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High flyer

High flyer

Appetite’s own daredevil foodie Joanne O’neil hits the heights As I write, I have just enjoyed a fantastic dinner of barbecue wonders including St Louis ribs, pulled pork and crackling, smoked cheese and jalapeno sausage, buttermilk slaw and a very ...

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Bon appetit!

Bon appetit!

Not before time, Newcastle at last has an authentic French wine bar and restaurant in the shape of The French Quarter, which has joined the quirky businesses under the railway arches near Central Station. The fulfilment of a long-held dream ...

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Family tree

Family tree

The pretty village of Wylam in the Tyne Valley has a new café to tempt the cyclists, walkers and day trippers who happen by looking for good coffee and homemade food. The Coffee Tree is a family concern owned by ...

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All aboard

All aboard

Great work on the part of Paul Johnson and Kelly Hopkins, who took over The Ship Inn, Wylam in July and aim to become one of the best gastro pubs around. They’ve recently moved back to the North East after ...

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Fine experiment

Fine experiment

The Experimental Diner supper club’s been out and about again, popping up this time at Newcastle Castle with chefs Simon Hicks from The Lord Crewe Arms, Troy Terrington of Dobson and Parnell, and Dan Robertson from Hawthorns. Over the course ...

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Nice work on the part of Lakes Distillery, which has released five new liqueurs in 70cl and way-too-easy-to-down 20cl bottles. Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur, Espresso Vodka Liqueur and Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur are joined by Espresso Vodka Liqueur, Sloe Gin ...

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‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

At the risk of setting off a pre-Christmas panic among readers when we still have more than three months to go, we felt we had to alert you to the newly released dates for Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre, which is over ...

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It’s in the eating…

It’s in the eating…

Congratulations to some of our favourite producers, who have taken a clutch of accolades in the prestigious Great Taste Awards. Sweethart Coffee and Cake in Consett took a star each for its amazing Blackhill stotties and its fabulous baked egg ...

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By the seaside

By the seaside

The food at the Briar Dene in Whitley Bay has reached new heights since its refurbishment by the Sir John Fitzgerald group (Crown Posada, Café Royal etc), which includes a new take-home seafood counter serving up classic fish and chips, ...

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Pasta party

Pasta party

There are fewer things more magical than a really good fresh pasta bar, and now at last Newcastle has its own with the excellent Zucchini, which has taken up residence at 55 Degrees North. Home to proper fresh hand-rolled egg ...

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