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Roc & Rye bar in Spring Gardens shuts

Roc & Rye bar in Spring Gardens shuts

THE life expectancy of city centre bars seems to be getting shorter. Latest in a spate of closures is Roc & Rye on Spring Gardens, which opened less than two years ago as a cocktail ...

19 April 2019

Black pudding on a burger? Honestly, it works and the beer's tasty too

Black pudding on a burger? Honestly, it works and the beer's tasty too

SOMETIMES fate smiles on a venture. Opening a rooftop bar in Manchester is usually an invitation for the heavens to open. Runaway’s pop-up taproom atop the new Honest Burgers in Manchester House launched in a ...

19 April 2019 by Neil Sowerby

First look at Blue Eyed Panda, Ancoats

First look at Blue Eyed Panda, Ancoats

THE Blue Eyed Panda is a stealthy beast. This new Chinese restaurant spawned by the Ancoats Panda takeaway folk has opened a few blocks away from the bright lights of Cutting Room Square. Inside it ...

18 April 2019

RAISE A TOAST TO LUNYA’S SPRING SHERRY TASTING 

RAISE A TOAST TO LUNYA’S SPRING SHERRY TASTING 

LUNYA is celebrating one of Spain’s quintessential drinks with a very special Sherry Tasting on Tuesday, April 30. Tapping into the wealth of sherries on its shelves – 25 at the last count. Over the ...

18 April 2019

Open Kitchen MCR and Beer Nouveau launch 'SURPLUS' waste food beers and events

Open Kitchen MCR and Beer Nouveau launch 'SURPLUS' waste food beers and events

WASTE food social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR (formerly Real Junk Food Manchester) has partnered with local indie brewer Beer Nouveau to create SURPLUS, a range of unique beers using a host of fresh ingredients that ...

18 April 2019 by Neil Sowerby

MFDF LAUNCH FUN-PACKED NEW WINE AND FIZZ FESTIVAL

MFDF LAUNCH FUN-PACKED NEW WINE AND FIZZ FESTIVAL

MANCHESTER Cathedral is the spectacular setting for Manchester Food and Drink Festival’s new Wine and Fizz Festival with the accent definitely on Fun. Fizz-fuelled, it promises to be a light-hearted antidote to more serious considerations ...

18 April 2019

Free Creme Eggs at Afflecks’ Easter Bunny Trail

Free Creme Eggs at Afflecks’ Easter Bunny Trail

INDIE shopping mecca Afflecks is launching an alternative Easter Bunny Trail until the end of April. The trail will give visitors the chance to spot some new additions to its amazing interior artwork, get their ...

17 April 2019

Pico's Tacos a fantastic new addition to the Mackie Mayor

Pico's Tacos a fantastic new addition to the Mackie Mayor

THE Mackie Mayor has been a massive success. Evolving out of the Altrincham Market House prototype, it has become the go-to template for aspiring food halls. There’s not a dud trader in the house, so ...

17 April 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Adam prospers in Great British Menu, two Simons in chase for top chef awards

Adam prospers in Great British Menu, two Simons in chase for top chef awards

LIGHTNING does strike twice. Adam Reid, who reached the Great British Menu finals in 2016, is back again after pipping Hrishikesh Desai of Michelin-starred Gilpin in the North West heat of the BBC2 cook-off series. ...

14 April 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Our dough rises! Rudy’s named Third Best Pizza In Europe

Our dough rises! Rudy’s named Third Best Pizza In Europe

WELL, we all know the word’s out on Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza, The queues at the Ancoats original and the buzzing Peter Street sibling are testimony to that. Now there’s further international recognition with third spot ...

11 April 2019

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