Back in late 2012 the Northern Quarter shed a collective tear as it was announced that Socio Rehab would be closing it’s doors on New Year’s Eve. Holding a somewhat legendary position in the minds of locals and visitors alike it was going to take something a bit special to replace it. This is where Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn comes in……With a name like ‘Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn’ there is clearly a lot of influence from the ‘masterminds(?)’ behind the success of Almost Famous; the “Manchester Food & Drink Festival Food Hero” Award winners Beau Myers, Jon Kirby & Marie Carter (and the rest of the team of course).
Details are scarce, as they were when Almost Famous first opened, but they have put a few things out on their Twitter feed so I don’t see why I can’t share them with you in case you missed them! The first clues as to what is to come is in the shape of their sign…”got tacos?”, their Twitter Bio “Inspired by a Vegas to Mexico roadtrip through the Golden State” and the little teaser they sent out to announce their arrival below. Have a good look at the background and you’ll see the kinds of things we will soon be able to indulge in.
The final clues as to what’s in store before tonight & tomorrow’s invite-only soft launches, and the opening night on Thursday 31st January, came last night as they gave away 30 free burgers from the menu (they won’t be free when they open obviously!). The choices are below, but I was most interested in the sneaky peak of the chilli on offer….
That’s all I have for now, but as with Almost Famous expect this to be busy and a few surprises along the way. Just like Almost Famous you can’t book, but unlike Almost Famous you don’t have to wait outside! Head in and up the stairs, get your name in the book and get yourself a few drinks while you wait! Looking forward to this…..
UPDATE: I’ve been. It was everything I expected and more. Like an Almost Famous slant on Cali/Mexican food but a little bit more grown up. Almost Famous still feels like a pop-up, this feels like the real deal. All the food was excellent; we tried the dips, burritos, fries, mac & cheese and tacos and couldn’t manage any more (one of the table tried the Tapout…….he did!!) and there’s a great choice, almost overwhelming amount of choice. And of course, the cocktails were everything you would expect to get from Socio’s reincarnation. You need to go and see for yourself.
There’s more info on the new breakfast and lunch menu’s on the other end of these buttons;