Red’s True Barbecue – Manchester

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I’m jumping belatedly onto the meaty bandwagon with this post, just as we could say that Red’s True Barbecue has jumped on the current Americana obsessed culinary zeitgeist. I know everyone’s already blogged about. I know most people cream over it. Whatever. Red’s […]

Grand Pacific – Manchester

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A long time ago (in social media time scales) I wrote a rather desiccating review of Australasia, a place I found to be rather more style than substance; a place which left a rather large hole in the pocket of my […]

Kitchenette – Manchester

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I’m just going to put it out there; I’m a bit over burgers. And hot dogs. And all the dirty food spin offs that have popped up around Manchester like a post MacDonald’s binge rash on the sensitive skin of […]

Artisan – Manchester

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I am unashamedly middle class. I’m not going to make excuses for my up-bringing, values and identity. I’m not going to pretend anymore, or make a mockery of where I fall in society – yes I worry about minor infringements of […]

Cicchetti – Manchester

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Unlike swathes of my friends, peers and fellow mancunions, I had yet to have eaten at Cicchetti, the latest (though not that new now! Get with the times etc! – ed) offering from the San Carlo group. Part laziness, part skintness and […]

Neighbourhood – Manchester

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Neighbourhood has been on my ‘to visit’ list for some time now, securing a place through good reviews and some shameless self-promotion (restaurants, please do not retweet every tweet people make about hanging out with you, thanks); but each time […]

The Cornerhouse – Manchester

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There are two surprises in life – those hideously awful ones where you wake up from your little rose tinted bubble to realise the things you thought have been disastrously wrong. And then those lovely simple ones that take your […]