There’s a crisp festival happening at a bar in Stockport this weekend, and we are absolutely obsessed with the idea.
Bask, the Stockport bar that’s become one of the region’s best nights out according to our very local Stopfordian, is laying on bowls upon bowls of crisps as part of its first-ever crisp festival.
Even better it’s entirely free – with both entry to the festival and the crisps themselves costing punters absolutely nothing.
Taking place at the end of the bank holiday weekend, Monday 28 August will see Stockport bar Bask roll-out tables full of crisps in a host of different shapes, flavours, and sizes.
And whilst it’s not been made entirely clear exactly which of our favourite crisps will be on offer on Monday, an A-board outside the bar definitely gives a hint.
Promotional artwork for the crisp festival suggests you’ll find everything from Skips and Quavers to Wheat Munchies, Squares, Pringles and Monster Munch.
Packets of Hula Hoops, Wotsits, McCoy’s, Walker’s, Roysters, Scampi Fries, Doritos, and Frazzles also look set to make an appearance at the big crisp bonanza.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Bask wrote: “You might’ve seen our events board stating CRISP FESTIVAL, and wondered what the hell that is? Well I’ll tell ya… On bank holiday Monday, August 28th, between 2pm – 6pm, we’re hosting the very first FESTIVAL OF CRISPS to take place in Stockport.”
They continued: “We’ll have tables and tables of bowls of crisps, literally as many brands as you can think of, saddled up next to bread and butter to make the ultimate crisp butty.
Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount
Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.
The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.
Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.
They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.
Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.
It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.
Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.
You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.
Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.
Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.
“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!
“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”