinking the whole frosty glass of goodness didn’t last too long (phew!) and soon our tables were graced with trays of food. (That’s right – trays – not plates. The Boozy Cow’s policy is that your food is served on a tray to share with the person sitting opposite you. You also won’t get any cutlery unless you specifically ask for it! So, the more messy, the better – and I took this as a challenge.)Our trays were filled with cheeseburgers, fries to share and a hot dog that boasted baconnaise!?I thought I’d take a snap of the details that were listed on their handy coasters!Happy, and full – as I always seem to leave the different eateries I frequent – we stepped out into the surprisingly sunny Scottish weather to wander around the city. This joint is the ultimate medieval diet of meat and alcohol – and who doesn’t love a cheeky boozy lunch at somewhere with delicious, messy food?

Send Me A Sygn

When I stay in Edinburgh for a month with family, I consider it an extended vacation. An extended vacation simply means more time to try and dine in every available eatery in the city!Hidden off the end of the famous Prince’s Street is situated a laidback bar and kitchen style food spot called Sygn (as in “this is a ‘sign’ of a good time and making all my messy food cravings come true”).The interior has the very chilled mid-century meets modern L.A. vibe that’s welcoming and cool at the same time. An eclectic mix of chairs tables fill the space for ample seating, and the ceiling is coated in hand drawn chalk doodles from various staff members. The entire space looks like something you find pinned on a pinterest board.We sat in the far corner next to a window wall with a view of the sunny cobble back streets.Sygn is now a top contender for top joint to hang out in on future evening get togethers. And this is totally because of their various special combo deals – especially Wings Wednesday! (I will report back when I find a companion to accompany me to a Late Night Pizza Smash or Wings Wednesdays – which are now a new necessity in my life!) But as we attended on a day that did not offer amazing deals on wings and beer, we settled ourselves to chose another amazing set of dishes from the kickass menu. This was an important matter and involved some serious dedication of concentration (as all food decisions should, right?).Then our food arrived, and everything was delicious! From hot chilli and vegetable wraps with onion rings on the side…To haggis and cheese curly fries…To fried macaroni cheese balls and fries…And finally, a loaded spicy jalapeno, chilli and cheese fries for myself. None of our plates had a healthy aspect to boast – and we were more than happy to keep it that way!With cold milkshakes and drinks in hand – we chowed down, slowly descending into a quiet silence that comes with a group of people enjoying their food so much, they forget to think about anything else except for the meal in front of them.The milkshake cups (along with a lot of Sygn’s other merchandise) display tongue in cheek slogans and phrase to amuse and entertain. Particularly, their claim that their “milkshakes bring all the girls to the bar!”, which in this ladies lunch out seemed to prove true!A very thrown together outfit for a day of messy dining and lazily walking around in the sunshine. A loose fitting top and sweater, paired with a leather jacket with interesting waterfall lines makes for the perfect combat to that inevitable food baby!

Sweater top – New Look

Distressed skirt – Boohoo

Boots – H&M

Leather jacket – All Saints

Bag – Asos

Sygn is definitely a joint to keep in your repertoire for future visits to the Scottish capital! Happy and (very, very) full – we stepped back onto the sun spangled streets of Edinburgh and wandered along to rejoin the tourist filled streets of the city centre.