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It's official – Manchester is the cask beer swigging capital of the UK

It's official – Manchester is the cask beer swigging capital of the UK

MANCHESTER has emerged as the cask beer capital of Britain, following a major new study into the beer sold in the city’s pubs and bars. The Manchester Beer Audit 2017 has found 411 different cask ...

23 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

‘UNBREAKABLE MANCHESTER’ T-SHIRTS, new look Liars Club, Crazy Pedro's heads west

‘UNBREAKABLE MANCHESTER’ T-SHIRTS, new look Liars Club, Crazy Pedro's heads west

THE folk behind Crazy Pedro's, The Liars Club and Cane & Grain are busy, busy at the moment. Not just relaunching The Liars after a £250,000 refurb with a new cocktail menu and announcing a ...

23 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Spinning it around – snapshots of summer in the city’s hottest quarter

Spinning it around – snapshots of summer in the city’s hottest quarter

SPINNINGFIELDS in its early days was all blustery canyons between office blocks, a drab parade of chain eateries along the river the main food and drink offering. Credit to developers Allied London, they turned it ...

22 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Countdown to Manchester Beer Week – 10 days of blissful hoppiness

Countdown to Manchester Beer Week – 10 days of blissful hoppiness

COULDN’T organise a piss-up in a brewery? Doesn’t apply to Manchester Beer Week, who have persuaded a dozen of our finest to open their doors in a spectacular start to 10 days (June 23-July 2) ...

20 June 2017

Carnivore alert. Five week steak pop-up in Burger & Lobster

Carnivore alert. Five week steak pop-up in Burger & Lobster

THERE’S a lot of meat on our plate in the town centre these days. From the one trick pony (no, it doesn’t sell horse steaks, just the one beef cut) that is Featherblade, through the ...

20 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Expect the Impossible – and gins colder than the Arctic ice cap at glam new bar

Expect the Impossible – and gins colder than the Arctic ice cap at glam new bar

A MOLECULAR cocktail laboratory, cryogenic drinks freezer AND kangaroo tacos all in one fun bundle. Sounds Impossible? Well, that’s just what it is – the bizarre new venture of that name in the old Bar ...

20 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

A toast (or should that be toastie?) to the Art Gallery for hiring Mary-Ellen

A toast (or should that be toastie?) to the Art Gallery for hiring Mary-Ellen

MAYBE it was our own fault in wrecking the non-stick surface but our Breville toastie maker was long ago consigned to the the back of the store cupboard at ToM Towers, caked with burnt cheese ...

19 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Fodder - The Bolton Podcast

Fodder - The Bolton Podcast

How is the food and drink scene in Bolton? We decide to find out by talking to the Bolton chef that’s had two Michelin stars, eating at the only restaurant in Bolton to feature in ...

16 June 2017

Farewell to MIlkJam – the sweetness suddenly goes out of out lives

Farewell to MIlkJam – the sweetness suddenly goes out of out lives

HERE are two sweet treats you’ll be missing when MilkJam closes at the end of the week, when the pop-up’s Oxford Street lease runs out. Gratuitous pictures of Peanut Butter Overload and Chocolate Brownies, just ...

16 June 2017

Hanging Ditch double their Wine Fair in size and add some stardust

Hanging Ditch double their Wine Fair in size and add some stardust

TO celebrate a decade as one of the UK’s most enterprising wine merchants, Hanging Ditch (or hangingditch, if you must) are expanding their annual Wine Fair to two days (October 27 and 28) across three ...

16 June 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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