This week in Manchester’s food and drink news there’s another restaurant coming to Ancoats, a giant new bar called Impossible on Peter Street, Beermoth hosts two meet the brewers, a street party in New Mills, Grub are hosting a fundraiser at Mayfield and a new app…

Eat brilliantly for way less: waste food used up with TooGoodToGo app
Manchester is one of the cities now participating in the TooGoodToGo app. Register yourself and pay a minimal amount for food from a range of cafés and restaurants in the city, for dishes made on the day that would otherwise be thrown out. More information here:

Now open: Impossible Manchester bar and restaurant ft. kangaroo tacos and a devoted gin bar
New restaurant and bar, Impossible Manchester, has just opened, with a bar within the bar called Ginpossible. The venue cost £3m and is located in the formed Bar 38 on Peter Street. Read our preview.
Impossible Manchester, 36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP, Tel: 0161 661 0103,

Now open: New design store & cafe Porter + Cole on High Street
New lifestyle store and coffee lounge (with restaurant and wine shop) Porter + Cole has opened its doors. Read our preview.
Open Mon-Fri Porter + Cole, 124 High Street, Manchester, M4 5JY, 7.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm,

Coming soon: New Ancoats restaurant Elnecot
Another week, another restaurant is set to open in Ancoats to further strengthen the range of eateries on offer with local chef Michael Clay resurrecting old English recipes for new restaurant Elnecot. Read more here.
Opening mid-Aug, Elnecot, 39 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ.

Free: Street party in New Mills for High Peak Independent Film Festival
Taking place in the nearby Derbyshire town of New Mills, you can be there on a train in 28 minutes from Manchester. The film schedule over the weekend looks intriguing, and on the Saturday evening, there will be a festival street party with Mexican goodies from Los Antojitos, Tapas y a Carta, poutine from Blue Caribou, I Knead Pizza, Zoppi Ice Cream, and Just Waffle. Beer will be on offer from locals Torrside Brewing, alongside Bo Ho Bar. See the links below to plan your trip of films, food and fun.
Thu 20-Sun 23 Jul – events happening for the High Peak Independent Film Festival:
Sat 22 Jul, 5pm-late for the food festival and street party:

Free: Idle Hands fundraiser at GRUB this Thursday
Grub are lending a helping hand to fellow food and drink traders Idle Hands after the pop up coffee house had the rug pulled from underneath them by some unscrupulous folk with regards to their new permanent digs. Read our full preview here.
Thu 20 Jul, GRUB Food Fair, Mayfield, Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2AD, 6-11pm, FREE,

Book now: Cheese and wine night at the Cheese Yard in Knutsford
The Cheese Yard in Knutsford is a veritable haven of artisan cheeses from Cheshire, the UK and Europe. Join them this Friday for a cheese and wine tasting. With prosecco served on arrival, guests will then receive a selection of four cheeses with two white wines, followed by a second batch of four matched with two red wines. Served with all of the accoutrements, contact or 01565 751697 to buy tickets.
Fri 21 Jul, The Cheese Yard, 69 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DX, 7-9.30pm, £27,

Meet the Brewer: West by Three at both Beermoths
The people from new Swansea craft brewery West By Three will be dropping in on Manchester beer haven Café Beermoth and the original Tib Street beer shop Beermoth to share their brews this Friday and Saturday, respectively. Check the links below for details.
Fri 21 Jul, Café Beermoth, Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DA, Tel:0161 835 2049, 6-11.30pm,
Sat 22 Jul, Beermoth, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG, Tel: 0161 222 4001, 4-8pm,

Book now: Fizz’n’Chips at Salut Wines this Sunday
What do you get if you combine the winners of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2017, a champagne expert, and a Manchester wine venue? Fizz’n’Chips. The Hip Hop Chip Shop will be serving up a feast, whilst diners simultaneously quaff the first glass of Pol Roger champagne. Following that, guests will be guided through a flight of champagnes by a Pol Roger aficionado before finishing with Winston Churchill’s favourite tipple. Places are limited; book your tickets via this link.
Sun 23 Jul, Salut Wines, 11 Cooper Street, Manchester, M2 2FW, Tel: 0161 236 2340, 12.30-5.30pm, £35,


Real Junk Food to open city’s 1st pay as you feel restaurant
Mary-Ellen McTague’s project will be operating out of a temporary spot on Oxford Road offering breakfast and lunch five days a week plus some regular fine dining evenings from ‘waste food’ with a pay what you feel the meal was worth ethos. The project is looking for volunteers to help get the venue going and you can get involved by emailing here

Eat as much as you can: Wings Wednesday at Infamous Diner
Infamous Diner is launching Wings Wednesdays this week, with various offers on the dish as well as a weekly spicy wings eating challenge. Head down to chow down.
Wed 19 Jul, Infamous Diner, Basil Chambers, 3-5 Basil Chambers, Nicholas Croft, Manchester, M4 1EY, 5-10pm

Free party: Big People Music’s BBQ at Hulme Park
Expect soulful riddims, interactions with the local community, water guns and hopefully a game of rounders at this BBBQ. The extra B is for BYOBB.
Sat 22 Jul, Hulme Park, Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester. 2 – 11pm, Free,

Wed 19 Jul - Wed 26 Jul
Kate Holmes
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Tue 18 Jul 2017