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PIEMINISTER BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH IS BACK

PIEMINISTER BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH IS BACK

(and it’s even better than before).   What happens when you combine expert pie making skills with the best bits about brunch, then add brimfuls of bubbles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and spritz’?  You get Pieminister’s take on a boozy, breakfasty lunch that’ll leave you wondering why pies aren’t as synonymous with brunching as eggs.      Last year, Pieminister’s bottomless…

FOODIES FESTIVAL WELCOMES TV STAR AS PART OF NEW HOOVER PARTNERSHIP

FOODIES FESTIVAL WELCOMES TV STAR AS PART OF NEW HOOVER PARTNERSHIP

Sunday Brunch presenter Simon Rimmer is set to share his culinary genius with visitors to the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. The TV cook and restaurateur has been added to a star-studded line-up of chefs and music acts appearing at Foodies Festival.       The hugely popular Foodies Festival, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors to each of its three-day events, is heading to…

MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A THIRD YEAR

MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A THIRD YEAR

Rum advocate and Manchester based Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast is bringing back Manchester Rum Festival for a 3rd year running, hosting it at the new event and exhibition space Brickworks, within Barton Arcade on Deansgate.     Saturday 8th June 2019 will see an expansion of the previous two sold-out festivals, resulting in both an afternoon and evening session…

Q&A INTERVIEW: EL CONTADOR, DERBY

Q&A INTERVIEW: EL CONTADOR, DERBY

What is your favourite cuisine? What I eat is dependent upon my mood, but the usual suspects include Indian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Mexican food.   El Contador is a new-ish Mexican kid on the block, whose prime location in the city is the spot to go for moreish Mexican morsels. Serving dishes from its compact kiosk-esque space, the vibrant…

FESTA ITALIANA TO HOST A VERY SPECIAL FESTIVAL BANQUET

FESTA ITALIANA TO HOST A VERY SPECIAL FESTIVAL BANQUET

Festa Italiana (26th-28th July) announces ‘Suburbs Meets City’ Neapolitan Festa banquet Tre Ciccio from Altrincham to visit the city centre to collaborate with Salvi’s from Manchester Saturday 27th July Tickets are on sale now   Festa Italiana Manchester, the city’s festival of Italian food, drink and culture, is this year hosting the first ever ‘Suburbia Meets City’ banquet.   Designed…

REVIEW: STORE STREET, MANCHESTER

REVIEW: STORE STREET, MANCHESTER

Are you a frequent traveller, either domestic or abroad? What sort of food do you eat when out travelling? When I have my travel-case in tow and I have a train journey ahead of me, I just want something to eat that is quick and simple.   After spending Mother’s Day ooop norrff, I had booked in to review Store…

REVIEW: LUNYA MANCHESTER

REVIEW: LUNYA MANCHESTER

As the temperature dips to the low, low digits (my office was colder than an igloo this morning), I have warmer climes on my mind. A restaurant that evokes warmth and which is cosiness personified is Lunya Manchester. An independent restaurant and bar, it also happens to be a multi-award winning deli. Their deli deserves a standalone post, so expect…

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

I am thrilled to introduce a guest blog by Incognito Dining. With Easter a few short weeks away (18 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds to be exact), we have an egg-citing article… on eggs. It is a real celebratory piece with a lovely recipe to boot, championing the egg that is otherwise a humble ingredient. If you love…