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The Beagle’s New Menu

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Teacher training has taken it’s toll. I rarely have time to talk to my family members, let alone write a blog post. So when The Beagle invited us to come down and try their new menu, I penned it in the diary “NIGHT OFF!’. They mentioned a ‘Calexican’ kinda flavour to the evening and the food on offer, and I think that just about sums it up. I got no work done that night, but I regret nothing… Even though I’ve cannot stop dreaming about the best chicken burger I’ve had in my life ever since!

They really looked after us, bringing us a couple of Margarita’s to help us relax into my big night off, and starting us off with a plate of four items from their Pick n Mix menu.

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We tried deep fried pickles, sweetcorn and jalapeno fritters, crispy crumb chicken strips and homeslice fried courgette ‘wings’. The courgette was the most surprising. Not sure it any longer counted towards my 5 a day but it was a damn sight more delicious for being coated in a light, crunchy batter. Would most definitely order these and the chicken again as a starter or little snack when I’ve had a few pints.

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We had been told that we could choose a main course from the menu, so we were expecting that next, but what showed up was even better. A taco interlude! The selection included Baja Fish, Korean Tofu, Carne Asada and a Popcorn Shrimp lettuce cup. I don’t really eat fish, so my other half tried the shrimp and Baja Fish – I think the latter was her big hit of the night. I loved the steak on the Carne Asada, but I couldn’t get on board with the tofu. The flavour was good, so I’m sure if you were a fan of tofu this would be a great option, but I’m not quite there yet with tofu.

IMG_6081My girlfriend had some nachos and thought they were delicious, yada yada yada. That’s all very nice, but what I want to tell you about is this chicken burger. I’m not normally a fan of chicken burgers, but the Inglewood sounded simple and delicious, which was just what I wanted in the moment.

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I cannot stop thinking about this burger. It was the best I’ve ever had in my whole life. The bun was as light as air (none of this brioche bullshit places are trying to fob us off with these days), and the burger was a full chicken breast coated in the most crunchy, flavoursome breadcrumbs. At one point I said “I’m gonna have a baby” because I didn’t quite know how to describe how good it tasted. I never said I was a food blogger!!

I think the new menu is just what the place needed to be honest. I wasn’t that keen on the food the last time I was there, and now I genuinely cannot wait to go back. We had a fantastic night and I was truly grateful for a welcome treat.

Guerilla Eats at The Beagle.

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I’m sure everyone knows by now, as it’s definitely one of the most exciting things to happen in Chorlton for a while, but The Beagle has teamed up with Guerilla Eats. The result is an amazing selection of street food, six days a week, right on our doorstep.

We went down to the opening night and the place was a hive of activity. With food from not one, but three traders, everywhere we looked people were tucking into delicious dishes in the sunshine. We love Mexican food so opted for Margo & Rita who has there purple van parked at the side of the building.

photoAs always, for us it’s the service that counts. I had a lovely chat with the two people making the food while we waited a matter of just minutes for them to serve up tasty tacos. We went for the chicken and chorizo, but I know they had a veggie option too.

photo 2These were so good, I’ve been thinking about them all day. They weren’t the cheapest at £6 for these two, but I would definitely buy them again. We also tried the sweet tacos, apple puree, salted caramel sauce and cream spinkled with cinnamon. I have to admit these tasted a bit like a McDonalds apple pie, (not a bad thing, if you ask me) but a lot better! I could have eaten about 6 of them so I’d definitely recommend giving them a go.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a food blogger, I just like writing about things I’ve enjoyed. So if you want the full lowdown on all the other things on offer you couldn’t do much better than having a nosey at FoodGeek.co.uk

Blown away by The Beagle

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While waiting for a casserole to cook this evening, we popped out for a pint. There is one place we kept meaning to try, but had just never got round to it… The Beagle.

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I’m sure lots of you have already been. We are very slow off the mark on this one. But if not, we just wanted to tell you to believe the hype! They seem to be on top of their game in every single area. The decor is simple, but they have branded everything beautifully…IMG_4161

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…even the sign for the toilets!

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I’ve been told the food is excellent and we were certainly impressed by just nipping there for a pint! When we went to the bar we were my partner said she would try a pint of one of the guest ales (Tea, I think?). In half a second there was a little glass full on the bar, with a good glug for her to try. We hadn’t expected it, as she just meant she would buy a pint and see how it went. We haven’t been drinking in the right places! The barman asked if there was anything else we wanted to try and didn’t rush us while we were pondering for ages. It felt really good to be made so welcome.

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The restaurant area is gorgeous…

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and check out the table in this cosy little snug!

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If our tea hadn’t been in the oven, we would have been sorely tempted to stay and eat. We’ll definitely be giving it a try very soon, but I’m if you want to know what to expect, look no further than the lovely Good Gobble Blog review.

So what do you think of the place?