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Celebrating Pad Thai – is Jūb’s the jewel in the fragrant crowd?

Celebrating Pad Thai – is Jūb’s the jewel in the fragrant crowd?

PLAEK Phibunsongkhram – now that’s a Scrabble score. It’s also the name of a 1930s Field Marshal whose main claim to fame (after ensuring his native Siam’s name was upgraded to Thailand) is his creation ...

6 February 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Al fresco preview – Dakota spends a million on terrace hideaway

Al fresco preview – Dakota spends a million on terrace hideaway

IT may seem a mite early in the year to be nurturing al fresco daydreams. Unless you are addicted to cowering under patio heaters with a cocktail inappropriate for the season. Still the nights are ...

6 February 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Drunken Butcher Iain’s hangover cure sausage roll in UK top three

Drunken Butcher Iain’s hangover cure sausage roll in UK top three

IT was not quite the roll over jackpot the ‘Drunken Butcher’ dreamed of but supper club maestro Iain Devine was still pretty “beyond happy” to come third in the eighth Great Sausage Roll Off contest ...

6 February 2020

The Wolf bites back with bargain baos, tacos and wacky cocktails

The Wolf bites back with bargain baos, tacos and wacky cocktails

HOW can a Wolf change its spots? If you’ll forgive us for mixing metaphors as we come to terms with the latest metamorphosis of the bar concept that began life as Wilderness just a few ...

5 February 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge to headline Bruntwood NRB Debate 2020

Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge to headline Bruntwood NRB Debate 2020

TO say Tom Kerridge has made a big impression on Manchester is an understatement, so it comes as no surprise that he will be headlining the high profile NRB Debate at this year’s Northern Restaurant ...

4 February 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Levy Market crowned UK’s Best Small Outdoor Market

Levy Market crowned UK’s Best Small Outdoor Market

CONGRATULATIONS to Levenshulme Market, which has just scooped ‘Best Small Outdoor Market’ in the Great British Market Awards 2020. It follows Manchester Arndale’s triumph last year in the ‘Best Casual Dining’ category. The judges said ...

4 February 2020

Our Valentine’s Day round-up – definitely not just about heavy petting!

Our Valentine’s Day round-up – definitely not just about heavy petting!

VALENTINE’S DAY is on the way with the food and drink industry straining at the leash to fill that heart-shaped hole in your life. Not always romantically. Already this week ToM has rejected a home ...

3 February 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Tasting Notes from Lucy Hope – The Chanteuse

Tasting Notes from Lucy Hope – The Chanteuse

I AM an epicure. By that I mean I’m greedy and I’m boozy, despite regular resolutions otherwise the morning after. I used to live in France where vegetarianism is a pernicious myth. Raw flesh (aka ...

29 January 2020

Manchester Union Brewery celebrates its first birthday with a free party

Manchester Union Brewery celebrates its first birthday with a free party

WE’RE not feeling quite so bitter about Brexit as we were. Still our toast this weekend won’t be for our momentous departure from Europe. No, we’ll be celebrating the first birthday of a brew that ...

29 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Friar tuck in! Top chef Aiden Byrne to take over historic Salford pub

Friar tuck in! Top chef Aiden Byrne to take over historic Salford pub

WHEN Aiden Byrne shut up shop for good this Christmas at Restaurant MCR he told ToM his new venture would be just four minutes’ walk away. We never envisaged that journey would be along the ...

28 January 2020

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