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~ July 2015 ~

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The Milton Club
Crazy Pedros
Manchester’s Crazy Pedro’s Part Time Pizza Parlour is spearheading the resurgence in Mezcal in the UK and has been recognised for its efforts with a world first wall plaque presented by top producers Amathus Drinks and Del Maguey.
The resurgence of Mezcal in the UK is in no small part down to its popularity at Crazy Pedro’s in Manchester.  Owned by Lyndon Higginson, Imbibe Bar Personality of the Year 2015, the New York style pizza joint and late night party bar, sells the very best thin-based classic Italian American  slices from lunch time right through to 4am.  Guests can wash down their pizza with a selection of Mezcal unrivalled in the UK.
Lyndon Higginson, said: “I’m a huge fan of Mezcal, and thought it was about time someone brought the joy contained in the drink to Manchester.  As the first Mezcaleria in Manchester, we’ve been selling it for nearly a year now and are proud to be supporting the ancient traditions that go into making this little known Mexican agave secret.”
Jody Monteith, Business Development Executive North for Amathus Drinks PLC added: "Both Amathus Drinks and Del Maguey mezcal are delighted to have commissioned this bespoke, 1 of a kind plaque as acknowledgement of our agave fuelled partnership. Crazy Pedro’s has proven itself to be one of the finest mezcalerias this side of Oaxaca and the team’s dedication and attention to detail has led to them having the most comprehensive collection of Del Maguey Single Village mezcal in the UK. The hugely talented Croft Castings produced our take on the signature blue wall plaque. Accreditation that Crazy Pedro’s truly is the first official Del Maguey Single Village mezcaleria in the country."
~ July 2015

Crazy Pedros Crazy Pedros
Manchester’s finest pizza joint and party bar Crazy Pedro’s Part Time Pizza Parlour has evolved its menu and added four new pizza offerings as well as nachos and east coast style Hoagies.
The menu now includes The Gringo (Spiced pulled pork, peppers, jalapeno, sweet corn, tortilla chips, sour cream, mezcal infused salsa), Pizza King (mini hamburgers, tomatoes, fresh cut lettuce, pickles, white onion, toasted sesame seeds, mayo and ketchup), The Mac Daddy (mini hamburgers, jack cheese, mac sauce, gherkin and shredded iceberg lettuce) and Kimbo Slice (pulled pork, pepperoni, salami, ham, beer soaked frank, smoked bacon and sweet scotch bonnet sauce).  16” pizzas are priced at £12.50 and the part time pizza slice is £2.50.
The Philli style hoagies are an absolute MUST and are available as Grilled Cheese, The Cuban, Chicken Caesar, Philly Cheese Burger,Italian & Mixed Peppers, all priced at £7.   Nachos are also now on the menu and in true Crazy Pedro’s style are available in ‘Large’ for £6 or ‘Ridiculous’ for £20.
Just last week Crazy Pedro’s also launched its new heat busting tequila ice pops! The booze filled Pedro Pops come in two flavours, Strawberry Daiquiri and Margarita. The Strawberry Daiquiri is made with Bacardi, lime juice, sugar, strawberries and ice. The Margarita pops are made with El Jimador tequila, Blue Curaçao liqueur, lime juice and ice.
The venue shares a sun terrace with sister Tiki bar The Liars Club and is the perfect place to enjoy a Pedro Pop in the sun.  The Pedro Pops are available for £2.50.  To accompany the food there’s always Tequila, Mezcal and frozen cocktails to choose from. Crazy Pedro’s Pizza Parlour is open daily from Midday ’til 4am serving pizza throughout.
~ July 2015

Dog Bowl DogBowl
This summer, Black Dog Ballroom has launched a menu of Wimbledon themed British summertime treats for tennis fans to enjoy as they watch the tournament at any of its three venues across the city.
All three venues will be serving free strawberries and cream whenever Andy Murray, Heather Watson or local lad Liam Broady are playing to help calm nerves as the British champions take on their biggest challenge of the year.  Customers will also be able to enjoy a refreshing jug of Pimm’s and lemonade for just £12.
Plus Black Dog Ballroom NQ has added an extra spin to its serve by inviting tennis-fans to try the new Wimbledon-inspired pizza: ’THE SWEET SERVE.’ This special dessert-style pizza is made with sweet dough, strawberry marshmallows, vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, strawberry coulis and meringue. It will be served everyday until 7pm for the first two weeks of the tournament and is priced at just £7.50.
~ July 2015

The Milton Club
Located on the crossroads of Deansgate, Peter Street, and Quay Street, just around the corner from the Opera House, in Milton Hall, an elegant building named after the free-thinking Cromwellian poet, John Milton, famous for his 1667 poem "Paradise Lost" and whom lived and married in Manchester for part of his life.

"A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."

Many people we spoke to ahead of our first visit to The Milton Club, whom had also not yet been there, shared similar pre-conceptions of an RnB heavy, Circle Clubesque private members club, boasting much of the pretence that such venues often have. With this in mind, it's fair to say that we probably didn't visit with the most open of minds, however that soon changed once we were past the professional but slightly surly bouncers, through the doors and into the plush bar, located inside the impressive historic Milton Hall, a former home to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

"For so I created them free and free they must remain."

Despite being a private members club, membership is free, on application, for over 25's; an early indication that comparisons with the notorious former Barton Arcade members-only Circle venue are so few and far between...Click here for full review
~ July 2015

The Living Room The Living Room
Summer is officially here to perfectly complement to those sunny days. The living room are launching a new cocktail menu which has over 50 cocktails to choose from, so they really do have something for everyone!
Does the hoochie coochie (Absolut vodka, Midori melon liqueur, fresh cucumber and strawberries, topped with cranberry juice) take your fancy or the perfectly muddled Jack Smash (Jack Daniel’s and Kwai Feh, muddled with mint and finished with apple juice) or how about vanilla apple pie martini (Absolut Vanilia vodka shaken with apple liqueur, pressed apple juice and fresh lemon juice, with a dash of cinnamon), plus, don’t forget that they have a selected 2-for-1 cocktail menu available Sunday to Friday, all day!
Along with the all-new drinks menu, they also have seasonal specials; these really are superior: lemon meringue pie (limoncello, Bacardí rum, lemon juice and sugar syrup, served with a meringue float) or, if you fancy something extra sweet, try the bubble gum iced tea (Absolut vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, limoncello, Cointreau, lemon juice and bubble gum syrup, topped with apple juice and popping candy).
For those who aren’t faint-hearted, they have the smoking Tennessee punch (with Jack Daniel’s, King’s Ginger, lemon juice, passion fruit syrup, maple syrup and pineapple juice) – this one really does come smokin’!
~ July 2015

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