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World’s best

World’s best

Eat your heart out, Russian spirit distillers… Lakes Vodka is the World’s best. The spirit won Best in the Pure Neutral Vodka category at The World Vodka Awards, where it was described as: “Very clean, neutral on the nose. Palate ...

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Chefs’ test

Chefs’ test

NECTA – the prestigious annual event showcasing the talents of leading chefs and hospitality professionals – takes over Newcastle Gateshead Hilton on April 30 and May 1, bringing with it the North East Chef of the Year award. The North ...

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All things nice…

All things nice…

After years of experimenting in his Newcastle home kitchen and supplying some of our best chefs, Hamish Dow has launched his own brand of spice blends and flavourings – Mr Wolf, An Urban Spice Man. Some of his finest creations ...

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Hair-raising

Hair-raising

Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers are heading to Newcastle’s City Hall to share food and stories from their two decades of cooking together. We don’t know yet if they will also re-live their starring role in the first ...

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Lotta bottle

Lotta bottle

Our wanderings along Hadrian’s Wall have brought us up close with this impressive addition at the excellent Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill, near Hexham. The 12ft beer bottle sculpture, complete with Roman centurion photo peep board, is a prime selfie stop-off ...

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Star turn

Star turn

The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland is making the most of the dark skies in its part of the world with special supper and stargazing nights in February and March. The events will feature a hearty stew supper in The Gatehouse ...

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Fab five

Fab five

The popular Naked Deli has expanded into its fifth deli on Grey Street in Newcastle. The new venture is serving up more of the clean eating favourites to eat in and takeaway which have won Naked Deli fans in Heaton, ...

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In the mix

In the mix

A new restaurant and cocktail house, The Muddler, has opened its doors on Grey Street, Newcastle. Sister venue to STACK, Cluck-Cluck Moo, Yolo Townhouse and Yolo Ponteland, The Muddler’s international menu, created by head chef Pauline Fresnillo, promises pan-Asian food ...

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Sausages!

Sausages!

It’s all happening in the veggie/vegan world here in the North East, where Quorn has opened the world’s biggest meat-alternative production facility and vegan food producer Hooba is crowdfunding an expansion. First to Quorn, whose site in Billingham has been ...

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By the river

By the river

River Bar in Washington has a new look following a £250,000 makeover. The cocktail menu has also been revamped and offers a host of seasonal flavours to complement the South American-inspired food menu. River Bar, Bonemill Lane, Fatfield, Washington, NE38 ...

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