#FoodieFriday December 8th, 2017

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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!


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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!


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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!


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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! 


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

Hours:

Monday – Friday:

10:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday

 10: 30am – 5:00pm

Sunday:  Closed


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


 

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#FoodieFriday December 1st, 2017

XO on Elm

A great place to dine right on Elm Street is XO on Elm, a cozy restaurant serving up season, local cuisine that is too good to pass up! XO on Elm is now serving lunch, so swing by for a delicious lunch with a friend or co-worker and taste all that XO on Elm has to offer!


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Start off your night with one of our favorite appetizers, the Stuffed Dates made with
chorizo sausage and cream cheese  wrapped in crispy pancetta bacon and finished with Blood Orange balsamic glaze… so good you’ll want them all for yourself!

 


cocnut tofuFor your entree, try their vegan Coconut Crusted Tofu made with crispy coconut tofu, sautéed zucchini, red peppers, carrots, artichokes and baby spinach, simmered in a red curry coconut broth and topped with cranberry apple chutney! A dish that is my personal favorite on a cold night out downtown!


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Looking for something with some steak and potatoes? Check out their Grilled 8oz Filet Mignon made with smoked bacon bourbon demi-glace, served with Yukon Gold mashed potato and grilled asparagus! The perfect meal to satisfy your taste buds!


Check out XO on Elm at 827 Elm Street today for a fantastic meal in a great atmosphere!

Hours: 

Monday – Saturday:

4:30pm – Close

Closed on Sundays


Looking for other great places to dine downtown? Check these out!

#FoodieFriday November 17th, 2017

Waterworks Cafe

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A great cafe located right in the historic Waumbec building of the Amoskeag Millyard, serves up delicious breakfasts and fantastic lunches, perfect for on the go, or catching up with a friend over coffee! With new specials daily, you can warm up with their hearty soups or keep it light with their fresh salads! The Waterworks Cafe has something for everyone, and we wanted to share that with you!


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You cannot go wrong with any option at the Waterworks Cafe, but one of our favorites is the Over Night French Toast made with cubes of bread, cinnamon, raisin, Grand Marnier berry salad, whipped cream and a side, of course, of maple syrup! Yum! Craving a little something more? Try their Breakfast Burger , a char grilled burger with an over easy egg, smoked bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, baby spinach and Cheddar cheese on a soft brioche bun! You’ll be fueled up for the rest of the day with this Breakfast Burger!


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Grab a lunch to go, or hang out for a while at  the Waterworks cafe, serving up one of our guilty pleasures, the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese  made with melted Gruyère, Provolone and Cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, and tomatoes served on Texas toast! Looking for something with some greens? They have that too, with their Kale Power Salad made with baby kale, blueberries, carrots, red quinoa, dried cranberries, dried apricots, edamame and toasted sunflower seeds tossed in a delicious wild berry vinaigrette! Just looking at it will make you feel healthy!


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Of course, the Waterworks Cafe has a great selection of cold brew coffees, espressos, lattes and even fruit smoothies! If you are a latte lover like me, try their Tidewater Latte made with espresso, steamed milk, maple and butter pecan! You won’t regret this decision! Not a coffee lover? Try their Hot Chocolate made with decadent Ghirardelli chocolate and whipped cream! The perfect drink for a cold day in Manchester!


Check them out at 250 Commercial Street, Suite 1004 today!

HOURS:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 3 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 3 PM
Closed Sunday


Looking for other great spots in the downtown to eat? Here are a few of our favorites!


Tune in for next week’s #foodiefriday to discover other great restaurants and cafes’ downtown!

Foodie Friday November 10th, 2017

Cafe La Reine

One of Manchester’s coziest cafe’s, right downtown is Cafe la Rein, serving up an array of coffees, teas, espresso, delicious breakfast sandwiches and so much more! Cafe la Reine also serves rice and quinoa bowls, soups, salads and sandwiches! This fantastic cafe also has gluten free options for those looking to exclude gluten from their diet… with great flavors like these you won’t even know the difference!


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Try their Açaí Bowls made with organic, pure, unsweetened açaí blended with frozen strawberries and bananas that is topped with granola, shredded coconut, and sliced seasonal fruit! This bowl will give you the perfect jump start to your day!

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One of my personal favorite lunch items is the Marie Antoinette made with all natural turkey breast, thousand island dressing, mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, bacon, and smoked gouda. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this sandwich (or any sandwich from Cafe la Reine)! All sandwiches come with one of their decadent sides…so good it will be hard for you to chose!


8648-slideshow12001-90af8fb7And of course, a trip to Cafe la Reine would not be complete without a beverage! Try their Millyard Cold Brew made right here in Manchester, NH! Are you a tea lover? They have that too with their Upton Tea Imports right from Holliston, Massachusetts!


Check out Cafe la Reine at 915 Elm Street today!

Hours: 

Sunday – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday – 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.


More great places downtown to check out this weekend!


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Foodie Friday – November 3rd, 2017

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Gale Motor Company – Food & Drink

A little gem in Manchester that serves some of the most delicious entrees and unique cocktails is Gale Motor Co.! Serving dishes in smaller portions, this restaurant encourages sharing small plates and tasting a variety of what they have to offer in every bite!


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Begin a night out with some small plates that are sure to please! One of our favorites is the Bao Tacos, made with succulent pork belly, hoisin, pickled red onion and a kim chi aioli. Feeling the need to spice it up? Try their Steak and Cheese Egg Roll, made with  Hanger steak, American cheese, mushrooms and a spicy chipotle dip!


