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The ‘Honest Burgers’ #BrewBurger @ BrewDog Manchester

The ‘Honest Burgers’ #BrewBurger @ BrewDog Manchester

Being rather fond of burgers and beer I was naturally excited by talk of a beery, beefy collaboration between BrewDog and London burger experts ‘Honest Burgers’. Particularly when I heard the details; it’s made with two of my favourite BrewDog beers, Punk and 5am Saint as well as their smokey stout, Paradox. I’ve not yet had the pleasure of eating ... Read More »

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

It’s been barely four months since I bit the bullet and attended my first ever supper club at the Rusholme home of the very talented Jamie and Anna aka ‘Manchester Foodies’. Back then it was a Middle Eastern feast inspired by Ottolenghi’s ‘Jerusalem’ and I loved it. Since then, while they’ve been busy moving house i’ve attended several other supper ... Read More »

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

Meat fans of Manchester rejoice, something special is happening. Red’s True Barbecue, much loved across the Pennines in Leeds have arrived and they’ve brought meat, lots of meat. I’d been eagerly anticipating their arrival since hearing they were to take over the old Livebait site on Lloyd Street, Albert Square. The official opening is this Thursday (13th February) but I ... Read More »

The 2013 SoLita ‘Christmas Burger’ (& Krabby Patty)

The 2013 SoLita ‘Christmas Burger’ (& Krabby Patty)

Forget the John Lewis ad (or Coca-Cola if you’re feeling retro) it’s not Christmas for me until i’ve had the SoLita Christmas burger. OK, so it’s only the second year of this particular tradition but I hope it will continue and become as regular as the others. Last years was pretty spectacular but somehow they managed to top it with ... Read More »

‘Breaking Bad’ Night @ SoLita. Yeah Bitch!

‘Breaking Bad’ Night @ SoLita. Yeah Bitch!

You’ve probably noticed that I don’t need much of an excuse to visit SoLita. I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time there recently so after my last visit self-imposed a ban in the hope of maybe fitting into my holiday clothes in a couple of weeks. I lasted 13 days. Actually impressive by recent standards and the ban wasn’t broken ... Read More »

‘The Murray’ at SoLita – The Burger The World Is Talking About. Plus ‘Burger Fondue’ & ‘DIY Tuna Tartare’

‘The Murray’ at SoLita – The Burger The World Is Talking About. Plus ‘Burger Fondue’ & ‘DIY Tuna Tartare’

Unless you’ve been living under one of those proverbial rocks you can’t possibly have missed Andy Murray winning Wimbledon on Sunday. Being a patriotic Brit (or perhaps just sensing a marketing opportunity?) Franco, owner of SoLita decided to commemorate this momentous event with a special tribute burger. Since it’s launch on Monday ‘The Murray’ burger has been attracting almost as ... Read More »

MEATliquor – What Almost Famous Tries & Fails To Be

MEATliquor – What Almost Famous Tries & Fails To Be

If you’ve read my Almost Famous review you’ll know that I have a problem with their ‘edgy’ attitude & marketing. So you may find it strange that I loved MEATliquor as it’s pretty clear that Almost Famous were very heavily inspired by them in the first place. There are a few subtle differences though, firstly whilst MEATliqour do have a ... Read More »

Byron, Deansgate – ‘Proper Hamburgers’ Arrive In Manchester

Byron, Deansgate – ‘Proper Hamburgers’ Arrive In Manchester

Just like my previous post about Guerrilla Eats at The Beagle i’m defying my slight OCD tendencies to bring you this review from yesterday’s Byron opening before my backlog from last weekend. Only because it’s another current event, we’re definitely back to chronological order after this one or i’ll quite possibly be driven insane. If you don’t know about Byron ... Read More »

‘Legendary Burgers’ At The Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

‘Legendary Burgers’ At The Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

I was recently invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester to sample their relaunched ‘Legendary Burger’ menu. I generally turn down similar offers for a variety of reasons but mainly because they’re often not places i’m interested in visiting. However, as a bit of a burger connoisseur and a fan of rock music I thought it would be an interesting opportunity ... Read More »

SoLita’s New Lunch Menu & The Rather Special Manc-Hattan

SoLita’s New Lunch Menu & The Rather Special Manc-Hattan

Last Monday one of my favourite Manchester restaurants SoLita launched their new lunch menu, on paper it looked like fantastic value so I paid them a visit to find out. The menu is available on weekdays  and currently contains 11 items priced at £5.95 each as well as Fries (£1.50) and Sweet Potato Fries (£2.50). I’ve no doubt that this will ... Read More »

Almost Famous Burgers, Manchester. I Was Wrong

Almost Famous Burgers, Manchester. I Was Wrong

I’ve sort of wanted to eat at Almost Famous for a long time, sort of. I was certain that i’d love the food (based on photos, reviews and general reputation) but equally sure that I wouldn’t be able to deal with that whole ‘oh so cool’, ‘hey look at us, we’re so frickin edgy’ attitude. Not to mention the hipsters that eat ... Read More »

Luck Lust Liquor & Burn – Mexican Sunshine In Manchester!

Luck Lust Liquor & Burn – Mexican Sunshine In Manchester!

Despite it being the talk of the town for most of 2012 and knowing that i’ll absolutely love the food I am still yet to visit Almost Famous in Manchester for various reasons. I’m not a hipster, I’m not really a fan of queuing for food but mainly because their marketing really annoys me. However, I couldn’t resist visiting ‘Miracle ... Read More »

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Trafford Centre, Manchester

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Trafford Centre, Manchester

I’m a big fan of a decent burger, even more so after Burger & Lobster a couple of months ago. So when looking for somewhere decent to eat at The Trafford Centre last night (a challenge in itself) I thought i’d give Gourmet Burger a try. It must be good if it’s called Gourmet Burger right? Well, the menu looks ... Read More »

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