Meat Lust sauces are something that suddenly appeared in my fridge one day, care of the other half. I think he got them as presents one Christmas or birthday and they have ended up in my fridge. When I learnt that the Sauce and the City tour was run by this same brand, it piqued my interest, more so when I found out that Adam Richman of Man vs Food fame is sponsoring the tour! I went to trial the Meat Lust bus ahead of their scheduled tour starting on the 20th July! Look away, vegetarians! *
Revolution Bar is such a staple of the Manchester student bar scene. I didn’t really drink as a student so never actually ventured inside a Revolution Bar before. With a boom in cocktail making classes all across places in the UK, you are really spoilt for choice on where to do it in. Revolution Bar has long been a forerunner in this I feel, so here I will share my experiences of the food I had there as well as the actual cocktail masterclass.*
I’ve never been inside a Slug and Lettuce prior to this review. If a restaurant is a huge chain and appears to do American or English food, it tends to slip my mind. I was therefore very grateful when they invited me for a small Cocktail Masterclass as well as some food as this gives me an opportunity to try a place that I had not thought of. Thank you to my dearest blogger friend, Lacey of Laceyfitspo, for inviting me to this. There are a number of branches of Slug and Lettuce in Manchester alone, but this review will focus on the Spinningfields branch. *
Every year, Manchester hosts its Manchester Food and Drink Festival around September-October and it is a festival I continually look forward to year on year. It takes place outside Manchester Town Hall on St Albert’s Square and is a 2-week free entry festival featuring market stalls from independents and chains as well as specialised events such as themed meals or workshops. This year there is an experimental vegan banquet as well as several hidden banquets including one by MilkJam. There is also Manchester’s own Bake Off competition.
Here, I explore what’s available on the second day of the festival.
I came across Banyan Bar when I was trying to find somewhere near the Manchester Arena for food, as I was going to see something there. I knew that the Corn Exchange had been refurbished and lots of restaurants have moved in. Owing to the warm weather in Manchester at the time, I decided that somewhere that served salads would be a good option, and settled on Banyan.
With my partner in tow, we headed inside.
The lovely Keeley from Phat Cupcake invited Manchester bloggers to attend a Bakerie Bloggers event. The event centred around wine tasting using Bakerie’s very own wine jukebox. Yes, you heard me, a wine jukebox.
The drinks were free to the bloggers attending, all opinions are my own.