I have not been this excited by a new restaurant in a long time. If you’re long-time readers of this blog, you’ll know that we lived in Chengdu, Sichuan in China for a year from 2013-2014, and since coming back to the Toon, we’ve badly missed the food we grew to love there. But then […]

The new food court in Eldon Square has been causing quite a buzz, and it can be hard to choose which new restaurant to dine at. We were excited to be invited to the VIP night for Thai restaurant Chaophraya. One of our favourite cuisines, and with a rooftop terrace to boot, were we in for […]

One of the great things about writing this blog is that I discover local businesses that I might never have known about otherwise, and this one is particularly apt with #Veganuary happening this month. Auntie Mo’s are a Sunderland-based business who produce vegan cookie mixes. Maria (Auntie Mo) started making dairy-free cookies after she found out […]

Remember Battle of the Burger? Well, the 44Events team that brought it together have announced their new street food event and it’s a good’un – Thai Kwondo! On the 3rd/4th February, they are inviting eight vendors to put forward their Thai dish for popular consumption, review and judging at the brilliant venue of Wylam Brewery in Exhibition […]

Who’s ever had an American-style afternoon tea before? Not us! So, when we were invited to Karbon Grill to try their American Sharing Tower we were intrigued to see whether this would be a welcomed alternative or whether we should just stick with the classic. Read on to find out more! Karbon Grill is the […]

You are going to think I’m crazy doing an ice cream review in October, especially when this morning (*EDIT – I started writing this on Tuesday!) was so foggy and cold and definitely Autumn weather, but by lunchtime in South Shields the sun was shining and I couldn’t resist stopping by new ice cream parlour Scoop […]

So, we did a little freelance work and have a small column in Sainsbury’s October magazine – which is out now for the bargain price of £1!  Turn to page 28 for our Newcastle recommendations!