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Street food festival and pop up bar set to open in Edinburgh this weekend

A new street food festival with pop up bars will launch in Leith this weekend and will continue every weekend until September.

Published: July 30, 2019
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LANE has been created by the team behind Custom Lane in collaboration with Beetle Juice Cocktail Bar, and will showcase some of the best street food in Edinburgh with food trucks and vendors taking up residency every weekend from Friday 2 August.

LANE will be home to a series of popular street food concepts kicking off with The Tenement Pizzeria, who take up residency for the inaugural weekend's launch.

The Edinburgh based pop-up pizzeria will be serving the very best Italian pizza with a choice of fresh toppings and a selection of authentic antipasti.

As well as this, Beetle Juice Cocktail bar are set to introduce their converted 1970's VW cocktail van to the residents of Leith throughout the August and September food festival weekends.

After a successful season at TRNSMT and Rewind festivals, the cocktail van will be serving up a range of classics - from mojitos to margaritas.

Sameer Dhumale from Beetle Juice Scotland said: "Beetle Juice and the Lane are a magic mix and with a summer long collaboration lined up, guests have a lot to look forward to.

"The Lane will be decked out with sail roofs to match the shore vibes, fire pits, great food and drink options, and of course some music to tie it all together".

Custom Lane is a collaborative centre for design and making. Opened in 2017, it comprises of a café, shop, gallery, event space and workshop - fully accessible to the public.

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Internationally renowned fashion designer Kestin Hare and popular Edinburgh coffee house, Williams & Johnson are also residence.

The building developed by GRAS arctitects is also home to a workspace where they provide newly renovated space dedicated to design and creative development.

Gunnar Groves- Raines from GRAS said: "We’re delighted to welcome Beetle Juice and partners to Custom Lane for a celebration of community, food and drink.

"LANE will be a very natural extension to our cultural programme, embodying the same spirit of exploration and creativity and adding an exciting new element to life on the shore".

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LANE will be open on Friday's from 4pm - 10pm, Saturdays 12pm - 8pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm throughout August and September at Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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