I have a friend. Let’s call him Beer (no I’m not metaphorically telling you I have a drinking problem, Beer is an actual man). Beer, I said (typed), give me three words to sum up your thoughts on The Blue Pig. I like it. Thanks, Beer, I said. Beer wanted to expand on this and … More The Blue Pig (I like it)
February 2015, around the same time I arrived fashionably late to the party that was the iconic television drama Mad Men, I arrived early to this bar. Very early. After aimlessly circling a building in pursuit of this exciting new establishment I’d been reading about, some more googling led me to realise I was about 3 … More Pen and Pencil – you don’t have to be Mad Men mad to go there…(you actually don’t)
I’m often outraged by things. It’s my favourite go to emotion. Question Time – outraged, Making a Murderer – outraged, someone getting on the bus and passively aggressively closing a window without thought of whether already present passengers were happily enjoying the cold relief it was bringing – outraged. When I heard that the Cornerhouse … More Home is where the art is
Thursdays are my favourite day. You’ve gone through the drudge and tedium of the start of the week. The creation of calling Wednesday hump day and celebrating its middle of the working week ‘ness’ does nothing for me. It’s still not the end of the week and produces nothing more than an internal struggle to … More All hail Tariff and Dale
First job is to clarify I’m not a red. I’m not even a blue. I’m a blue and white halves. Declaring yourself as an honorary manc is one thing. Should this be extended to declaring yourself to be an honorary Manchester United fan is simply just… I was going to say ‘glory hunting’ but I … More Hotel Football (bloody hell*)
I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a cellar, basement, anywhere that involves a descent to a drink, bar. This is one of the latest to hit the Northern Quarter and had me at the title. Three visits in and I’m sold. From the mix of intimate tables and booths (Lord am I a sucker … More Lost in Tokyo – don’t send out the search party just yet…
I’ve been a lucky resident of the glorious city that is Manchester 17 years. Since I made my first move here in my first big grown up media job out of uni in 2000 (remember when Deansgate Locks were good?), I’ve made it my business to gorge myself on this fantastic city. I think, certainly … More Honorary Manc – Exploring the best Manchester has to offer so you don’t have to. Although you probably should.