Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Skinny Student Handbook

I had a recent assignment to write up some Dundee venues for The Skinny. Fortunately someone else has already done most of the work, but a few spots were still unaccounted for. So I wrote some words and here they are:


At first glance you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Agacan for some kind of outsider art installation, with mosaics of painted crockery and other distinctive creations covering every surface. Step inside though and you’re met with a delightful, if quite claustrophobic, setup that delivers the most flavoursome kebabs in town. Generous portions, heavy on the meat, and booking ahead is highly recommended. Choosing the takeaway option gets you a guaranteed meal at a reasonable price, but without the eye-popping visuals.


The Little Theatre

Round the back of the Wellgate Centre at the foot of the Hilltown, the Little Theatre is a stage for the Dundee Dramatic Society and occasionally hosts other small-scale presentations besides. There’s a bar to retreat to in the intermission, but the venue is hardly a hub for the local creative scene.


Tartan Café

Just a few steps from the art school, this Perth Road daytime diner brings agreeable Scottish cuisine with a breakfast that comes highly recommended. Big comfy sofas, and a propensity to let customers linger awhile, mean that the place is a popular student hangout.


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