One of the best things about my job is getting to enjoy lovely evenings with great food and lots of Prosecco which is, of course, one of my favourite things.
When I received an invitation to go back to one of my favourite bars in Newcastle, No.28 for the official launch of The Grind at No.28 I didn't take too long to accept!
The Grind are a burger company born in Newcastle, they launched earlier in the year and now frequent the Quayside market every Sunday with their reasonably priced amazing burger selection. The Grind have been so successful that they're now residents at No.28 until January so you need to get down there to sample the offerings.
On Friday a packed house tucked into their hearty West Coast Classic whilst the veggies feasted on the Southern Fried Paneer, something I'm going to go back and try out and I'm definitely not a vegetarian.
To describe the West Coast Classic is to describe the best burger you've ever had, it's the equivalent of a sunny day in the park as a child, or the perfect night at home with the best people, it's an experience which ignites the taste buds and sets them on fire with the amazing steak patties, the oozing melted cheese, a secret sauce and some home made relish, add to that, fries cooked in beef dripping and you have yourself a taste sensation you will never forget.
To taste the burger is to feel the love that has gone into the creation of this burger company, it's faster than restaurant food, it's tastier than Five Guys et al and it's priced so reasonably you could even have 2, if you could manage it.
It's the perfect quick lunch or after work snack and should you want to add a cocktail or two, a glass of something sparkly of just a good beer and you've got yourself a huge hit on your hands.
If this residency goes well, and it will go well, you never know what might happen in January. To me No.28 is the perfect bar in Newcastle, it's a place you fit in no matter what age or social circles you move it, it's chilled out, whilst still being bustling and it's the kind of place you can pop in for a casual drink and lunch or the first, second or last stop of your awesome night out with the girls, it's totally appropriate for a date and I would be the last to complain about going for a date which featured burgers and alcoholic beverages.