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First look at Erst in Ancoats and it’s a belter

First look at Erst in Ancoats and it’s a belter

OUR first visit to Erst, yet another new kid on the Sawmill Court block, was hugely encouraging. With many delays along the way it has taken a while to join its mothership Trove in the ...

22 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

CELEBRATION ALE MARKS AWARDS SUCCESS FOR BIG-HEARTED HOLT’S

CELEBRATION ALE MARKS AWARDS SUCCESS FOR BIG-HEARTED HOLT’S

JOSEPH HOLT are celebrating being the only brewers to win the special ‘Heart of the Community’ award three times in a row, by producing a special edition fund-raising beer. This category at the British Beer ...

21 March 2019

Rochdale boosted by arrival of GRUB… and an Artisan Market

Rochdale boosted by arrival of GRUB… and an Artisan Market

WHEN the 2019 Rochdale Food Festival wrapped up at 8pm on Saturday, March 16 we thought that’s the eyes of the foodie world off the town centre for another year. Now comes news of two ...

20 March 2019

Make haste! When the Calçots at Lunya are gone, they’re gone

Make haste! When the Calçots at Lunya are gone, they’re gone

SEASONALITY – what better examplar than the Calçot, that odd onion-leek hybrid that sets every Catalan salivating during its all too brief spring harvest? Thanks to Lunya in the Barton Arcade we’ve developed the taste ...

20 March 2019

Who made it onto the NRB foodie power list alongside Nisha?

Who made it onto the NRB foodie power list alongside Nisha?

NISHA Katona may soon have no room left on her mantelpiece as the awards continue to come her way. The founder of the Mowgli street food brand has followed her MBE in the last honours ...

20 March 2019

Too late for Too Many Critics’ dishes to make it into print in Dishoom book!

Too late for Too Many Critics’ dishes to make it into print in Dishoom book!

TASTE of Manchester editor Neil Sowerby is one of seven food critics feeling the heat of the kitchens for this year’s Too Many Critics dinner – at Dishoom on Monday, March 18. At last year’s ...

15 March 2019

Manchester restaurant and bar boom surges while London feels the heat

Manchester restaurant and bar boom surges while London feels the heat

THE Northern Restaurant Bar show (March 19-20) doesn’t have to justify its existence. Each year at Manchester Central it generates a massive buzz about the healthy state of the hospitality industry in the north. Still, ...

14 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Let’s Craic it for St Patrick’s Day – our Jameson-fuelled party preview

Let’s Craic it for St Patrick’s Day – our Jameson-fuelled party preview

WE’RE all Irish once a year – and there ain’t no Backstopping us now. Here’s our St Patrick’s Day (Sunday March 17) guide to some of the authentic Hibernian hoolie experiences around plus what we ...

14 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

HELLO GUDETAMA! EGGSTRA SPECIAL MENU IS A SHORYU RAMEN CRACKER

HELLO GUDETAMA! EGGSTRA SPECIAL MENU IS A SHORYU RAMEN CRACKER

EGGS are not just for Easter at Shoryu Ramen, but most of April is. From the 1st to the 21st the Piccadilly-based noodles in broth specialists are welcoming back Gudetama, one of Japan’s most beloved ...

14 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Some like it really hot – Bab toasts National Chilli Day with a scorching taste-off

Some like it really hot – Bab toasts National Chilli Day with a scorching taste-off

ANOTHER ‘National Day’ tom celebrate and this one might have you weeping with pain. To celebrate National Chilli Day on Wednesday, March 20 BAB in the Northern Quarter is hosting its debut chilli-eating event, inspired ...

14 March 2019

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