Glasgow’s Gallus Avenue Meals crew open Romana pizza and pasta


Chocolate dessert pasta and a supersized pizza impressed by one in all the Glasgow younger crew’s favorite hangouts?

We’d anticipate nothing much less from the brand new enterprise by Gallus Avenue meals, the uber-creative cooks who’ve exploded onto the meals scene with their quirky creations since opening final yr.

Now, chef Steven Gallagher, alongside enterprise companions Andy Johnstone and Paul McGettigan, is taking over an altogether extra Mediterranean theme.

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Glasgow Times: Pictured: Co-founders of Gallus Street Food Steven Gallagher and Andy JohnstonePictured: Co-founders of Gallus Avenue Meals Steven Gallagher and Andy Johnstone

Speaking us by means of what to anticipate from Romana, Yoker’s latest pizza and pasta joint Steven mentioned: “It’s a brand new problem for us.

“We’ve bought so many various ideas that we need to discover, however Andy was eager to do Italian and let me put my very own spin on it.

“Our pizzas are made in deep pans so that they’re virtually Detroit type, there aren’t many individuals doing that in Glasgow.”

Romana opened final week on Kilbowie street and is, for now, working on a takeaway solely foundation.

Though the crew are serving up every kind of genuine Italian fare like Arancini Salami or Meatballs in a hearty ragu, there’s one specific dish with a Gallus twist that is actually caught our eye.

Steven mentioned: “We’ve got a 16-inch pizza that we’ve named after the 4 Corners within the metropolis centre.

“It is big, sq. and has 4 totally different varieties of topping.

“We have not tried it but, however what I actually need to do is a particular that’s impressed by the entire meals locations on the 4 Corners so McDonald’s, KFC, Tim Hortons and Pizza Hut type toppings.

“We’re simply making an attempt to have enjoyable with it whereas we’re working.”

Yoker locals, Steven and his crew have even discovered a technique to give again to their group whereas tackling meals waste.

He mentioned: “We’re solely open on Thursdays and Sundays in the meanwhile so on the finish of the week we do a ‘dough drop’.

“Dough goes outdated after about three days so there could be lots of waste if we removed our leftovers.

“As an alternative what we determined to do was give some meals away free of charge.

“Final week we went to a chat for individuals who wrestle with their psychological by Males’s Well being Issues in Drumchapel and handed out a great deal of our pizzas.

“We’re going to do this each week, simply try to get them out to people who find themselves in want or hungry.”

Though Romana has taken over the colorful West Finish unit as soon as used for Gallus, followers of the unique menu can nonetheless get their road meals repair barely additional afield in Cambuslang and Clydebank

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And in terms of their specials? Staff Gallus are nonetheless filled with surprises.

Steven mentioned: “Gallus continues to be going at our pub residencies and now we have some actually enjoyable issues on the go like our sampler containers.

“We do one referred to as The WAG (Wean at Grans) which is stuffed with issues like turkey dinosaur pizza and deep-fried mozzarella and chorizo jam sandwiches.

“It’s all a bit wacky – however folks appear to get pleasure from it.”


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