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JOIN PIZZA PUNKS AS IT BRINGS ‘ANARCHY IN THE OVEN’ TO BELFAST!

JOIN PIZZA PUNKS AS IT BRINGS ‘ANARCHY IN THE OVEN’ TO BELFAST!

Belfast is set to welcome a pizza revolution that will shake up the Cathedral Quarter next month and you will want to be a part of it!

 

Pizza Punks is an artisan and wood-fired pizza eatery with a difference. Its philosophy is simple: giving choice and value to their customers. You can have anything you want on your pizza at no extra cost., that’s right, unlimited toppings for one flat fee. Anarchy, right?

 

Pizza Punks has become famous for its legendary artisan wood-fired pizzas, their Sourdough base is handmade on site every day and proved for 24 hours for maximum flavour. Boasting a range of bases and unique toppings to suit every taste (vegan, gluten free and Halal). Its giant wood burning oven will also be front and centre in the new venue, so you can see first hand your creation coming to life.

 

Plus, it doesn’t stop at pizza! Pizza Punks is set to cause a stir with an incredible drinks menu on offer. Retro ice cream floats? Got it. Champion cocktails? Yup. Those crazy Insta-famous freak-shakes? Of course. All of that along with wine on tap, and a great selection of craft beers all served up alongside a great soundtrack – there really is something for everyone including the little punks in your life who can create their own pizza and ice cream from their own children’s menu.

 

The punked up look and feel of the Cathedral Quarter venue marks a new spot for locals, inviting the food lovers of Belfast to come in and hang out amongst the neon signage, wooden worktops and unique atmosphere. If that wasn’t enough, Belfast Street artist, Visual Waste is jumping onboard as a collaborator to punk up the interior even more.

 

The Pizza Punks team have created the perfect combination of menus for every occasion, whether it’s a brunch date, grabbing a slice on your lunch break, or a full-on pizza party with your crew they’ve got it covered.

 

Launching in April, stay in the know by following Pizza Punks Belfast on Facebook.

 

Power to the people, we say.

LCCC Celebration of “Legacy and Learn to” at Hilden Brewery

LCCC Celebration of “Legacy and Learn to” at Hilden Brewery

Photo by Aaron McCracken/HarrisonsLisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) recently hosted a luxurious celebration to conclude the month of “Legacy and Learn to” at the Tap Room Restaurant at Hilden Brewery, as part of the Year of Food and Drink.  Several leading food bloggers and writers, as well as local press gathered to taste, smell and devour an outstanding menu that combined some of the best local produce within the area.

The evening kicked-off with a cocktail reception sponsored by the award-winning, Ruby Blue Vodka, Irelands first potato vodka producer.  Their signature serve consisted of its renowned potato vodka with premium lemonade, a crisp slice of apple and a sprig of thyme, and was a refreshing start to the evening.  This was followed by a tour of the famous Hilden Brewery guided by Seamus Scullion who founded Irelands oldest independent brewery in 1981. He introduced guests to the production of their range of craft beers and the workings of the brewery.

Photo by Aaron McCracken/HarrisonsComing in out of the cold guests were seated in the beautiful Tap Room restaurant, welcomed by Cllr Uel Mackin and guided through a bespoke four-course menu by their host and local girl, Denise Watson.  Each course was specifically designed by Head Chef Dave McCarthy, to showcase the produce from the local suppliers which included, Hannans Meats, Tempted Cider, Tynedale Goat Kid, Abernethy Butter, Brambleberry Jams, Draynes Farm Ice-cream and of course Hilden Brewery.

In his closing comments, Cllr Uel Mackin, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee at LCCC, said “These are but a few of the amazing food and drink producers we have in the council area, we as a council are immensely proud of these thriving local businesses and we are determined to support them in their growth and development.”

The evening was a huge success and guests were thrilled with the array of beautiful food and drink they enjoyed, the local producers will be very busy in the coming months as word of their excellence spreads.

Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Roast parsnip and white bean soup, smoked paprika cream, with Hilden Brewery's Molly's Chocolate Stout wheaten bread.

Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons