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B.Eat Street's Food Fight To Hit Great Northern

Award-winning event organisers to stage next bash above Lucha Libre and All-Star Lanes for ten weeks from Friday 17 October

Written by . Published on October 3rd 2014.

B.Eat Street's Food Fight To Hit Great Northern

THE FOOD slam gang that brought Friday Food Fights and Up In Your Grill to nearly 50,000 people in the city this year have just announced their latest venue - and it's a whopper - The Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate (main image).

"The venue has never been used in this way before so fits with our strategy of finding unique historic places to hold our parties."

Friday Food Fights will begin a ten week stint at the venue from Friday 17 October to Friday 19 December, and bring more food, booze, DJs and bedlam to the empty unit in the former goods warehouse of the Great Northern Railway (completed in 1898), housed above Lucha Libre and All Star Lanes in this increasingly raucous corner of the city centre.

B.Eat Street were recently awarded the Best Food and Drink Pop-Up prize at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2014 awards ceremony.

To see what B.Eat Street are capable of, browse our Friday Food Fight and Up In Your Grill galleries.

Friday Food FightsFriday Food Fights

Food Fights will be located in a disused Great Northern unit (behind the blue panels)Food Fights will be located in a disused Great Northern unit (behind the blue panels)

Each week, eight food traders will battle it out for the business of 500 party-goers. Some of the traders will be established restaurants, others will be fresh-faced street food start-ups out gunning for the big boys (B.Eat Street are welcoming applications from budding food traders - so get in touch at beatstreetmcr@gmail.com).

Big names that have fuelled B.eat Street’s previous events include Solita, Nutters, Mughli, Lucha Libre alongside newcomers such as recent Manchester Food and Drink Festival award winners, Viet Shack, and street food traders like the Hip Hop Chip Shop, Piggy Smalls and La Dolce Dolls.

The event will also featured fully-loaded bars, with all the usual craft beer and cocktail offerings, alongside a music line-up curated by celebrated Manchester night-life promoters Drop the Mustard.

It is rumoured that the event will spill out into Great Northern's empty units in the shopping arcade running adjacent to Deansgate, where there's also likely to be an outdoor drinking terrace (as seen below).

Up In Your GrillUp In Your Grill

Food Fight will spill out along the mostly empty Great Northern arcadeFood Fight will spill out along the mostly empty Great Northern arcade

B.eat Street captain, Chris Legh, says: “Following on from the huge success of Up In Your Grill this summer we are really excited to be going back to our roots with Food Fight.

"We really wanted to go back to the area where B.eat Street first started and the Great Northern Warehouse offers a brilliant opportunity in one of the most vibrant parts of town.

"There is loads going on over there right now, from the relatively new Lucha Libre, All Star Lanes and Almost Famous, to the Albert Hall. What’s more, the venue has never been used in this way before so fits with our strategy of finding unique historic places to hold our parties.

“The venue which will hold just under 500 people at any one time will see us bring back the food challenges which were crowd favourites at Friday Food Fight and will also offer a new break-out mezzanine area looking down on the madness.”

Resident traders will be announced on Monday 6 October with the full line-up announced on Tuesday 7 October.

The first event will take place on Friday 17 October.

For more information visit www.beatstreetmcr.co.uk


Food Fights will be located in a disused Great Northern unitFood Fights will be located in a disused Great Northern unit


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

EvoOctober 3rd 2014.

Great stuff

Calum McGOctober 5th 2014.

Brilliant news, brilliant location. Can't wait :)

AnonymousOctober 5th 2014.

I hope they don't charge the same prices at the recent MFDF on Albert Square. £6 average for a hotdog is expensive!

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AVOOctober 5th 2014.

Course they will. A captive audience who will have most likely paid to get into the event will have their wallet's emptied. I presume once the pitch has been paid for, the overheads will be relatively low so surely the savings should be passed onto the customer rather than charging ramped up festival prices?

AnonymousOctober 7th 2014.

Yet £6 and often much more is not considered expensive for a burger? Same bun prices, same topping prices, same meat prices. Yet it's fine for a burger and not a hot dog?

AnonymousOctober 7th 2014.

£6 for either a hot dog or a burger is too expensive IMO, Anon, but at the end of the day it's down to the individual and their perception of value. Would you pay £1.66 for a bottle of Thwaites' 'Wainright' from a supermarket or would you pay £3.50 for the same quantity of 'Wainright' at an outdoor event in Manchester?

AnonymousOctober 8th 2014.

That settles it then. No eating out for you. Unless you believe those providing the food should do so at supermarket cost?

AnonymousOctober 8th 2014.

A sausage and some bread with sauce for £6? Wow! That's some overhead they have to cover. Apart from a gas bottle, condiments and sundries, the stall's already paid for. Perhaps the 'funky' DJ and B.Eat cost a fortune.

AnonymousOctober 24th 2014.

AVO, its free entry so don't moan about something you obviously haven't been to at least try it first then winge, probably with your mouth full of the tasty food.

AnonymousOctober 7th 2014.

Isn't this just Yet Another Fuckin Italian YAFI by any other name? Viva le Kraft Revolucion

1 Response: Reply To This...

Anon, you are probably the strangest regular poster here, with your obsessive posting of 'Yet Another Fucking Italian YAFI' on stories where it's not relevant. You sound like a kid who's learned a new word and wants to show off how clever he is by saying it all the time.

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