oh no yes, you're right. there's more to lunya than 'spanish' obvs. in partic the smoked sardines from the deli.
el rincon is also great. i can't go there any more because of knowing too many people that work there. whizzed on my chips.
― Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:21 (one year ago) link
Have a bit of a fondness for Altrincham - my gran lived on Oldfield Brow and worked at the Linotype from 15-60 - though it has changed a lot recently. I like the food hall but it gets rammed.
Tony Naylor at the Guardian seems to be a fan of the food (I guess he lives there or thereabouts) so might be worth following on Twitter.
― djh, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:14 (one year ago) link
lunya serve a famous tapas delicacy - crisps on a plate next to some anchovies. as catalan exports go it's up there w guardiola and the statues of people having festive shits
― ogmor, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:40 (one year ago) link
At 11:00am on Saturday 8th September, Manchester’s central air quality monitoring station recorded the highest levels of air pollution anywhere in the whole of western Europe. pic.twitter.com/eAWgrEH9Ru— AboutManchester (@AboutMcr) September 10, 2018
― ogmor, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:14 (one year ago) link
how long are these bikes going to last
― ogmor, Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:43 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
"They said around 10 per cent, or 200, of their bikes were being affected each month - the worst of any of the 200 cities they operate in."
― ogmor, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:24 (one year ago) link
Is the National Football Museum worth a visit? (As someone who likes football)
― the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 8 February 2019 16:38 (one year ago) link
It’s pretty great, yeah. Some really cool historic stuff to look at. It used to be free but honestly I think it’s still great value at a tenner.
Unrelated but has anyone been clubbing or attended the pop night out at Partisan Collective? Intrigued but not sure of the crowd etc.
― Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Friday, 8 February 2019 17:38 (one year ago) link
Hmm for me it has the same problem as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; it presents a rather sterile side of a subject that is not particularly suited to a museum exhibit. I’d much rather be at a game of football (or a gig) than looking at clothes that were once worn by someone talented.
On the other hand, it’s free and in the city centre so certainly worth trying for a few minutes. Despite working a couple of minutes walk away, I personally can’t imagine going back for a second visit unless there is ever an exhibition of particular interest.
― AlanSmithee, Friday, 8 February 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link
Is it not free any more?
i just looked on the website recently - might be in manchester later in the year - and it's a tenner for non-residents of the city of manchester, free otherwise
― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 February 2019 17:41 (one year ago) link
https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/admission/Not unless you’re from Manchester appar
― Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Friday, 8 February 2019 17:42 (one year ago) link
I’d much rather be at a game of football
I will be later on, just got some time to kill
― the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 8 February 2019 18:05 (one year ago) link
There's quite a bit of interesting looking stuff on at partisan but I have never made it down for a club night. I've been to some of the other events there, it's quite a mixed crowd, very lgbt+ friendly/focused
― ogmor, Friday, 8 February 2019 18:20 (one year ago) link
omg hello other manchester ilxors. partisan is alright, still early days. r kid kiran leonard brought the house down there not long back. at any rate i resent paying four quid for a tin of red stripe anywhere.
― meaulnes, Saturday, 9 February 2019 03:29 (one year ago) link
p.s. when i went to the football museum five years ago i asked the attendant if they had any decapitated heads from when they used to play football with people's heads. she wasn't best pleased.
― meaulnes, Saturday, 9 February 2019 03:30 (one year ago) link
I'll be pottering about in Manchester tomorrow. I'm staying in Portland st., any cool stuff to do around there
― . (Michael B), Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:51 (one year ago) link
Not far from the corner of Portland Street and Oxford Street is the Temple, which is an old public toilet converted into a tiny bar below ground level selling mostly European beer. https://www.visitmanchester.com/food-and-drink/the-temple-of-convenience-p160601
My favourite place in Manchester is John Rylands Library on Deansgate, within walking distance of Portland Street. It’s a fantastic Victorian building, more like a church than a library. https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/visit/
― AlanSmithee, Saturday, 9 February 2019 17:22 (one year ago) link
you're right in the centre & well positioned for most things. I also love john rylands (esp the top floor) and have a soft spot for temple. there'll be loads of chinese new year stuff on, esp round the town hall and st anne's square, & some leonardo da vinci drawings have just gone on display at the nearby art gallery if yr in the mood but otherwise the city is your oyster. give me an ilxmail if you fancy meeting for a pint &/or wander
― ogmor, Saturday, 9 February 2019 17:56 (one year ago) link
There's myself and a few mates over but if I can squeeze in a meet-up, I'll let you know
― . (Michael B), Saturday, 9 February 2019 18:32 (one year ago) link
I’ll give the football museum 5/10
― the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 9 February 2019 18:37 (one year ago) link
that is the correct way to go about things, enjoy!
