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Red’s True Barbecue – A Review

Those of you that read this blog will know I love food and particularly Southern American food. So when I heard that Red’s True Barbecue was setting up residence in Manchester, I began salivating just at the thought.

Now, I make no odds of saying my favourite southern fair in Manchester is certainly what is served up at Southern Eleven, Spinningfields. So anywhere offering pulled pork, juicy ribs and bone-sticking mac & cheese, has a tough act to follow in my books. But don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of (un-healthy) competition and the more the merrier, as I’ll happily eat good American food regularly at more than one establishment, no problemo!Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Manchester

Today saw celebrations across Manchester City Centre, marking Chinese New Year – and what celebrations they were!

Manchester always does things like this very well. It’s lively, with enough going on that you feel part of something big. But it’s accessible, well-managed and easy to get around. We drove into the town-centre, parked up and within 30 minutes of leaving the front door, were amidst the street party.

The beautiful red Chinese lanterns adorned the streets, off-set beautifully against today’s bright blue skies. There’s a dragon parade, which we managed to catch the start of at the Town Hall on Alberts Square and then the middle of after we’d lunched in China Town. There’s lots of street-food, stalls, gifts and music too, taking over China Town. There was such a great atmosphere and the smells coming from the street-food was mouth-wateringly good.

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