Butlers Goes Sweet by Katie
February 27, 2010, 1:41 pm
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I got a little overexcited when I heard the news, but after trying one of Butler’s new sweet wraps I was pretty let down to find out that it’s not actually a crepe.  Advertised on the window are three wraps, with filling combinations of apples, sugar, cranberry, peanut butter, banana, and nutella, however they were out of most of the ingredients when I tried to order one.  They put the fillings in the same wrap bread as their normal wraps and toast it quesadilla style and cut it into thirds.  My apple cranberry and sugar one didn’t really do the trick… I might just stick to trying all their new varieties of wraps that keep popping up on decorative signs.  Everyone is a little bit crepe crazy, and I look forward to see if the rumored late night crepe stand outside the union materializes, and there’s no doubt that crepes at FS tonight will be in high demand, cant’t wait!


‘Tis the season… by Indie
December 11, 2009, 1:37 am
Filed under: Champagne, General, Local, St. Andrews Style | Tags: , , , ,

To be jolly…Oh yes, the lights are up, the tree is trimmed and decorated, Christmas is upon us. This time of year, aside from the presents and mistletoe, is the one time we can all indulge in some fine food and a good deal of alcohol…ok, that is a bit of a lie, we are in St Andrews – we do it all the time. Aside from this im sure you have all be invited to a Christmas dinner party or two…Being such a bunch of foodies (and alcoholics!) I thought it would be nice to see what’s on offer at the dinner tables.

 Aside from the traditional minced pies and mulled wine, I indulged in an almost unnatural amount of Goat’s Cheese and tomato chutney last night, alongside some beautiful pecan pies and gooey chocolate cookies. All washed down with some khalua, vodka and milk, to make a nice homemade twist on a White Russian…If you yourself are having a dinner party or a few festive drinks, here are a few suggestions of what to put on your table: how about a cheese selection from Milliners, or a traditional turkey from Butler & Co, and although I don’t usually like to use the ‘T’ word, you can make to most of Tesco’s alcohol offers, and pick up some nibbles on the way!

 Leave us with a few suggestions…or maybe leave us with a recipe or two…

Healthy Fast Food Anyone? by Katie
December 7, 2009, 10:55 pm
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Flip! just opened a couple of weeks ago on South Street, and although it’s not on my way to anything I’ve justified sampling most of their menu telling myself that it’s “healthy”…  If you often grab a panini or wrap from places like Butler or Gorgeous I’d say give Flip! a try.  They have basically tried to fill the gaps of what every other panini place in town has to offer, like offering a choice of ciabatta panini, tortilla wrap, or naan bread (which goes great with The Zeus, my favorite with steak strips, tsaziki sauce, feta, olives, lettuce and tomato, so good!)  The ciabatta paninis are massive and will keep you going all day for sure, and the tortilla wraps and naan make a great snack.  Comparable prices to everywhere else in town, but Flip! emphasizes heavily their minimal use of salt, sugar and fat, and feeds into the fair-trade and eco-friendly craze.  They also offer gluten and dairy-free options, but it seems that people will probably just stick to what they know as I have yet to see that many people there or even know where it is.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!  The staff seems to mainly be students and are very nice, I’d like to see a place like this stick around… and definitely try The Chicken Fajita.

Creative Sustenance. by Elise
November 19, 2009, 3:27 pm
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I don’t know all that much about food. However, I am super intrigued by anything blending food and fashion. A while back I received an advertisement for an FS:X wrap from Butler, an FS:X smoothie from Juicylicious, and a FS:X cocktail from Number 40.

I was going to take a picture of the FS:X wrap and the smoothie but unfortunately I ate them first. The wrap was probably one of the better ones I’ve had at Butler, believe it or not. I don’t know how much thought went into the actual conception of the wrap but it was delicious regardless. The smoothie had peaches, blueberries, lemon juice, apple juice, and yogurt (and not just lettuce and air as one person speculated). A little tart, but in the best way.

I commend the FS:X team for finding a way to advertise their much anticipated show in such a creative way. Everyone gets sick of just seeing signs in the windows of Hope Street flats. But advertising creatively in St. Andrews is more difficult than it seems. The legislation for that kind of thing (and the Union rules) are a little more stringent than one might imagine. But the FS:X method is successful: deliciously satisfying! We’ll be trying the Number 40 cocktail tonight.