All hail the arrival of Lazy Tony’s new menu – and its new chicken tikka lasagne special.
Manchester’s favourite slab shack has reopened this week with a brand new menu, and there’s one item, in particular, we’re especially excited about.
Yes, we’re talking about the new curried lasagne special that takes the nation’s favourite dish, chicken tikka, and folds it up with sheets of handmade lasagne and bechamel to offer Mancs the ultimate delicious takeaway hybrid.
It’s not something we knew we needed in our lives – but now we’ve had it, we can’t imagine what we’ll do when January ends (save begging owner Danny to keep it on as a permanent menu item).
That said, there’s plenty more to get excited about besides – with the promise of a new lasagne special every month. This is Lazy Tony’s we’re talking about, after all, the backstreet lasagne takeaway so coveted by the general Ancoats’ population its proximity even makes it onto local apartment listings.
Elsewhere on the new menu, you’ll find a brand new sourdough sub baguette list stuffed with the likes of pancetta, marinated mushrooms and meatballs, plus a loaded fries section (lasagne fries, anyone?) and a whole host of further indulgent Italian sides.
These range from lasagne bites (we use the term ‘bite’ loosely, they’re so chunky the process definitely requires more than one) and hand-shaped pork and beef meatballs, to crispy fried potato gnocchi tossed in your choice of pesto or chilli marinara and Lazy Tony’s take on the beloved chicken parm.
We also have to give a shout out for the sauces, and highly recommend you try combining the truffled and herbed honey dip with the chilli marinara. Combined with the lasagne bites, t’s a ten out of ten pairing – trust us.
To find out more and view the full menu, head over to Lazy Tony’s website here to see the full list of new additions.
Welcome back to Manchester’s favourite lasagneria, we missed you over Christmas.
Feature image – The Manc Group
Slipknot announce huge Manchester gig on UK and European tour
Heavy metal legends Slipknot have just announced a massive tour, which will include an arena show here in Manchester.
The 2024 European and UK headline run promises to bring ‘an energy you’ve never experienced before’, the American rockers have said.
They’ll also bring Scottish heavy metal group Bleed From Within on the tour as support.
Slipknot’s tour will mark 25 years since they first performed in Europe and includes three stops up north, with a show at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester as well as gigs in Leeds and Glasgow, The Hoot reports.
Having released six albums, the band are well known for their ‘explosive’ energy and theatrics on stage, producing nuu metal sounds influenced by the likes of Kiss and Limp Bizkit amongst others over the past few decades.
The full details of the tour are yet to be released, but it is expected that the band will cover a range of hits, spanning right from their 1999 self-titled album to So Far, The End, which was released in 2022.
Speaking of the tour, Slipknot co-founder Clown said: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since.
“The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25th year anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”
Slipknot will perform at the Co-op Live Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 17 December 2024.
Slipknot 2024 tour dates in full
Thursday 5 December 2024 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Friday 6 December 2024 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
Sunday 8 December 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Trailer released for new Netflix drama series starring Michelle Keegan airing in the new year
The first trailer for a new Netflix show starring Michelle Keegan and Joanna Lumley has now been released.
In case you hadn’t heard, the highly-anticipated new crime drama show, which is titled Fool Me Once, is an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s popular novel, and is set to air on the streaming service as soon as 2024 arrives.
But now, the release of the first trailer has proved it looks brilliantly binge-worthy.
The eight-part series follows Manchester-born actress Michelle Keegan’s character, Maya Starn, who is a former special ops pilot struggling with the tragic murder of her husband, Joe, who is played by Richard Armitage.
Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce, who is portrayed by Adeel Akhtar, conducts the investigation into Joe’s death while wrestling with his own hidden truths.
Things start to get interesting though, when she observes via the nanny cam her supposedly deceased husband playing with their baby daughter in her own home.
Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew embark on the journey to seek answers about their own mother’s murder which took place months ago.
But one question remains – could the two mysteries be related?
The first trailer for the show was released by Netflix at the end of last week, and it showcases a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
The streaming service has unveiled a selection of first look images, showcasing a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
Filming took place in Yorkshire, where production crews were spotted in the Burdock Way area near the centre of Halifax, but Michelle Keegan was also spotted filming in Manchester city centre back in May.