New in Food: Pizza Geeks, Stack & Still and more

As our Food and Drink Survey closes for another year, here's a selection of new venues to check out as you ready your voting muscles

Feature by Peter Simpson | 05 Nov 2018
  • Pizza Geeks

Stack and Still

OK, which of you had ‘pancake restaurant’ on your Scottish food and drink bingo card? Stack and Still is pretty much solely dedicated to the art of the pancake, offering six different types of pancake batter and over 60 sweet and savoury toppings. Do they claim that there are ‘over 12 million combinations’ on offer? Yes. Is that number largely theoretical and pretty much irrelevant? Mmm-hmm. Are we now tempted to host some kind of ‘most obtuse topping’ competition to really see what we can do with this culinary blank canvas? You betcha. 100 West George St, Glasgow; facebook.com/stackandstill

Ramen Dayo!

A West End outpost of the ever-popular Glasgow ramen joint, this second Ramen Dayo! will be powered by the same slurpable recipes that have made the Queen Street spot so popular. In a happy bonus, the West End Ramen Dayo! is open until 1am at the weekends, so if you fancy some fried chicken and sake at around midnight, you no longer have to go to bed in a huff – you can instead go to bed having just eaten loads of chicken. Ashton Lane, Glasgow; facebook.com/RamenDayo

Little Rascal

A new spot from the folks who brought you Good Brothers down in Stockbridge, Little Rascal takes the ‘trendy setting in which to drink nice wine’ to Corstorphine. Expect an exciting range of organic and natural wines, and some lovely lighting choices. 113d St John’s Rd, Edinburgh; facebook.com/littlerascalwine

Pizza Geeks

After regular appearances at all kinds of markets and pop-ups in recent years, Pizza Geeks have opened the doors on a bricks-and-mortar spot just round the corner from Haymarket station. Inside, it’s a perfect marriage of the two halves of the name – the ‘geek’ part comes courtesy of the endless references to and merch from sci-fi and comic book culture, as well as a pretty impressive selection of arcade games to play while you wait for your food. The ‘pizza’ is deliciously crispy and impressively inventive, served up from a brilliant wood-fired oven. 19 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh; facebook.com/pizzageeks

Rose Theatre Cafe

Another coffee and brunch option in the heart of town, the Rose Theatre Cafe sits alongside – you guessed it – the recently-reopened Rose Theatre. Expect tasty coffee from local roasters Machina Espresso, a variety of delicious things on toast, and an intriguing selection of sweet and savoury treats. 204 Rose St, Edinburgh; facebook.com/rosetheatrecafe

Lucky Yu

The bad news for the people of Leith is that they’re going to be without the fantastic fusion tacos of Bodega for a while, as the taqueria gets ready for a move into a new spot down the street. The good news is that their old Elm Row location is now home to the pan-Asian street food canteen vibe of Lucky Yu. Gyoza, bao buns, assorted nibbles and an impressive array of lucky waving cats await. 62 Elm Row, Edinburgh; facebook.com/luckyyucanteen

The Skinny Food and Drink Survey closes on 19 Nov; cast your votes at theskinny.co.uk/food