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Pie Alert

Published on July 26th 2005.


The greatest advertising strap line in the world is ‘Drink Coke’. Dead simple, says it all. Hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on pushing this perfectly stripped down command, along with the instantly recognisable font hypnotising us into believing, down the years, that our lives will change for the better if we spend our hard earned dosh on this sugary, fizzy crappy drink that has done more to produce fat kids and rile Islamic fundamentalists than virtually anything else the Yanks have pushed onto the world.

Gordo, mind you, has found a competitor to the top prize of advertising. If it gets the same treatment, maybe we can get our own back on the Yanks.

Eat.

It’s a new sandwich shop, a cross between Café Nero and Prêt a Manger according to Jonathon Schofield of City Life, called ‘Eat’. One opened a few months ago just off St. Anns Square, another on the ground floor of the shiny new Royal Bank of Scotland glass building down Deansgate. We asked Danilo the manager for the address, he sent back a menu, with no address - never mind. Several tries later, along with a call taken by a very nice (for London) young lady who answered the phone down there, we can tell you lot know the score.

Why are we so patient? One word. Pie.

They do pies as well as the usual middle class butties! How cool is that? And, they are blinders. Gordo has tried the Creamy Chicken as well as a Minced Beef and Mash (could have done with a bit more seasoning); they were great. This week sees Sausage and Mash, Chicken with Garden Vegetables and Fish Pie. We will forgive them going on with themselves about ‘Dolphin Friendly Tuna’, where do they think they are, the Northern Quarter?

Lots of seating outside by the way, very nice indeed. There is soup; this week includes Manhattan Clam Chowder, Beef & Guinness and Asparagus, Cream and Thyme. Gordo hasn’t tried these yet, so he can’t comment, maybe you can let him know, click here to tell us.

It would be rather nice to find out the Eat. boys (yes, there is a full stop in the logo) or maybe girls can invade the good old USA and attack the heart of the Subway empire. If I see another of those disgraceful, horrific, smelly and over processed crap holes they call sandwich shops I am going to scream. Have any of you other operators noticed though how Shitway open all day and into the night? Lesson there you lazy arses.

Eat. (No need to tell Gordo)
Spinningfields Square
0161 833 4590
Manager: Danilo
(we can’t for the life of us figure out his surname wot he wrote on the card)

It’s a Gordo Go!

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