Summer Issue 2019

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Summer

ISSUE

2019

BENS BURGER BLOG

MAGAZINE

Food

Drink

Events

Entertainment

LIVERPOOL • WIRRAL • CHESHIRE • MANCHESTER


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What’s in Store…

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Liverpool

Photography

Pages 1,2,3,24,32

by Chris Law -

@snackophagus


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LETTER F ROM

BLOGGER

WOW our first issue!

What a moment for the blog and everyone that has

helped along the way!

I feel like this is the perfect time for BensBurgerBlog

to open its own magazine shooting and producing

Seasonal Issues. This is the first magazine I have ever

written; never mind published so I’m looking

forward to the journey, seeing where it takes us,

listening to feedback from all of you so we can make

this magazine enjoyable for everyone.

I will be having guest bloggers and features in the

magazine each issue so I just want to say a thank you

to those in this issue for their hard work and

support.

I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as we do

creating it!

All the best,

Ben

@BensBurgerBlog


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Hi, my name is Ben Crane and I created Ben’s

Burger Blog in March 2017. I have never

featured on the blog, until now it has all

been anonymous, so I suppose this could be

called the grand reveal!

How it all started?

It all happened over a bit of a running joke I

had going on with my friends and family

who would always guess what I’d be having

on the menu without even having to look! Of

course you’ve guessed it too… it would be a

burger!

Going out to restaurants and enjoying a

meal is what I love to do, trying different

foods, chef’s twists on home loved classics

or exotic foods, I love it all.

Why create a magazine?

I have had the best time meeting new

people: Restaurant owners who are just

starting their dream and making it a reality,

established restaurants who have years of

experience, food & drink suppliers with their

home creations and most importantly you,

my followers and readers here, the page

would simply not be where it is or the

magazine even starting without your

support, comments, likes and shares on the

posts, so thank you.

As I am sure from my page you have loved

the content so far, and that is what I want to

keep sharing and creating in this magazine

too! Alongside working with other bloggers

from different markets such as: beauty,

fitness and travel. Creating your must read

essential guide with some freebies, vouchers

and giveaways thrown in!

What’s next?

Who really knows!? There are loads of

options and partnerships I want to create

and set up, the possibilities are endless.

All I know is that you are all definitely going

to have a blast reading this; exploring new

places, setting your sights on a new product,

‘you must have’ or tasting a new world of

food.


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FOOD AND FAMILY are at the heart of life for Joe

Formisano, founder of DeliVita. Inspired by his Italian

heritage and a love of cooking, Joe was spurred to

create a wood-fired oven. He had experienced the

frustration of using inefficient brick ovens that took

several hours to heat up, and clay ovens that cracked

and failed in the UK climate.

At only 30kg these ovens are portable and designed

to withstand the UK climate; their sleek looks are

suited to the most bespoke designer outdoor

kitchen, whilst for fans of “glamping”, stylishly

replacing the traditional barbeque.

How it Works…

It takes only 25 minutes to reach a temperature of

450 °C and can reach up to 600 °C. It can cook the

perfect wood-fired pizza in just 90 seconds but is

also suitable for roasting, baking and smoking,

making it a favourite among professional chefs. It

has even inspired its own recipe book: Fired Up –

Wood Oven Cooking, which features dishes such as

Chateaubriand and smoked slow-cooked salmon.

“My aim was to design an outdoor cooking solution,

optimised for ultimate ease of use while delivering

authentic flavour,”

says Joe.

“I believe we’ve achieved exactly that. It’s a versatile

product oozing with style and kerb appeal,

while being

simple to

operate and a

pleasure to

use.”

Get in touch for exclusive offers! @BensBurgerBlog


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New Manager, new Head Chef with a new

exciting menu and whole new look. The Old

Stables is built on the former stable block

and courtyard of the estate, so it’s bursting

at the seams with character and history,

originally opening in September 2016.

I was lucky enough to attend the spring

menu launch, tasting a selection of the

creative dishes on offer, while watching the

sun set over the golf course, through the

large glass fronted restaurant, was the

perfect setting for a fantastic evening.

