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Mark Breslin

Mark Breslin

A master of ‘Jazz hands’ and a bar cleaning crusader!


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Dan

Dan

Taking his doodling skills through the whole of his academic career seems to have paid off for the very talented graphic artist that is Dan Burp-Sick.


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Kuba

Kuba

From Poland with love!


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Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Since before cheese was invented man liked cheese. If it could serve as blood and travel through veins it would, that’s how good cheese wants to be.

The Hillary Step cheese board is rather good. Choose Hard, Soft and Blue Cheeses or combine Charcuterie sliced meats for extra fun.

All soured from Hickson & Black’s, Chorlton (881 2001)

Christmas week’s Santa’s choice is

Mrs Kirkham’s Tasty Lancashire

Hard, unpasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This traditional Lancashire is made from 3 days of milkings, clothbound and buttered and matured for around 3 months. An excellent table cheese, Lancashire also makes an unforgettable cheese-on-toast.

 

Raclette

Semi-soft, unpasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This famous cheese hails from the Savioe and is typically eaten melted using a Raclette machine to create a dish, also called Raclette. This

unpasteurised example is equally at home on the cheeseboard, with rich

earthy flavours and sweet farmyard aromas.

 

Bleu d’Auvergne

Blue, pasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This piquant cheese, named after the ancient volcanic mountain region of France, is sharp and herbal. Once matured, Bleu d’Auvergne gathers strength of flavour quickly; really intensifying after the interior of the cheese begins to collapse.


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Jazz Sundays

All jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free!

Dec 14th        M6!

Women on the horns and bass, chaps in the rhythm section! Storming originals & arrangements

Dec 21st         Paddy Steer

home-made electronica, Sun Ra tribute included

Dec 28th                 Jolly Jock

monologuist and multi-instrumentalist

Jan 4th            Dave Roberts Quartet

sax led modern jazz, all the way from Liverpool

Jan 11th               Paul Farr Trio

Paul on guitar, Luke Flowers on drums, Huw Jacobs bass. A power trio, blues based funky blues jazz

Jan 18th          Sonorous Quartet

keyboard/violin/guitar led originals with solid grooves, quiet moments and an Eastern/Latin crossover

Jan 25th          Zamani

guitarist Hugh Peters with sax, bass and percussion – African and South American originals and covers

Feb 1st            Stuart McCallum

special guitar rhapsodies


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Rob

Rob

High overlord and master of the cheese Rob guides the Hillary Step with a deft hand and a tazer.

Some say he actually climbed the big E, found God – the Great Whey – and felt such visceral desire to sell beer and cheese in the same room it made him whoop with glee. Some say this didn’t happen. Others say nothing… Did this paramount experience inspire the choice of name for his urban boozer? It will always be a mystery – oooo.


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Simmi

Simmi

A master in 4 martial arts, plumbing, stern stares and good teeth – a force to be reckoned with! Requiring diplomatic nouse to arbiter the bourgeois – proletariat struggle before her, Simmi manages the day-to-day operations at Step HQ with aplomb and a halloumi roast veg sandwichs.

Barely conscious after eating lots of chocolate cake, Simmi can run a half marathon in her head – wow.

The resident wine person (free of gout you’ll be glad to know), Simmi uses her highly trained nose to select the rather super wines on offer.

Simmi tries not to eat things with a face, like chicken or lambs or beetles and will one day own a floating gallery in Marseille (its a special yacht with diamonds on it) selling fine art.


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Sue

Sue

Proud maître d of the Hillary Step Sue brings swishy grace, big necklaces and a laser guided cleaning skills ensuring the highest standard of hygiene in the bar.

Sue even feeds the plants and they are grateful.

On the first Tuesday of the month – accompanied by the time travelling white witch Angela – Sue challenges the minds and cerebral abilities of Chorltons finest with the infamous Hilly Step quiz – try if you dare!

A keen photographer Sue shows her work across the city.


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Ian

Ian

Raised by wolves in Serbia Ian can commune with animals. Indeed he once breast fed a baby kangaroo with his own nipples.

A true Manc’ heart of cigarettes and alcohol and ordained by lord Liam himself, Ian compliments the Hillary Step with his indie swagger and leather jacket.


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Matthew 2.0

Matthew 2.0

Matthew Ballantyne (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Ballantyne had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in The Hole (2001).

She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame from 2003 as a result of her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–07). In 2008, Forbes claimed Ballantyne to be the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses.


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Matthew

Matthew

Ernest and innocent (you can see a meadow in his eyes) Matthew loves nothing more than great beer, iddy-biddy kitties and baggy trousers.

Chorltons own reggae bass maestro (check out the excellent Extra Love) brings his cellar skills to the Hillary Step helping ensure a perfect pint, every time – Hmmmm beer!


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Tue 2nd October

Every 1st Tuesday of the month teams of southern Manchester intelligista do battle at infamously difficult Hillary Step quiz. Quiz master Sue delivers Angela’s monthly brainiac sermon to the masses. Some will relish factual obscurities, others reel in ignorance.

Think you can beat Angela’s knowledge of quantum physics, car parts and 1920’s boxing? Try if you dare, Mwahahaha!

(I am convinced Angela is a time travelling white witch).

 

 


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Pie & Pint – £5

Pie & Pint – £5

Scrum-diddly-umptious! These sell out fast so don’t hesitate to yield to the pork monster within. Great with a beer, cider or small wine for a fiver. Porking brilliant!


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Mark Breslin
Dan
Kuba

Cheese Board

Since before cheese was invented man liked cheese. If it could serve as blood and travel...

Jazz Sundays

All jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free! Dec 14th      ...
Rob
Simmi
Sue
Ian
Matthew 2.0
Matthew

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Every 1st Tuesday of the month teams of southern Manchester intelligista do battle at...

Pie & Pint – £5

Scrum-diddly-umptious! These sell out fast so don’t hesitate to yield to the...