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Street food and beer to create good cheer; INDOOR EVENT Arcade events scheduled.

Byline: Alastair McNeill

Stirling Arcade will be enlivened by a street food and craft beer event on Saturday March 31.

Entitled Chew and Brew, the event will feature craft beer brewed locally, cold food stalls, music, and family entertainment.

It will take up the central atrium of Stirling Arcade as well as the old Alhambra Theatre upstairs between 11am and 6pm.

And the event is scheduled to be repeated on the last Saturday of each month, at least until June.

It has been devised and organised by Barry McDonald and Stewart Pleace and is hosted by Kevin Moore of Stirling Arcade with the backing of Stirling Council.

Stewart and partner Sandra Milne used to run the Loving Food Truck opposite Stirling station and are among the pioneers of the street food movement in Scotland.

Stewart said of the arcade events: "Hot food, cold food, beer and spirit vendors and entertainers will change for each event to keep things fresh and interesting for attendees."

Confirmed vendors for the March 31 event are Scoff Foods, Mighty Mexican, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Prime Street Food, Fallen Brewery (Kippen), Tryst Brewery (Larbert), Kintyre Gin, Frasier Whisky Liqueur, Sprinkle Happiness and Riverside Bakery (Stirling).

Barry McDonald said: "Chew and Brew can show Stirling can punch above its weight when it comes to innovative and exciting new events.

"We hope it will grow to become one of the leading street food events in the country."

Councillor Chris Kane of Stirling Council's planning and regeneration committee said: "We are working hard to raise the profile of Stirling as a quality food and drink destination, ahead of launching the area's Food and Drink Action Plan later this year.

"The Chew&Brew series of events is a fantastic platform to showcase our local suppliers to residents and visitors alike all while encouraging people to get out and about in our city centre."

The dates of future Chew&Brew events in the arcade are: Saturday April 28; Saturday May 26 and Saturday June 30, all 11am to 6pm.

Further events are expected to be announced at a later date.


Stewart Pleace We hope it will grow to become one of the leading street food events in the country

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:Mar 16, 2018
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