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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 »

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – Christmas Menu

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – Christmas Menu

I always loved Christmas as a child and it’s not changed much as i’ve grown up, although the reasons have. These days I prefer giving presents to receiving them but the bit I love the most is the food. I adore everything about Christmas food; turkey, pigs in blankets, Christmas spices, eggnog, chestnuts, cranberries etc and yes, even sprouts. So ... Read More »

‘Slumdog Supperclub’ (Food Bloggers Christmas Party) @ Mughli, Rusholme

‘Slumdog Supperclub’ (Food Bloggers Christmas Party) @ Mughli, Rusholme

What’s the difference between a turkey and a food blogger after a Christmas party? Nothing, they’re both STUFFED! Ho-ho-ho! T’was the (11th) night before Christmas when a gaggle of Manchester food bloggers left Indian restaurant Mughli more stuffed than the proverbial festive turkey. Already a firm favourite with most of the bloggers in attendance – including myself – Mughli really ... Read More »

The Blue Pig, Northern Quarter, Manchester

The Blue Pig, Northern Quarter, Manchester

I’ve always liked The Blue Pig pub in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, as a pub anyway. Having enjoyed many drinks there from the impressive cocktail menu to the small but excellent selection of local cask ales. For some reason i’d never eaten there though until last week when I was invited to try the new menu. Other than the plastic plants ... Read More »

The (Last Ever) Gastroclub Christmas Dinner @ The Mark Addy

The (Last Ever) Gastroclub Christmas Dinner @ The Mark Addy

I loved my first Gastroclub experience at the Mark Addy in June where it returned from a year long break. I’d planned on attending more events but for various reasons hadn’t made it to any since. So when I heard about the return to the Mark Addy for the Gastroclub Christmas dinner I jumped at the chance and snapped up ... Read More »

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – The Best Burgers In Town!

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – The Best Burgers In Town!

It’s no secret that i’m quite partial to a burger, well good ones anyway. I’ve eaten many this year but one of my favourites is the ‘Peri Peri Chicken Topped Cheeseburger’ from my last visit to The Farmers Arms in Bolton. Since then they’ve launched a full burger menu with some fine looking creations which i’d been looking forward to trying. ... Read More »

Artisan Kitchen & Bar, Spinningfields, Manchester

Artisan Kitchen & Bar, Spinningfields, Manchester

It’s fair to say i’ve had up and down experiences with the LivingVentures restaurant group. Many years ago their first (I think) Manchester restaurant ‘Grill On The Alley’ was amongst my favourites in the city however I had a really bad visit there in 2011 and haven’t returned since. I was then underwhelmed by ‘Grill On New York Street’ and ... Read More »

Lucha Libre, Great Northern Tower, Manchester

Lucha Libre, Great Northern Tower, Manchester

Being a massive foodie I embrace all cuisines but if I had to pick just one favourite it would almost certainly be Mexican. It appeals to the chilli addict in me, I love the heat of Mexican dishes but also the contrast when paired with cooling ingredients like soured cream, lime and my favourite thing in the world, guacamole. For ... Read More »

Back to Yuzu, Manchester For A Lesson In The Art Of Simplicity

Back to Yuzu, Manchester For A Lesson In The Art Of Simplicity

Despite an issue with the service on my last visit (which was later resolved) I consider Yuzu one of my favourite restaurants in Manchester and recommend it to anybody who will listen. I’ve been meaning to return for ages and was shocked when I realised it had been over a year. During that time I’ve eaten in a lot of Japanese ... Read More »

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