#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!

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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! 


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!








#ThrowBackThursday December 7th, 2017

Celebration of Winter!

Manchester has embraced the coming of winter with festivals and winter carnivals over the years! Here is a step back into how the people have celebrated the coming of the cold right here in Manchester, New Hampshire!


Winter Carnival Parade Float – 1924

Just as we did in the Manchester Christmas Parade this pasted weekend, in 1924 participants would deck out their vehicles with decorations and parade down Elm Street too! The theme for this float was snowshoeing as you can see the snowman on front of the vehicle wearing snowshoes!!


Riding Horseback in the Winter Carnival on Lowell Street – 1916

Even in the bitter cold people would ride horseback throughout Manchester in the annual Winter Carnival!


Winter Carnival Snowshoeing and Ski Jumping Contest

Contests like this would take place in the park showcasing the best ski jumping and snowshoeing in Manchester while crowds gathered to watch!


View of the Manchester Winter Carnival showing Textile Field Hockey. Melrose American Legion is playing against the Manchester Hockey Club – 1928

Thank you to the Manchester Historic Association for the incredible pictures and information they provided! 

Tune in next week to learning a little bit about Christmas in the City!

#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!


Monday – Saturday:

4:30pm – Close

Closed on Sundays

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

#ThrowBackThurday – November 30th, 2017

Downtown Manchester Christmas Parade

This Saturday, UNH Manchester presents the 2017 Manchester Christmas Parade, a fantastic parade with local groups joining together to spread the holiday cheer! Intown Manchester organizes this parade, and for the past several years thousands of people have lined Elm Street to watch the parade with friends and family as a  holiday tradition! Lets take a look back at the Manchester Christmas Parades throughout the years in this week’s #ThrowBackThursday!

The Manchester Fire Department
Palace Float
Christmas Float
Rudolph Float
Rudolf in the Parade
Santa Waving
Vintage Fire Engine with Santa
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Christmas Equestrian
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Vintage fire engine with wreath

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Gingerbread House Float
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Happy Parade Participants!

You will not want to miss out on a parade full of lights, fun and cheer this Saturday, December 2nd at 4pm on Elm Street!

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#FoodieFriday November 17th, 2017

Waterworks Cafe


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!


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!


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!


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!

#ThrowBackThursday November 16th, 2017

Snowy Days in Manchester

As the first snowfall of the season happened earlier this week, it’s time to start gearing up for for the festivities of winter! Manchester has seen snowfall year after year but it certainly has not stopped this city from making the best of it! Here are some images provided by the Manchester Historic Association capturing the snowy days of Manchester, NH!


1924 – Ten very brave members of the Brownies Swim Group get ready to bobsled in the snow dressed in their swimsuits! Brr!

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1927 – The Snowshoe Carnival was a great celebration of the snow, which included a snowshoe race through the textile fields as spectators lined the track to cheer on the snow showers!

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1923– These two sisters make the best of the snowfall, by creating an igloo and a polar bear out of the snow! Posing proudly with their creations, they had turned the snow into works of art!

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c. 1900 – What better way to spend the winter than in a log cabin? These images show hunting cabins with men chopping wood and hiking through the woods in the bitter cold days of the winter!


1940 – Perhaps not the most fun part of the snow is the removal. This image shows city workers clearing away snow in front of City Hall, and loading it into the back of this truck!

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1924 – Right in what we know now as the Veterans Memorial Park, this snowman was coined the “World’s Largest Snowman”, which was set up for the four day Winter Carnival! Even though he is not made out of snow, he represents the spirit of winter!

 Just in time for the holidays and the kick-off to the winter season, come downtown for a fantastic Christmas Parade you can’t miss, and an incredible Holiday Market with over 50 craftsmen! Click here for more information about these great events!

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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!


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!


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!


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!

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