#foodiefriday Mar-17-2017


It’s finally here! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE corned beef and cabbage. If you’re looking to indulge in some Irish fair there’s no shortage of options right here in Downtown! A few restaurants who will be featuring special menus for today are:

Theo’s Pizza Restaurant | 102 Elm Street | 603-669-4678

Hooked & Ignite | 110 Hanover Street | 603-606-1189

The Pint Publik House | 1111 Elm Street | 603-206-5463

Firefly | 22 Concord Street | 603-935-9740

Wanna find other ways to celebrate in downtown? Visit out Sat. Patrick’s Day guide here, or check out this post on the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade!


#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 Apr-10-2015

Hey, everyone! Trixie here, dishing up your latest #foodiefriday pics!

Julia is currently on her way to Texas (lucky!) and has been raving all week about how much barbecue she plans on eating this weekend. I’ve never had authentic, down-south barbecue, but watching Guy Fieri talk about it on the Food Network drives me crazy! I’m sure its something I’d absolutely love to try.

I went on a search for some barbecue fun facts to share, and here’s what I found:

The most popular food to cook on a grill is a burger.

No one is sure of where the word ‘barbecue’ originated.

And Lyndon B. Johnson hosted the first barbecue at the White House, which featured Texas-style barbecued ribs! (how appropriate!)

Have you had authentic barbecue? Share your stories in the comments below!

#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!