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10 openings this autumn (and if it's a bit later don't blame us

10 openings this autumn (and if it's a bit later don't blame us

BY the time you read this YES will be open on Charles Street – an exciting new events space and home for fried chicken kings Firebird Hope – with the El Gato Negro project, Modern ...

14 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Snack attack! Here’s our big preview of MFDF’s street food line-up

Snack attack! Here’s our big preview of MFDF’s street food line-up

ONE of the joys of Manchester Food and Drink Festival is treating the Albert Square hub as one great picnic opportunity. From September 27 to October 7, noon to 11pm every day there’s a terrific ...

14 September 2018

Meet Fiona Beckett, set to share her amazing wine moments with MFDF

Meet Fiona Beckett, set to share her amazing wine moments with MFDF

A CHANCE offer can change the course of anyone’s life, It’s just a case of seizing the opportunity. ‘Carpe diem’ as they say – or in the case of Fiona Beckett ‘Carpe vinum’. Now one ...

14 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Just days left to place your Manchester Food and Drink Awards vote. Do it!

Just days left to place your Manchester Food and Drink Awards vote. Do it!

YOU’VE got until midnight on Thursday, September 27 to vote for your favourites in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2018. It’s not an easy choice. When the shortlists were announced we suggested it might ...

14 September 2018

It's crunch time – Apple Day at Platt Fields Park

It's crunch time – Apple Day at Platt Fields Park

APPLE Day, it’s hard to believe it’s a first for the city. So best get down to Platt Fields Park this Saturday to enjoy the most apple-rated bunch of activities in the UK. It’s a ...

13 September 2018

Masterchef star Simon Wood to launch casual eaterie Woodkraft

Masterchef star Simon Wood to launch casual eaterie Woodkraft

YOU’VE got to admire the chutzpah of Simon Wood, a borne winner (and not just of Masterchef 2015). Still staggering from a £4,000 bill for damage caused by raiders trying to batter their way into ...

13 September 2018

Oktoberfest at the Albert Hall – dust off the designer lederhosen

Oktoberfest at the Albert Hall – dust off the designer lederhosen

OKTOBER always comes early at the Albert Hall. So once again that specific month-centric beer bacchanalia takes place in September (Fri 14 and Sat 15). Last year Oktoberfest sold out with some 2,000 beer lovers ...

13 September 2018

Epernay, that bubbliest of bars, shuts its doors

Epernay, that bubbliest of bars, shuts its doors

FURTHER sparkle has gone out of out lives with the closure of Epernay Champagne Bar in the Great Northern Tower. Just four years ago the place had been revitalised under young new owners Chris Payne ...

13 September 2018

Chef of the Year Matt to plant top vegan eaterie Allotment in City Centre

Chef of the Year Matt to plant top vegan eaterie Allotment in City Centre

TWELVE busy months on from being crowned Manchester’s Chef of the Year vegan champion Matthew Nutter is making the giant leap from Vernon Street, Stockport into the heart of the city centre. The Allotment Vegan ...

13 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

16 courses in 100 minutes – how visionary Mana will get up to speed

16 courses in 100 minutes – how visionary Mana will get up to speed

IT’S the autumn when Ancoats really clinches the real deal as a foodie destination. First up is ‘Modern Portuguese’ Canto, which opens to the public on September 20. Flash forward a month (October 17) and ...

12 September 2018

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