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REVIEW | Salvi’s Italian at Corn Exchange: good, honest, simple, no nonsense Neapolitan food

A spot of Neapolitan weather in Manchester is the cue for a spot of Neapolitan food at Salvi’s, Corn Exchange

The creamy new cake shop at the end of the Metrolink line

Join me on a journey to the end of the Bury Metrolink line in search of a new cake shop and the woman behind it.

REVIEW | Tariff & Dale – no sex, no drugs, just sausage rolls

Tariff & Dale bar and kitchen arrived in Manchester's Northern Quarter a year ago and they’ve revamped their menu to celebrate

REVIEW | Nothing’s going to rain on this Parade

A three and a half week run as part of the Hope Mill Theatre’s inaugural season brings a rare opportunity to see the revival of Parade, a double Tony-Award winning musical but much-underperformed work

In search of the secret recipe for a proper Manchester tart

George Matthews meets the Manc Family Robinson, tastes a Manchester loaf, and tries to get their secret recipe for a proper Manchester tart

REVIEW | Flying Solo Festival: Kiss It Better and Big Girl’s Blouse

Homeopathic tequila and pearl necklaces. Just two of the things this year's Flying Solo Festival at the Contact Theatre is all about

REVIEW | The darker side of Judy Garland’s life explored in End of the...

End of the Rainbow is a play about the adult Garland struggling with her demons, George Matthews reports

Sneak Preview: Parade at Hope Mill Theatre

George Matthews gets a sneak preview of Tony award-winning musical Parade at Hope Mill Theatre - and it looks like it’s going to be great

REVIEW | Kettlebell Kitchen – fast food for healthy eaters

Is Kettlebell Kitchen a fast-food restaurant or a gym cafeteria? Either way, the food is pretty good, reckons George Matthews

REVIEW | Busaba Eathai Thai Restaurant – nothing to write home about

George Matthews goes to Busaba Eathai twice - and still isn’t impressed

JB Shorts is back: a one-off festival of short plays with something for everyone

JB Shorts is back for its 15th incarnation and there are some real gems this season, says George Matthews

Veeno Wine Café: a touch of the Amalfi Coast in Manchester

The name may be a quaint corruption of the Italian for fermented grape juice, but the owners of Veeno know a thing or two about wine and nibbles, says George Matthews

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