Over the winter holidays Cottage Kitchen saw a remodel, foregoing their glass case of cakes, salads and sandwiches in favor of a more established look. Not to worry, the cakes are still there and just as tempting as always! The change in Cottage Kitchen, while most evident in the new splashy, colored artwork that hangs on the walls, is perhaps most felt in their menu. Unlike previously when Cottage Kitchen would print their menus daily, it now has a set menu for drinks, brunch (which ends at noon), and a seasonal menu; the menu is now no longer uncertain. Some students appreciate the stability this new menu brings; one student claimed she could now rely on getting her favorite salad on her way home from classes, (the yam, chickpea, arugula, and feta salad). Still, others miss the sense of surprise that a daily menu gives.
On Thursday, September 28th, the first Supper Club of the year was held at Northpoint Cafe. With a Mexican-themed menu, this event promised, “a delicious 3 course plant-based menu – everything will be vegan friendly, gluten free and refined sugar free.”
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.
I have never really ventured much to the “end” of South Street. My knowledge pretty much ends at Church Street, and everything after that is vague and ephemeral – there are some pubs, I think, and cafés, probably, and then Jannettas, somewhere around there. So I had seen Zizzi before, I just never really paid attention to what seemed from the outside like a bar, with two tables outside and a couple of chairs.