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Gary Usher on that £100,000 crowdfund record – and duck heart kebabs for Kala

Gary Usher on that £100,000 crowdfund record – and duck heart kebabs for Kala

‘WE’ll call it the Incredible Shrinking Restaurant/Bar.’ Our tease puts a big smile on Gary Usher’s face. Not that he’s really stopped smiling since hitting his £100,000 crowdfunding target for new King Street venture, KALA ...

13 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

GRUB host first Eastern Asian Food Fair at Fairfield Street Social Club

GRUB host first Eastern Asian Food Fair at Fairfield Street Social Club

STREET food kings GRUB are going east. They are debuting an east Asian themed food event in their Fairfield Street Social Club base from March 29 to 31. For one weekend only the trader line-up ...

12 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Kala smashes £100,000 Kickstarter target overnight

Kala smashes £100,000 Kickstarter target overnight

EVERYTHING turns to crowdfunded gold for Gary Usher. His campaign to raise £100,000 for his Manchester city centre project KALA, which kicked off at 9pm on Monday, March 11, hit its target within 11 hours, ...

12 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Full Fat x WTLGI – bid for a unique fund-raising culinary adventure

Full Fat x WTLGI – bid for a unique fund-raising culinary adventure

ONE of last summer’s most glorious indie events was Full Fat, a one-day food, drink music and craft extravaganza, which saw exponents from each Manchester scene join forces to raise money for two fine causes ...

11 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

ITALIAN COOKERY ICON GENNARO CONTALDO TO APPEAR AT THIS YEAR’S FESTA ITALIANA

ITALIAN COOKERY ICON GENNARO CONTALDO TO APPEAR AT THIS YEAR’S FESTA ITALIANA

JAMIE Oliver’s mentor Gennaro Contaldo is the latest star attraction announced for this summer’s Festa Italiana (July 26-29) in Cathedral Gardens. The Italian telly chef and award-winning author will be performing a live, free to ...

11 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Argentine Wine Dinner or Mother’s Day lunch – restaurant MCR aim to spoil you

Argentine Wine Dinner or Mother’s Day lunch – restaurant MCR aim to spoil you

AIDEN Byrne’s return to his old Manchester House haunt to launch restaurant MCR has proved hugely popular. ToM can vouch for the quality of his tasting menus. Now the restaurant is teaching out to its ...

11 March 2019

Honest Burgers to run week long pop-up at Northern Monk

Honest Burgers to run week long pop-up at Northern Monk

HONEST Burgers are set to bring their homemade honest butcher’s burgers to Manchester in a week long pop-up at Northern Monk’s Refectory Bar in Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter. Running from Monday, March 11 ...

7 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

MIF’s looking extra tasty this summer with a sprinkling of Michelin magic

MIF’s looking extra tasty this summer with a sprinkling of Michelin magic

TWO North West Michelin-starred chefs head the food and drink line up at Manchester International Festival 2019 (July 5-21), whose programme was announced today (Thursday March 7). They will cook at a series of supper ...

7 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Welcome to Sarah’s. Roger Ward's sex change dilemma for Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Welcome to Sarah’s. Roger Ward's sex change dilemma for Mr Thomas’s Chop House

CHOP Houses head honcho Roger Ward has never been slow to celebrate our city’s heroes. Eight years ago he installed a 700lb life-size bronze statue of LS Lowry at the bar of Sam’s Chop House, ...

7 March 2019

Adam Reid to pop up again on Great British Menu 2019

Adam Reid to pop up again on Great British Menu 2019

HE was the apple of the judges’ eye in the 2016 Great British Menu. Now Adam Reid, whose Golden Empire won through to be dessert course in the final banquet of 2016, is back to ...

7 March 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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