#foodiefriday Jun-2-2017

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Yesterday Sara and I got to tour Penuche’s Music Hall at 1087 Elm Street,

and we were impressed! Their outdoor seating is brand new and custom- a beautiful and bright orange that really pops on the sidewalk!   They added balcony seating and spruced up the chandeliers. The bathrooms were completely redone to look modern and luxurious.

But the best part of all: They now serve mudslides! The perfect cold treat on a warm summer day. Penuche’s is planning to have live music as often as possible, so keep an eye out for fun shows this summer!

 

#foodiefriday May-19-2017

Tables Out, Umbrellas UpHappy Friday! Not only did we have a full work week of gorgeous weather, but it looks like we’re about to have a beautiful weekend too! Now that it is beginning to warm up, we’ve seen outdoor seating make its way across Downtown! With all the rain we’ve been hit with, I’ve been BEGGING for it to finally get sunny out! Last Spring we updated our Downtown dining directory to reflect what restaurants have outdoor seating. See the directory here! Also, be sure to check out Milk and Honey’s beautiful outside seating; the newest addition to outdoor dining in Downtown! They offer half off juices from 4p-5p. It’s the perfect opportunity to sip a cold drink and enjoy the sun! I don’t know about you, but I’ll sit outside to eat at any chance I can get!

What Downtown restaurant has your favorite outdoor seating?

#foodiefriday May-12-2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with Tasty videos. Let me clarify; have you seen those short recipe videos that your friends share on Facebook that always result in something mouth-watering (and probably covered in cheese)? I love them! I could spend hours watching all of those delicious creations being made. The best part is knowing that you too can make delectable delights at home!

This past week I stumbled upon the perfect Tasty video: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes and more for Mothers’ Day!

What a yummy-looking spread! You can find the recipes here.

Of course, if you don’t have the ability to cook breakfast in bed for the moms in your life, you can check out our Mothers’ Day blog post for other awesome gift ideas!

#foodiefriday Apr-28-2016

With April coming to a close, we’re setting our sights to May. And, of course, with May comes Cinco de Mayo!

No one in downtown takes this celebration more seriously than Margaritas. Every year this restaurant hosts a week-long celebration with fun specials! This year, try one of their seasonal cocktails and take home a free collectible Cinco de Mayo Pint Glass!

Monday, May 1st – $5 Burritos

Tuesday, May 2nd – $5 all you can eat tacos!

Wednesday, May 3rd – $5 Fajitas

Thursday, May 4th – $5 Appetizers

Friday, May 5th – Cinco Celebration! The biggest fiesta of the year! Stop in for 25+ signature Margaritas, Cinco scratchcards, prizes, and giveaways all day. Plus enjoy all you can eat nachos and $5 house margaritas until 4pm!

And don’t forget that next Thursday will also be the Hippo’s Annual Taco Tour. With all the hustle and bustle in downtown, we hope that you have fun celebrating and stay safe!

#foodiefriday Apr-14-2017

As I was grabbing my daily coffee this morning, I stopped to pick up a copy of this week’s Hippo. Immediately, the giant picture of delectable chicken tenders on the front cover had me dreaming of my favorite comfort foods! I know comfort food preferences vary from person to person, but I doubt there’s a single human on this planet that will deny enjoying a guilty pleasure comfort food now and again. My personal favorite? Just happens to be buffalo chicken tenders, and Stark Brewing Co. is my favorite place to grab them. Next? Chocolate ice cream. I usually stop into Ben & Jerry’s for some Chocolate Therapy when I need a summertime afternoon pick-me-up. The Farm is also great for filling my need for comfort food. There’s nothing like their Pulled Pork Sandwich!

What is your favorite comfort food? Where downtown do you go to get your fix?

#foodiefriday Mar-24-2017

Happy Friday, everyone!

 

I’m so excited because today kicks off Restaurant Week! Over 100 restaurants across the Granite State are partnering up to offer dining discounts and special menus, including a few popular spots in Downtown. This is the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and try some new restaurants! There is no ticketing involved, simply walk into a participating restaurant and ask your server about the Restaurant Week Menu. For a list of participating restaurants click here. Don’t forget to share photos of your meals using #RestaurantWeekNH!

#foodiefriday Mar-10-2017

We are officially one week away from St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve begun to round up some celebrations happening throughout Downtown in a special blog post here! I look forward to all the fun Irish food every year, and Downtown most certainly does not disappoint.

Some St Patty’s Day #foodie highlights:

  • The Rover serves an amazing traditional Irish breakfast that will be served up starting at 6am and feature giveaways all day long!
  • Stark Brewing Co. will be serving their classic corned beef and featuring two new stouts for St. Patrick’s day only: Raspberry Chocolate and Tirimisu made with cold pressed coffee!
  • The Shaskeen will kick off at 5:30am with breakfast, and of course pints, and feature their Irish Classics for lunch and dinner: The Corned Beef Dinner and Guinness Beef Stew!

For more details, visit our full St. Patty’s post here!