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It’s the season to be jolly, and that includes Christmasy food, so The Lincolnite went to check DoughLoco’s new festive menu.

Dough LoCo was previously called Weirdough’s Pizza Emporium, which was initially started as a fundraising initiative by husband and wife team Matt and Rachel Barnes.

After being made redundant from a previous job the initiative turned into a business, running from local pubs in the city before moving in September this year into the building formerly occupied by Jackalope on Drury Lane in uphill Lincoln.

The local business also joined The Lincolnite cocktail trail earlier this year.

The Christmas Special pizza contains Dough LoCo San Marzano Marinara, Fior di Latte mozzarella, maple curled smoked bacon, balsamic & port caramelised onions, brie, and cranberry sauce. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The ‘ Xmas Garlic Bread With Cheese’ contains homemade garlic butter and is topped with red onion chutney and goats cheese. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

With December now upon us, Dough Loco has added a festive menu in additional to their usual offering. The starters include a new Xmas Garlic Bread With Cheese, which is made using homemade garlic butter and topped with red onion chutney and goats cheese.

In addition to the usual pizzas on the menu, customers can also choose from the new Christmas Special. It contains Dough LoCo San Marzano Marinara, Fior di Latte mozzarella, maple curled smoked bacon, balsamic & port caramelised onions, brie, and cranberry sauce.

A vegetarian option is available without the bacon.

A trio of mince pies are among the dessert options on the festive menu at Dough LoCo. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Why not try the mini cheese board? | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The desserts have also been added to for the festive menu. There is a trio of mince pies including a brandy-infused classic, winter berry, clementine and gin, and a cookie cup, as well as a gluten free option.

There is also a mini cheese board, including crackers, red onion chutney, brie, Italian gorgonzola, and a locally sourced pizza cheddar infused with tomato and basil from Lincoln-based The Mouse House Cheese Company.

The festive menu at DoughLoco includes a Christmas Special pizza, a mini cheese board and a trio of mince pies. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Owner Matt told The Lincolnite: “In true Dough LoCo style we’ve decided to move away from the classic turkey and stuffing Xmas flavours and go a little bit different. Everyone is going to have enough turkey over the next few weeks!

“The flavours of this pizza complement each other perfectly and leave you feeling very Christmasy. We make our own caramelised onions using top quality port… sweet, sticky and very festive!”

Dough Loco is usually open from 5pm-10pm Wednesday-Thursday, 4pm-10pm on Fridays, and 12pm-10pm at the weekend.

During the Christmas period, it will be open with longer hours of 12pm-10pm between December 18 and 23. It will close Christmas Eve until December 28, before reopening with normal hours the following day.

Meanwhile, Dough LoCo were visited by food hygiene inspectors on Wednesday, December 8 and were awarded the maximum five star rating.

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Pigs in blankets are a popular festive dish, but why not have them battered? Well, they do at Elite on the Bail, and The Lincolnite went to check it out.

The battered pigs in blankets were first launched by the restaurant and takeaway in the Bailgate area of Lincoln last year, and they proved such a hit they have made a comeback.

They are available for a portion of three priced at £2.75, with gravy available as an extra for £1.50.

Manager Russ Kelly said customers were asking as early as February when the battered pigs in blankets would be making a comeback, and they got their wish on December 2.

They will be available until January 1.

Russ Kelly, Manager at Elite on the Bail in Lincoln, with a plate of battered pigs in blankets. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Russ said: “They were very successful last year. We are excited about it again and we like to see what people think when they try them.

“We are feeling very festive as it is the first time we’ll have been open for Christmas.”

What a festive looking dish. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Elite on the Bail will also be launching battered sage and onion stuffing balls next week.

As well as the battered delights and traditional fish and chips, there is also a new evening menu which launched this week, with a wide variety of seafood including wild sea bass, roasted halibut, salmon wellington, baked cod loin, whole lobster, and mushroom and Swiss chard lasagna.

Elite on the Bail will be open during the Christmas period, except for between December 25 and 27. It is open 11.30am-9pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11.30am-6pm on Sundays.

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Pigs in blankets before being battered. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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Boston’s third-ever Santa Fun Run will take place in the Lincolnshire town next weekend, on the same day as the special Festive Market.

The town’s Market Place will host a festive market on Sunday December 12, featuring a selection of craft and gift stalls and food vendors, as well as entertainers including an ice carving demonstration.

The Market Place will also be the finishing line for the Santa Fun Run, which hopes to build on the successful events in 2018 and 2019. The fun run will begin in Central Park, following a route that takes in the town’s most iconic sites and historic streets.

Santa suits and festive dress are optional but encouraged. It doesn’t matter if participants choose to run, hope or skip, as it’s all about taking part.

You must book your place ahead of the event online here, with entry priced at £15 (including delivery of Santa suit).

Organisers Boston Community Runners Group are supporting Wyberton Wombles of Boston Common this year. They are looking to raise funds to ensure the group have the equipment they need to keep the town tidy.

Councillor Tracey Abbott, Portfolio for Town Centre at Boston Borough Council, said: “It’s been wonderful to see residents and visitors coming back to the town centre to enjoy the festive period after a difficult 2020, and it’s great to see the Christmas cheer continuing with the Festive Market and Fun Run.

“I’m sure the market will be a massive success and I wish everyone taking part in the run the very best of luck.”

Councillor Paul Goodale, Chairman of Boston Town Area Committee, added: “We’ve already had some fantastic Christmas celebrations in the town, and we’re delighted to be helping them continue with our support of the Festive Market. I’m looking forward to it and I know it’ll be a big Success for everyone involved.”

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