This week’s food and drink news in Manchester includes The Real Junk Food Project, PSBH birthday plans, GRUB at Alphabet Brewing Co and much more.

Book tickets: The Real Junk Food Project Pop-Up
The non-profit waste food interceptors are doing another of their pop-up events, this time at wine bar Salut. Serving a selection of small plates and sharers, the specially created menu will be accompanied by a wine list from the bar’s experts. As with all Real Junk Food events, it’s charged on a pay-as-you-feel basis and dishes are devised from fresh produce, destined for landfill. All money raised goes back into the project which helps fund their work reducing waste in food businesses, helping people in food poverty and campaigning for a more sustainable food system. An ethical feast as we near the end of bleak January. Booking is essential, via the link below.
Wed 25 Jan, Salut Wine Bar, 11 Cooper Street, Manchester, M2 2FW, 7.30-11pm,

Free events: Port Street Beer House’s 6th birthday
Cast your mind back to 2011. A time before post-truth news and alternative facts. Also the year that Port Street Beer House came into our lives, and this Thursday, it turns six. To celebrate, the venue are teaming up with Track Brewing Co. to bring a special IPA on cask and keg, plus they’ll be serving up some selected rare beers from the cellar. Manchester-based north east seafood aficionados Holy Crab will be there to dish up the party food, with a menu of oysters, a chipotle crayfish brioche bun, the Holy Crab bun with dipping gravy or smoked haddock and mussel stew.
Thu 26 Jan, Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ,6pm-midnight,

Book tickets: Stalybridge Buffet Bar’s taste of Mexico supper club
Newbies to Stalybridge Buffet Bar can get acquainted with the trackside beer haven this Friday at the bar’s Mexican street food evening. Regulars will be well aware of the Victorian surroundings adorned with railway memorabilia, open fires, and the huge selection of real ale. Friday’s special five course menu begins with a fiery bean and tomato soup with homemade mushroom empanadas, followed by toasted corn and feta quesadillas with black bean and avocado, chorizo jalapeno poppers with sweetcorn relish, chicken tinga, finishing with churros and hot apple cider caramel dipping sauce. A flight of three beers chosen to match the menu, will also be available. Just a 12 minute train journey from Manchester Piccadilly, you don’t even have to leave the station platform to experience the taste of Mexico at one of the region’s most unique pubs.
Fri 27 Jan, 5-9pm, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Platform 4, Stalybridge Railway Station, Rassbottom Street, SK15 1RF, Tel: 0161 303 0007, and

Totally vegan: Grub’s special food market at Alphabet Brewing Co.
Building on the success of last year, the food fair is back with a special vegan edition of the brewery-based feast. Veganuary? Nope, they’ve eschewed that and gone with the excellent ExtraVEGANza. For this one-off event, they will be hosting a full line-up of 100% vegan food. Punjabi cuisine from Leeds legends Manjit’s Kitchen, steamed dumpling delights from Oh/Mei/Dumpling, mezze maestros The Ottö-Men, Latin American arepa purveyors Yakumama, plus calzone and fresh doughnuts from Fritto Italian Street Food. Dessert and sweet bakes comes from Manchester bakehouse Blawd and chocolates from In Truffle We Trust. Shudehill-based restaurant The Pasta Factory will be selling their homemade pasta sauces and vegan cheeses, and The Wonder Inn regulars Los Antijitos will be selling their hot sauces and salsa for you to take home and rustle up your own creations. Just a five minute walk from Piccadilly station, the bar will accept cards, but bring cash for the stalls.
Sat 28 Jan, Alphabet Brewing Company, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL,noon-10pm, FREE,

Wed 25 Jan - Sat 28 Jan
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 24 Jan 2017