The world (well… the UK) welcomed the news that wor lass, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell had popped into the Heaton area just the other day for a cheeky Chinese takeaway from her local favourite, Kwok Pao. Hurraaaay - a little bit of publicity for Heaton; and we sincerely hope everyone has enjoyed, and possibly even benefited from it. Did you? It would be amazing to hear if you did! We were fortunate to be asked for a short interview of this eventful visit; but we were lost for words – quite literally….. ! Maybe next time =)
It’s been a while since we last did a blog; but we hope everyone is well and having a great start to the New Year! And so far so good; we couldn’t help but notice that Heaton is truly buzzing. We recently joined www.loveheaton.com and www.visit-heaton.co.uk and listed ourselves as a lovely local business. If you live and breathe in Heaton, make sure to check them out to find vibrant and exciting stuff like local traders, events and much more! We can't wait to see all the great things that come of it!
Summers been and gone, and there was certainly no summer sun! Nevertheless, we hope everyone enjoyed the summer. What did you lovely lot get up to? We’ve had a quiet but enjoyable summer filled with weddings which meant lots of food and wine and more food and wine =) Like many of our customers, we’ve also enjoyed all the events that went in and around the UK, especially The Olympics. Team GB did PROPER good it must be said!!
As its September, we would like to welcome all the new faces in the Heaton area who are here for their studies. Wishing them, and all others who are back in Uni and school, the best of luck for the new academic year. Just remember, fish is good for the brain and we’ve got plenty of it here! =)
We hope everyone enjoyed and celebrated their long Easter weekend which may (or may not) have involved a bit of cheeky chocolate! We certainly did, along with some Easter cupcakes! Nom nom nom!
This Easter Weekend came around quicker than we had expected and with Good Friday traditionally being the busiest time of year, we were all raring to go! Good Fridays are a true test to the team’s capabilities involving an incredible amount of preparation work, frying expertise and the speed of the counter staff. We really hope we did well!
As with every Good Friday we were open all day from 11.30am – 11pm and queues started as early as 11.20am. Orders for fish and chips were flying in, with freshly cooked fish and chips barely hitting the hot boxes before they were served up. Very quickly we had sold tons and tons of mushy peas and ran out of curry sauce! And our batter, salt and vinegar…. Well, it was all gone before we knew it!
It was a very Good Friday indeed and more so because we got to see all our regular customers’ as well as old and new faces, all in the one day! =)
Heaton Road has been changing drastically recently and it’s really good to see some new shops about to help create a real buzz about the place. Hazy Daisy just opened up not long ago and we hope they are doing really well. Check out Hazy Daisy on Facebook and be sure to think of them for wedding events and the likes! Heaton Road is also expecting a new café/bistro to open up soon and we are very excited indeed. The lads behind the project seem to be working hard and popping in for some Proper Tasty chips to refuel. Nom nom nom! Very sad to see that the Heaton Deli has closed - this used to be the long established Robinson’s pork shop which we believe is to re-open as none other than a hot food outlet of some form. (We hope it doesn’t re-open as a fish and chip shop – LOL!) What do you think it will re-open as?!
An eventful evening with a variety of alcohol infused customers (mostly Irish, it seemed...) buying some tasty food to satisfy their hunger pangs. ‘’Potatoes’’ or chips was indeed the popular choice, as well as lashings of curry and gravy! Nom nom nom! Slurring their orders, we were lucky to make out what they were saying, otherwise they would have gone very hungry - a tragic a thought we will add! Let’s hope their hangover was not too severe!
Never to have happened before, but a fight broke out between local youths and a young Irish man which wasn’t pleasant to watch. All was under control once the mention of the police was involved and all that was left was puddles of beer at the scene. The smell of beer was very pungent, and customers would have thought we were drinking on the job but sadly, this was not the case!
We hope the young Irish man is ok, and hope everyone else enjoyed St. Patricks Day whatever you got up to!