The all new look inside The Old stables has an

elegant classy feel with a comfort for all

occasions, fronted on arrival with a large

terrace, perfect for drinking or al fresco

dining in the sun! With a great selection of

cocktails and specials on the menu it’s just

too hard to resist.

Old Stables

with a whole

NEW FEEL…


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After hearing from the Head Chef the

background and make up of many of the

dishes on the menu, I was more than looking

forward to tucking into some fantastic food

selections on the menu!

Starting off sipping a refreshing cocktail while

browsing the starters menu choosing the

Salted Beef Brisket Croquette, served on

smoked chipotle mayonnaise going together

with perfection! Slowly smoked beef that has

been cooked to perfection, pulled and melting

in your mouth with every bite & then onto the

Parma Ham & Asparagus Spears served with a

poached egg, béarnaise sauces &beetroot

powder, which I have to admit might possibly

be my new favorite starter right now!

WOW! Is that a whole chicken??

For my main course I tried the Indian Style

Chicken Kiev, which I was excited to see what

this had in store for me. When it arrived I was

shocked at the enormous chicken breast I had

on my plate, sourced from a local farm. Inside I

found an oozing stuffing of Indian butter

pouring with flavor, adding amazing juiciness

to the perfectly cooked chicken breast. A

Lentil Dahl’s never had so much flavor!

Combining the perfect amount of Indian

Spices giving the meal the perfect amount of

heat so everyone can enjoy it, but giving it that

Indian kick we all love.

Soft fall off the bone Confit Duck also served

up a treat with gorgeous presentation, soft

tenderness and fantastic flavors added to by

the Beetroot Gel and Blueberry Glaze, who’d

of thought? But it works so well!

But what has to be the most special and

surprising part of this dish is the Hoisin Duck

Bon Bon, HEAVEN! I would eat these as a main;

they need to be added to the Starters or Sides

Menu for sure! Trust me you’ll love them.

Dog lovers out there;

the terrace is a lovely place to rest up after a

long walk around the grounds and have a bite

to eat or a drink in the sun, with plenty of

water bowls for the four legged friends.

Confit Duck Leg

Hoisin Duck Bon

Bon, Chargrilled

Hispi Cabbage,

Beetroot Gel,

blueberry Glaze &

Dauphinoise

Potatoes

Indian Style

Chicken Kiev

Lentil Dahl &

Indian Coleslaw


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The Galley Restaurant

Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port

What’s better than a family run

restaurant?

Nothing beats the feel of a local independent

restaurant and The Galley packs this family feel

Based in Ellesmere Port with great views of the

waterfront of the Manchester Ship Canal by

the National Waterways Museum, it holds a

great and historic position to enjoy a meal.

I have been lots of times and have never been

disappointed.

The Galley prides itself in serving authentic

homemade food using fresh ingredients

created by professional chefs.

The Galley has a new menu and have added this amazing

Cajun Chicken Burger!

Full of flavor and freshness, think it might just be the

best chicken burger I’ve ever had, no wonder it’s

number 1 in Ellesmere Port!

@thegalleyrestaurant know all about good wholesome,

locally sourced food, perfect for all the family

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Who Are EatLean?

EatLean believe in providing all cheese

lovers a completely natural cheese that

is high in protein, low in fat and big on

taste, helping you create delicious low

calorie meals or achieve your

personalised diet plans.

How is it Made?

Eatlean Protein cheese is handmade

using 100% British cows milk by expert

cheesemakers on their dairy farm in

Cheshire, and it’s bursting with

benefits for your new leaner healthier

lifestyle…

Developed specifically to help with individual goals such as:




Weight loss,

Muscle Building

Healthier Option (to normal cheese)

See how EatLean Cheese compares to Cathederal City!

Use Code: BensBurger10 for 10% off

your order at eatleancheese.co.uk


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CHIP’D

Chip Flip Dip

Where can you get your hands on CHIP’D?

