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New Almost Famous: First Look

A quick peak inside their new Great Northern home and launch night photos

Written by . Published on November 29th 2013.

New Almost Famous: First Look

LAST week we broke the news of the Almost Famous launch party.

Practically everybody in Manchester read it. It also somehow became a debate about gingers. Less said about that....

The sorry-you-don’t-quite-fit-in-here door policy has been abolished. They have a lot more space to fill you see.

In fact, the heavy traffic created by the story even managed to crash the site. Last time this happened the original Almost Famous was in flames. Common denominator there. People really, really like it.

Frickin' chicken, slut sauce, crack wings, bollocks burger, tosspot tommy k and fuck-off-would-ya-chilli (only some off those are made-up). Yes the whole ‘dirty grub’ revolution started with the Almost Famous bunch in Manchester, and before you know it, bosh, burgers are 'like literally amazing' and every single food vendor in the entire city has a signature burger on the menu.

Burgers, burgers everywhere. And all the jeans did shrink. Burgers, burgers everywhere and way too much to drink.

The new Badaboom burger. It's a beautThe new Badaboom burger. It's a beaut

Launch night (courtesy of Chris W Parker)Launch night (courtesy of Chris W Parker)

Things went a bit tits up with the fire. But the burger would not be buried. How ever much our Ed tried. A successful summer pop-up outside Great Northern followed, then a self-deprecating temp menu in next door sister venue Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn and they even opened one in Liverpool.

Now the boys (and girls) are back in town. Bigger, bolder, bawdier, more tattooed and now all-inclusive. Yes anyone is welcome at their new home at Great Northern on Deansgate. Even the baseball cappers and people pushing prams. The sorry-you-don’t-quite-fit-in-here door policy has been abolished. They have a lot more space to fill you see.

We'll be reviewing it shortly. When our launch night headache eventually subsides.

This is how it looks during lunch and a good few snaps from the launch 28/11/13 (courtesy of Chris W Parker):

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11 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

Everyone looks as through they're having a 'crazy' time. I bet they all felt a bit silly afterwards when they realised it was just a burger restaurant. Bless.

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PryonicDecember 2nd 2013.

I'm sure you had a wonderful evening sat there bemoaning anyone having fun or being passionate about something? Ok it's just a restaurant but everyone looks like they're having fun, and it generated some marketing for what is a damn fun place to eat. I wasn't there (I was working) but I'm not going to be negative about somewhere/something just for the sake of it. Cheer up, it's almost Christmas.

AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

Yes, everyone feels silly after they enjoy eating a burger. They should only enjoy pre-approved non burger related activities.

AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

Interesting use of the word "news" in that first line. (said half-jokingly before every burger loving manc resident jumps down my throat)

AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

Will manchester's killjoy health and saftey police be letting them cook the burgers pink in the middle?

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AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

If they dont make people ill. Thats why they had to be cooked well done with the last place.

AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

Went down there on Friday, and the burgers were as great as ever. Only (slightly odd) complaint was that there are no urinals in the gents.... made for queues to use the stalls (and it wasn't even at full capacity). Possibly just a short term ommission, but seems strange

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David BlakeDecember 2nd 2013.

Supposedly the urinals are now in. Hurrah

pollolocoDecember 2nd 2013.

wow...there's a lot of beards in them there photos..

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AnonymousDecember 2nd 2013.

I thought the same. It's nice to see the NQ folk out and about beyond Oldham Street. Bless.

AnonymousDecember 3rd 2013.

Does anyone know if you can get takeaway from there? I can't be seated within 3 metres of anyone ginger or with a beard (or both)

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