Last night, Joe and myself headed off to Urban Night Feast, to sample the delights of some of the North East’s finest street food vendors. Having heard brilliant things from the event on Thursday and Friday nights, I couldn’t wait to dig in to some of the goodies on offer.
UNF was held in the beautiful Stephenson Centre, an amazing industrial space behind Newcastle’s Central Station. We arrived just before the night kicked-off, and my god, I’m glad we did as soon there was a hefty queue of hungry punters forming outside.
We kicked off proceedings with a pint from local ale-crafters, Wylam Brewery – Writer’s Block for me and Red Kite for Joe.
Next we headed to the stall run by the brilliant team from, Broad Chare, one of my most favourite places to eat in Newcastle. We grabbed ourselves a Scotch Egg, beef and Newcastle Brown Ale pie and a pork pie with homemade piccalilli. I can’t say enough good things about these 3 dishes – the scotch egg in particular was perfection. Warm and just runny enough in the middle. Delicious.
Next we sampled delicious salt and pepper squid from local fish supplier/seaside mecca, Latimers. The squid was cooked in front of us and was out of this world – perfectly cooked.
We stayed for a couple of beverages to soak up the atmosphere, and on the way out stopped at Riley’s Fish Shack, from our local Tynemouth, for a fishy treat – and we weren’t disappointed. We both had the Mackerel wrap – the fish and the flat bread were cooked right in front of us and I can honestly say it is one of the best things I have ever tasted. I can’t wait to catch these guys at the Whitley Bay St Nicholas Festival and Tynemouth Christmas Fayre over the next couple of months. Follow them on Twitter to find out which foodie event they’ll be at next – @rileysfishshack
The organisers of UNF really did a great job and the venue was absolutely packed. The vendors were a good mix of established North East chefs/restaurants and passionate new North East producers, all set against a fantastic backdrop with brilliant tunes to match – we heart CoolAid Events.
Same again next year please guys.