#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?

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#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 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?

#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 Apr-7-2017

Happy Friday! Although the weather had a fun April Fool’s Day prank to play on us, I think it’s safe to say the Spring is finally here. The weather forecast still reads that next week we’ll be launched into some beautiful sunny days before the spring showers hit!

I think the best way to celebrate warm weather is with cool drinks, and it seems that A&E Coffee agrees. They’ve got some awesome specials for the month of April that’ll help you cool down and enjoy that weather!

The following is a guest post by A&E Coffee


A&E Coffee & Tea is launching two new Feature Drinks in April, the Very Berry Cream Soda and the Spring Break Latte. “These are a continuation of our craft approach to drinks in our cafes,” says Emeran Langmaid, owner. “We are constantly striving to come up with creative ways to make drinks using real, natural ingredients. Certainly as the craft cocktail has become popular, craft lattes and au laits are following suit.”

The Very Berry Cream Soda is a spin-off of the widely popular Espresso Cream Soda made at A&E Coffee & Tea. It uses only 5 ingredients: organic very berry tea, cream, seltzer, house made vanilla simple syrup and garnished with fruit.

 

 

 

The Spring Break Latte is concocted with orange zest infused almond coconut milk, espresso and house made vanilla simple syrup. It can be served hot or iced.

 

 

 

What’s your favorite springtime drink?

Easter 2017 Events in Downtown!

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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 July-22-2016

While scrolling through Facebook this week I stumbled upon this post by Mint Bistro:

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Now I don’t know about you, but to me the thought of sipping on a fresh mint Mojito is quintessential Summer. Bright, citrusy,  and most importantly, COLD!

Of course, the perfect summer drink differs from person to person. Some people prefer an ice cold brew. Others might like a frozen margarita. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options for icy drinks in downtown! So the next time you’re craving a brisk drink, be sure to stop by Elm Street!

What’s your favorite summer drink?