Restaurant Review – Pings Pizza & Wings

Pings Pizza & Wings is a brand new restaurant based in Kilmarnock, located on Bonnyton Road, the newly refurbished eatery is in what many locals will remember as the former pub, Memory Lane. It is a joint venture between Jordan Yates, the owner and proprietor of American Munchies, based on Bank Street, and Mario Martinelli, … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Pings Pizza & Wings

Restaurant Review – Beijing Banquet (Kilmarnock)

This review is from a meal we had at Beijing Banquet on Tuesday 1st November 2022. As Beijing Banquet is a buffet style restaurant, this review will be a little different, as rather than ordering a specific thing from the menu, like with all my previous Restaurant reviews, I’ll just be talking about the abundance … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Beijing Banquet (Kilmarnock)

Om!

So we've been meaning to pop into Om! for a while now as it's in the perfect catchment for Tori and Lilian who are both practicing witches. In fact Lilian runs her own holistic business called Bewitching Health and Beauty, and you can read the post I wrote about that here. But I only managed … Continue reading Om!

Boom!

So I'll admit I don't travel up to Ayr much, being located in Kilmarnock it's cheaper and just as quick to head to Glasgow if we have the money and fancy a shop. However because Tori B Bearly is currently studying graphic design at Ayrshire College and most if not all of their media based … Continue reading Boom!

Crybbycrafts

Emma Hunter is a 19-year-old crafter from Ayrshire, they identify as pansexual and autistic, and are a member of Unity League, a Kilmarnock based LGBT+ community group. They were previously attending college to study Social Sciences, however have since moved on to a night course focusing on the hospitality industry, specifically baking and cake decorating.  … Continue reading Crybbycrafts

PuppyBandits

Avery Dixon, is a 27-year-old crafter from Ayrshire, they are a member of a Kilmarnock based LGBT+ community group, Unity League, a teaching assistant at a primary school and are a summer school teacher with Edinburgh Zoo. Today I want to talk to you about their business, PuppyBandits. Avery started PuppyBandits about 4+ years ago, … Continue reading PuppyBandits

Bewitching Health and Beauty

Bewitching Health and Beauty is a holistic business, based in Kilmarnock, which is run by Lilian Anderson, a practising witch and mature student currently pursuing a BA honours in Psychological studies through the Open University. She is also a contributor to Off the Record and you can find her content by clicking here. The business … Continue reading Bewitching Health and Beauty

Pam’s Place

Pam’s Place is an Ayrshire based catering business which was created by Pamela Gray back in 2011. It is a one stop shop for all your culinary needs, whatever you want cooked or baked, you can reach out to Pamela for superior service. She brings with her a HNC Patisserie qualification, as well as over … Continue reading Pam’s Place

Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

So the Arran 10 Year is a single malt whisky made by the Arran Distillery, which is located in Lochranza, on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Lochranza, was celebrated in verse by Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish Poet, Novelist and playright. On fair Lochranza streamed the early day,Thin wreaths of … Continue reading Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

So this one is going to be a little different because it's in remembrance of a great man who fathered two wonderful daughters. Sadly, on the 11th August 2021 Derek Laird, or Curly to his friends, passed away after a battle with cancer. He had a lifelong passion for drumming and so today as a … Continue reading Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

So this short story was written by our very own Jenna Laird for Ravenfest, a two day festival which took place on October 29th and 30th 2021. This event celebrates famous American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe and so entrants were encouraged to write a piece of fiction, approximately 500 words in length in … Continue reading Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

Restaurant Review – Goldberry Bar & Kitchen

This review is from a meal we had at The Goldberry Bar & Kitchen, on Bank Street, Kilmarnock on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Enjoy! Starters - Sweet Potato SoupTom: So the Sweet Potato Soup was so tasty, it was creamy and savoury and had a subtle depth and sweetness that was so delectable. I love … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Goldberry Bar & Kitchen

Restaurant Review – Varani’s Forum Ices

This review is of our order from Varani's Forum Ices, on High Glencairn Street, Kilmarnock on Sunday 17th October 2021. Enjoy! So this was our awesome dessert after our meal at The Longhouse, a restaurant based in Kilmarnock, and you can check out our review of that meal by clicking here. So if you are … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Varani’s Forum Ices

Restaurant Review – The Longhouse

This review is from a meal we had at The Longhouse, on Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock on Sunday 17th October 2021. Enjoy! Starter -Gambas Al Pil PilTom: It is very sweet and has an almost syrupy consitency which blends well into the heat and savoury spice of the chilli and cayenne base. It has some really … Continue reading Restaurant Review – The Longhouse

American Munchies

* While you're here, why not check out my Restaurant Review of Jordan's other business venture, Pings Pizza & Wings, which has just gone up on site. So this article has been a long time coming and I can only blame my hectic schedule, but fortunately, it’s actually rather timely as the store in question … Continue reading American Munchies