Secret Edinburgh: Brendon Burns chows down at Bar Napoli
Tim Clark30 July 2012
It's Edinburgh, it's the Fringe, and it's also the season when websites ask comedians to concoct silly Q&A's, hot tips, and anything else that will help garnder some well deserved press attention.
To kick off our annual sojurn to the Scottish Capital Brendon Burns has given us his own top tips on how to get a damn good meal, and a stabbing if you're not careful with 2012's first Secret Edinburgh. Enjoy!
I’m not sure about unveiling any massive secret finds but after hours I prefer a sit down meal to going out drinking. Bar Napoli is my favourite late night eatery.
It’s run by loud Scottish Italians and has a huge menu. Plus they always give me a discount so go in and try saying your me and see what happens. Whatever you do don’t goose the waiters like my friend Rob once did though. They made it quite clear that if he weren’t with me he would’ve been stabbed.
Even less of a secret is the obligatory run up Arthur’s seat. I’m living with Craig Campbell this year. He makes the run with rocks in his backpack every morning. Twice should do me I reckon.
However, I think the Marchmont fishmongers is probably the most hidden of gems on my list. I got twelve lobsters there one time for an absolute steal.
I’m returning to the King Dome this year and I must confess it’s got a place in my heart for sure. I’ve always had my best runs there so that’d definitely be right up there.
Brendon Burns, Home Stretch Baby which will be performed at Pleasance Dome @ 10pm from Friday 3 - Sunday 26 August. For more information visit: Brendon Burns Fringe listing on Comedy.co.uk
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