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The Manchester bars now serving food to stay open in tier 3

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Several bars are now serving food so they can stay open in the new tier 3 restrictions.

Tier 3 restrictions are now in place in Greater Manchester meaning bars not serving ‘substantial’ meals have to close, estimated at 2,000 venues. 

However, many bars who have been open since July 4th with new Covid-secure measures in place are quickly adapting their offering to now serving food so they can remain open.

Anything ‘like a main lunchtime or evening meal’ is deemed ‘substantial’ by the government’s official definition.

G-A-Y is now serving a low-price nostalgic food menu called ‘Not The Ivy But Substantial’. 

The menu includes a range of brilliant grub all for £2, including beans on toast, jacket potatoes, and cheese and tomato pizza with chips.

The Sis4ers gin distillery has launched a new afternoon tea concept while the Red Lion Inn in Whitworth is offering £1.50 beef dripping chip butties. The bar said ”some would say is a pretty… substantial meal… if you’re picking up what we’re putting down here’

Sammys Cocktail bar is now serving bagels at just £3, including salt beef, pastrami, smoked salmon and cream cheese and a vegan version of the smoked salmon bagel. 

Craft beer bar The Crooked Man in Prestwich is now hosting a pop up from SanSan, which includes massive sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and even their famous bacon waffle sandwich.

Popular takeaway shop Cafe Marhaba have offered up their services to pubs and bars to help them stay open. On Instagram they said: “We think we may be able to provide a pop up service or meal kits which you can put together to provide your customers with a substantial meal.” Send them a DM if you’re interested. 

Neighbourhood bar The Milliner in Stockport have quickly changed into a new restaurant Northern Scraps and will be selling bowls of veggie chilli for just £1. 

YES on Charles Street (just off Oxford Road) is now operating as a self-titled ‘yes-taurant’ keeping up its existing food trade as normal. You can get pizzas by the slice or whole as well as vegan Doner kebabs.

Common bar is now a family restaurant with its in-house partnership, Nell’s pizza available all day every day. 

Grub shared on Instagram that they will help any businesses without a substantial food offering by helping arrange a street food trader with them. 

 

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Manchester’s first ever deep-dish Chicago-style pizza restaurant is opening soon

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Fans of deep pan pizza rejoice – there’s set to be a whole new restaurant dedicated to the cheesy good stuff!

Created by the team behind the much-loved Brewksi, American Pies MCR is currently in the works and it looks incredible already.

Brewski announced the news over on Instagram, saying: “Big News! We just can’t keep it a secret anymore, we have been working on a brand new deep dish pizza restaurant American Pies ( a pizza joint by Brewski ).

“Launching early 2021. Expect deep-fried calzones, cheesy garlic knots, Chicago deep-dish pies, grandma pies, dessert pies & more.”

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It will add itself to the already huge pizza scene in Manchester, which is even home to the tenth best pizza in the entire world – Rudy’s.

The Chicago-style pizza is something a little different to the already well-populated Neapolitan-style pizza scene. 

So far, they’ve teased some exciting toppings such as fennel, sausage, basil, pepperoni and parmesan. Guests can expect hearty dishes like meatballs as well as deep-fried calzone.

The pizza joint is set to open February 1st next year, who’s excited?

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Everyone’s making these 5-step Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Blondies and they look so good

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YouTuber shares recipe to Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Cookies and Blondies and they both look incredible. 

The recipe looks incredibly easy, taking as little as half an hour to bake. The cookies look seriously gooey and delicious while the blondies look like they will melt in your mouth.

Fitwafflekitchen shared the nine ingredient cookie recipe on Instagram in a short 30-seconds long video with step by step instructions. 

Alternatively, the Blondie recipe uses just seven ingredients and will take just 20 minutes to bake.

Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Cookie Ingredients:

115g unsalted butter, cold
150g light brown sugar
55g granulated sugar
280g plain flour
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g Terry’s Chocolate Orange (any flavour will work)

Method:

  1. Cream together butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar
  2. Mix in one egg and vanilla 
  3. add plain flour, salt and baking powder and mix until just combined
  4. Then added chopped Terry’s chocolate pieces and refrigerate the mixture for 1-hour minimum
  5. Split the dough into six equal-sized balls and freeze for a further 10 minutes before baking. 
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 180C (fan)
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If you prefer Blondies over Cookies follow the recipe below!

Terry’s White Chocolate Orange Blondie Ingredients:

170g Unsalted butter, softened
165g Light brown sugar
100g Granulated sugar
1 Large egg + 1 egg yolk
2 tsp Vanilla extract
215g Plain flour
24 White chocolate orange segments
(Optional chocolate orange minis for topping)

Method: 

  1. Whisk together butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2.  Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and whisk.
  3. Add in the plain flour.
  4. Spread half of the mixture out into a lined 8×8″ baking tray. Then add a layer of white chocolate orange segments.
  5. Top with the rest of the mix and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, before adding an extra layer of segments while it’s still warm.

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You can get some free McDonald’s nuggets next week

Here’s how…

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You can get your hands on some free McDonald’s nuggets next week, thanks to a special Black Friday deal.

Maccies fans can grab the free McNuggets when they order through Just Eat.

You will, however, also need to order a Big Mac or Big Mac meal to claim the free portion of six nugs – which normally retail for £3.29.

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A single Big Mac will set you back £3.29, while a meal with a drink and side will cost £4.49, although prices do vary in different locations.

In even better news, you can get the free nuggets when you order the brand new double Big Mac from the Christmas menu, which will cost you £4.19 for the burger or £5.69 for a meal.

The deal will run from next Monday, November 23rd, until the Friday, November 27th, and is available at all Maccies that use Just Eat – the fast food chain has 849 restaurants that are on the delivery service.

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All you have to do is add the Big Mac product of your choice to the basket and a pop-up will appear on the app asking you to claim the McNuggets – you can only claim one box of nugs per order.

Andrew Kenny, UK managing director of Just Eat said: “While our customers are hunting out the best Black Friday deals online, Just Eat is delighted to be able to deliver some extra joy to their homes.”

Whenever I order a Big Mac I always get some nugs on the side anyway, so I for one can’t wait for next week…

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