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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2012, 10:05:58 AM »
Have you tried out the new American diner?? I've been eager to go in, but I just checked out the prices and I was thrown off somewhat. But I'd be willing to pay if I know the food is worth it - I'm not looking for the British version of American food, especially in a place called Route 66. For those prices, I want the real deal lol.

Ha, I was turned off when I read a courier article and it said "each day begins
with the full Scottish cooked breakfast".  I've not been in town in a while to actually go by it, by it to check it out. 

I'm wondering who you ran into into the body shop who sent you here...   :)
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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2012, 02:40:30 PM »
Ha, I was turned off when I read a courier article and it said "each day begins
with the full Scottish cooked breakfast".  I've not been in town in a while to actually go by it, by it to check it out. 

I'm wondering who you ran into into the body shop who sent you here...   :)



I must try this next time I am in Inverness. Hopefully they will have a decent milkshake!

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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2012, 03:46:36 PM »

I must try this next time I am in Inverness. Hopefully they will have a decent milkshake!


Doesn't appear so. In fact, its a very Scottish take on a 'American' diner and well most of the food is not American at all.  Reminds of the 'Filling Station' a lot, actually  :-X

 Only good thing is bottomless coffee!!  ;D

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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2012, 04:26:10 PM »
Reminds of the 'Filling Station' a lot, actually  :-X

So, thumbs down for the Filling Station, then?  Lots of my in-laws have recommended it, they seem to think it's very 'American' and so I'll like it.


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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2012, 07:37:14 PM »
So, thumbs down for the Filling Station, then?  Lots of my in-laws have recommended it, they seem to think it's very 'American' and so I'll like it.

I only ate there once, but the food (at least at this one) was really terrible - greasy, no flavour, old oil, heavy, that kind of thing...
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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2012, 10:38:30 AM »
Another American in Scotland signing in:)

We're in Angus, and were both retired from government until the proposed changes to family migration were leaked-my retired historical buildings conservation officer is now back at work doing private conservation work so our income will meet the proposed requirements. Just in case.

I've been reading the posts on this thread about American diners, and had a bit of a laugh. My son is a chef in the US and wants to know how hard it would be to open a successful restaurant in Scotland if he focussed on American food-even though he is an Italian chef of some note.

So I keep telling him to brush up on his Cajun and Mexican cooking 8)

Speaking of Cajun, anyone here in Scotland missing serious Red Beans, Rice and Sausage? I finally figured out how to make my own spice blend that tastes like a perfect combination of Zaterain's and Tony Cachere's, and that kabanossi smoked sausage from Lidl is close enough to taste right.

Now, if I could just figure out how to get the right soft corn tortillas-the ones in Tesco are more like flour tortillas or nans!

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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 12:18:18 PM »
Now, if I could just figure out how to get the right soft corn tortillas-the ones in Tesco are more like flour tortillas or nans!

Try Lupe Pintos
http://www.lupepintos.com/

Edinburgh, 24 Leven [near Tollcross]
Glasgow, 313 Great Western Road

also stocks Americana food, see web site


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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2012, 05:13:36 PM »
Try Lupe Pintos
http://www.lupepintos.com/

Edinburgh, 24 Leven [near Tollcross]
Glasgow, 313 Great Western Road

also stocks Americana food, see web site

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! I'll be ordering the harina-my husband will finally understand why I've been moaning for 'real' corn tortillas:)
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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 06:06:30 PM »
Sure. The actual stores have more things: packages of premade soft tortillas, and otherwise hard to find US beers (Dixie, Moosehead - well that's Canadian, but drunk a lot in Upstate NY).


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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2012, 06:33:56 PM »
When you go to Lupe Pintos, don't panic if you don't see the corn tortillas.  They keep them in the freezer.


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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2012, 08:11:19 PM »
I love this-we're hiring a car and driving down to Edinburgh next week ;D My husband has a business meeting-he can do the meeting and I can load the ice chest with corn tortillas, yea!

Freezer works for me, I got used to freezer kept tortillas when I lived in AL and GA. Why on earth Winn Dixie and Publix keep 'em in the freezer is beyond me, but I did learn to let them thaw, and then blot them with a paper towel before flipping them into the frying pan.

Oh dear, now I'm hungry!

Thank-you again, especially for the tip that corn tortillas will be found in the freezer section of the store.
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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2012, 09:41:20 AM »
Although I've already introduced myself via the Welcome Wagon thread, I thought I'd just throw in to this one too.

I'm based in Glasgow (Merrylee area....here since 1991). Moved to Scotland in '73.

Great to know that there are so many "colonials" in my area!!

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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2012, 02:59:22 AM »
Highly considering a move to Scotland. Originally from upstate New York. Can anyone recommend nice areas in Glasgow/Edinburgh for a young couple?  :)


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Re: Americans in scotland
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2013, 07:12:20 AM »
Hi, another American signing in here. I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I now live in Dreghorn, (Ayrshire) Scotland. That is just a hop, skip and jump away from Glasgow. I have been here for a little over 2 years now. Just mailed my ILR off a few weeks ago. Have done a lot of traveling since I have been here. Love have get togethers at my house and having an "American Day Out", as my friends and I call it. There are several I have met so far, from California, Washington and Utah. We try to get out and about, or just have a meet at my house often. Would love to expand...


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