Any time of day is a good time for pie, right? Well, Manchester's finest Yelpers and their guests enjoyed an epic teatime feast when the marvellous Fyg Deli served them a variety of Great North Pie quarters hot and fresh from the oven – the perfect antidote to a rainy Thursday.
New kids on the Northern Quarter block Fyg, led by the fabulous Eileen and Jayne with skilled help from Nick and Sam, served up a splendid evening to warm the cockles of Yelpers disillusioned by dreary, drizzly Christmas shopping. The food just kept on coming. Pies were plated up for our hungry guests alongside homemade and artisan chutneys, smaller cold cut pies, big bowls of salad and plenty of friendly banter.
And that wasn't all, folks. Showcasing their finest deli counter produce, revellers were treated to samples of cheese, breads and oils, and some simply couldn't resist digging into their pockets and purchasing some unique Christmas gifts from the tempting shelves right on the spot!
Something was necessary to wash all that tasty food down, and we couldn't have asked for finer than Brewdog Craft Beer. Ice cold, crisp and in three delicious varieties (Punk IPA, 5am Saint and Hardcore IPA), the superb Josie made sure no attendee went thirsty, and the Manchester community absolutely lapped it up.
In fact nobody wanted the party to end… 'Full to the brim with beer, cheese and pies – there was more still on offer which I was absolutely distraught at leaving behind.' Yup, Chris M just had to accept that we all need our beauty sleep this time of year. Shame.
And that's it for 2011's Yelp Events!
I can't thank everyone enough for such an incredible year of parties, the 10th of which for the Manchester community was this one right here: Brew Ate All The Pies?. Exceptionally big thanks go to the Fyg staff and Josie for making it what Bex T called 'the best event so far'. Jessica H was raving about the 'pies and beer' on Twitter, and the combination went down a storm. Huge kudos also to Harrison for the lovely snaps.
SYOY in 2012…
Emma-Lou, Manchester Community Manager