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Happy birthday to Runaway (no longer raising the roof!)

Happy birthday to Runaway (no longer raising the roof!)

RUNAWAY success is a cliche but you have to hand it to the brewery of that name, this weekend (May 25 and 26) celebrating their fifth birthday at their taproom in Dantzic Street. Mark Welsby ...

23 May 2019 by Neil Sowerby

PLANS CONFIRMED FOR SECOND EL GATO NEGRO RESTAURANT  

PLANS CONFIRMED FOR SECOND EL GATO NEGRO RESTAURANT  

EL Gato Negro, such a huge success in Manchester, is to open a second branch in Liverpool later this summer. The restaurant will be based in Exchange Flags at the heart of the city, occupying ...

23 May 2019

Hatch announces first batch of retailers for its June expansion

Hatch announces first batch of retailers for its June expansion

HATCH, the award-winning indie food and craft haven off Oxford Road, has announced a new retail line-up for Phase 2 of their expansion, which will see the site under the Mancunian Way treble in size ...

22 May 2019

Sushi Daily, Europe’s largest sushi chain, opens in Debenhams

Sushi Daily, Europe’s largest sushi chain, opens in Debenhams

RAW fish is in the frontline to reinvent struggling Debenhams. But any fears that the arrival of Europe’s largest sushi chain in the Market Street store will scare off traditional customers have been allayed – ...

22 May 2019

Hotpot remind you of The Stone Roses? ‘Ate Days A Week’ may be a hit with you

Hotpot remind you of The Stone Roses? ‘Ate Days A Week’ may be a hit with you

WELL, we’ve only just got over the pop-powered Great British Menu adventures of Adam Reid, which featured The French’s chef being driven round ‘iconic’ Manc music locations by Peter Hook with Bez in the back. ...

22 May 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Góbéfest – wash down your chimney cakes with palinka

Góbéfest – wash down your chimney cakes with palinka

HOW a year flies past and it’s that moment again to publicise a Transylvanian festival without descending into all those ‘fangs for making it, count’ cliches. So welcome to Góbéfest, returning to Albert Square for ...

22 May 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Orchard restored at Platt Fields – home to this Saturday’s Envirolution Festival

Orchard restored at Platt Fields – home to this Saturday’s Envirolution Festival

PLATT Fields this Saturday (May 25,) hosts the eco festival Envirolution, now in its 10th year but with environmental messages that are ever more urgent. A family-friendly event, educating us how to tackle climate change, ...

22 May 2019

Beastro trio grab the Bulls Head by the horns for out-of-town project

Beastro trio grab the Bulls Head by the horns for out-of-town project

HEATHER Taylor’s great grandad was such a regular of the Bulls Head, Heyside he had his own chair named after him – Thomas’s Chair. We hope he’ll looking down when they pour the first pint ...

21 May 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Jamie's Italian on King Street closes as chain falls into administration

Jamie's Italian on King Street closes as chain falls into administration

JAMIE’S Italian on King Street is one of the casualties of the celeb chef’s restaurant empire tumbling into administration. Staff allegedly turned up for work to be told it had ceased trading after a visit ...

21 May 2019

Curtis and Andrew putting down a marker at Albatross & Arnold

Curtis and Andrew putting down a marker at Albatross & Arnold

THE middle ground. Politics seems to be abandoning it and chucking milkshakes is now our prime method of discourse. In restaurants it’s a hard position to occupy, too – that ‘not quite a special occasion ...

21 May 2019

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