Manchester dive bar Bunny Jackson’s is bringing all the chicken goodness to First Street this summer with its new 40ft long Winnebago ‘chicken bus’.
The site is already fabled amongst fried chicken fans for its 20p wings, which can be ordered dry or slathered in a range of mouthwatering sauces.
Not content with that, it’s now upping the ante for the summer season, taking its chicken on the road – or at least, out onto the First Street estate – with a giant new Winnebago set up, complete with deck chairs, loungers, and baskets full of those famous wings.
Offering plenty of outdoor seating as well as a big screen showing sports fixtures ‘til late, the new Bunny’s wing wagon is set to stay put all summer.
Open until 10pm, if you head to the bar first you can grab a flyer to get some money off your first round – and they might even give you a cheeky free shot.
Inside, the wing wagon’s bar is painted in white capitals spelling out ‘bad decision centre’ with a second message underneath reading ‘you really should know better’.
You’ll find the new ‘chicken bus’ parked up just a stone’s throw from the popular dive bar, which made headlines this week following a surprise late-night performance by Olivia Rodrigo.
This week, the First Street dive bar will also be the first bar in the UK to serve BuzzBallz’ ball-shaped cocktail cans, which come in six different flavours – Choc Tease, Tequila ‘Rita, Strawberry ‘Rita, Lotta Colada, Chili Mango and Espresso Martini.
Timed to coincide with the Wimbledon semi-final screening this Friday, the bar will be serving up the single-serve premixed cocktails alongside big screens showing all the sporting action.
Earlier this week, the American singer hopped on stage at the bar with Bunny Jackson’s house band to deliver a rendition of Natalie Imbruglia’s 90s hit Torn, after her sold-out show at O2 Apollo.
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A Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in the former Randall & Aubin site
A new Japanese fine dining restaurant will open on Bridge Street in Manchester this October, bringing a theatrical ‘multi-sensory’ dining experience to the city.
Giving diners the chance to dine from specially created 7 and 11-course tasting menus or opt for a traditional ‘chef’s choice’ experience at its six-seat Omakase counter, bosses say it will offer a contemporary interpretation of Japanese dishes currently not seen outside of London.
Called MUSU, which translates as ‘infinite possibilities,’ the restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, who has worked at top eateries including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Richard Neat’s eponymous restaurant in Canne.
Shaw has spent the last 18 months honing his passion for Japanese cuisine in preparation to open MUSU and will bring on Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguiar, who has trained under renowned Japanese sushi master YugoKato, to head up the kitchen.
When MUSU it opens its doors on Bridge Street on 6 October, diners will be treated to a new tasting menu concept that promises to deliver a ‘multi-sensory dining experience.’
Its menu is divided into three sections – Sentaku, Kaiseki and Omakase – giving diners the choice between ordering dishes a la carte style, opting for a set seven or eleven-course tasting menu, or entrusting the chef to create their ‘perfect menu.’
As for the new high-end Japanese restaurant’s design, MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors will boast bespoke Italian furniture, subtle mood lighting and bespoke Geisha-inspired walls, with a bar made from Dekton stone, banana leaf patterned brass and onyx.