This week’s Manchester food and drink news includes a new cocktail menu from Pot Kettle Black with a free launch party, a Winter Whisky Festival at the Whiskey Jar, Grub Food Fair, Artisan’s free Christmas Marketfest, a new Jamaican food outlet for Spinningfields called Yard Food Shop and more.

Free launch party: Pot Kettle Black’s new cocktail menu at Barton Arcade
Pot Kettle Black are now serving alcohol and have created a new wintery cocktail menu to celebrate – you’re all invited to go and sample it at their beautiful Barton Arcade digs. With festive tipples and coffee-based classics, drinks are £5 over the entire evening. There is live music from local artists, RSVP to book a place via the link below.
Wed 23 Nov, Pot Kettle Black, Unit 14, Barton Arcade, Manchester, M3 2BW, 6-11pm, FREE,

Book tickets: Winter Whisky Festival at the Whiskey Jar
A great way to warm your soul on a Sunday in November, there are 300 varieties on offer as well as talks and seminars from the experts. Other attractions include festive food and cheese pairings, whiskey cocktails and live music. There are two sessions available.
Sun 27 Nov, The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF, noon-4.30pm or 5.30-9.30pm, tickets are £20:, .

Artisan’s FREE Christmas Marketfest with live musics, gifts and mixology
Spinningfields bar and restaurant Artisan return with their monthly market event, this time with a festive special. With live music all day, there will be more than 20 stalls and pop-ups on offer, plus 30% off food at Artisan when booked in advance via this link: Peroni will be running beer mixology classes at the venue and there will also be pasta making classes, with a gift for pasta makers to take away. Entry to the market is free, to book tickets for the classes, email:
Sun 27 Nov, Artisan, Avenue North, 18-22 Bridge Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3BZ, noon-5pm, FREE,

New Jamaican street food: Yard Food Shop at Spinningfields Leftbank
Yard Food Shop is arriving in Manchester in style – next Monday and Tuesday they’re offering customers £2 taster meals over lunchtime to celebrate. Expect jerk chicken, curry goat, ackee and saltfish, served with patties and Jamaican dumplings.
Mon 28-Tue 29 Nov, Yard Food Shop, Unit 5/Block B, Leftbank Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AN, 11.30am-3.30pm,

Free this Saturday: GRUB Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co.
The weekly food fair has got another cracking line-up of street food for this weekend. Regular’s Yakumama will be bringing the Latin American spirit to proceedings and are joined by comfort food sellers Oh/Mei/Dumpling, Canadian fare from The Gravy Train Poutine, mezze from The Ottö-Men and French patisserie purveyors ChouChoux. Held at Alphabet Brewing Company, the venue is festooned with local artist Nick Hamilton’s amazing work and they serve beer and cider straight from the source. After they stuck one finger in the air and realised that it’s now definitely freezing, GRUB are on the case with blankets and heat-generating strategies, plus the whole get-up is under cover. The bar accepts card payments now, but take cash for the food stalls.
Sat 26 Nov, Alphabet Brewing Company, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL, noon-10pm, FREE,

New Bristol-based brewery Lost and Grounded take over the taps at Mary & Archie in Chorlton until Sun 27 Nov; Holy Crab are serving the best in seafood at The Pilcrow Pub on Saturday (26 Nov).

Wed 23 Nov - Wed 30 Nov
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 22 Nov 2016