Saturday, 12 April 2014 20:28

The Hummingbirds live at Mink Bar, Middlesbrough

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Hummingbirds, Mink Bar, Middlesbrough

Having previously known little about them The Hummingbirds were a nice surprise as main support at Young Rebel Set's Christmas Town Hall show, then a poorly child was spanner to our plan to catch up with them the other month at Stockton's Ku Bar so I was itching to get down to Mink tonight.

I'm a sucker for harmonies especially when presented in gilt-edged country goodness as on offer tonight.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:50

Teesside Photo of the month April 2014 - the finalists - Vote now!

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Photo of the Month - April 2014 Finalists

Here are the finalists for April's Teesside Photo of the Month competition, sponsored by Tomlinson Hall, Teesside's industrial pump specialists!

The theme this month was 'Spring' and there are some great images capturing this. The winner will receive a £20 Amazon voucher, courtesy of our sponsors and entry in our Teesside Photo of the Year.

Vote now by clicking the link below.

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Monday, 07 April 2014 17:49

Starters, Middlesbrough

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Starters, Middlesbrough

When you have a restaurant next to a cinema, you’ve pretty much set your stall out from the off. It’s a very specific demographic that you are aiming at, mainly representing curly fries and onion rings, and overcooked steaks with tomato sauce. As a result of this, or perhaps despite this, Starters sits in a culinary no man’s land between post-cinema Americanised food-as-fuel and poncey next-gen tapas.

For those that don’t know the drill the idea is that everything on the menu is a starter (Starters!), plus an assortment of sides and sundries so you order one for a snack, two for a larger meal and so forth plus any other bits and bobs you may or may not eat. And it’s all very palatable and comfortable in a post-cinema sort of way. The menu includes nachos and cheese, bang bang chicken, cod goujons, a jambalaya and there is a separate grill/steak menu of, presumably, standard sized portions in case all this is too fancy.

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