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New recruit

New recruit

Former North East Young Chef of the Year Alex Walker has joined the skilled kitchen team at The Patricia, the Michelin Guide bistro in Jesmond, Newcastle run by former River Café boy Nick Grieves. Winner of the title in 2016, ...

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It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

We love a big fat burrito, and news that the excellent Zapatista Burrito Bar is branching out into Durham means the love gets to spread further. Legend of Newcastle’s street food scene with sites on Ridley Place and Grainger Street ...

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Hot off the press

Hot off the press

News reaches us of a new Papa Ganoush Kitchen in Jesmond, Newcastle. Set to join Peace and Loaf, The Patricia, Dene’s Deli and Rehills in the food-lovers’ suburb, the new Papa Ganoush will serve up the Eastern Mediterranean flavours it’s ...

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Feathering some nests

Feathering some nests

Congrats to the Feathers Inn in the Tyne Valley, which has been named Best Local Restaurant for the North East by the Good Food Guide 2019. Deservedly renowned for superb regional produce served up in a proper country pub with ...

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Star turns

Star turns

Following 65 days of judging, many of the North East’s best food producers have been rewarded in the prestigious Great Taste Awards. Doddington Cheese from Northumberland and Craggs & Co flour from Co Durham won three-star accolades, while Blagdon Farm ...

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Plastic-free fantastic 

Plastic-free fantastic 

The folks at NU TO GO in Gateshead are replacing traditional takeaway boxes with plant-based packaging. Chloe Wilson and Darren Appleton launched their healthy food café and takeaway earlier this year, providing nutritious food with minimal carbon footprint and waste ...

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Box park stacks up

Box park stacks up

Street food served from shipping containers is all the rage, don’t you know, and after some months of anticipation, Newcastle’s container village, Stack, has opened with some great food and drink on offer. A tour of the Pilgrim Street site ...

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Fresh from a stint at appetite favourite Arlo under Brian James, young chef Aidan Jackson has ventured out on his own to open Aidan’s Kitchen in Sandyford, Newcastle. Aidan’s has a relaxed feel with a diverse menu featuring everything from ...

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In the mix

In the mix

New kids on the block Jordan Palmer and Matt Mahatme have caused quite a stir with their new range of tonic waters – Lixir. Bright young things who first met in reception class at school and then rekindled their friendship ...

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