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Cheshire Smokehouse open a wine bar called Smoke

Cheshire Smokehouse open a wine bar called Smoke

IT now seems a natural procession for a food business or brewery to spread out into its own town centre cafe or bar. The latest tasty example is Cheshire Smokehouse’s new venue in Wilmslow, Smoke. ...

13 December 2018

Book ahead now for 2019 Rum and Lager Festivals

Book ahead now for 2019 Rum and Lager Festivals

RUM WHEN the first Manchester Rum Festival took place in 2017 Altrincham’s Marigot Bay Bar and Café was a future dream for organiser Dave Marsland. But for 2019 this new venture by the rum guru ...

13 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

IT’S A DOG’S XMAS – REFUGE’S REIN-DOG AND HATCH’S SANTA PAWS

IT’S A DOG’S XMAS – REFUGE’S REIN-DOG AND HATCH’S SANTA PAWS

REFUGE GET ready for the most extravagant Christmas pet fancy dress competition. This Sunday December 16, from 3pm, the Refuge will be hosting a special one-off event dedicated to our four-legged friends – The Refuge ...

12 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Left it until the last minute? Our 10 fab foodie gifts for Christmas

Left it until the last minute? Our 10 fab foodie gifts for Christmas

JUST remember it’s Christmas and a new set of tea towels or a novelty nutmeg grater just will not do as a present for the foodie in your life. So here is a random but ...

12 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Before we’ve even put up the tree! Tucking into Beastro’s Christmas Menu

Before we’ve even put up the tree! Tucking into Beastro’s Christmas Menu

JOLLY, burly and bearded with a red bandana for a hood. He even crafts his own Christmas pudding ice cream. James Taylor is Beastro’s not so secret Santa and the festive menu he has created ...

10 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Brussel sprout bhajis bringing festive greenery to Bundobust

Brussel sprout bhajis bringing festive greenery to Bundobust

HOW to make Brussels interesting – and we’re not taking Brexit. Pop down to Bundobust for 'Return of the Sprout Bhaji', the blockbuster sequel that just keeps giving. A small plate of the gram flour ...

10 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Get into the Christmas spirit at The Whiskey Jar’s festival

Get into the Christmas spirit at The Whiskey Jar’s festival

WHISKY Festivals are a regular event, as you’d expect at NQ bar The Whiskey Jar but the most appropriate fest has to be the winter warmer Sunday, December 17, offering 450 different varieties of bourbon, ...

10 December 2018

First look: Porta, New tapas bar arrival in Salford

First look: Porta, New tapas bar arrival in Salford

OLD bank buildings are such solid presences sometimes it’s hard to lose key components of their previous existence. In Manchester from Flok to Jamie’s Italian there are safes and bank vaults it was easier to ...

9 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

First look: Andrew Green at Mamucium

First look: Andrew Green at Mamucium

FIRST things first. It’s pronounced Mah Moo See Um. It’s a variation on Mancunium, the Roman fort in Castlefield from which, mist-shrouded legend has it, Manchester sprung. Etymology nerds note it means breast-shaped hill. Mamucium ...

7 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Return of the Byrne bearing tasting menus at restaurant MCR

Return of the Byrne bearing tasting menus at restaurant MCR

WHEN Aiden Byrne left Manchester House to open 20 Stories earlier in the year he discarded tasting menus. Which felt a bit like Lionel Messi not using his left foot. Now they’ve made the biggest ...

7 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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