Midtown Cafe’s Oysters on Elm Dining Series

A true summertime gem downtown is Midtown Cafe’s Oysters on Elm dining series, each Friday from 3:30-7:30p! This outdoor dining experience is one of a kind, as these local New England Oysters can be served individually, by the half or full dozen! Located at Midtown Cafe’s outdoor patio, at 814 Elm Street, this dining series is a great way to spend a warm summer night outdoors!


Additional items may also be served upon availability such as charcuterie platters and jumbo cocktail shrimp! This is a Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) style of outdoor dining! Swing by Midtown Cafe, every Friday afternoon for fresh local New England Oysters on their patio!


Midtown Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:00pm with delicious salads, sandwiches and wraps and all of your cafe favorites conveniently located in the Beacon Building on Elm! To see their full menu, click here!


Thank you for tuning into this week’s #FoodieFriday! There is always great foods to try in downtown Manchester and we are here to share that with you!

Want your resturant or cafe to be featured in #FoodieFriday? E-mail Sarah at: srondeau@intownmanchester.com




Farmers’ Market Recipes!

Every Thursday in Stanton Plaza, Intown hosts local vendors at our Manchester Community Farmers’ Market! This week, we decided to make our #FoodieFriday all about Farmers’ Market fueled dishes that are just right for summer fresh produce! Below is a list of a few of our favorite recipes! Check it out!


Farmers’ Market Salad

This salad is made with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, red bell peppers, corn, peaches, onions and more! This is a tasty salad packed with produce you can find at the Farmers’ Market!

Click here for the full recipe! 


Baked Zucchini Zips

Crispy and fresh, these zucchini chips can be served as an appetizer or a side and are easy to make! Next time you’re at the Farmers’ Market, be sure to grab some extra zucchini for this fantastic dish!

Click here for the full recipe! 


Corn-and-Crab Chowder

Our Farmers’ Market has fresh, live and kicking crabs that are always caught the same day they are sold! Grab some of these guys and whip up this mouth-watering chowda’ for the family!

Click here to see the full recipe! 


Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette 

Bacon and green beans really make a great pair in this summery side-dish! Our Farmers’ Market has the freshest green beans, harvested the same day they are sold! Your family and friends are sure to love this twist on traditional steamed beans!

Click here for the full recipe!  


Crispy Cucumber Salsa

A refreshing spin on traditional salsa, this cucumber salsa is fantastic with tortilla chips or served in tacos! Our Farmers’ Market has fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and herbs you can use to create this dish!

Click here for the full recipe!


Summer Asparagus Salad

Summer is all about fresh ingredients and locally grown produce, and this delicious dish has it all! Grab some asparagus, red onions and herbs at your next Farmers’ Market trip to make this fantastic salad! Add some local feta to top it all off …You will not be disappointed!

Click here for the full recipe! 

Thank you for tuning into this week’s #FoodieFriday!

We hope to see you at the Manchester Community Farmers’ Market, Thursdays in Stanton Plaza from 3-6:30pm!

For more information about the Manchester Community Farmers’ Market, click here!

There is FREE, two hour parking in the Center of New Hampshire Parking Garage for all market shoppers!

Have any suggestions for our weekly #FoodieFridays? E-mail Sarah at: srondeau@intownmanchester.com

#FoodieFriday – 4th of July Festive Foods!


Looking for recipes that are not only festive but easy to make for the 4th of July? We have just what you are looking for in this week’s #FoodieFriday!

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Red, White and Blue Ice Pops

Cool off with these delicious ice pops that are simple to make and perfectly festive!

Check out the recipe here!

red white and blue drinks - for kids too!

Patriotic Layered Drinks

Refreshing and delicious, kids and adults love this fruity layered drink on the 4th of July!

Click here for the full recipe!

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Red, White and Blue Dipped Strawberries 

Strawberries, white chocolate and blue sprinkles is all you will need for this summer treat!

Check out this recipe here!

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Patriotic Cake Pops

Great for around the campfire, at a barbecue or even at the fireworks show! These Patriotic Cake Pops are sure to please any crowd!

Check out how to make these cake pops here!


4th of July Fruity Watermelon Bowl

Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit, and why not enjoy it in a festive watermelon bowl?

Check out how to make this Fruity Watermelon Bowl here!

Happy 4th of July from Intown Manchester! 

Check out the Manchester Fireworks show on Tuesday, July 3rd in Arms Park! 

