There are many places in Courier Country that I drive past regularly, wonder about, and never visit. This week, I didn't just gaze out of the window at the white building with the big tree painted on it on the A90, I actually stopped there for lunch.
A small pub on the High Street of Arbroath is not the first place I would look for a little slice of Greece. Yet there is was - beyond the facade of The Fisherman's Inn was a little room which held so many secrets and surprises, it left me lost for words. Well, almost.
There are so many elements that go into making a restaurant good enough to return to, especially in a city like Dundee which is building in vibrance and energy all the time.
Well that's it then: we were blessed with a glorious summer but all good things must come to an end. As the rain sets in and the kids go back to school, it seems that our summer season is coming to a close.
Courier Country has produced some pretty famous faces over the last few centuries. Some have had statues erected to them, others have buildings named after them but I discovered this week that I am not yet done learning about Dundee's past.
When I think of Japanese cuisine, the first image that pops into my head is fish sushi or some sort of noodle dish.
When wandering around Arbroath, Webmor's is not easy to stumble upon. Visitors may be drawn to the cafés and restaurants around the harbour and even when walking through town, this newly occupied coffee shop is set back down an alley from the high street.
This popular little tapas bar in Broughty Ferry has long been a firm favourite with locals and consistently features in the top recommended places to eat in the area on various websites.
The West Port in St Andrews has been described by many as an institution. It has recently undergone a complete renovation and name change.
"Social dining" seems to be the trendy way to eat out at the moment. New restaurants are opening up all over the place and offering sharing plates and modern tapas.