Swell Kiosk backs charity riders, COQUUN opens and Sprout hosts a vegan dinner | FOOD BITES

Scotties at Newcastle East. Picture: Simone De Peak
Scotties at Newcastle East. Picture: Simone De Peak

GOOD CAUSE Bike riders are invited to join the Newcastle to Richmond leg of the four-day Beach to Bush for Mia adventure – or complete the entire four-day Port Macquarie to Wagga Wagga (October 4 to 7) event. It’s a fundraiser for Mia, 4, who has a rare congenital limb difference and needs to travel to the US for surgery. Organiser Chris White and fellow riders will meet at Swell Kiosk, Bar Beach, from 8.30am on October 5 and ride to Richmond from 9.30am. Swell Kiosk is offering a free coffee for every breakfast purchased. Riders are welcome to meet the group at the Burwood Inn on the night of October 4, too. Phone Chris on 0458 143 312 or email chris_magpie@hotmail.com for details.

MOVING ON Newy Burger Co is moving on from their second home – Maitland’s Grand Junction Hotel – to focus on their food truck and Newcastle restaurant. The Junkyard is now looking for a replacement to take over the hotel’s bistro lease.  

SPRING FEAST Scotties is hosting a Spring Degustation on September 25. For $125 you will be served six courses of sustainably-caught seafood with matching organic wines and a cocktail and oyster upon arrival. Book by emailing helloscotties@gmail.com

SAY HELLO  Coquun has opened at Maitland Riverlink, The Levee. The small bar, cafe and deli is committed to sourcing and using Hunter Valley ingredients and is open every day except Tuesday. 

VEGAN DINNER Sprout Dining is hosting a four-course Vegan Dinner next Wednesday, September 19, with matching Tamburlaine organic wines. Tickets are $70 – phone 4927 1138 to book.