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Smokehouse & Cellar, Manchester

Smokehouse & Cellar, Manchester

If there’s one thing that Manchester’s missing, it’s good barbeque food. Sure there’s Red’s; I was a fan from the start but they seem more concerned with getting sauces into supermarkets and brewing their own (mediocre) beer these days. Then came ‘Smokehouse’ or ‘Manchester Smokehouse’ as it’s officially known. Headed up by Jason Latham, a chef who not only knows his way around ... Read More »

Splendid Kitchen Takeover: Love From The Streets

Splendid Kitchen Takeover: Love From The Streets

It’s all change at Splendid since my visit last year. Firstly, they’ve changed their name from Splendid Sausage Co to Splendid Kitchen, presumably because they ended up selling a whole lot more than just sausages. More recently they’ve begun a series of ‘Kitchen Takeovers’ on Monday nights, which have seen prominent Manchester street food vendors serve their own food for one night only. ... Read More »

Suckling Pig Banquet at Red’s True Barbecue (With Gordo)

Suckling Pig Banquet at Red’s True Barbecue (With Gordo)

It’s ever so slightly awkward turning up to an event to find it’s hosted by a man who threatened and upset your friends just days earlier, simply for asking a question. It happened when I was invited to a ‘Suckling Pig Banquet’ at Red’s True Barbecue by Manchester Confidential and arrived to find ManCon’s infamous founder ‘Gordo’, aka Mark Garner at ... 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 »

BrewDog, Manchester – Great Beer, Good Food & Company On A Surreal Day

BrewDog, Manchester – Great Beer, Good Food & Company On A Surreal Day

Last Thursday was one of my best days as a food blogger, though looking back feels slightly surreal. I started with a fabulous preview lunch at Aiden Byrne’s new fine-dining, Michelin star chasing restaurant ‘Manchester House‘ and ended up slightly worse for wear stealing pulled pork and pickles from a prolific food blogger. Sandwiched in-between was the launch party of ... Read More »

Barbecoa, London

Barbecoa, London

I’d been looking forward to visiting Barbecoa for months. I love southern USA style BBQ food, the menu online seemed like a posh Southern Eleven, one of my favourite Manchester restaurants. I also love Jamie Oliver and Barbecoa is his collaboration with American BBQ expert Adam Perry Lang so I had extremely high expectations. We arrived on a very wet London afternoon and were ... Read More »

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