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It’s True! Byron Are Bringing ‘Proper Hamburgers’ To Manchester!

It’s True! Byron Are Bringing ‘Proper Hamburgers’ To Manchester!

It’s been heavily rumoured for the past few months and this afternoon I received confirmation that Byron are bringing their ‘proper hamburgers’ to Manchester! The new restaurant will be situated at the junction of Deansgate and John Dalton Street and open in ‘early June 2013’. Byron was founded by Tom Byng in 2007, with the first Byron opening on Kensington ... Read More »

SoLiTa In The Street ‘Hot Wing Challenge’ Champion!

SoLiTa In The Street ‘Hot Wing Challenge’ Champion!

As you may have read in my review of the Northern Quarter Takeover 2013, I was brave (or stupid?) enough to enter the SoLita In The Street Hot Wing Challenge yesterday. Now I do love spicy food and I’m always complaining when things that are supposed to be hot turn out not to be (I’m looking at you Almost Famous ‘Suicide’ Sauce’) ... Read More »

Northern Quarter Takeover 2013 – PARTY!

Northern Quarter Takeover 2013 – PARTY!

Yesterday saw the third annual Northern Quarter Takeover, a huge street party on the streets of Manchesters cool Northern Quarter district. Most of the roads within the NQ were closed and though entry was free it was limited and once full a strict one in one out policy was in operation. There were fun fairs, DJs, outdoor bars and of course ... Read More »

The Food Geek Awards – 2012

The Food Geek Awards – 2012

* Click here to view the 2013 Food Geek Awards (03/01/2014) * I didn’t make a ‘Best Of’ post last year as I wasn’t really taking the blog seriously enough back then. Also, I think it would have been dominated by my trips to L’Enclume & Noma anyway. This year I was certain I wanted to do something but as ... Read More »

Join The Party #BoothsCheers

Join The Party #BoothsCheers

I receive quite a few offers of promotional items and other PR opportunities, I turn most of them down because I don’t feel that they’re beneficial to the site or you the readers. However, I was recently contacted by the supermarket Booths and invited to be a VIP guest of their weekly #BoothsCheers Twitter and Instagram parties. I must confess that I ... Read More »

Invitation to Heston’s Sweetshop!

Invitation to Heston’s Sweetshop!

Later this month I’m finally dining at The Fat Duck, over 6 years since I was supposed to (long stroy). Reservations are required to be made 3 calendar months in advance so mine was made in August which feels like forever ago and I’d almost forgotten about it (not really)! A couple of days ago I received a surprise email ... Read More »

National Restaurant Awards 2012 Winners

National Restaurant Awards 2012 Winners

Last night saw the 5th annual ‘National Restaurant Awards’ held in London. The awards are all voted for by industry insiders including restaurant owners, chefs & food critics. Voters are not allowed to vote for any restaurant that they have a financial interest or involvement with and must have eaten there in the last 12 months. It’s an interesting list, ... Read More »

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