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Veganuary – 10 surprising restaurants offering plant-based delights

Veganuary – 10 surprising restaurants offering plant-based delights

VEGANUARY, of course, is not just for January. Once you get the taste for plant-based treats you may choose to adopt that culinary lifestyle all year round or at least incorporate vegan dishes in a ...

18 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Rolling out the barrel big time for Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Rolling out the barrel big time for Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

THE Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood (SPBW) sounds the kind of fogeyish organisation that might attract budding Rees-Moggs, but it’s a valid niche beer lovers’ pressure group that predates the Campaign ...

18 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Five dishes to savour from Lunya’s New Winter Menu

Five dishes to savour from Lunya’s New Winter Menu

SEASONALITY and a respect for sourcing sums up Lunya’s menus and their latest update is proof that winter menus don’t have to be rib-ticklingly robust. Fish and plant-based both feature. Owners Peter and Elaine Kinsella ...

18 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

First look at Kai Turkish restaurant, Deansgate

First look at Kai Turkish restaurant,  Deansgate

NEW Turkish restaurant Kai opened its doors before Christmas but officially launches on Thursday, January. When ToM popped into the old Prezzo site on Deansgate some last minute structural tweaks were going on and the ...

16 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Blue Caribou are poutine on the style on My Million Pound Menu

Blue Caribou are poutine on the style on My Million Pound Menu

STREET food is making giant leaps. In Whatever happened to the Class of ’15 we have charted the pop-up to permanency voyage of six street food traders; we welcomed Holy Crab’s coveted new tenure in ...

16 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Work begins on city centre Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery

Work begins on city centre Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery

GINUARY is booming. As Didsbury Gin celebrate their investment success on Dragons’ Den Thomas Dakin have confirmed construction has begun on their eagerly anticipated new city centre gin distillery and immersive visitor experience. The Thomas ...

16 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Mowgli Mk2, temple of 'home kitchen' Indian food, to open in University Green

Mowgli Mk2, temple of 'home kitchen' Indian food, to open in University Green

MR Kipling (Rudyard) made exceedingly good tales. None better than The Jungle Book, inevitably filtered through Disney. Man cub Mowgli versus his tiger nemesis Shere Khan, it’s an uncanny harbinger of a contemporary culture clash ...

14 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Didsbury Gin win £75,000 investment from Dragon’s Den’s Jenny

Didsbury Gin win £75,000 investment from Dragon’s Den’s Jenny

WELL, we all know what tipple Didsbury Gin’s Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton toasted their Dragons’ Den triumph with. Craft gin fan and entrepreneur Jenny Campbell, saw something in the duo and offered the young ...

14 January 2019

Pincer movement! Holy Crab is landing in the Arndale South Side

Pincer movement! Holy Crab is landing in the Arndale South Side

IT’S not a red herring that Manchester has perennially lacked a proper fish diner. Livebait, Fish! came and went; maybe Randall & Aubin has filled the gap to some extent and the newly opened Hip ...

11 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Beer matching dinner at Beatnikz Republic Bar – ales from Blackjack!

Beer matching dinner at Beatnikz Republic Bar – ales from Blackjack!

MAKE haste. There’s just a handful of tickets remain (as of January 10) for Beatnikz Republic Bar’s debut beer and food matching dinner in collaboration with Mama Sue’s and Blackjack Brewery. The former, who has ...

10 January 2019

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