Also making an appearance is a brand new Vietnamese kitchen, complete with mythology-inspired cocktails and a new venture from Kong’s Chicken Shop.

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Ramona's big Margarita Festival | Wed 27 Oct

Detroit pizza slinger Ramona is set to host its own Day of the Dead weekender, celebrating all things Tequilla.

Kicking off on Wednesday 27 October, the festival will last five days, serving up an array of Margarita and Zombie specials.

Guest DJs and live acts will provide a stellar soundtrack underneath the tipi, and perhaps most importantly, all Margs will be just a fiver all night long.

Book your spot below.


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40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG
Kong's Chicken Shop take on a classic | Available now

Fried chicken favourites Kong’s Chicken shop has added a new concept to its kitchen based out of Northern Monk Refectory.

Kong’s Meat and Three is their take on the southern cooking staple, where guests can pick their meat along with three delicious sides.

Expect mains like Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Crispy Pork Belly and Half Roast Chicken, all of which can be complimented by 3 Cheese Mac, Collard Greens, Mini Hash Browns and much more.

Northern Monk Refectory, 10 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Yard & Coop's spooky specials | Available for a limited time

Yard & Coop has unveiled some limited edition Halloween-inspired additions to its regular menu and they sound INCREDIBLE.

First up is the Devil’s Shoestring – two buttermilk fried thighs dunked in hot honey and topped with pulled chicken, drenched in THICCC’s Ghost Chilli Hot Sauce. Add crispy bacon, red onion relish & crispy shoestring onions and bang it all in a brioche.

Joining that are Pumpkin Spice Wings – chicken wings rinsed with Lou’s Brews pumpkin spiced hot sauce, pickled ghost chillies, roasted pumpkin seeds & crumbled feta.


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37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Vegan favourites Herbivorous get permanent spot | Open now

Inspired by the American-style vegan food explosion, Withington high street’s latest gem, Herbivorous, has finally opened its doors to the public.

The bricks and mortar location marks Herbivorous’ first-ever permanent spot, following its popularity and success at Hatch.

Featuring freshly-made seitan, killer cocktails and a whole range of indulgent desserts – this spot will completely revolutionise vegan eating in this little suburb of south Manchester.


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445 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 4NW
Vietnamese kitchen and cocktails coming to New York Street | Sat 6 Nov

A new Vietnamese-style kitchen arrives on New York Street early next month, specialising in pan Asian cuisine and innovative cocktails inspired by local mythology.

Namii Kitchen & Cocktails is set to take over the old Blackhouse Grill site, with a menu that showcases south-Asian classics like Pho, bahn mi and summer rolls.

A creative brunch menu that puts a Vietnamese twist on traditional dishes like Eggs Royale will also feature each day from 10am. There will also be live music and DJs to soundtrack your weekend drinks and dining.

The venue is set to open on 6 Nov, though bookings are already being taken.

New York St, Manchester M1 4BD
Oh My Glaze gets Trafford Centre spot | Fri 29 Oct

The folks behind the ever-popular street food stall Oh My Glaze will take their operation to the Trafford Centre.

From 29 October, the team open in the new ‘hanger’ event space outside The Great Hall, which is being transformed into SPOOKFEST for Halloween before getting a Christmas makeover ahead of the festive season.

All the usual favourites will be present on the menu, which covers wraps, burgers and wings all coated in their now-famous glazes. There’ll also be a new addition in the ‘Dome Burger’, which pays homage to their new home.


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Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA
Mon 18 Oct
Bradley Lengden
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Mon 18 Oct 2021