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Reindeer moss to yakitori eel – how Mana made it to a Michelin star

Reindeer moss to yakitori eel – how Mana made it to a Michelin star

CONGRATULATIONS, Mana. The Michelin Curse on Manchester is exorcised. We’ve taken back control after the wilderness years. A star is burning bright in Ancoats, which only a few years ago barely registered an eating place, ...

8 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Michelin star heaven for Mana and four MFDF Awards too!

Michelin star heaven for Mana and four MFDF Awards too!

IT’S the greatest Grand Slam in the history of the Manchester Food and Drink Awards (and this is the 22nd). Not only did Mana, open for less than a year in Ancoats, win Best Newcomer ...

7 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Tom Kerridge’s fabulous beef fillet signs off MFDF – a foretaste of feasts to come

Tom Kerridge’s fabulous beef fillet signs off MFDF – a foretaste of feasts to come

THERE’S a Dome thing going on for Tom Kerridge in Manchester. It’s less than six weeks until he launches his Bull & Bear inside The Stock Exchange Hotel. Under the great dome of the former ...

7 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Seventies time warp Sammy's has Swan Street swooning

Seventies time warp Sammy's has Swan Street swooning

IT’S rare for ToM to promote a new bar with an image of its loo wallpaper but then every nook of retro-led Sammy’s demands to be Instagrammed. From its canary yellow banquettes to its vintage ...

4 October 2019

Crazy! Pedro’s create a pizza with Tokyo Ramen and a beer with Camden

Crazy! Pedro’s create a pizza with Tokyo Ramen and a beer with Camden

Crazy! Pedro’s create a pizza with Tokyo Ramen and a beer with Camden FAKE Noodz? You’d better believe this one. Tokyo Ramen have teamed up with Crazy Pedro’s to create a noodle-topped pizza called ‘Send ...

4 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Mix it with the finest at Cocktails In The City

Mix it with the finest at Cocktails In The City

TASTE of Manchester editor Neil Sowerby arrive back from the Jura region recently clutching a bottle of 63 per cent Absinthe Sauvage – a gift from producers in Pontarlier, absinthe capital of France. He might ...

4 October 2019

New California concept Firefly set to launch at Foodwell

New California concept Firefly set to launch at Foodwell

FOODWELL has traded off its LA-inspired food and wellness offering. It certainly looks the part. Now it’s taking that West Coast vibe to the next level with a late night destination experience called Firefly. Announcing ...

4 October 2019

What to treat yourself to over MFDF’s closing weekend plus countdown to the 2019 Awards

What to treat yourself to over MFDF’s closing weekend plus countdown to the 2019 Awards

IT has been the usual whirl of dinners and demos, street food craft tipple and live music and the final weekend of Manchester Food and Drink Festival shows no sign of letting up. Street food ...

3 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Get Chucked calls it a day to go down the El Camino Mexican route

Get Chucked calls it a day to go down the El Camino Mexican route

IT’S the countdown to the final curtain for Get Chucked. Sunday, October 6 marks the final service at Urmston’s go-to burger joint. Good news is that El Camino, the Mexican side-project of owners Scott Power ...

1 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

No longer can we joke about the Slow Brown Fox – new drinking den is up to speed

No longer can we joke about the Slow Brown Fox –  new drinking den is up to speed

SWAN Street has always been Ugly Duckling Street, four lanes of fume-belching vehicles, making it a difficult dash cross from a Belgian beer in Bar Fringe to a gig at Band On The Wall. Then ...

30 September 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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