Manchester food and drink news this week includes new openings for Alabama’s All American Eatery in the Northern Quarter, 50% off food on Mondays at veggie gourmet restaurant 1847, meet the brewer and beer specials with Macclesfield’s Red Willow and Huddersfield’s Magic Rock plus the Drunken Butcher teams up with Andrew Nutter to offer a veggie spectacular. There’s a vegan night at Proper Tea, too.

USA-inspired Alabama’s All American Eatery – opening early March 2016 (see cinnamon bun in pic)
This new brunch diner in the NQ/Back Piccadilly area has snuck under our radar, and is set to open on or around Monday 7 March, serving up breakfast and brunch food. Service is day times only and the cakes look particularly good. Keep an eye out for a full review coming soon.
Alabama’s All American Eatery, 10 Newton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 2AN

Teacup at Left Bank
The empire is growing. Building on the long-standing success of Northern Quarter-based cafe Teacup, the team behind the business are opening a permanent fixture at quickly expanding Left Bank. Having recently opened a cafe at Manchester Museum (where, yes, they are still serving their usual £4 tea, although apparently you can ask for a secret cup of off-menu, £1.50 ‘teabag’ tea), co-running Proper Tea and with a Town Hall outlet in the pipeline, Teacup has got your back for all tea and cake requirements across the city.

Redwillow Brewery food and beer tasting at No. 1 Watson Street
Macclesfield-based brewery are taking a trip to Manchester to run a tasting evening, pairing their beers with four dishes from No.1 Watson Street. The beer selection includes Shameless IPA, Headless Pale Ale, Smokeless Smoked Porter and Sleepless Amber Ale.
Thu 3 Mar, No.1 Watson Street, Unit 1 Watson Street, Great Northern Tower, Manchester, M3 4EE. Tel: 0161 819 5167, 6.30pm, £16.93,

Almost Free? Veggie night with Drunken Butcher and Andrew Nutter.
Manchester’s Drunken Butcher Iain Devine is teaming up with celebrity chef Andrew Nutter to run a veggie evening of tasty fare. You can bring your own booze to the event, and there is promise of a cocktail, too. Tickets are free, with an envelope doing the rounds after eating for people to pay what they feel it was worth. The menu includes cheese and spinach croquette canapes, a deep fried tofu starter, an Indian banquet main course, finishing off with a trio of desserts featuring an Oreo cheesecake.
Thu 3 Mar, secret location, register for free tickets here:

Vegan social at Proper Tea
Guest chef Jonathan Taylor has created a three-course tea-inspired menu at the cafe adjoined to the Cathedral, Proper Tea. Ticket prices include a tea-infused cocktail to begin proceedings. The gastronomic event starts with a chestnut mushroom and hollandaise starter, followed by a squash thermidor and beetroot gratin, finishing off with a tea-soaked tapioca and pomegranate crumble. In the setting of the beautifully tiled tearoom, the full range of teas are on offer to accompany the vegan friendly evening, as well as beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.
Fri 4 Mar, Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Yard, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ. Tel: 0161 832 3220, 6.30pm, £21.91,

Magic Rock tasting and meet the brewer at 57 Thomas Street
The newly refurbed Thomas Street bar from Marble is hosting a Meet the Brewer event. The brewer in question is Magic Rock, with Joe Ince guiding a crowd through six beers, including brand new addition Inhaler IPA, and Bearded Lady Orange Chocolate. The lovely people at 57 Thomas Street are matching those with some cheese and meat nibbles from the kitchen.
Mon 7 Mar, 57 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA, 6.30pm, £18.50,

50% off food on Mondays at Bistro 1847
Vegetarian restaurant Bistro 1847 has a tempting offer to start the week. As official supporters of the Meat Free Monday campaign, receive 50% off your total bill by booking online and quoting #MeatFreeMonday. With signature dishes including Merguez spicy puy lentil sausage with turnip, and sage mash and ginger ale battered halloumi and chips with pea puree, it’s a chance to sample the menu for half the cost. Wines are surprisingly adventurous too.
Every Monday, 58 Mosley Street, (Entrance on Booth Street), Manchester, M2 3HZ. Tel: 0161 236 1811,

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Kate Holmes
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Sun 6 Mar 2016