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Support Open Kitchen MCR in providing meals for self-isolators

Support Open Kitchen MCR in providing meals for self-isolators

OPEN Kitchen MCR, campaigners against food going to waste, are stepping into the front line to help folk who are going to struggle to keep themselves fed during the coronavirus social distancing protocols. Formerly Real ...

17 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Going the whole Hogg at The Butcher’s Quarter – it’s deli heaven

Going the whole Hogg at The Butcher’s Quarter – it’s deli heaven

HOGG and Cockshoot. Being sticklers for tradition, that’s what we’d rename The Butcher’s Quarter, that unlikely outpost of proper butchery in a Northern Quarter bedevilled with seitan and other vegan practices. It’s under new ownership ...

17 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

First look at The Spärrows – the New Church of Spätzle

First look at The Spärrows – the New Church of Spätzle

IN the shadow of pandemic and panic it’s a brave time to be opening a restaurant. In the case of The Spärrows reopening… almost three months later than they had expected. Such is the reverence ...

16 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Chorlton’s The Creameries to shut – delivery service planned

Chorlton’s The Creameries to shut – delivery service planned

IN a rapidly changing coronavirus climate the Prime Minister has urged us all to avoid social activity, including pubs, clubs, theatres, large gatherings. It has left the hospitality industry. already reeling, in state of terminal ...

16 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Huge hospitality exhibition postponed as coronavirus crisis escalates

 Huge hospitality exhibition postponed as coronavirus crisis escalates

THE biggest regional hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant and Bar, has been postponed on the eve of its two day occupancy of Manchester Central (March 17 and 18). NRB20 was due to welcome thousands of ...

16 March 2020

It’s going to leave you reeling – our big Paddy’s Day round-up

It’s going to leave you reeling – our big Paddy’s Day round-up

IT was a toss-up between doing a Mother’s Day round-up or a St Patrick’s. In the end the latter won out because we couldn’t resist using this picture of two Irishmen of the old school ...

13 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Manchester sheds weekend party image as ‘seven day socialising’ kicks in

Manchester sheds weekend party image as ‘seven day socialising’ kicks in

MAYBE it’s just a reinvention of 24 Hour Party People for Millennials. Think ‘Seven Day Socialising Mancs’, That’s if you believe a new survey conveniently released to coincide with the annual Northern Restaurant and Bar ...

12 March 2020

Hatch eggs? It's the Scotch variety at their new Sunday produce market

Hatch eggs? It's the Scotch variety at their new Sunday produce market

HATCH on Oxford Road certainly is a buzzing food and drink hub, this Sunday (March 15, 12pm-6pm) launching its first monthly Sunday produce market. It offers a strong line-up of independent local traders selling a ...

12 March 2020

Lovingly Artisan named as the North West’s best bakery

Lovingly Artisan named as the North West’s best bakery

WE are blessed with so many fine bakers these day and Lovingly Artisan of Altrincham Market is no stranger to accolades – the latest being named The North West's Best at this year’s Bakery Business ...

12 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Tea is served – a child’s afternoon to remember at The Midland

Tea is served – a child’s afternoon to remember at The Midland

OUTSIDE in St Peter’s Square females of every age paraded in support of International Women’s Day. All good natured and positive. We were looking out from the Midland Hotel Tea Room, showing solidarity by scoffing ...

11 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

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