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Rochdale’s first Street Eat event opens this Bank Holiday weekend

18 May 2017

Vicolo. If you’re looking for something to eat, drink and FREE entertainment, head down to the new Street Eat event taking over Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 May 2017.

Both days will showcase local restaurants, handpicked artisan food vans, a music stage, suppliers and producers – as well as a pop-up bar.

With music, beer and cuisines including Spanish, Italian, Chinese, English, German, American and more, it’s two days not to be missed, says organiser Mark Foxley from Rochdale Town Centre Management:

“It’s the first time we’ve done this event and we’ve had a great response so far … if you're a bit of a foodie, have a soft spot for awesome ales or just love a bit of FREE live music, come down, and bring the family as there will be children’s entertainment during the daytime too. With such a selection of dishes the only problem is going to be deciding what to tuck into! Ultimately, this event is designed to honour our town centre’s food scene, so expect some serious culinary delights.”

Treat for foodies.

Admission is FREE and dishes are £3 each. Food includes Spanish tapas from La Mancha, Chinese and Thai favourites from the Red and Hot World Buffet, as well as clucker nachos and pulled pork sliders from Cocka DoodleMoo. Vicolo del Vino will be serving classic pizza and pasta dishes, accompanied by American mac and cheese, Mexican chilli nachos, German mini Brawturst dogs, traditional English, sausage and cheese dishes from Quirky Catering. The Art Café will be serving quiches such as spinach & feta, veggie, egg & bacon, with salad. You’ll also be able to enjoy scones with jam and cream!!

‘Expect some serious culinary delights’

Live music is a big part of Street Eat, with Revolution 96.2 hosting 10 performances including The Funky Two Hats, guitar soloist Jimi Marsh and acoustic guitarist Lee Feeney. Uncle Monkey will be playing rock and folk covers, Gemma Fox will be singing rock classics and Manchester’s Ant Sorah brings the event to a close on Sunday (28 May 2017) evening with indie covers from 8pm.

Good food needs to be accompanied by equally impressive drinks, so as well as an array of soft drinks they’ll be ales from Rochdale’s Pictish Brewery and Serious Brewers, along with ciders, wines and cocktails.

There will also be activities and rides for the children, including Punch and Judy Shows every 2 hours from midday and guest appearances by Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean!

Mark added that it is his ambition that the event, supported by Rochdale Borough Council will become an annual fixture on the calendar:

“I’d like to see Street Eat return next year, showcasing what we have to offer as the town centre scene continues to grow. We can’t wait to see everyone. There will be a range of food and drink on offer as well as lots of activities for all the family.”

Traders include:

Street Eat - more details and the full line-up

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