#foodiefriday Jun-2-2017

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Yesterday Sara and I got to tour Penuche’s Music Hall at 1087 Elm Street,

and we were impressed! Their outdoor seating is brand new and custom- a beautiful and bright orange that really pops on the sidewalk!   They added balcony seating and spruced up the chandeliers. The bathrooms were completely redone to look modern and luxurious.

But the best part of all: They now serve mudslides! The perfect cold treat on a warm summer day. Penuche’s is planning to have live music as often as possible, so keep an eye out for fun shows this summer!

 

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#foodiefriday May-26-2017

Happy #foodiefriday!

This past week I had a birthday and I got to celebrate by grabbing a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s! I’m not much into sweets, but ice cream is my one true weakness, especially if it’s chocolate! Of course, I had to get Chocolate Therapy so I could fully indulge myself in birthday bliss.

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What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

#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?

#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?

#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?