St Andrews has a sushi problem. Between the option of sushi from a Thai restaurant, the seemingly-defunct student operation Soooshi and the meagre pickings on the shelves of Sainsbury’s and Tesco, it is difficult to fill the craving for fresh rolls and sashimi in our little town. It has been a trying time for sushi lovers in this corner of northeast Fife – until now.
If you have managed to reach your fourth year at St Andrews and still not attended a dinner party, then you are an anomaly. The most common form of entertainment in this town, the humble dinner party comes in many forms: potluck, dress-up, restaurant, and my favourite with huge letters BYOB. Us Owl Eyes editors are shameless dinner party fanatics. We thought as a helpful hand to all the would-be hosts out there we’d let you in one some of the secrets of our most recent dinner party.
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, whatever you call it, we’ve got some indulgent recipes to help you celebrate this most delicious of holidays!
Whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a Galentine’s party, these Valentine’s recipes are sure to get you in the mood for love!
It might be a case of watching a little too much Gossip Girl in my library breaks, but in the last few weeks I have been itching for the opportunity for a proper dress up. To don a pair of heels and an outfit that would fit in at neither a ball or the union. An outfit I could lift straight from Vogue and walk around St Andrews without a hint of overdressed embarrassment. Concrete Catwalk’s ‘Darker Nights’ provided the ideal opportunity for just that. On entering The Adamson, I found myself surrounded with a crowd of fellow fashion obsessives who not only embraced my Manrepeller outfit, but complimented it. And all with a cocktail in hand.
October 21, 2015 is almost upon us, and that is, of course, the very day Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett L.Brownd (Doc) arrived from the 80s into what is nearly now the present. We are talking, of course, about Back to the Future II, the second chapter of the Back to the Future franchise, an American comic science fiction-adventure movie series that won 1 Oscar, another 18 wins & 24 nominations – and probably one of the best movie trilogies of all time, especially for those of us feeling a bit nostalgic.
The Adamson Bar
You know you’re long overdue for a holiday when you find yourself wanting to dump freshly-brewed coffee over the third person that uses a latte related pick-up line on you. Granted, I worked at a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru in a gas station so I wasn’t attracting the classiest of clientele, but still: calling me as hot as a chai latte isn’t going to work. Luckily for my sanity, a relaxing vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was fast approaching. Armed with plenty of sunscreen, we arrived to an over-crowded hut lacking air conditioning and crammed to the tip-top of its thatched roof full of tourists. After buckets of sweat had been expelled, we finally piled into a large van to be whisked away to our resort, Now Larimar.