In today’s video we’re going to be showingyou around Glasgow, Scotland.
This is a city that we visited last autumnand then again this summer, and on both visits, we ate like kings and queens because it turnsout, Glasgow is a great destination for foodies.
Since we never got around to making a travelguide on our first visit, today we’re going to be combining the footage from both of thosetrips to show you some of the best things to do in Glasgow and also some of the bestplaces to eat and drink it.
So let’s get started! So I'm excited for this next attraction we'reactually going into the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and last time we were in Glasgow (Glesga)it was closed.
I think we got here a little bit too earlyand we had other things scheduled so we totally missed it.
So yeah, this time we're checking it out.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum isdivided into two main sections.
On the right-hand side you have the museumwhich focuses on natural history, world cultures, and archaeology; and then on the left-handside you have the art gallery which showcases paintings, furniture, and Scottish art, whichmakes it very easy to explore based on your interests.
While I found myself drawn to the museum side, it wasn’t long before I was lured over to the art gallery by the Floating Heads, a oneof a kind installation that’s hard to miss! So that was a really cool experience.
I am so glad we got to do it this time around.
And it is the kind of attraction where you'llwant to budget a few hours because it is big inside.
And it has a very eclectic mix of differentgalleries.
So we just finished visiting the KelvingroveArt Gallery and Museum and it is just a skip and a hop over to Glasgow University so wecouldn't resist coming back seriously look around.
It looks like the set of Harry Potter.
Even though it is probably not.
The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451and it’s one of Scotland’s 4 ancient universities.
With that in mind, you can count on some amazingarchitecture especially around the cloisters.
Seeing as it was almost lunch time, we hoppedin a taxi and rode across town to the Drygate Brewery.
This is a place that I had been to on ourlast trip to Glasgow (Glaschu).
This time around, we signed up for the “Throughthe Glass Tour” for a quick lesson on the art of brewing, and while we were at it, wepaired our beers with lunch.
So it is right around lunchtime and we havejust arrived at the Drygate Brewery here in Glasgow and we're going to be doing a throughthe glass tour.
So our beer has actually arrived.
Let me lift this for you.
How cool is this? And when I'm talking through the glass checkout that.
These are oh yeah.
That is through the glass.
Through the glass literally.
In total we sampled 4 beers; my favouritewas called Disco Forklift Truck, and it was a pale ale that was fruity and tropical thanksto someone’s genius idea to add mango juice Then for food, I had fish and chips, and Audreywent for something a little bit more adventurous.
I got Ox Cheek.
And I've only had Ox Cheek once before inLaos in Luang Prabang.
And I really enjoyed it.
I haven't seen it on a menu since.
So I figured you know what? You're going to make a sandwich for us.
My work of art.
Let's see how it tastes.
I'm just going to have the Ox first.
You've got a giant piece of leaf.
What do you think? Good? It is really nice.
Is it? It has a nice sweetness to it.
And it kind of looks like pulled pork.
So yeah, the meat just breaks apart.
Really really good.
I can't wait to try that.
Our adventures continued the following daywith an amazing meal at A’Chailltain in the heart of The Barras.
It is time for food again and today we'reat BAD which stands for Barras Art and Design.
And it is a really cool space.
For starters there is art everywhere.
They have these amazing murals.
But also once you go inside you have likelittle shops, restaurants, bars.
Sometimes they have art exhibitions, theyhost music gigs, markets.
So it is really cool.
It is a versatile space but now let's go seeif our food is ready.
Yeah, we've come here for lunch.
Well the appetizers are here and it looksamazing.
We went for the risotto with squid ink andseabass.
So I'm going to dig right in.
That does look amazing.
I love risotto.
Oh my gosh.
Isn't that good? And I love risotto too.
That is actually what I've ordered as my maincoming later.
Then Sam ordered the roasted red pepper pearlbarley risotto for the main, and I had the lamb leg steak with baby carrots, beetroots, and turnips.
It was a fantastic meal! Next up, it was time to check out the ginscene and for this, we visited the Glasgow Gin Distillery over on the Southside.
We got to tour the place, learn a bit moreabout gin production, and then at the very end, it was time for the good stuff: a gintasting! So we're the Glasgow Distillery Company.
Glasgow's first single malt distillery inover 110 years.
And we are a proud crafters of Glasgow's onlyGin.
Makar original gin.
Time for the gin tasting.
You're used to having that with tonic.
I am it is quite strong on its own.
But yeah, it has got a nice aroma.
Obviously, juniper berries dominate here.
But it is nice.
Later that evening, we went on a do it yourselffood crawl where we visited a few different bars and restaurants along Finnieston, whichis in the city’s west end.
First up, we visited The Drugstore Social, a bar that is set in an old-fashioned pharmacy.
I've ordered myself something called the heartbeat.
