WELL, the weather’s definitely on the turn, so it’s a canny move for the GRUB Food Fair traders to move back indoors to the Fairfield Social Club this weekend (October 5-7).
First up on Friday 7 is a line-up featuring The Otto-Men (contemporary Ottoman and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine), Oh My Glaze (wings and wraps), The Gravy Train (poutine) and Nasi Lemak (Malaysian street food).
The latter duo reprise on Saturday 6 alongside Hun Street Kitchen (Hungarian dishes), Mor Mor (Lebanese), Mankuchen (wood-fired Flmmkuchen) and Yes! Doughnuts, while on the 7th Plant Powered Sunday offers Fritto, Seitan’s Kebab, Love KImchi and Sugar Spun Sisters.
12pm-10pm Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street, Manchester M12 6HR.
BELGIAN MAYFIELD TAKEOVER
If you stray do down to Mayfield Depot on Friday, October 13, expecting GRUB you’re going to get a surprise. The outdoor space will be transformed into the city’s first contemporary Belgian internal beer garden for a three day micro-festival (Oct 11-13).
The festival will showcase Belgian-inspired street food, projections and live street art demos from famed Brussels native DZIA and local city street artists (Tasha Whittle, Tankpetrol and Matt Sewell) plus a selection of eclectic electronic DJs soundtracking the party atmosphere.
The promoters are premium Belgian lager Heverlee. The beer was was recreated from descriptions of a historical beer brewed by monks at the Abbey of the Order of Premontre, Leuven in 1129. Our UK version is brewed at Tennant’s in Glasgow; no monks are involved, except in the marketing.