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Manchester Food and Drink Festival welcomes Deliciously Ella to the City this Autumn

Manchester Food and Drink Festival welcomes Deliciously Ella to the City this Autumn

Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) has announced that the award-winning cookery author and entrepreneur Ella Mills will be appearing at this year’s Festival.As part of the festival’s 20th anniversary she will be hosting two ...

26 April 2017

Eccy thump! Manchester House’s Dominique wins charity bake off

Eccy thump! Manchester House’s Dominique wins charity bake off

CONGRATULATIONS to Dominique Ashford, dessert development chef at Manchester House, for seeing off 13 rivals in the first Ultimate Eccles Cake Off, held at Solita Didsbury (above). Her Eccles cake featured chocolate, cheery and stout ...

25 April 2017

GRUB’S NEW MAYFIELD HOME TO HOST MANCHESTER BEER WEEK LAUNCH PARTY

GRUB’S NEW MAYFIELD HOME TO HOST MANCHESTER BEER WEEK LAUNCH PARTY

IT was great to hear GRUB appointed to manage the new weekly food fair at the Mayfield Depot. Even better that within a month they will be hosting the launch party for the second Manchester ...

24 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Randall & Aubin Manchester and the mystery of the misfit mirror ball

Randall & Aubin Manchester and the mystery of the misfit mirror ball

THERE’S a certain frisson in watching a restaurant take shape. The glitch is father to the glitz. One minute a hard-hat-on-please, never-going-to-be-ready-in-time shell, the next a glass of bubbly being proffered as you take in ...

24 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

GRUB to run street food fair from May kick-starting mega Mayfield project

GRUB to run street food fair from May kick-starting mega Mayfield project

THINGS move fast in today’s Manchester. Only in February developers revealed plans to create a four-storey food, drink and culture hub in the Mayfield Depot, as the vanguard of the £850 million regeneration of the ...

24 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Where to grab a bargain bite during the spring student shopathon

Where to grab a bargain bite during the spring student shopathon

MANCHESTER’s student shopping extravaganza, MCR Student Night Out, is back on Thursday, April 27 – a whirlwind shopathon encompassing over 140 exclusive one-night-only discounts, music and entertainment on the streets and in store across the ...

20 April 2017

Fat Beans spreading the fast food vegan gospel

Fat Beans spreading the fast food vegan gospel

THE vegan food bandwagon is still on a roll with perhaps its most high profile North West exponent road-testing a new fast food venture we have high hopes for. Fat Beans is the brainchild of ...

20 April 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Hawaiian fisher folk and do the Oké Poké

Follow in the footsteps of Hawaiian fisher folk and do the Oké Poké

HAWAIIAN fishermen have long been in short supply in the Northern Quarter. Easy to blame global warming or the absence of colourful enough shirts for them. So it’s good to say aloha to the next ...

19 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Big Easy does it in Manchester with this trio of New Orleans inspired dishes

Big Easy does it in Manchester with this trio of New Orleans inspired dishes

ÉTOUFFÉE, Po’ boy and Muffuletta – a holy trinity of New Orleans favourites you can now sample in Manchester. A chance to go big on the Big Easy. OK, maybe Crazy Pedro’s April pizza special ...

19 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Salvi's opens prosecco and champagne bar inside Corn Exchange atrium

Salvi's opens prosecco and champagne bar inside Corn Exchange atrium

THE UK drinks 2.5 times more prosecco than the drink’s native Italy – official. Even though it’s more than twice the price. And it looks like Manchester’s Corn Exchange is doing its best to tap ...

18 April 2017

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