And it has arrived.
Viola! So describe it.
I'm going to read you the ingredients becauseI don't know my alcohols that well.
But this one is a beetroot infused mezcalwith sake so that is an interesting mix.
We've got Mexico and Japan happening in thisdrink.
Check it out.
And it has a big cube of ice.
And it kind of looks like a heart honestly.
Sam chose the Goodnight Kiss, which had piscoand coconut liqueur – I liked his drink the best.
And then we ordered one more drink.
So this next one.
Yes, we got a third drink it is called Smokeand the Water.
And it was a really dramatic drink.
Like they bring the glass flipped upside downand out comes the smoke.
And then they reveal the smoke.
Um, so yeah I've already poured myself a littlebit.
That looks good.
It smells nice.
Is it good? Ooh.
That is good.
Our second stop of the night was The Finnieston, which specializes in gin and seafood.
Audrey tried her first oysters, and then wehad a couple more drinks, as you do.
Next drink of choice is the martini.
But look at how they serve it here.
This is so creative.
This is the alcohol and they keep it chilledit in this large glass with ice and once you're ready you just keep topping up your glass.
Just pour a little in.
Got a little cucumber.
And yeah, this is a lot of fun.
Lastly, to wrap up the night, we went to Porter& Rye for dinner, this is a steakhouse specializing in aged beef.
Alright, we've had drinks, we've had appetizers.
Now it is time for dinner.
We've popped over to Porter and Rye wherethe thing to order is steak.
We've ordered two different steaks.
This one right in front of me has been agedfor 50 days.
And the one in front of Sam has been agedfor over 100 days.
So this is a first for me.
I have never ordered an aged steak before.
So let's just dig right in and see what ittastes like.
Completely new culinary experience happeningover here.
Is it good? Does it tastes different? It is very tender.
Yeah? You taste the beef.
I mean I feel like it kind of enhances theflavors.
It intensifies it a little bit.
But yeah, this is really good.
Cooked medium rare which I think is to perfection.
Good stuff huh? This is wonderful.
And for our last breakfast in town, we ateat Cafe Gandolfi, a cozy spot that serves up a delicious breakfast.
I went for the Gandolfi Vegetarian Breakfastwith halloumi and field mushrooms, and it was amazing! Now that we’ve shown you what we got upto on our most recent visit to Glasgow (Glesga), let’s rewind to last year’s trip.
One of the first places we visited was theGlasgow Botanic Garden in the city’s west end.
My favourite part of the garden was the KibblePalace, which is a 19th-century wrought iron glasshouse, which features beautiful sculpturesamidst the foliage.
For a completely different vibe, we also hitup Buchanan Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in Glasgow (Glaschu).
We were there on a weekend so it was fullof shoppers and buskers, and it was buzzing.
And right along Buchanan Street, we came acrossthe Willow Tea Rooms where we had a little afternoon tea.
So what are we up to on this sunny day? So on the southside of Glasgow you can getout into nature and we're just exploring the countryside and apparently there is goingto be some hairy coos we can spot.
Let's go find them.
And just a short drive from there, we visitedHouse for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, where they have some cool sculptures aroundthe garden.
We also visited Glasgow Cathedral and thenearby Necropolis, which is a Victorian cemetery located on a hill just east of the cathedral.
And not too far from there, you also haveGlasgow Green, a nice park in the city's east end that is also home to the People's Palace, which tells the story of the city and it's people.
And last but not least, it was on this tripthat we discovered one of our favourite restaurants in Glasgow: The Crafty Pig.
This place specializes in pulled pork sandwiches, delicious fries, and the most decadent of milkshakes, so we found ourselves going backtime and again.
So Glasgow is a city for foodies.
There is so much great food and today we'rebringing you to one of our favorite restaurants The Crafty Pig.
Basically everything on the menu is amazingand we've only been here a few days but we just keep coming back and we're going to showyou why.
Take a look at this main.
Dudes, this is the pulled pork sandwich bun.
Oh my gosh.
This is amazing.
Like take a look at that.
Can you see that pulled pork.
Yes, I've tried it before and it is mouthwatering.
You know what just so I can show you guyswhat the pulled pork looks like I'm just going to take it out like this and take a bite.
How amazing is that? Magic.
That is magic in the mouth.
And that’s a wrap for our visit to Glasgow, Scotland.
We loved our two visits and we’d gladlyreturn for a third.
This is an amazing city for foodies and thereare so many great bars, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries to visit.
Also for your information if you’re alreadyvisiting Edinburgh, Glasgow is just a short 50-minute train ride away, and it’s a citywith its own unique vibe.
Now you guys know the drill, if there areany other fun things to do in Glasgow that you’d like to share with travellers, feelfree to leave your suggestions in the comments below.
In the meantime, wishing you happy travelsand until next time!.