Long-awaited Northern Quarter pizza place PLY has finally announced it will fire up its mirror ball wood oven and its doors on March 25. The restaurant on Stevenson Square, which is owned by the people behind Tariff Street bar Kosmonaut, will host a series of launch parties from March 25-27. But it is also planning a soft launch event this Friday (March 20) and, to celebrate, will be giving away its wood fired pizzas outside to the first 100 people who come to the door.
We all know Manchester's food and drink scene has changed, but we were handed a vintage City Life guide to the region's cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs this week and were shocked by the transformation. Altered the most was the city's bustling Northern Quarter, which back in 1997 boasted just one pub on Thomas Street - now the bar Mecca of Manchester - and a completely dry Stevenson Square.
As crowds hit Manchester city centre for Mad Friday tonight, more seasoned drinkers will invariably end up sharing stories of glorious nights in the past. We were pleasantly surprised looking through our 1997 City Life guide to bars, pubs and restaurants in and around Manchester by how well developed a food and drink city we were even back then. If you didn't see our nostalgic trip around the Northern Quarter's dining scene, then take a look at it here.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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