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 Food and Drink Awards and finally coming to the end of their acclaimed stint at Hatch.
Now they’ve announced the next step in their quest for poultry-led world domination. They are to provide the food offering at YES, the exciting new performance space and social hub created by independent promoters Now Wave in conjunction with live promoter Ruth Hemmingfield.
Spread across four floors in the former Capes Dunn auction house (next door to the Lass O’Gowrie on Charles Street), this 750 capacity venue launches with a party on Friday, September 21.It’s kid and dog-friendly, has inherited some serious mosaics and period fittings and is making great play of its rooftop terrace with the promise of £5 Negroni festivals. Plus there’s a basement club, ground floor beer hall bar, live Pink Room and a NASA-rated sound system.
For ToM all this is secondary to a taste of Firebird Hope’s remarkable sandwiches. Hopefully (sic) they’ll retain their free-range fried chicken ‘Level-Up’ and the vegan fried ’Triple 6’, both served on sourdough buns with unique condiments and a top secret seasoning.
YES, 38 Charles Street, M1 7BD.