After the blazing success of last year’s inaugural event, Live From The Grill is returning for another weekend of amazing food and music with two free all-day FREE BBQ parties.
Once again, we’ve nabbed some of the city’s best food folk to come and cook out, as well as some of the best live acts and DJs to play over September 2 and 3.
On the grills will be Hulme legends Knights Caribbean BBQ, Ancoats’ equally legendary Elnecot who will be elevating the classic British BBQ, Food Sorcery’s Malaysian Grill, Salvi’s giant Neapolitan festival pasta and iconic sweet treats merchants Gooey.
It all happens at Deansgate Square, kicking off at 12pm and winding up at 7pm, both days.
On the tunes, Saturday will be a takeover from the Habitat crew, with Tone Rarri, AK Gramm, Zeyla and Rhod Parry, playing Amapiano, Afrobeat, Trap, House, Funky, and Dancehall, with the stage hosted by the inimitable Faro.
Then Sunday will be hosted by live music platform GigPig, with performances from BBC Radio One’s Victoria Jane, rising R&B singer/songwriter Francesca, Conor Michael alongside a full band, Zolatec (Steel Drum set), Foxglove, Ellysse Mason, and DJ sets from Rhod Parry and Scott Forrest.
On both day’s menus, Knight’s BBQ will be going classic Caribbean with jerk chicken, curry goat, mac and cheese, peppered cabbage, coleslaw and plantain, with a chickpea curry as a vegan option.
Elnecot will be bringing native breed burgers and bavette steak sandwiches, along with the Grandad’s Sausages they serve up from their grill at their Ancoats restaurant.
Food Sorcery will be glazing up some pork belly, Malaysian style, as well as pulled jackfruit in a brioche with spiced slaw.
Salvi’s, meanwhile, will be cooking a classic pasta e patate alla Napoletana – a fabulous pasta dish with potatoes – in a huge scale from a giant pan, as well as setting up a spritz bar with Aperol and limoncello spritzes.
For pudding, Gooey will be bringing out their ice cream cart with a range of delectable gelatos.
The occasion will also provide the perfect time to unveil Manchester’s Finest’s new beer. Yep, we’ve been brewin’ with the Manchester Union Brewery to make our very own lager, a crisp, clean number with subtle hints of citrus, resulting in a refreshingly light and smooth finish.
Live From The Grill 2023: Next-Level BBQ Parties in Manchester
Location: Deansgate Square, New Jackson, Manchester, M15 4TN
Dates: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September 2023
Times: 12pm till 7pm