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Tickets now on sale for IndyManBeerCon – but hurry!

Tickets now on sale for IndyManBeerCon – but hurry!

TICKETS are now on sale (from 9am, Wednesday, May 24) for cult craft beer gathering IndyManBeerCon, held as in ITS FIVE previous years at the iconic Victoria Baths. This year’s event runs from Thursday, September ...

23 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Cheers and steers! Gin and steak restaurant Alston to open in Corn Exchange

Cheers and steers! Gin and steak restaurant Alston to open in Corn Exchange

IT’S been a long time coming, but two years after the first rumours Alston Bar & Beef is finally set to open in one of the remaining Corn Exchange units (No6). The formula will mirror ...

23 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Doughnut maestros Blawd to open their own NQ cafe

Doughnut maestros Blawd to open their own NQ cafe

BLAWD (pronounced B-Loud) is Welsh for flour, while siop means shop. Both mean doughnuts as far as ToM is concerned. Our office is tantalisingly close to the Northern Quarter basement kitchen where Iwan Roberts and ...

23 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Tasty new Petiscos and Cocktails to welcome in summer at Fazenda

Tasty new Petiscos and Cocktails to welcome in summer at Fazenda

IF you thought a Picanha was a nasty flesh-stripping fish from the Amazon then you haven’t been paying attention to Fazenda’s carnivore-centric menu, where it is a prized beef rump cut. It has a starring ...

22 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Viva Basque feasts from clay! Baratxuri expands next door with a unique new oven

Viva Basque feasts from clay! Baratxuri expands next door with a unique new oven

JUST when you thought Ramsbottom was resting on its laurels as a food and drink destination along comes the legendary ‘Pereruela’ to cement the mill town’s status as a neo-Basque enclave. Yes, Joe Botham, whose ...

19 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Birthday Banquets at Mayfield Depot icing on the cake for Manchester Food And Drink Festival No.20

Birthday Banquets at Mayfield Depot icing on the cake for Manchester Food And Drink Festival No.20

LIKE the cuckoo heralding spring, one of the most eagerly awaited moments in the foodie calendar is the opening announcement of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival programme. And here it is, freshly unveiled at ...

18 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

ALL HANS TO THE PUMPS – dig out your lederhosen for the Albert Square Bierfest

ALL HANS TO THE PUMPS – dig out your lederhosen for the Albert Square Bierfest

PHEW. ToM is only just recovering from a weekend of celebrating Transylvania in Albert Square when along comes Manchester Bierfest to add it own extra oompah to the spring. This family-friendly event made its debut ...

17 May 2017

Co-op joins forces with Blackjack to create unique brew for Manchester Beer Week

Co-op joins forces with Blackjack to create unique brew for Manchester Beer Week

THE Co-op has teamed up with its neighbours, Blackjack Brewery, to create an unusual new beer especially for Manchester’s only citywide beer festival. The ‘breakfast’ pale ale, using all British hops and leftover fruit from ...

16 May 2017

Mary Ellen-McTague to mastermind new Manchester Art Gallery Cafe operation

Mary Ellen-McTague to mastermind new Manchester Art Gallery Cafe operation

SO Taste of Manchester has a whole new reason to visit Manchester Art Gallery beyond paying our annual homage to Sappho, Charles-August Mengin’s dark and disturbing portrayal of the Greek poetess (read this and understand ...

16 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Just the ticket as Real Junk Food serve up an ethical treat on a double decker bus

Just the ticket as Real Junk Food serve up an ethical  treat on a double decker bus

REAL Junk Food Manchester are serving a very special dinner on a reconditioned double decker bus. The event, in Alexandra Park, Whalley Range on Wednesday, May 24, kicks off the Summer Hoopla, a season of ...

16 May 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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