Just when you thought Manchester’s butty offering couldn’t get any better, Chorlton has welcomed an epic new sandwich spot serving up an array of mammoth butties.
Now, sandwiches have been a staple part of a Mancunian’s diet since around 1762, when the first ever butty is believed to have been created.
The man behind the humble sandwich was known as John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich (yes, that was a real title). Montagu had apparently asked the house cook to bring him something he could eat without getting up from his seat while he spent hours at the gambling table.
Thus, the first sandwich was born and, ever since that fateful day, the world has gone a bit sandwich mad, with hundreds of varieties of the tasty, bready concoction being experimented with and devoured.
And now, while Mancunians have always been spoiled for choice on the butty front, there’s a new spot taking the city’s sandwich game to the next level. Introducing Fat Pat’s.
Located in Chorlton, the newly opened Fat Pat’s is making quite a name for itself with its impressive selection of three eight inch subs with a mix of both traditional and experimental fillings.
All their subs come on an eight inch milk roll and contain fresh ingredients made on the same day; the meatballs for the Italian Meatball are house-minced meatballs, covered in marinara sauce, double mozzarella, house seasoning, parmigiana reggiano, and fresh basil. A classic sandwich done impeccably well.
Another menu highlight is the Cheesesteak, made with prime house ribeye steak sliced thinly and chopped on the grill. The butty is then loaded with caramelised onions, cheese whiz, and finished with crispy shallots.
And finally, there is the Hot Honey Fried Chicken sub, which consists of double chicken cutlet, hot honey, house spice mix, lettuce, tomatoes, banana pickles, a buttermilk ranch sauce, and Crystals hot sauce.
While the menu is limited to just three subs at the moment, the team at Fat Pat’s are working on vegetarian and vegan options and plan to expand in the new year, so keep an eye out for some exciting new additions soon.
Fat Pat’s are open Fridays – Sundays 12pm until gone, and operate on both a delivery and walk-in basis. Head over to their website for menu info and to pre-order your own butty.
Greater Manchester curry house named Best Asian Restaurant in the North West
Congratulations to all the winners!
A Greater Manchester curry house has been named the best Asian restaurant in the North West at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.
The awards revealed its 2022 winners, with one restaurant from Bolton named the best in the entire region, while several other Greater Manchester venues also won big.
The event, sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale, was held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27th.
BBC news anchor Samantha Simonds hosted the event with restaurants across the entire UK up for awards.
Who won big at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022?
It was Bolton-based Achari Indian Restaurant who took home the Best Asian Restaurant in the North West accolade.
Other restaurants from Greater Manchester also won, with venues picking up Best Newcomer, Best Fusion Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant in Manchester.
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Full list of other Greater Manchester restaurants that were named winners:
- Best Asian Restaurant – Manchester: Delhi Dream Indian Restaurant
- Best Fusion Restaurant: Vermilion Cinnabar
- Best Newcomer: Spice Mafia (joint winner with Balchao in Hale Barns)
These are the only UK restaurant awards open to all Asian cuisines, which includes: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
This year’s winners will be added to the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants guide – it’s currently being updated onto the Top 100 Curry Restaurants website here.
Kids can get a hot meal for just £1 at Asda this summer holidays
What a brilliant initiative!
Asda has announced that kids can get a hot meal for just £1 during the summer holidays, in a bid to help alleviate the cost of living crisis.
The supermarket confirmed that they would be tackling holiday hunger by allowing children aged under 16 to grab a hot or cold meal for a quid.
The initiative will be available seven days a week and there’s no minimum adult spend required to redeem the discount at your nearest Asda Cafe.
Asda revealed the £1 meal offer in Scotland last month, but has now further rolled it out to England and Wales, confirming the good news yesterday.
The Kids Eat for £1 deal will be available all day, every day (for as long as the cafe is open) from July 25th until September 4th in England and Wales.
A hot meal, cold meal, or both will be on offer, depending on what the cafe has available.
You’ll also be able to grab some baby food through the offer, including a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food.
A spokesperson for Asda said: “We know that families can find the summer holidays tough, and our customers are telling us that this year more than ever, they’re concerned about holiday hunger.
“With that in mind, we are so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1, with no minimum adult spend, to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.”
And that’s not the only thing Asda is doing, having recently launched a freezer filler offer where shoppers can grab five items for £5, with certain products costing just £2.50 – providing a potential saving of up to £7.50.
The deal aims to help families make quick and easy meals over the summer holidays.
Crazy Pedro’s launch four cheese pizza after customer complains pizzas are ‘too cheesy’￼
No such thing as ‘too much’ cheese…
With an epidemic of Karens seemingly out there at the moment, hard working hospitality staff are having to deal with more customer complaints than ever.
Now while some complaints are legitimate – if you’re served a burger with a dead pigeon on top you should definitely let the staff know – some are just downright ridiculous.
Exhibit A: a customer recently complained to Crazy Pedro’s that their pizza is TOO CHEESY.
To each their own, I guess, but when it comes to cheese – in my humble opinion – there can be no such thing as ‘too much’.
The more the merrier, especially when it’s melted on top of one of Crazy Pedro’s incredible, massive pizzas.
In response to the customer complaint, Pedro’s has released something special for July – an epic FOUR CHEESE pizza called ‘In Cheezus We Crust’.
The spectacular monthly special features a special Four Cheese Blend, pickles, chilli flakes, dill and a healthy glug of Ranch dressing.
The new pizza is available at all good Pedro’s throughout July as a full pizza or as a slice, as well as on Deliveroo.
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