How much is that Doggy?
(Lita Rosa) Dogs and Dough – Manchester Manchester claims to be the home of ‘dirty’ food, that’s ‘dirty’ in a good, guilty pleasure sort of way, a trend that can probably be traced back to ‘Almost Famous’ opening in August 2012 (I blagged my way into their ‘soft launch’ evening). Well I think it can […]Continue reading
(The Stranglers) Let me say from the outset… I’m wary of buffet restaurants, and I don’t do carverys. Manchester has a couple of very well known buffet restaurants that I have thus far managed to avoid, and while I’ve tried a couple of buffets in Manchester’s Chinatown, neither was noteworthy, and both left me suffering […]Continue reading
Liquor Store Blues
(Bruno Mars) Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn is a new venture in Manchester’s Northern Quarter from Beau Myers and the team behind Almost Famous Burgers. It occupyies the site that was formerly the ‘Socio Rehab’ cocktail bar and the first floor above. The bar downstairs retains a cocktail bar ambience, permeated with the distinct minty […]Continue reading
Hard Rock Café
(Carole King) I’d visited the Manchester Hard Rock Café a few times before this particular sojourn in the ‘Rainy City’ and decided to lunch there after my interview for the role that takes me up there each week. The owners of the Hard Rock Café brand (the Seminole nation) are pretty ruthless in closing cafés […]Continue reading
(Eminem) Almost Famous Burgers are interesting, painfully hip and trendy, but serve excellent food. Launched amidst a blaze of un-publicity towards the end of the summer of 2012, they occupy the top floor of an anonymous building on High Street, at the western end of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The concept had been trialled as a […]Continue reading