Manchester’s First Street spent its early years as a sparse patch. There was little reason to venture to the edge-of-town site, other than visiting HOME cinema. However, things are turning around with businesses like Bunny Jackson’s stepping in to shake things up.
Lowering the tone of its shiny glass and steel surrounds, Bunny Jackson’s is the perfect antidote to the chain restaurants and well-behaved arthouse crowds.
An oasis of Americana, Bunny Jackson’s sets itself apart with three simple things – cheap hot wings, great drinks and attitude. In their own words, “salty chips and even saltier language”.
Sell your soul for a t-shirt and take on the ‘pretty much impossible’ hot wings challenge. Eat ten hot wings in ten minutes for £10. Whether you win or lose, your picture will go up forever on the ‘wall of pain’.
Those who like food without tears and humiliation can go for flavoured chicken wings (from 25p each), the buttermilk fried chicken burger (£9.50), or sides such as fried pickle spears (£3.00), animal fries (£5.50) or jalapeno poppers (£3.50).
Sample a famous Bunny’s cocktail to wash it down. The paloma (tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda – £9.00) is especially good. Alternatively, challenge Bunny’s hardworking crew to shake you up a classic cocktail – margaritas are a speciality here.
If you were thinking of gracefully heading to bed after a cultured evening at HOME, think again. Bunny’s neon sign, open door and killer cocktails will tempt you in to work on your bad reputation.