― ogmor, Saturday, 9 February 2019 18:44 (one year ago) link
I was basking in the glamour of League One football at Rochdale earlier today
― . (Michael B), Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:30 (one year ago) link
Crazy Pedro's was a good laugh last night
― . (Michael B), Sunday, 10 February 2019 09:42 (one year ago) link
nice ground is Spotland, been there a few times. the Science Museum is underrated, but probably full of dangerous hordes of vicious killers during half term.
― calzino, Sunday, 10 February 2019 10:06 (one year ago) link
Andy Burnham beside me in Temple talking about Sex Pistols and R.E.M. haha.
― Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Friday, 15 February 2019 18:34 (one year ago) link
So Marvel are filming in Manchester today - Oldham street. They moved all the homeless and have replaced them with actors dressed as homeless people.— Lily (@lilyhuggins) March 26, 2019
― ogmor, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:34 (ten months ago) link
They filmed Captain America a small block away from me. You can still see some of the 'stuff' they did in the actual street; blackened out painted windows, remnants of the old fake posters etc. Also Peaky Blinders and the uh.. remake of Alfie. The Northern Quarter has been a bit of a hot spot these last 10 years.
― piscesx, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:07 (ten months ago) link
get that fucking marvel shite out of this country pls!
― calzino, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:11 (ten months ago) link
we need to monetise our urban decay somehow!
― ogmor, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:13 (ten months ago) link
We should be creating a hostile environment for hollywood cunts bothering homeless people.
― calzino, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:18 (ten months ago) link
Samir's in Stretford is so fkn good. He had a restaurant in Syria and he's been open a few months on Chester Road now in the place that Sip Club had previously been putting on pop-up restaurants in. Everything is much cheaper and better than it needs to be but the mutabal in particular is glorious & the nutty kebabs are really rich and delicious. They cld do with some more business, strongly recommend it
― ogmor, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:37 (seven months ago) link
Thanks for the suggestion!
My favourite Ethiopian in Manchester, the Blue Nile Cafe in Stretford sadly closed a couple months ago. Haven't really explored anything else in the area yet.
― tashted the milk of human kindnesh - an' it's a lot of Fermillac (fionnland), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:44 (seven months ago) link
yeah it's so sad, the woman that ran it was a total sweetheart, said she loved having the restaurant but seemed to undercharge us every time and was always struggling with the bills. habesha is still good tho!
― ogmor, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:50 (seven months ago) link
Yeah - Tiggy is amazing, she's pretty much the reason I went hiking in Ethiopia last September which was my favourite ever holiday.
Habesha is v good but the injera leaves a lot to be desired. Also when I was in the other week it seemed like they had stopped doing the raw kitfo!The Eritrean on Port Street is pretty great, as is Merhaba - though I never find myself in Rusholme.
― tashted the milk of human kindnesh - an' it's a lot of Fermillac (fionnland), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:06 (seven months ago) link
very nice! whereabouts did you hike? went to ethiopia a few years back, got hooked on doro wat in particular and had a similarly amazing time, we had planned to go hiking in the simien mountains but then decided to go to axum instead and can't say I regret it but wld love to go again if circs permit.
― ogmor, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:22 (seven months ago) link
For me it was all about the gomen tibs! Ah, I wanted to visit the monuments up at Axum and the Danakil Depression but couldn't fit them into my itinerary! Next time!
