THIS Friday is the launch of “Up in Your Grill” – 10 WEEKEND BLOCK PARTIES IN A SECRET LOCATION.
B.EAT Street Manchester is bringing the ever-changing food, drink and DJ line-up to a secret venue in Manchester for ten summer weekend block parties.
One of Manchester’s leading club nights will combine food from the the best venues and street food heroes in the North all washed down with an expertly selected range of craft beers, ciders and fresh cocktails.
In March Manchester was introduced to a whole new way to eat, drink and party with the launch of Friday Food Fight. Each one of the 12 events held at the late-1870s Victorian Upper Campfield market hall on Deansgate was full to capacity each week and entertained a steady flow of guests enjoying the food, drinks and DJs.
Serving 35,000 dishes to 20,000 plus people complete with 25 local DJs and club nights, 30 food traders and five new start ups over 12 nights, the event brought a totally new turbo charged food-court experience to the city’s Friday night party scene.
Curated by Chris Legh and Will Evans, the event brought together some of the region’s best home grown brands such as Solita, Lucha Libre, Red’s True Barbecue, Mughli and Aumbry alongside four brand new start up businesses.
The team scoured the region for start-ups looking for their break into the hugely competitive Manchester food circuit and the very best were invited to take part in a series of cook-offs to demonstrate just what they would bring to the #FridayFoodFight experience. The team selected just five prospective businesses to take the much sort after spaces in the line-up across the 12 weeks.
Some of the successful start ups including La Dolce Dolls, Love From the Streets, Shake Maroc & Roll, Fair Game and Hip Hop Chip Shop.
Event curator Chris Legh said: “Friday Food Fight has been a fantastic experience. We wanted to put something totally different together that Manchester had never seen the like of before and we are pretty sure we pulled it off.
“The real success story was the new start ups who really shone amongst the line up of established businesses. Up In Your Grill is set to be more turbo fuelled fun with the added bonus of a great outdoor space for the people of Manchester to enjoy for ten whole weekends.”
Up In Your Grill will start at 4pm on Friday June 20 and will continue for ten weekends.
For more information visit http://www.upinyourgrill.co.uk/ or follow B.EAT Street on Twitter at @beatstreetmcr #UPINYOURGRILL.