Fancy A Flutter? Those Curry Awards Runners And Riders In Full ...

After the news broke that TATTGOC had been nominated in the Scottish Curry Awards 2010, we were flooded with questions about who else was in the running. So let's take a moment to look at all the nominees gearing up for the ceremony on June 15 (bearing in mind that two of the most prestigious categories – Curry King/Queen 2010 and the Lifetime Achievement Award – are announced on the night).

Last year, of course, the Restaurant Of the Year was Cinnamon in Aberdeen while the coveted Takeaway Of The Year gong went to Kebab Mahal in Edinburgh (an establishment that comes highly recommended by one of TATTGOC's elite cadre of capital-based acolytes). So can Cinnamon mibbe make it two years in a row? Or will Glasgow newcomer Bukharah muscle in? Let's have a swatch at all the hopefuls in the various categories:


RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Taj Mahal, Biggar
Cinnamon, Aberdeen
Kebabish Original, Edinburgh
Bukharah, Glasgow
Spice, East Kilbride

TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR
Banana Leaf, Glasgow - (gets the thumbs up from us)
Eastern Spices, Edinburgh
Balti Club, Glasgow
Cafe India, Glasgow
The Blue Elephant, Aberdeen

TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bombay Joe's, Broughty Ferry
Ashoka, Johnstone
Amani, Edinburgh
Taza, Dundee - (love their Mumbai v Dundee weather comparison)
The Light Of Bengal, Aberdeen

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Bukharah, Glasgow
Taj Mahal, Biggar
Balbir’s Route 77, Symington
Chillies West End, Glasgow
Britannia Spice, Edinburgh - (won Restaurant Of The Year in 2008)

BEST SUPERMARKET CURRY OF THE YEAR
Tesco
Asda
Sainsbury’s - (Mrs Lime Pickle turned Trampy onto these)

CURRY LOVER OF THE YEAR
Ian McAllister
Trampy And The Tramp’s Glasgow Of Curry

Flicking back through the Scottish Curry Award archives, it turns out the Curry Lover Of The Year 2008 was Ian Cowie – also known as Mr Snax – a fellow with a deep and abiding love of curry from all over Scotland, with a particular fondness for The Village and Yadgar in Glasgow. You can see him in action, here:



And here's a pretty awesome video from Curry Lover Of The Year 2009, Alex Salmond, even if it's clearly just been taped from the BBC iPlayer:



Trampy and The Tramp usually sign off with "Aye Ready!" ... but this time, we'll take a cue from Oor Wullie and say "Good Luck, A'Body!"

2 comments:

Spicy said...

When we going to the Yadgar, then? Yum, yum- gie me some.

Trampi said...

Yadgar is definitely on the TATTGOC hitlist, although there were some concerns about whether we could fit a full squad in ...

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