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Snapshots of Stretford Foodhall – game-changing ‘corner shop’

Snapshots of Stretford Foodhall – game-changing ‘corner shop’

FOR the record it was B’Wildered, a 7.5% sour cherry and chocolate Imperial Stout from the Wild Beer Co. When ToM paid £4.50 for a half pint of this craft beer the realisation dawned: Stretford ...

14 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

A first Taste of Six by Nico, Spring Gardens

A first Taste of Six by Nico, Spring Gardens

MY favourite Frankie Boyle joke goes: “Las Vegas and Glasgow have a lot in common. They’re the only two places in the world where you can pay for sex with chips.” Hard to resist then ...

14 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Battle of the Heathens – we taste Monk's cannabis oil collab beer

Battle of the Heathens – we taste Monk's cannabis oil collab beer

NORTHERN Monk’s NQ Refectory Bar is a good fit for the old Kosmonaut premises, their core beer range popular, limited issue keg collabs such as The Patron’s Project gathering a cult following. Nothing though had ...

11 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Tasting notes: Anna Tutton of vin-yard wine bar + shop

Tasting notes: Anna Tutton of vin-yard wine bar + shop

My favourite place to eat out in Manchester is… Relative newcomer Erst in Ancoats has a gorgeous small plate selection that's ideal for sharing (which is my perfect way to eat). Not only delicious food ...

11 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Time to Toast Surplus! again, showing how even beer can be an ethical plus

Time to Toast Surplus! again, showing how even beer can be an ethical plus

THE next sustainable episode of SURPLUS! is on Friday, July 12. It’s the monthly collaboration between waste food social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR (formerly Real Junk Food Manchester) and local indie brewer Beer Nouveau. Once ...

8 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Sip Nyetimber’s iconic sparklers in Harvey Nicks’ magical garden

Sip Nyetimber’s iconic sparklers in Harvey Nicks’ magical garden

DITCH the weedy Prosecco, ToM says. Splash out on the pre-eminent English sparkling wine brand, Nyetimber, which can beat many iconic Champagnes at their own game. You need the right occasion, the right location? Well, ...

8 July 2019

Honesty Box Day at Honest Burgers to aid local charities

Honesty Box Day at Honest Burgers to aid local charities

PAY what you feel your meal is worth at Honest Burgers on Bridge Street on Wednesday, July 17. But don’t be stingy – ‘Honesty Box Day’ is to help three cracking local charities. Between 11.30am ...

8 July 2019

Grand Deluxe Suite opens up new horizons at Dakota Manchester

Grand Deluxe Suite opens up new horizons at Dakota Manchester

AIMING high, the giant luxury suites battling it out for our small fortunes. We had only just stopped swooning over the CGIs of Stock Exchange Hotel’s top of the range lodgings (including on the top ...

8 July 2019

What the devil? How Cleo became our queen of rum

What the devil? How Cleo became our queen of rum

ODD (you might say in homage to her former bar) to catch up with Cleo Farman in current NQ fave Cottonopolis, complete with samples of her enthusiastically received rum blend, Diablesse. Yet it makes sense. ...

8 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

First glimpse at Stock Exchange Hotel – not just Kerridge but also Relais & Chateaux

First glimpse at Stock Exchange Hotel – not just Kerridge but also Relais & Chateaux

STOCK Exchange Hotel, six years in the making, will officially open its doors on Friday, November 15, it has been announced. As an appetiser the team behind it – Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and hotelier ...

4 July 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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