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Food & Drink

Dog Bowl

The Southern Quarter’s new trend: hipster bowling

The heart-stopping 'Kidz Breakfast', weighing in at the weight of a healthy newborn baby. Photo: Jesters Diner

Manchester vs. Food: an unhealthy marketing ploy?

James Griffiths asks if it is wise to borrow food habits from across the pond

A fortune teller, an absinthe lady, a magician - you can't fail to be entertained in this 20s style speakeasy bar. Photo: Lounge 10

Lounge 10

Step into a world of velvet resplendence and mellow gin

Even if you don't become King of the 'Q', it may be worth hanging around for a sample. Photo: Grillstock

Preview: Grillstock

Manchester welcomes Grillstock for its Northern debut

You know what to do if a chef is late to the pass...

Great British Menu Drinking Game

Raise a glass to the Comic Relief edition of Great British Menu!

These golden beauties will surpass a Greggs any day. Photo: su-lin @Flickr

Sun, rugs and sausage rolls

Emily Clark shares the secret of her picnic favourite: the glorious sausage roll

This gumbo is a simplified take on the Cajun classic. Photo: annieseats @Flickr

Cajun chicken Gumbo

This gumbo boasts powerful Louisiana flavours, but with minimal effort

This quaint, out-of-place cottage in Spinningfields is home to the incredible Hanging Kebab. Get lost, Nando's. Photo: The Oast House

Going one better: restaurants

Marcus Kelly offers alternatives to the chains, helping you get more for your money

How do you like your coffee? Photo: Wil Taylor @Flickr

A black coffee please, not an ‘Americano’

Coffee has bean the grounds of many a heated and strong discussion – Ben Walker joins the debate

The cosy interior complete with spiral staircase, elaborate mirrors and vintage-style suitcases. Photo: The Whim Wham Café

The Whim Wham Café

Joanna Fox enjoys hearty portions, gin cocktails and the chintzy lighting of The Whim Wham Café

A sweet that requires no baking but still punches a powerful sugar hit. Photo: Neil Crosby @Flickr

Never-fail cocoa bars

These cocoa bars won’t fail to satisfy the sweetest of teeth

Look out for the new top-end restaurant in town. Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Simon Rogan comes to Manchester

Maddy Hubbard explores how these two new openings will compare to L’Enclume.