Manchester food and drink news this week includes Cup North coffee festival at Victoria Warehouse, the reopening of new Ancoats bar SecondCity, a change of branding for former Northern Quarter bar Montpellier’s which becomes the Bouncing Czech, a new branch of Ziferblat for MediaCity, supper and wine clubs and much more. See also our preview of cult Japanese noodle bar, Shoryu Ramen, which is set to open in Piccadilly Gardens at the end of November.
Cup North 2016 coffee Festival at Victoria Warehouse
Manchester’s annual coffee fest returns to the iconic Victoria Warehouse for another year. With a whole host of coffee sellers on hand to sample products and buy blends to take away, there are also workshops, tastings and results of the national coffee competition. There will be tea traders, a chai tea specialist and local food traders for when caffeine levels peak.
Sat 5 and Sun 6 Nov, Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB,10am-6pm daily, £10/£18, www.cupnorth.co.uk
New bar (again) for Ancoats: SecondCity reopens with a Bonfire party
It’s safe to say that when Ancoats bar SecondCity opened, it wasn’t in the business model to have someone drive through the glass front. Yet after a sweep up and brush down, they are ready to open their doors once more. To celebrate, they’re having a Bonfire Bonanza night complete with (some) free beer and Prosecco from 7pm, free mini burgers, wings and fries, plus DJs throughout the night.
Sat 5 Nov, SecondCity Bar, 37 Blossom Street, Manchester, M4 6AJ,6pm-1am, www.facebook.com
New bar from Solita: Montpellier’s becomes The Bouncing Czech
Former French restaurant and basement bar Montpellier’s has given way to new venue The Bouncing Czech. Opening on Wednesday, the bar will serve Kozel, Pilsner, cocktails and a European bottled beer selection. Created by the infamous Solita chefs, the menu boasts Czech classics such as continental sausages served on homemade bread, pretzels, and traditional goulash with dumplings all made from fresh in house. With launch nights planned this weekend, check the links below for details.
Opening Wed 2 Nov, 42 Back Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1FR, www.facebook.com & @BouncingCzechs
Parmos, gyoza and more: GRUB Food Fair at Alphabet Brewery
Just down the road from the Star and Garter pub, this week sees some interesting food options arrive at Alphabet Brewery for GRUB Food Fair. Natives of the North East will know of the legendary Parmo, ending many a night out with one. ParmStar will be on hand to educate the uninitiated – it’s worth it. Joining them are bao and gyoza sellers Wallace and Sons, Cuban street food purveyors FINCA Liverpool, Taiwanese specialists Maiden Taiwan, plus local bakery Blawd, who will be bringing filled doughnuts with them. DJs are on hand to provide the soundtrack all day, remember to take cash.
Sat 5 Nov, Alphabet Brewing Company, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL, noon-10pm, FREE, www.facebook.com
Mexican food & drink party: Day of the Dead Fiesta at Panchos Burrito
Join Manchester Mexican stalwart Panchos for an evening of Latin music, dancing, tamales and pozale as well as their usual menu of tacos, burritos, tostadas and enchiladas. Head down to celebrate Day of the Dead and their Mexican heritage with a free shot on arrival. Cultural tequila.
Sat 5 Nov, Panchos Burrito, Unit 1, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5QS, 9pm-midnight, www.facebook.com
Wine club at Chorlton’s Proof bar
It’s time for November’s #ProofWineClub at Chorlton bar Proof. A wine expert is on hand to guide you through six wines accompanied by paired food boards, created to match by the Proof chef. This week includes three reds and three whites, from France, Italy and Iberia. The sessions are held on the first Monday of the month, and if you’re new to the series, there’s an special introductory price available, details below.
Mon 7 Nov, Proof Chorlton, 30 Manchester Road, Manchester, M21 9PH, 7.45-10.30pm, £25, groups of 5+: £22.50pp, £19.50 (first visit), www.facebook.com
Northern Quarter pay-as-you-go café Ziferblat will be opening a second branch of the award-winning concept at MediaCityUK, early 2017; Holy Crab will be setting up camp at Port Street Beer House serving food from their kitchens Fri 11 Nov, 4-8pm and Sat 12 Nov, 2-8pm. Chorlton is also soon to be home to a new Scandinavian-themed cafe, called Velbekomme in former Cellar Key venue. Watch this space for more.
Published on: Tue 1 Nov 2016