CHIP’D started traveling the music & food

festivals scene before opening their first store

in Chester earlier this year.

With that being such a success they have

continued to grow and opened a second

location with a residency at Dockside Dining in

Liverpool’s Mann Island.


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‘DELICIOUS,

DUTCH STYLE

CHIPS’

Served

Fresh

Daily!

All

Them

Dips!


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Castle Street Coffee

What Brunch is all about !

Castle Street Coffee has got to be on your hit list for

places to go for breakfast or brunch with these amazing

CSC FRY - £9.95

Sausage, bacon, perfectly cooked runny eggs, beans, hash

brown, mushroom, spinach and tomato served with

toasted multi seed bloomer,

They have expanded their popular Coffee Shop starting at

Bold Street to their new Castle Street venue inside

@santamaluco with a great set up and range of breakfast

and brunch choices on the menu!

Thanks for having us @castlestreetcoffee

Loaded Burgers Liverpool

‘FULLY LOADED’

AKA THE POSTER BOY OF LOADED BURGERS!

Hell Yeah it is! Loaded Burgers know how to stack a

burger ! Not many have conquered the whole thing and

there’s no wonder why with this tower!

Beef Patty, Lamb Patty & Chicken Fillet topped with

Cheese, Caramelised Onions, Chicken Rashers, Sausage,

Egg, Haha Brown, Lettuce, Tomato & Onions with Aioli

and Loaded Burger special sauce!

It was definitely a tall order! Amazing taste from all the

different meats and combinations in this burger!

If you fancy have a go at this fully loaded burger get to

@loadedburgersliverpool

Habibi New Brighton

Kebabs & Cocktails !

This is the first Kebab I have ever had and I loved it !

Closest dish here is the King Prawn with Halloumi, Ras el

Hanout, Pineapple esme Sasa!

Tasted incredible and very filling, 2 sides of halloumi,

Batata Harra Fries are a must try!

And the Chicken Shawarma Kebab on the far side, packed

with chilli paste, garlic & lemons!

Such a nice bar to go and have drinks or some food, the

staff have amazing knowledge on the cocktails & food

menu so will look after you no problem!

Don’t forget walk ins only @habibi_new_brighton


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What is Veeno?

Veeno is an authentic Italian wine café, offering quality Italian wines and a range of mouthwatering

hot and cold Italian appetisers at their various locations across the UK.

Where is Chester Veeno?

Set in the heart of Chester, overlooking the Cathedral and Town Hall from its fully windowed

corner position on Northgate Street


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Inspiration Behind the Recipe…

With summer weather on the way, the

burgers and BBQ’s will soon be in full swing!

For those of you thinking of firing up the

BBQ, why not try out our new Melt In The

Middle Protein Cheese Burger (Veggie Recipe

on next page!).

This recipe is made using 2 Eatlean products:

Smoked Shaker Cheese as a great flavor and

binding agent, and Eatlean Spreadable as a

deliciously creamy melt in the middle

surprise! Double the protein hit, without the

all the unnecessary fats, carbs and calories!

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Inspiration Behind the Recipe…

Whether you are a vegie or are trying to

change your lifestyle and eating habits this

summer, Burgers are up there as a firm

favorite, so it’s important we can still enjoy

them!

Let us introduce our Smoked Protein Cheese

Veggie Burger. Switching out the red meat

for chickpeas, and full fat cheese, for

delicious smoked protein cheese we reduce

the fat content right down, whilst boosting

the protein...and enjoying a delicious burger

as the result!


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Low Fat Pizza Bagels

Inspiration Behind the Recipe…

Taking snacking to a new level - these pizza

bagels are super simple to make, taste

absolutely delicious and offer up far better

nutritionals, making pizza a far less guilty

pleasure! This is a great one to get the kids

involved with too, opt for a wholegrain bagel

with slow release carbs, that's high in fiber

and with the Warburton high protein bagel,

it's got that extra protein hit too.

