Taste of Downtown 2017 FAQ!

We can’t believe it’s already September, but with it comes one of our favorite events. The Taste of Downtown brings together Restaurants and Retailers to show what Downtown Manchester as a community has to offer!

This year’s Taste of Downtown will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 5p-8p. Don’t miss out on early-bird priced tickets!

Where can I buy my wristband?

  1. Online here!
  2. In our office at 1000 Elm Street (next to the post office)

Credit cards are accepted in both methods! If you purchase your ticket in our office you will get your wristband immediately. If you purchase your ticket online, please bring your ticket print-out as you will need to pick up your wristband the night of the event at 1000 Elm Street out on the Plaza. Please have your ID ready to collect your wristbands! Please note to avoid a credit card processing fee, please use cash or check!

What does my wristband ticket cover?

Your wristband is your pass for the entire night! With it, you will receive a delicious tasting at each participating location and access to local retailers and music along the route!

What time is the event?

The event starts at 5:00pm and will run until 8:00pm.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No! You’re welcome to park anywhere in downtown for free for this event.

Where can I see a map of participating locations?

See the 2017 map for the Taste of Downtown here!

Where can I pick up a map the night of?

Maps will be available at 1000 Elm Street on the Plaza, at 900 Elm Street in City Hall Plaza, and in each participating location.


Will there be a water station?

Yes, water will be available at the WZID table at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street.

Where should I start the Taste?

Up to you! We suggest starting at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street!

Are kids free?

Kids under the age of 12 are free.

Any tips to getting the most out of the Taste?

Come hungry and stroll along at a leisurely place! You don’t want to get too full to quickly! Enjoy!


Have a not-so-frequent question? Give us a call at 603-645-6285!


#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-21-2017

Good morning, Manchester! Trixie here with the latest foodie Friday post!

This week, I’d like to take the time to really appreciate one of the biggest lunch classics of all time: The Sandwich.Whether it’s cold or hot, toasted or grilled, covered in cheese or slathered with mayo, there’s something so beautiful about having all your favorites swaddled between two slices of bread.

Luckily, downtown appreciates sandwiches just as much as I do, and there are TONS of options, regardless of what you like or what you’re in the mood for. So no matter what kind of sandwich personality you have, like turkey-avocado-cheddar or roast beef-onions-swiss, there’s a sandwich here in downtown for you!

What’s your favorite sandwich?

Throwback Thursday Mar-30-2017

Editor’s Note: I love nothing more than a good prank and given the fact that this Saturday April Fools Day, I thought it fitting to revisit a Throwback Thursday post from last year that had me laughing at my desk.

The Original Post:

Having employed over 17,000 people in its peak, The Amoskeag Mills themselves were a machine. Like any modern company today, employee safety was, seemingly, a priority. The Amoskeag Mills created a series of photographs to promote and encourage workplace safety.

Man lying on the floor after stepping on several bobbinAlright, I have to admit that when I first saw some of these pictures they made me giggle. Not knowing the context in which they were taken, I had to double take at the guy very clearly lying on the ground on purpose (see left).

Running a Hand Truck against a Machine

Or how about this man apparently “Running a Hand Truck against a Machine?” (see right). These guys were definitely not the best actors. While Amoskeag’s attempts at promoting safety was a very real campaign and issue, almost 100 years later I’m sure it’s safe to look back and find them somewhat entertaining…

THANK YOU to the Manchester Historic Association for letting me scour your photo archives again this week!

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Throwback Thursday Feb-23-2017

As I was scrolling through the Manchester Historic Association’s archive, one picture caught my eye.
The picture?

A giant, blue pig.

Said pig.

Said pig.

Pretty eye-catching, right?

So with a little investigating, I found out some pretty interesting information about this structure. According to a tiny news blurb in The Southeast Missourians November 20, 1972 issue (even Missouri thought this was cool!), the pig was “28 feet in height and 100 feet in circumference. It [was] painted bright blue with pink flowers on the sides, and…built around a trailer.” As I continued to read on I learned “the piggy is a temporary facility of a local bank while they are remodeling. It has four bank teller stations inside, and two drive up stations outside.” With a few more clicks, I found out the bank was a branch of the now-closed Manchester Bank. According to the Manchester Historic Association, it was built around Labor Day in 1972.

How’s that for an actual  piggy bank!?

All images courtesy of The Manchester Historic Association.

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Zombie Walk 2016 FAQs

Intown Manchester is excited to present our fifth annual Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 22nd! Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions about the event. Feel free to comment below with any additional questions you may have!

What time does the walk begin?

The walk will start at 4:00pm.

Where does the walk begin and end?

The walk will begin at 1000 Elm Street at the Brady Sullivan Plaza and it will end at Stark Brewing Company, formerly Milly’s Tavern!

Will there be free zombie makeup again this year?

Yes! There will be free (basic) zombie makeup application at the Brady Sullivan Plaza from 2:00pm until 3:30pm. Please be sure to show up by 3:00pm to get in line.

What is there to do before and after the walk in Downtown?

Be sure to visit one of our Zombie-Friendly Businesses here. Feel free to patronize them before or after the walk–even if you’re dressed like a zombie!

What is the cost to participate?

This event is FREE to participate in!

Is there an age minimum?

There is no age minimum for this event! But beware, this event could be scary for little ones!

Are groups allowed to participate?

Absolutely! We love having groups! The more the merrier!

What is the length of the walk?

The walk is about a mile long. It’s not tough, but we recommend wearing comfy shoes.

What should I wear?

Wear anything zombified! Check out this great blog post of outfit tips here and here.

Are there prizes for best dressed?

Yes! We will be hosting the costume contest at Milly’s Tavern immediately after the walk.

I have another question…

Comment below and we’ll answer it for you!



#foodiefriday Sept-30-2016

Happy Friday, Manchester! This week’s post is brought to you by Trixie, and is dedicated to a very special woman who passed on earlier this week, Julia’s Aunt Nina.

If you’ve met Julia, you know that she’s proud of her big, crazy Italian family! Her heritage is a prevalent part of how she lives her day to day life, especially when it comes to food. After doing some research into Italian customs, I learned that food sharing is the biggest way to connect families and friends. Whether to show love in times of celebration, or show support in times of great loss, it is the Italian way to come together and share a homemade meal.

Although I never met her, I do know that Nina was a pillar of the LoCascio family, and holds a significant place in the hearts of many.

So in honor of Auntie Nina, I’d like to share this recipe for Italian Cookies with you all. May you get to share these and many more homemade recipes with your loved ones!