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Say it with haggis: Odes to Robert Burns

Scotland's most beloved poet, Robert Burns, will be remembered this week in the form of - naturally - the savory sausage-and-barley dish known as haggis.

Say it with haggis: Odes to Robert Burns

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Haggis loaves, turnips. A sign of Robert Burns´ birthday at Border Springs Farm.
Haggis loaves, turnips. A sign of Robert Burns' birthday at Border Springs Farm.

Scotland's most beloved poet, Robert Burns, will be remembered this week in the form of - naturally - the savory sausage-and-barley dish known as haggis.

Border Springs Farm Lamb in Reading Terminal Market will offer haggis sliders starting Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Robert Burns Birthday weekend on Sunday, Jan. 26. Served with pickled turnips and Scotch mayo, they are $3 each, two for $5.

Chef Nick Macri has also created loaves of haggis that will be sold for $14.99 a pound.

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Victoria Freehouse in Old City is hosting a Robert Burns Night (7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25) in true Scottish fashion with a $30 three-course dinner of cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, 'neeps n' tatties served with whisky sauce, and whisky cake with Scotch tablet ice cream.

For $20 extra, a Scotch flight gets you nips of Talisker 10 Island, Laphroig 10 Islay and Macallan 15 Highland.

Info is here.

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