Easter 2017 Events in Downtown!


With Easter right around the corner, events and specials are popping up all over the place! We’ll be updating this list daily to keep you updated on all things Easter here in the Queen City!

Did we miss your business or event? Shoot an e-mail to tvazquez@intownmanchester.com or call 603-645-6285.

Edible Arrangements | 1000 Elm Street | Website

Edible is offering $25 off their Easter Bunny Party Arrangement, featuring bunny shaped pineapple dipped in chocolate! Their yummy arrangements will
make a perfect hostess gift!

Granite State Candy | 832 Elm Street | Website

Granite State Candy is holding their annual bunny raffle! Stop by their store to enter their FREE raffle and you could win a 3 foot tall milk chocolate bunny and a $100 gift card! Need some chocolate for Easter baskets? Granite State Candy has pure milk, dark, white, and calico chocolate bunnies and many more delectable treats. Stop by today!

Van Otis Chocolates | 341 Elm Street | Website

Van Otis BunniesStop into Van Otis Chocolates for your sweets needs. The perfect way to build your Easter baskets!

Dancing Lion Chocolate | 917 Elm Street | Website

Dancing Lion has been deliciously preparing for all of your chocolate Easter needs! Not only do the chocolates have incredible flavor profiles, they’re also beautiful to boot! Be sure to stop in and check out their amazing works of chocolate art!

Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse | 62 Lowell Street | 603-669-9460

Gauchos Easter Sunday Brunch will run from 10:00am-2:00pm. It will include: an omelet station, chocolate fountain and fruit station, traditional rodizio (five meats), salad bar, desserts, breakfast items, pastries, cereals, and hot dishes! Adults are $17.95 and children 6-12 are $10.95! They will be serving dinner from 3:00pm-9:00pm. There’s also free parking on the weekends! Reservations are recommended.

Fratellos Manchester | 155 Dow Street | 603-624-2022

Fratellos is once again offering their wonderful Easter menu! From anitpasti, to salads and about 14 different entree choices, there is something for everyone! Make your reservation today for one of their seatings at 12p, 2:30p, or 5p!

Firefly American Bistro | 22 Concord Street | 603-935-9740

Firefly will be offering Sunday brunch from 10am – 3pm, and dinner from 4pm – 10pm. They’ll be featuring their full brunch and dinner menus, as well as several holiday specials (including but not limited to baked ham and roasted lamb). Reservations are not required but strongly recommended!





#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!

#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 July-31-2015

Happy #foodiefriday! I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite day of the week. Looking at all the different cuisine that Downtown has to offer gets me excited for the weekend!

Recently Julia and I have been in a bit of a lunch rut. We try to stay healthy, but our home-packed lunches aren’t quite enough. We were on the search for something simple yet exciting, and then we found the Midtown Cafe.

The Midtown cafe is a small shop inside the Beacon building on Elm Street. They serve up plenty of classics like grilled cheeses and BLT’s, but they also have plenty of fun twists! My favorite part is that you can add sriracha to any of the sandwiches they serve. I love being able to have that extra kick!

How do you all beat the lunchtime blues?

#foodiefriday June-26-2015

Hello, Manchester!

This past week I visited Taj India, a relatively new restaurant on Downtown’s Strip. I was a bit apprehensive to go at first, since I’ve never had Indian food before. I love trying new things, but I had no idea where to start!

Luckily, Taj India offers a lunch buffet. It’s not extensive by any means, but it was a great way to try some of their most popular dishes! I tried their Saag Paneer, Aloo Gobhi, and Chicken Tikki Masala. All of these dishes were fantastic, but I really fell in love with their Chicken Curry and Basmati Rice.

Now that I’ve gotten to try some of their specialties, I think I understand their menu a lot better. This may become one of my favorites!

What’s the most exotic food you’ve tried?


#foodiefriday June-12-2015

Happy #foodiefriday! I just took a look at the weather forecast for this weekend, and it’s supposed to be in the mid-eighties now through Sunday. Looks like this weekend will be the perfect time to break out the grill, hop in the pool, or work on those much-needed tans!

If the weather isn’t proof enough that summer is here, then the specials downtown should be! Scrolling through facebook this week, I’ve seen everything from fresh lemonade and luau-themed drinks to salads covered in fruits and thick grilled burgers. And of course, it wouldn’t be summer without my personal favorite, ice cream! Julia and I stopped into the Dancing Lion to try a scoop of their Mexican Vanilla Ganache, and we were IMPRESSED! It was thick and creamy, made with farm fresh eggs. The perfect pick-me-up for a boring Tuesday!

What are your favorite summer treats?

#foodiefriday May-15-2015

After 10 great years in Downtown (and one of my favorite tacos on the Taco Tour) JW Hill’s has sadly closed their doors. We’d like to thank them for being a great neighbor for the past decade and wish them all the best!

Now that the space at 795 Elm Street is for lease, we (at the Intown office) were brainstorming what type of restaurant or business we’d like to see as an addition to our already great downtown! We like to dream big here in our little office and have conjured a few cool ideas ourselves! What would you like to see in the space!?

For more information about the space, click here!