Manchester food and drink news this weekend includes a special menu at Hispi in collaboration with local craft beer merchants Alphabet, news about a forthcoming crowdfunded restaurant by The Real Junk Food Project plus West Corner cafe bar is now open in Stevenson Square.

New Beer’s Resolution: Hispi teams up with Alphabet Brewery on beer-matched menu
Hispi has devised a special menu in collaboration with local brewery Alphabet, pairing the beers alongside their dishes. Each course is matched with a brew in this four-course New Beer’s Resolution menu. The Didsbury restaurant has built up a reputation for on point cooking since opening, with this menu includes dishes like citrus cured sea trout, fennel and kohlrabi, followed by a main of sticky featherblade, Alphabet’s Crate Digger and pearl barley, BBQ and crispy kale. For full details of the menu click here.
Mon 16-Sun 29 Jan, Hispi, 1C School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6RD, Tel: 0161 445 3996, £50 (4 courses with matched beers),

Crowdfunder: The Real Junk Food Project reaches its 20k target
Social enterprise project The Real Junk Food Project are raising cash to open a café and restaurant. Building on the success of pop-up events in the city, they save food that would otherwise be wasted, creating menus from the produce under the leadership of celebrated local former Aumbry chef Mary-Ellen McTague, and serve it on a pay-as-you-feel basis. It’s a not-for-profit operation, with all money being put back into supporting Manchester’s most vulnerable residents. This new project will see the creation of a new social space, majoring on inclusivity and bringing communities together, whilst serving delicious food. Everyone would be welcome, including those unable to afford to pay. After Manchester’s generosity this week, they have smashed their 20k target, so it looks set to become a reality. Watch this space for more info.

Now open: West Corner cafe bar in the Northern Quarter (pic)
Headed up by ex-Hawksmoor chef Romin Farahini and taking inspiration from the iconic delis and bars of New York City, West Corner is a new neighbourhood deli-diner serving food from before work until midnight. Enjoy breakfasts (such as this WestCnr Fry with locally sourced sausage and more), brunches, burgers, a solid cocktail menu and cool decor. It’s part of a new development that includes the new-look Hatter’s Hostel. (RA)
Now open: West Corner, 21 Hilton Street, Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter Manchester M1 1JJ

Tue 3 Jan - Tue 31 Jan
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Thu 5 Jan 2017