#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!

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#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 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!

italian-cookies

 

 

#foodiefriday Apr-29-2016

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! We’ve got all the details right here, so you can start your Cinco planning!

Tuesday, May 3rd – Taco Tuesday Cinco Style!  All You Can Eat Tacos for $9.99, plus the first 100 people to order tacos at our restaurant get a free gift!

Wednesday, May 4th – Noche de Familia and Noche Mexicana Fundraiser.  Celebrate with the family.  Lots of prizes especially for the kiddos, plus 20% of all participating guest checks go to a great local charity.

Thursday, May 5th – CINCO DE MAYO. Quite frankly, the biggest and best party of the year.  Be here early!  All locations open by 11:30 am!

Friday, May 6th – Cinco Recovery Party!  We are not sure if we are celebrating that Cinco de Mayo 2017 is only 364 days away or if we are still cheering in the current Cinco, but we are keeping the party going!

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 May-22-2015

Memorial Day weekend is here, and with it comes food, friends, and (finally) some great weather! While this weekend is meant for honoring the fallen who have fought for our country, it is also considered the unofficial start of summer. So since most of you will be having barbecues this weekend and basking in the beautiful weather, I figured I’d dig up some Patriotic (and yummy!) recipes to help your guests remember what this weekend is all about!

Of course, if you don’t feel like cooking, you can always come to downtown!

 

 

#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!