Pizza Punks, Glasgow

Hi! The more observant of you, dear readers, will have noticed something unusual about this review, and that’s no mean feat, considering we are less than 50 words in. The word “pizza” appears in the title. Pizza? On a blog, ostensibly about grilled meat? What’s that all about? Well, guess what. I am an adult. […]

The Glasvegan, St Enoch Square

Hello! In a recent discussion with a vegan about this very blog, he was very complimentary about the writing (yeah, it’s alright, I guess, but won’t win any awards or nothing) but lamented the fact that, as things had to die in the making of the foods that I eat and then loosely write about, […]

Lazord, Glasgow

Oi Oi! Before we get going on today’s excellent “content”, let’s delve into the Shawarma Police fan mail, shall we? “Dear Shawarma Police, I don’t think you’re a real policeman, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re exposed as a FRAUD and a PHONEY. Yours faithfully, Reginald Hollis” Well Reginald, that was insightful. […]

Shawarmarama, Platform @ The Arches, Glasgow

Hi hi hi hi hi, hi. Once upon a time there was a nightclub. This nightclub lived below a mainline railway station, and had many adventures. Then, one day, the Police got involved and said “Excuse me, Mr Nightclub, but you can’t have any adventures any more”, and shortly afterwards it shut down. This made […]

Fino Pitta – Nando’s, Glasgow

In the months I’ve been doing this blog, I have welcomed suggestions for places to go and visit – and they’ve all been fairly good, albeit with some odd ones thrown into the mix. One such suggestion was this one: “Ooh, there’s a good place in Giffnock”, a work colleague said. I was intrigued. “What’s […]

Christmas Wraps… with The Waitresses*

*as told to Will from Shawarma Police Hey buddy! What’s going on, huh? We’re the Waitresses from Ohio, U.S.A! You might remember us from such songs as “Christmas Wrapping”, and other ones we did! When we’re not touring and recording great new albums (i.e. everything we’ve done since we split up in 1984), we like […]

Preview: Döner Haus, Glasgow

Hello hello hello hello hello. The last time we figuratively spoke, I went to Sunderland to eat a kebab. Whilst this was a worthwhile experience (see Döner Haus Sunderland), it’s not something I could do on a regular basis – it takes time, money, commitment, and above all, a big lack of something better to do […]