Manchester’s number one entertainment venue, Printworks, is teaming up with us over at Proper Manchester to host a virtual St Patrick’s Day celebration with plenty of ‘shamrock and roll’.
The live-streamed event will feature some fantastic live music from Jimmy Docherty, a stalwart musician who has performed in every Printworks venue over the years, as well as Hard Rock Café Manchester’s resident band, Out-Foxed.
The special event will take place on St Patrick’s Day – which is this Wednesday, March 17th, in case you’d forgotten – at 7pm, streamed live from Hard Rock Café Manchester.
Printworks will be giving away plenty of craic-ing prizes on air, including the grand prize of a ‘a year on us!’, aka a year’s free food and drink, with a whopping £600 worth of vouchers to spend at any venue.
Other prizes to be won include six £50 Printworks vouchers – and to win these you’ll have to post photos in the comments section of your Paddy’s Day party setup at home!
To enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning, simply follow the instructions on this post (you can also find it embedded below).
As well as that, Printworks is also showing its support for Manchester’s hard-working musicians, who have found themselves suddenly without a stage or audience due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
They will have the opportunity of a paid gig post-lockdown, worth £500, and to be in with a chance of winning musicians should tag Printworks in a clip of themselves performing on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Adam Jackson, Marketing Manager at Printworks, said: “St Patrick’s Day is always a huge celebration for us here at Printworks and after what’s been a difficult year for everyone, especially live performers, we wanted to create a celebration that we could all get involved in.
“We’re thrilled to be showcasing some of the best talent from across Manchester and look forward to welcoming you to a night of fun, fantastic music and the chance to win some amazing prizes.”
Printworks has been at the heart of Manchester’s entertainment scene for more than 20 years, and is home to venues like Bierkeller, Chiquito, Eden, Escape Reality, Frankie and Benny’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Meena, Nando’s, Nuffield Health, O’Neills, Peachy Keens, Tenpin, Treetops Golf, Vue, Wagamama, Walkabout, Wasabi, The Seven Stars and Yates.
If you fancy some more St Patrick’s Day action, Hard Rock Café will be getting its shamrock on from March 15th-21st with some incredible food and drink takeaways, all available on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.
This means you can try some of their delicious themed food on St Patrick’s Day, from the comfort of your own home.
- Guinness® & Jameson Bacon Jam Cheeseburger
- Signature steak burger topped with Jameson® bacon jam and Guinness® cheese sauce, served with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, served on a fresh toasted bun with seasoned fries
- Guinness® Cheese Fries
- Topped with Guinness® cheese sauce.
- Guinness cans
If you register your interest in the event on the Printworks site here, you can be in with the chance of winning a meal for two complete with cocktails from Hard Rock Cafe, which will be delivered to your door during the livestream.
Good luck, and happy St Patrick’s Day!
NEW OPENING: The bakery serving school dinner cakes and cookie dough tubs
This all looks incredible!
Dedicated dessert cafe Little Blonde Bakes has opened a brand-new site in the former Lazy Tony’s site on Radium Street in Ancoats.
The bakery began life back in 2016 and has since gained a huge cult following – they’re now moving from an at home business to a fully fledged takeout venue.
Serving nostalgic bakes and a huge menu of indulgent sweet treats, you’ll find old-school cake and custard, millionaire’s crepes, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and more.
Already famous for its mammoth portion sizes, Little Blonde Bakes will also offer bespoke cakes and cookie dough tubs, which come in a variety of flavours.
For now, the bakery is operating as a takeout and collection spot only, and it’s open Thursday to Sunday.
Those with a sweet tooth will be able to order through Uber Eats for their bakes to be delivered straight to their door, or just take a short walk to Radium Street in the heart of Ancoats.
As well as its massive range of milkshakes, brownies, cookie dough and crepes, Little Blonde Bakes will also curb any nostalgic cravings, as the bakery also serves a range of school dinner cake with custard that provides the ultimate winter warmer – including mint custard!
Little Blonde Bakes is now open – find more info and place an order here.
Baileys launches boozy hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas
How good do these look?
It’s not officially Christmas until the bottle of Baileys has been opened, is it?
It’s a festive favourite, so what better way to enjoy it than in an incredible boozy hot chocolate while you wait for Santa to climb down the chimney.
Well now you can, as Baileys has relaunched its hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas.
The hot chocolate bombes were a hit last year, so much so that Baileys has decided to bring them back again for 2022.
They consist of an outer shell made from velvety dark chocolate and flavoured with Baileys, and are stuffed full of fluffy mini marshmallows.
To activate the bombes, simply pour hot milk over them until they dissolve into creamy hot chocolate.
Baileys teased on its website: “Who fancies something really special? And we mean, REALLY special.
“Enjoy two of the greatest indulgences… chocolate and Baileys, in one decadent drink. Welcome to hot choccie heaven!”
You can get yourself a 130g box on Amazon, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Spanish tapas restaurant in a cave reveals stunning new look after refurb
This looks stunning!
If you’ve ever fancied enjoying some incredible tapas in a cave then we’ve got just the place for you to explore.
La Cueva is an iconic ‘cave-like’ restaurant in Cheadle’s Old Rectory Gardens, and it’s just reopened after an extensive refurbishment which saw the venue double in size.
The authentic Spanish tapas bar has been in the heart of Cheadle for years, gaining cult status for its incredible salt cave interior, which features cascading walls and ceilings filled with pink Himalayan salt lamps.
However, it’s not just the interior that entices customers back for more – La Cueva’s mouthwatering menu of traditionally prepared tapas is all made fresh in house.
The diverse range of dishes hail from all regions of Spain, and includes Empanadas – oven baked pastry filled with minced lamb, beef, bell peppers, onion, garlic and olives – and special imported Chorizo.
Also on the menu is Pollo Alla Crema, a chicken breast cooked in cream with smoked cheese, roasted garlic and parsley.
You can also get Gambas Pil Pil, king prawn tails sautéed in olive oil, garlic, fresh chilli and tomato sauce, and Guso De Mariscos, which is mixed seafood stewed in rich tomato sauce with garlic and aromatic herbs.
And if you just fancy an afternoon drink, La Cueva’s Cava Sangria is something special – it’s all made fresh in-house and is bursting with fruity flavour.
Since the renovation, the restaurant has also acquired a van that it will use to serve paella from, as well as for future event planning, festivals and private hire events.
La Cueva is open Monday to Friday, 5pm-10pm, and Saturday to Sunday 4pm-10pm – get yourself booked in here.