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Have a suggestion for #FoodieFriday? Contact Sarah at: srondeau@intownmanchester.com

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#FoodieFriday June 15th, 2018

Cheddar and Rye

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889 Elm Street | (603) 232-3751

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Looking for the tastiest grilled cheese downtown? Cheddar and Rye certainly has something to satisfy your cravings with their out-of-this-world grilled cheese options. How does a grilled cheese with succulent pulled pork and ooey-gooey cheese sound? Or how about one with cheddar, maple sriracha buffalo chicken and a ranch drizzle? These grilled cheeses and many other options can be found right on Elm Street at Cheddar and Rye

whiskeyComing Soon!

Around mid summer, Cheddar and Rye will be opening a whiskey bar in the adjacent space for all those grilled cheese and whiskey lovers! Opening date is still undetermined, stay tuned for further updates!

View Cheddar and Rye’s full menu here! 


Monday – Thursday

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday – Saturday

11:00 am – 7:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tune in each week to see what fantastic restaurants, bars and cafes are right here in the downtown!

Have a suggestion for #FoodieFriday ideas? Contact Sarah at: srondeau@intownmanchester.com

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#FoodieFriday June 8, 2018


XO on Elm

827 Elm Street | 603-560-7998| ww.xoonelm.com

 “Sophisticated Atmosphere with a Focus on Locally Sourced Foods & Signature Cocktails, Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff” 


A true gem of the downtown area is most certainly XO On Elm! It’s inviting atmosphere, mouth watering foods and carefully crafted cocktails makes this bistro a place that is sure to please!

Start off any meal with their fantastic stuffed dates, just the right amount of flavor packed into these bacon wrapped bits! These dates are stuffed with Chorizo sausage, cream cheese, crispy pancetta, and drizzled with balsamic glaze … YUM!


XO has fantastic Bowls that can be made with Jasmine rice, Cauliflower or Quinoa! One of our favorites is the Ceviche Bowl, with daily ceviche options (on right)! Check out their tasty Venezuelan arepas, their array of vegan selections and  their decadent entrees as well! The XO on Elm is perfect for  lunch with co-workers or dinner loved ones!

To view XO On Elm’s full Menu, click here!


Lunch | Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner | Monday – Saturday 4:30pm – Closed

Closed on Sundays

Tune in each week to see what fantastic restaurants, bars and cafes are right here in the downtown!

Have a suggestion for #FoodieFriday ideas? Contact Sarah at: srondeau@intownmanchester.com

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#foodiefriday Mar-16-2018


It’s finally here! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE corned beef and cabbage. If you’re looking to indulge in some Irish fair there’s no shortage of options right here in Downtown! A few restaurants who will be featuring special menus for today are:

Theo’s Pizza Restaurant | 102 Elm Street | 603-669-4678

Hooked & Ignite | 110 Hanover Street | 603-606-1189

The Pint Publik House | 1111 Elm Street | 603-206-5463

Firefly | 22 Concord Street | 603-935-9740

Wanna find other ways to celebrate in downtown? Visit out Sat. Patrick’s Day guide here, or check out this post on the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

#FoodieFriday December 8th, 2017


Moes’s Italian Sandwich

A hot spot downtown for lunch is Moe’s Italian Sandwich serving up the best subs and sandwiches with an Italian flare! From their Sicilian Classics to their signature sandwiches you’ll find this sandwich shop to cover your lunchtime cravings! Located conveniently on Elm Street, Moe’s should be on your list of places to go for lunch or dinner!

 Moe’s Original Italian Sandwichsandwich

Their own recipe made with mild cooked salami, creamy provolone cheese, sliced onions, bell peppers, dill pickles, tomatoes, black olives and oil. Add mayo, Special “Spicy” Oil, Crushed Red Pepper, Salt, and Pepper to jazz it up a bit! Just looking at it will make you hungry!

Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl: Clam Chowder Bread Bowl

On a cold winter day there is nothing better to warm you from the inside out than Moe’s Clam Chowder! Pipping hot chowder served in a soft bread bowl is the perfect lunch or snack! Order a sandwich and take it home for a hearty meal!

Signature Sandwiches:moes-italian-sandwiches-meatball-moe

Our favorite is the meatball Sub, made with a heaping portion of meatballs, sauce, Provolone Cheese and Grated Parmesan cheese, a hot sandwich guaranteed to fill you up!  Moe’s has other sandwiches, subs and wraps available, so swing by and order up a lunch that is sure to please! 


Download this coupon, grab a friend and head to Moe’s!


Monday – Friday:

10:30am – 7:00pm


 10: 30am – 5:00pm

Sunday:  Closed

Check out Moe’s Italian Sandwich at 796 Elm Street!


Other great places you may enjoy in the downtown!