THE couple behind hatted Scott Street Cafe and Restaurant II, Peter and Therese Bryant, have now put their stamp on Carrington Fare: Good Food To Go. The Bryants bought the business from Leigh and Kim Dangar, who ran a successful operation at the Young Street site for more than a decade. The more casual environment allows chef Bryant to show off his significant experience in fine dining at his two restaurants, as well as time spent manning the pans at Rustica. At his new eatery, Carrington Fare, the focus is less on fine dining and more on fresh, seasonal food on the run. ‘‘It’s about good, fresh food which is really tasty and ready to take on the go,’’ Bryant told GT. The menu draws on seasonal produce, as well as homegrown vegetables, herbs and &nbsp;eggs from chickens living in a backyard coop. Carrington Fare offers daily salads such as char sui pork and hokkien noodles with coriander and shallots; Thai beef salad and Spanish potato and chorizo salad. The display cabinet is also brimming with baguettes, Turkish rolls, fruit salads, cupcakes and slices ready for a quick takeaway. Choose from dishes including slow-cooked lamb Greek-style with roast pumpkin, fetta, pesto and salad in a wrap; pulled pork roll with coleslaw on a sourdough baguette; Peter’s Special: scotch fillet steak sandwich on Turkish bread with fried onion rings, salad, pesto and grain mustard mayo. If you can wait just a little longer, choose from the menu which includes the signature burgers and wraps that made Carrington fare famous, such as the lamb kofta burger with hummus and tabouli. Businesses in Carrington and Wickham can also place orders to be delivered to their workplace on Tuesdays and Thursdays (selected menu, minimum order $40). Bryant is also offering catering for weddings, functions, dinner parties and more, from casual fare to more formal dining: contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Carrington Fare: Good Food To Go is at 103 Young Street, Carrington. It is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 2pm. Taylor’s tempting tapas NOTED chef Lesley Taylor is now a co-owner of Longworth House, Newcastle. The chef, who was &nbsp;already &nbsp;on board at the tapas and cocktail establishment, has increased her influence on the business. She’s introduced a new tapas menu, with more than 35 items on the menu, including a number of gluten-free dishes. Her co-ownership of Longworth is in addition to her roles at Made By Lesley Taylor at the Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle, and at Osteria, Merewether.&nbsp; Visit longworthhouse.com.au. Cupcakes in Cooks Hill MY Little Cupcake has opened at Shop 3, 269 Darby Street, Cooks Hill. The boutique retail and cake shop started up in Sydney in 2004 and opened its doors in &nbsp;Newcastle’s central business district early this month. A sample of the menu includes traditional and vintage cupcakes, wedding and birthday cakes and themed cupcakes for special occasions.&nbsp; The shop also has homewares, giftwares, furniture and baking paraphernalia. My Little Cupcake is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday, 9am to 4pm. Call 49271100 or visit My Little Cupcake on Facebook. Relish Kitchen closes doors MEREWETHER’S Relish Kitchen has closed. Owner Lauren Deger made the announcement last month, thanking customers and those she has worked with over the years. She plans to spend more time with family and find a new focus away from the catering and cafe business she ran for eight years.