I spent a couple days in Addis for the new year celebrations, and H from here suggested Fendika which was a great way to experience the music. Then flew up to Lalibela which was actually my favourite bit. The churches are something else with a bit of beautiful hiking/hospitality in the surrounding area, and I even ended up as guest at a fab two day wedding. From there I went on to Bahir Dir and the Simien mountains/Ras Dashen for a further 5 days of hiking. Just unbelievably beautiful up there - though I basically had to reteach myself to breathe every morning ha.
― tashted the milk of human kindnesh - an' it's a lot of Fermillac (fionnland), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:43 (seven months ago) link
that sounds suitably incredible. likewise we had a great time in addis, in large part due to H, then went to bahir dar, gondar, axum and lalibela. lalibela exceeded my very high expectations and was intense to go round again first thing in the morning when no one was around. couldn't really get over how gorgeous the landscape was. we were there at the same time of year as well and everything was fantastically green, meskel flowers in bloom, lightning storms over lake tana in the evening... yeah, next time
― ogmor, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:24 (seven months ago) link
everyone knows it and is still shrugging
― ogmor, Monday, 21 October 2019 10:16 (four months ago) link
28 affordable homes. Fuck me
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 October 2019 10:45 (four months ago) link
"Posters have already appeared announcing the birth of “Manc-hattan”. But the truth is we are a long way from that uplifting skyline. This is more like something you’d see on the outer ring road of a third-tier Chinese city."
empty concrete/glass monoliths, Giggsy, Neville and Fred Done running roughshod over a corrupt planning dept - what a fucking dystopian shitshow! Hasn't Burnham got anything to say about this?
― calzino, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:38 (four months ago) link
did shaun ryder die for nothing
― expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:40 (four months ago) link
I've Northside Towers is ready to break ground!
― calzino, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:41 (four months ago) link
― calzino, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:42 (four months ago) link
This is a knock-on effect of austerity, right? Massively reduced central government funding -> councils desperately need to increase their tax base -> developers have them over a barrel? This is without me knowing anything about the ideological bent of individual Manchester councillors obviously.
Leaving aside ongoing gentrification + the effects of the BBC in Manchester, the people most in need get fucked twice, once with slashed government support and again with rising housing costs and consequent displacement.
― Matt DC, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:46 (four months ago) link
yes that's otm. the mayor's role is v vague and weak atm hence him getting ppl to sign his campaign for 18 new powers and this is currently outside of his purview. owen hatherley reckons we need a haringey style coup, idk how that worked in practical terms and ppl in haringey still seem pissed off about corporate regeneration schemes and social cleansing. the council are inexplicably feeble at enforcing social housing quotas on developers, I think they have the worst record in the country, and I doubt the entirety of the property boom can be put down to this slackness, but without reversing the cuts I'm not sure how much could be improved
― ogmor, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 08:53 (four months ago) link
It mentions one of the projects couldn't get planning permission previously because of its height and now an even taller version has been green-lighted, it all comes down to reduced central gov funding, be nice if they'd admit this rather than barely credible speak of "robust assessment"
I'm looking forward to a really measured and thoughtful counter piece in the Graun by Giggsy on this.
― calzino, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:00 (four months ago) link
the bbc is ofc in salford, which from the little I know seems like a better council despite being poorer and having had I think the worst cuts in percentage terms of any council
― ogmor, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:01 (four months ago) link
The BBC's in Salford but I guess a lot of the people who work there live in Manchester and these developments are there to service that demand?
― Matt DC, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:10 (four months ago) link
the ppl I know who work round media city live in trafford or salford, which is more suburban. I'm sure there are plenty in the city centre but part of the problem with the new developments is they're not v family friendly (neither is the city centre) and I'd imagine it's only a fraction of the overall demand and a lot of the developments are happening over the other side of town, are aimed at rich foreign students etc.
― ogmor, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:25 (four months ago) link
some very small scale local property developer fuckery that pissed me off in recent years is a row of beautiful cottages that were built in the 1650's and would have only required minor refurbs to make them good, that were bulldozed down, and the space they inhabited has sat empty/become part of some developers land collection ever since. An early 1800's derelict building with a handsome (but broken and stopped for years) clock-tower recently demolished and the ugly ass wooden/breeze block flats construction they are putting in its place would have caused Nairn to have a stroke.
― calzino, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:17 (four months ago) link