Manchester food and drink news this week includes the Real Junk Food Project at Koffee Pot, more coffee (this time totally free) at Takk, Bluedot and more.

Pay what you feel like: Real Junk Food Project at the Koffee Pot
Corin Bell and the team behind this amazing concept return for a super special summer takeover. Based at The Koffee Pot, they will run the pay-as-you-feel pop up restaurant, using food that would otherwise be consigned for landfill. All produce is ready for use and perfectly delicious. Menus are created from what’s available, with all funds being put back into the project to work with businesses to avoid food waste and making sure those in food poverty are supported.These evenings are proving popular, so reserving a space is essential. It is pay-what-you-feel on the night, and there is a bar serving until 11pm.
Wed 20 Jul, The Koffee Pot, 84-86 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, 7pm, pay as you like,

FREE coffee tasting: El Salvador special at Takk (pictured)
Hosted at Takk, Clifton coffee are back to host a tasting event in the form of a public cupping. That’s not a euphemism or an instruction – you’d just be there to taste coffee, from Finca Miravalle coffee farm in El Salvador. There will be accompanying beer from Wild Beer Co, along with some tacos. You can get caffeinated and drink beer whilst enjoying the ‘tacos at Takk’ tongue twister.
Thu 28 Jul, Takk, 6 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF, 6pm, FREE but booking essential,

Book now: Aiden Byrne’s intergalactic menu at Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival
If not, you should be – tickets and camping are still available, for the weekend but also day tickets. The festival runs from Fri 22-Sun 24 July and is an intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space. Basically, all the good stuff. Alongside all of that, guests are invited to Aiden Byrne’s Restaurant at the End of the Universe. With tickets for sittings on Friday and Saturday, the local chef has used intergalactic travel and the cosmos to influence the menu and offer up experimental tastes. Not only that, gastronauts will dine in a specially commissioned pop up restaurant in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope. A unique and immersive experience not to be missed for Bluedot goers.
Fri 22 & Sat 23 Jul,  Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bomish Lane, Cheshire, SK11 9DW, meal only £69,

Also this week: B.EAT Street food hall is now officially open at the Great Northern Warehouse, while modern British restaurant Grafene and Milk Jam dessert bar are both scheduled to open sometime this week on Oxford road, and Squid Ink in Ancoats enters its second week of trading.

Tue 19 Jul - Thu 28 Jul
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Thu 21 Jul 2016