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Gale Motor Co. knows how to bring the flavors of the season with their Acorn Squash Ravioli, made with goat cheese, baby spinach and an incredible maple cream sauce! Looking for something simple like pizza? They have that too, with their Parson’s Pie, a Margarita pizza made with pepperoni, house made ricotta, basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

 


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Order one of their carefully crafted concoctions with the most unique and delicious flavors around! Try their Salty Dog, made with Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and a salt rim…yum! Feeling a little adventurous? Order their Ninja Bilini, made with Zipang Sparkling Sake, and a peach liqueur! This drink will surely bring out the inner ninja in you!


Stop by Gale Motor Co. and taste the great flavors they have to offer!

HOURS:

MONDAY – THURSDAY:

11:30am – 9:00pm

FRIDAY:

11:30am – 10:00pm

SATURDAY:

5:00pm – 10:00pm


Other fantastic restaurants downtown to check out this weekend!

 


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Foodie Friday October 27th, 2017

A&E Coffee and Tea

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This week’s #FoodieFriday is all about a fantastic coffee shop downtown, A&E Coffee and Tea! They are the first coffee shop to serve USDA certified organic coffee in New Hampshire and have been since 2001! According to the founder Emeran Langmaid, Quality and Sustainability is where we live at A&E Coffee & Tea. We source coffees that have a story to tell and have a fantastic flavor composition. It is a privilege and honor to represent the growing communities when we process and present the coffees to our customers”. 


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You cannot go wrong with their breakfast selection, my personal favorite, the Matcha Granola, made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds oats and more all served in steaming hot milk, proving to be a hearty and tasty breakfast or snack! Grab one of their Happy Hen sandwiches made with eggs from Julie’s Happy Hens and cheese from Choice Cut Butcher, to go, or have them cater your office party any day with coffee and breakfast sandwiches!


imagesLooking for something sweet and savory to go with your coffee? They have that too with daily baked muffins and scones as well a selection of Gluten Free pastries! Try their New York style bagels with a variety of cream cheeses!  For the month of October, try their pumpkin cream cheese spread! There surely is something for everyone at A&E Coffee and tea!


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Be sure to check out their Monthly Specials for October, with some fantastic yet spooky beverages such as the Werewolf in London made with organic Earl Grey tea and a blend of vanilla, lavender and mint topped with steamed milk! It’s to die for! Interested in their monthly coffee beverages? Try their Scary Pumpkin which is a chai latte with espresso and pureed pumpkin spice served hot or iced! These specials are scary good!


 AE-Cold-Brew-bagPurchase your own freshly ground coffee in store for organic coffee wherever you go! Try their many flavors and styles of coffees and teas from the comfort of your home or stop by one of their two locations in Manchester and Amherst for breakfast! Their friendly and warm atmosphere will make you want to pop in every morning for your cup of joe (or tea) and to see what fresh pastries they have available daily!


Swing by 1,000 Elm Street to check out this great cafe downtown!

Hours:

MONDAY – THURSDAY: 

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FRIDAY:

7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Foodie Friday October 20th, 2017

Republic Cafe and Bistro

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Looking for a place in Manchester with excellent and delicious meals that is all farm-to-table and locally sourced? Look no further than Republic Cafe and Bistro located conveniently on Elm Street! From their unique breakfast menu to their dinner entrees, this restaurant has it all!


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Pop in on Saturday and Sunday mornings to try their elegant breakfasts and roasted coffee! The Eric’s Framstand Egg Souffle, made with Hatchland cream, pesto and a tomato side salad is sure to brighten your morning and please your taste buds! For those who crave something a little more sweet to start their day, try Republic’s Nutella and Banana Panini with a wild blueberry compote and fresh strawberries! Yum!


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There is nothing better than starting a night out with an appetizer to share! Indulge in their Feta Bites, which are fried Maplebrook Feta cubes with black and white sesame seeds, tzatziki and Eric’s Farmstand honey! This perfect blend of flavors are sure to please any feta lover!


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Republic has a variety of dishes ranging from Steak Frites made with Little Brook Farm grass-fed steak and hand cut frites, to their Chickpea Ragu made with spiced chickpeas, pomegranate molasses, saffron rice, spicy red cabbage slaw and topped with charmoula sauce! You will certainly leave satisfied after a locally sourced meal at Republic!


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Don’t forget to try one of their incredible cocktails, such as their Moroccan Old-Fashioned, which is an “old fashioned” old fashioned with straight rye, Berber
spiced syrup, and orange oil! They also have their Maple Mark which is made with Green Acre’s ‘Just Maple’ amber syrup, Maker’s Mark, fresh lime juice and a splash of ginger beer, perfect for the fall season!


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Finish off an incredible meal with a dessert that is one of our favorites, their Loukoumades, fondly known as Greek doughnuts made with Eric’s Farmstand honey and topped with toasted hazelnuts… you won’t be able to just have one! Also try their amazing Vegan Banana Chocolate Cake, served with strawberry and banana garnish and a taste of wild blueberry compote!


Check out Republic for yourself at 1069 Elm Street!

Hours:

MONDAY – THURSDAY:

11:00AM – 9:00PM

FRIDAY:

11:00AM – 10:00PM

SATURDAY: 

9:00AM – 10:00PM

SUNDAY:

9:00AM – 9:00PM


Check out these other great restaurants right downtown!