If you didn’t hear about Aberdeen Inspired nights last year, first of all, where were you hiding?! Down at the Green in the heart of the city centre, groups of friends and families flocked down in their droves to enjoy some of Aberdeen’s finest local catering in the sunshine. You can read all about the first instalment in my previous post here.
The little used area, slap bang in the centre of town, provided the perfect location and became a hustling, bustling, hive of activity, art and good times, and I whiled away many a weekend eating and drinking way too much there across the summer.
Also playing host to the Nuart walking tours, the Green will once again be transformed in to a hub of cultural and gastronomical goodness for one weekend every month, and I can’t really think of a better reason to get out of the house and enjoy our ever improving city.
The first event of the season in April which coincided with the launch of Nuart saw an outstanding 15,000 people descend upon the Green across the weekend, and with good reason. The BF and I took part in a wee promo video for Aberdeen Inspired, which not only means that you’ll see our mugs popping up all over the place for the next few months (lucky you!), but also meant that we got to enjoy some of the culinary delights on offer on the opening night, and boy, we were not disappointed!
If I had one criticism of the event last year, it would be that the veggie options were pretty limited, or in some cases non-existent beyond a bag of chips, but I’m very glad to say that Aberdeen Inspired have fully remedied this, and the line-up this year is going to be stellar!
I was particularly delighted to see that Roots Catering were taking part – if you haven’t heard about their mouth-wateringly tasty vegan junk food offering, you can read about it in my post here. If you’re going to eat one thing during your visit, make it the loaded fries, you will not regret it!
The next event taking place from the 24th – 26th May features the following vendors bringing you all manner of delicious street food and drinks:
Roots Catering, Shree Bheema, Muchacho , So Aberdeen…On Fire Pizzas, Bistro Verde, Edelwurst Catering, Eat Van Drink, Popseys Pancakes, Cute Cones
99 Bar & Kitchen, McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale, Soul Beer Pop Up, Thanks a Latte
Burgers, pizzas, tacos, curry, doughnuts, you name, it, Inspired Nights have got you covered! The line-up will vary from one month to the next throughout the season, but if you ask me, this one will be hard to top. Entertainment will also be provided in the form of the finest disco classics and laid back tunes thanks to All Night Passion and Let It Bleed.
So get out there folks, immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of sizzling street food in the sunshine this summer, take in all of the latest art making our city look that little bit more interesting, feel inspired, and just have a bloody good time.
Don’t forget to follow Inspired Nights on Instagram to keep up with all of the latest too.
If you see me there, probably with a mouth full of tacos, come say hi!