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January Detox: ‘Namas-Tea’ At Cottonopolis, Manchester

January Detox: ‘Namas-Tea’ At Cottonopolis, Manchester

I wasn’t planning on eating out in January. I know, I know, bear with me. I’m not really one of those types. I mean, I don’t do full on detox or ‘Dryanuary’ or anything. But after a very indulgent Christmas December I definitely needed to take it easy for a few weeks. I assumed that meant not eating out for a while. ... Read More »

The Solita Christmas Burger 2016

The Solita Christmas Burger 2016

I’m a bit of a sucker for tradition, especially at Christmas. Only good ones though, usually involving food, not rubbish stuff like the John Lewis ad. After having the Solita Christmas burger for the past four years I definitely consider it one of them. After deciding to eat at Solita the next job is picking which one. With four to choose from it’s not ... Read More »

The Solita Christmas Burger 2015 (And NQ Refurb)

The Solita Christmas Burger 2015 (And NQ Refurb)

The Solita Christmas burger is now a firmly established Food Geek Christmas tradition. I left it late this year but made it to the original Northern Quarter restaurant on Christmas Eve Eve Eve to get my festive fix for the fourth consecutive year. The newly refurbished basement is looking great, modelled on the impressive designs of the newer Didsbury & ... Read More »

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester (Revisit)

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester (Revisit)

Slightly stale Cinnamon Swirl aside; I really enjoyed my visit to Wood. Wine & Deli in Manchester’s Northern Quarter last year. Back then it felt very much like a wine bar and deli that served food rather than a restaurant. But head chef Gary contacted me recently to see if I’d be interested in sampling some of their new small plates after shifting ... Read More »

The Very Famous Solita Christmas Burger

The Very Famous Solita Christmas Burger

It’s beginning to look a lot like.. okay, it already looks a LOT like Christmas because apparently it’s happening in two days time. Whether I’m ready or not. At the start of December I hatched grand plans to visit the restaurants of Manchester sampling the very best festive food on offer. As it happened, I had no time for such fun. Just ... Read More »

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester

When I asked for breakfast recommendations in Manchester late last year one of the popular suggestions was Fyg Deli in the Northern Quarter. Before I’d had chance to visit I heard they’d been taken over and reopened as ‘Wood. Wine & Deli’ an independent wine bar. They promised bar stools made from tree trunks and food served on platters of ... 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 »

‘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 »

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