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Join the Hungry Gecko’s Vegan Mock Meat Revolution

Join the Hungry Gecko’s Vegan Mock Meat Revolution

THIS may look an amazing chunk of meaty protein, but think again. It’s actually Vietnamese vegan ‘ham’ using bean curd skin, a Viet-style five spice marinade and coconut fat. We haven’t tried it but we ...

11 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Shell out for an evening of oysters and cocktails at Hawksmoor

Shell out for an evening of oysters and cocktails at Hawksmoor

HAWKSMOOR is not just about beef and the kind of substantial red wines that match it. Proof comes this Thursday (September 13) when their Manchester restaurant hosts an Evening of Oysters and Cocktails, a kind ...

11 September 2018

Manchester Christmas Markets dates announced

Manchester Christmas Markets dates announced

WE can almost hear the sizzle of the first Wurst on the grills and taste that virgin dab of German mustard. Time to dust off the collection of Gluhwein mugs you should really have returned. ...

11 September 2018

Gintastic events at the Cathedral and MFDF that raise the spirit bar higher

Gintastic events at the Cathedral and MFDF that raise the spirit bar higher

THE tide of gin shows no sign of abating. The upcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival is awash with the stuff, both at the two-day MFDF Gin Festival in Upper Campfield Market and at the ...

11 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Take a bao! Wallace and Sons represent Manchester in the British Street Food Awards

Take a bao! Wallace and Sons represent Manchester in the British Street Food Awards

ARMED only with some of the best bao buns around, Wallace and Sons are taking on the rest of the UK in the coveted British Street Food Awards – held on Friday and Saturday, September ...

11 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Gaucho steakhouses set to be saved by creditors

Gaucho steakhouses set to be saved by creditors

GREAT new for those of us who love chewing on an Argentine rib-eye while lounging on cowhide upholstery. More than 700 jobs are set to be saved after the Gaucho restaurant chain was bought out ...

7 September 2018

Bubble tea anyone? Albert Square hosts Passport to Taiwan Festival

Bubble tea anyone? Albert Square hosts Passport to Taiwan Festival

THERE are some Taiwanese dishes we are a mite wary of – fried stinky tofu and pig’s blood rice pudding – but we’ve developed a craving for scallion pancakes. Hopefully these crispy croissant like bites ...

7 September 2018

Plant-based aces Food Me! join the pop-up street food parade at Hatch

Plant-based aces Food Me! join the pop-up street food parade at Hatch

GETTING a little late in the year for al fresco fun. Think again if you are heading down to Hatch to sample the Oxford Road pop-up hub’s action-packed September programme. There’s an ample supply of ...

7 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Why we'll be living in Hope! Chicken sandwich kings Firebird Hope sign up for YES venue

Why we'll be living in Hope! Chicken sandwich kings Firebird Hope sign up for YES venue

IT’S a busy time for Firebird Hope. Wowing the crowds with their jerk chicken at the Auction Against Hunger event at Upper Campfield, shortlisted for Street Food Trader of the Year in the upcoming Manchester ...

7 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Is this the best Spanish ham in Manchester? Discuss

Is this the best Spanish ham in Manchester? Discuss

WE were at new Catalan restaurant Tast Catala in King Street for the official launch of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival programme, so it would be rude of us not to taste some of ...

7 September 2018

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