#foodiefriday May-5-2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Did you make it out for the Taco tour last night? The weather was perfect for hopping down Elm Street, picking up tacos, and listening to live music! The Judges’ Choice winner last night was Midtown Cafe with their grilled chicken kabob taco. Although I got to try a ton of awesome tacos, I’m kicking myself for not waiting in that line!

My personal favorite taco was served by Fratello’s, but a huge shout out goes to Firefly for having an open toppings bar! What was your favorite stop?


#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 July-15-2016

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Although it may not be widely celebrated, today just happens to be National Gummi Worm Day! Of course, we in the office never need an excuse to eat more candy. Here’s a little bit of history about how National Gummi Worm Day came to be from Daysoftheyear.com:

History of Gummi Worm Day
Before we can talk about Gummi Worms, we have to talk about Gummi Bears. Gummi Bears were the original Gummi candy created by the Haribo company in 1920. These delicious ursine candies came in a broad variety of fruit flavors and were intended for both adults and children to enjoy. The secret to these little candies gumminess is from a careful mixture of special ingredients, the most important being the gelatin that helps to give the candy its form, and the sugar and citric acid that gives it its flavor.
From these initial gummi candies, many other types and shapes came into existence, but none of them could take the crown from the popular gummi bear. It wasn’t until Trolli created the gummi worm that this changed. Gummi worms were fun to eat, they could easily be used to create creative desserts, and were even more fun (in our opinion) to eat than gummi bears!
Gummi Worm Day was organized to celebrate the fellow confectionary monarch to the gummi bear, and the amazing Trolli company that brought it into existence. Gummi worms comes in even more flavors and varieties than the original gummi bear, including all the basic flavors, sweet and sour flavors, and our personal favorite, the sour gummi worm.”

Since I’m sure you now have a hankering for something sweet, you can get your gummi worm fix right here in downtown at Granite State Candy Shoppe!

What’s your favorite flavor Gummi Worm?

#foodiefriday Feb-13-2015

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We’ve had so much fun promoting Valentine’s Day here in Downtown these past few weeks! We’ve come up with a great gift guide and a list of date night ideas to help you plan the perfect night! We also featured a guest blog from former UNH Manchester student Olivia Pollack all about her ‘sweet tour’ of downtown! In this week’s #foodiefriday we’ve got delicious treats from all of the stops on her tour in addition to our normal tasty morsels we feature every week! Enjoy this week’s post and I’d love to hear how you celebrated Valentine’s Day downtown! Comment below!


#foodiefriday Nov-21-2014

We are officially less than one week away from my favorite holiday of the year–Thanksgiving! I would like to be bashful and say “I don’t even know where to start” when talking about my favorite part of Thanksgiving, but I know exactly where to start…Mashed potatoes. My family has been heading to my aunt and uncle’s house in Massachusetts for Thanksgiving for quite a few years now and they whip up the most heavenly mashed potatoes on Earth. I’m not exaggerating in the least about these potatoes. They are life-changing. As you can see in this photo of my plate from last year… my potato to turkey to stuffing ratio is comical. Just the way I like it!

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Diner


#foodiefriday Oct-24-2014

You’ve probably heard about the Adored app by now; it’s been the buzz downtown all week long! The app’s goal is to simplify loyalty rewards for customers and businesses. The soft launch has taken off at Cafe La Reine this week to rave reviews! It will be in Mint Bistro, The Palace Theatre, Ignite Bar and Grille, The Shaskeen and Hooked Seafood today. Download Adored now to get some great perks all weekend long at your favorite downtown stops! More info here: http://www.getadored.com/.

PS: This is our largest #foodiefriday to date–there’s 24 different downtown restaurants! Love it!

#foodiefriday October-10-2014

We were so excited to learn that 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza was going to be featured on Phantom Gourmet! Their episode surely did not disappoint! As you can tell by this blog post back in April, 900 has some of my favorite dishes here in Manchester! Congratulations to Priscilla and the 900° team for a job well done! We are so happy to have you in our downtown. See their feature by clicking the image below!