Each pizza slice contains just 4g of fat and

over 20g protein!


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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

High Protein - Makes 3 Enchiladas

Inspiration Behind the Recipe…

A Friday night favorite, who doesn't love a

dish of cheesy enchiladas?! We've put

together a High Protein Cheesy Chicken

Enchilada recipe, with steps to make

everything from scratch, that isn't

overcomplicated. The beauty of making your

own sauce is that you can control exactly

what goes into your meal, keeping it low fat,

low sugar, low calorie, with no hidden nasties.

11g Fat, 96g Protein, 60g Carbs, plus it serves

two.


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Use Code Bens10 at Checkout

for £10 off your order!


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Events in Liverpool

this Sumer


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Summer Hits Liverpool!

RIVER

FESTIVAL

LIVERPOOL

The popular River Festival Liverpool is

back and will celebrate the port of

Liverpool as an arrival and departure

base for maritime heritage, culture,

music, food and wine.

!! FREE ENTRY !!

This is popular family-friendly event will

take place on

Saturday 1 st and Sunday 2 nd June 2019

and is bound to be a hit for everyone

across the Liverpool City Region and

Visitors to the city to enjoy.

Hosting events across the water front,

showcasing Liverpool’s talented artists

and performers. One location at The

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will be

home to three Ship Stages dedicated to

showcasing Indian, African and Irish live

music. The Pier Head will celebrate

Liverpool’s longstanding relationship

with New York – with live music

performances from Disco Inferno and

Motown Gold.

Keep your taste buds alive and well

hydrated with popup food stalls and

drink that will be dotted around the

various venues.

Locations:

City Wide

Mann Island

Pier Head

Royal Albert Dock

Dates:

Saturday 1 st &

Sunday 2 nd June


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Music ‘Takes’ Over Anfield!

TAKE THAT - GREATEST HITS

TOUR 2019

Thursday 6th June 2019, Anfield

Stadium

Take That have become the first Anfield

gig to be announced for over 10 years.

The three piece will visit Anfield

Stadium on Thursday 6 June 2019 as

part of their 30th anniversary tour.

BON JOVI - THIS HOUSE IS NOT

FOR SALE TOUR 2019

Wednesday 19th June 2019, Anfield

Stadium

Bon Jovi will bring their This House Is

Not For Sale Tour to Anfield on 19th

June 2019 – Returning to Liverpool for

the first time in 33 years.

P!NK SET FOR ANFIELD

SUMMER GIG 2019

Tuesday 25th June 2019, Anfield

Stadium

P!NK will bring her Beautiful Trauma

Tour 2019 to Anfield on 25th June –

the first time she has performed in

Liverpool since 2009.


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Can Liverpool become the most

LGBT+ Friendly Region in the UK?

Who’s excited for Pride 2019?

Well there’s a treat in store as Liverpool Pride has

major plans for this years festival to be big enough

to crown Liverpool as the most friendly LGBT+

region in the UK.

The event will be led by the new Liverpool City

Region Pride Foundation, Co-chairs Andi Herring

and John Bird said: “We have been overwhelmed

by the support shown to the LCR Pride Foundation

since its launch at the start of the year. Looking

forward hosting an event that aims to top the

50,000 that attended last year’s Pride Festival in

2018. The foundation will also be including a full

calendar of events and community projects around

the whole of Merseyside.

Dates for the 2019 festival have been released:



Saturday 27 th July

Sunday 28 th July

With an all new name Pride in Liverpool, the free

festival will return to the Tithebarn Street site in the

city centre on Saturday 27th with multiple stages of

live entertainment, a dedicated youth zone and

whole host of inclusive activities, stalls and food

and drink vendors. The fun will continue on Sunday

28th July with more activities taking place at a

soon-to-be

revealed city

centre

location.

Festival goers

will also be

invited to

March with

Pride along the

traditional

route from St

George’s Hall,

finishing at

Moorfields.


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Liverpool International Music Festival

20-21 st July


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Fusion Festival has a new home!

Sefton Park!


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