After a brief stint at Alvarium, Manchester’s lasagne kitchen is on the move again.
Five-layer slab favourite Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria is leaving its temporary post at the Tib Street kitchen for a new Northern Quarter home later this month.
It will close up shop at Alvarium this Sunday, 7 August before moving across to Northern Monk Refectory Taproom from Wednesday 24.
When Lazy Tony’s takes over the kitchen at Northern Monk this month, slab fans can expect to find some exciting new dishes waiting for them – including some yet-to-be-confirmed new slab flavours and Italian subs.
Chef-owner Danny will also be serving up the signatures for which his Lasagneria has become known over the past couple of years, including classic and chicken alfredo slabs, giant mozzarella sticks with a truffled honey dip and espresso martini tiramisu.
He’s also got another trick up his sleeve this month as he prepares to host a one-off supper club with late-night ramen fusion restaurant CBRB on Tuesday 16 August.
For this, he’ll be offering a special menu – teasing the likes of matcha and limoncello tiramisu, lasagne dumplings, porchetta ramen and (possibly) a Nagoya noodle lasagne slab.
The menu is yet to be confirmed, with full details set to drop this week.
Taking over the kitchen at Alvarium will be tiny tapas bar Abeja, serving homemade tapas from the southern Spanish region of Granada.
Abeja owner Ana Villegas, formerly a biochemist for twenty years, first launched her business at Hatch but was forced to close during the pandemic.
She’s since hosted several pop-ups across Manchester, taking over kitchens at Sale and Stretford Food Halls and at The Chorlton Green before agreeing Abeja’s next move.
Known for serving up authentic tapas dishes from her home region of Granada, many passed down through generations, tuck into staples like croquetas, tortillas and patatas bravas alongside more unusual Spanish dishes from Wednesday 10 August.
Feature image – The Manc Eats / Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria
Man arrested after Stockport homes were evacuated due to ‘suspected hazardous materials’
A man has been arrested after the discovery of “suspected hazardous materials” led to several homes being evacuated in Stockport.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) explained that the discovery of the so-called “suspected hazardous materials” was made by police yesterday (Thursday 1 June) during a search of a property on Middleton Road in the Reddish area of Stockport.
Officers attended the property in response to intelligence about the manufacturing of illegal fireworks.
No injuries have been reported following the discovery, GMP confirmed, and a 100-metre cordon is currently believed to still be in place around the area.
Residents of the several homes that were asked to evacuate yesterday have been relocated, either to the homes of their family and friends, or directed by Stockport Council to Houldsworth Village and Broadstone Road if they had no alternative accommodation.
The residents were told by GMP that, although they would be kept regularly updated, it was “unlikely they will be able to return home,” yesterday evening.
Following the discovery, GMP declared a major incident and instructed specially-trained representatives from relevant agencies to conduct the “timely and safe recovery” of the hazardous materials, all while asking members of the public to “avoid the area” so this could be carried out.
The arrested suspect, a 50-year-old man, is currently being held in police custody under Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act.
“We understand this news will have caused some concern in the community, not just amongst the residents who have unfortunately been displaced,” Chief Inspector Jamie Collins admitted in a statement addressing the ongoing situation yesterday.
“Our highest priority is keeping people safe, which is why we have put a cordon in place, evacuated properties, and warned members of the public to avoid the area.
With it being the first time the two Manchester clubs have battled it out for the trophy in the final in the 151-year-old football competition’s illustrious history, tens of thousands of fans are expected to make the journey down to the capital.
But with this influx of excitable rival fans, admittedly, comes a set of challenges.
This is why The FA and TfGM have decided to introduce some measures, and issue travel tips and guidance, in a bid to make sure everyone stays safe, while still soaking in all the atmosphere of the historic day at the same time.
Due to what TfGM has called “significant” coordinated strike action by rail unions RMT and Aslef on Saturday, all supporters heading to the FA Cup final are advised to avoid trains and “consider alternative travel arrangements” instead – making sure to allow “additional time for travel” and planning their journeys “ahead of time”.
Fans are also being asked to check the road network carefully, as it’s also highly likely that traditional routes to Wembley will be “busier than normal” as a result of rail strikes.
The FA has confirmed that it will be providing 60 coaches for both Manchester clubs to help supporters get to Wembley and return to Manchester once the game has finished, but aside from this, TfGM has suggested that “anyone without an official match ticket should not travel to the game”.
The two Manchester clubs have been advised to encourage fans to use separate travel routes to each other to avoid clashes, and a list of service stations for each team has now also been published – confirming all the rumours to be true.
Allocation of motorway service stations
Manchester City supporters
Manchester United supporters
When it comes to the travel routes supporters of each team are advised to take, TfGM is urging Manchester City fans to take the M62/M1 as the first port of call, or taking the M6/M1 or M6/M6 Toll/M1 as a back-up option.
Manchester United supporters are encouraged to take the M6/M42/M40.
On top of information on travel routes and service station allocations, TfGM has also shared tips for matchday parking, tube travel around London, and more.