#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 Mar-24-2017

Happy Friday, everyone!


I’m so excited because today kicks off Restaurant Week! Over 100 restaurants across the Granite State are partnering up to offer dining discounts and special menus, including a few popular spots in Downtown. This is the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and try some new restaurants! There is no ticketing involved, simply walk into a participating restaurant and ask your server about the Restaurant Week Menu. For a list of participating restaurants click here. Don’t forget to share photos of your meals using #RestaurantWeekNH!

#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?


Weekend Watching July-1-2015


It’s fourth of July weekend, and there’s plenty to do in downtown! Have a safe weekend and a fun celebration!

Every Wednesday stay tuned for a one-stop blog post to help you plan for Friday (sometimes Thursday) night all the way to Sunday night!  It’s summertime in New Hampshire, we have to enjoy it while we can!

We try our hardest to ensure the accuracy of these events, but please be sure to call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and cost!

All weekend long:


There are classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Click here for the schedule!


There is always live music downtown in Manchester! The Shaskeen, Strange Brew Tavern, N’Awlins, Central Ale House, Murphy’s Taproom, Fratellos, Milly’s Tavern, The Wild Rover, XOonElm, A&E Coffee, and even more have live music every weekend! Check out this week’s Hippo for a complete list of live music venues.

Friday Night, July 3rd:


Don’t miss celebrating  Independence Day with fireworks, food and more! Bring your chairs and blankets down to Arms Park. Fireworks start at dusk. Click here for more info.


Spend a night crafting with your loved one with this crash course on the pottery wheel. At the end of the night you can pick a glaze and your creation will be fired for you to take home! You have a choice of a 6pm or 7:30 pm class. Visit their page for more info!


Saturday, June 27th:


Watch the Fisher Cats play New Britain. Game starts at 7p. Stay after the game to see their fireworks special! Click here for more info.

Sunday, June 28th:


Head to Strange Brew Tavern or Penuche’s for live music, Firefly Bistro to build your own bloody mary, The Farm for $5 bloody’s and mimosas and $5 1/2 pound burgers all day, Murphy’s Diner for an extensive french toast menu, The Red Barn Diner for a great specials menu and homemade pie, or B&B for a quick and delicious breakfast among many, many other spots!

Did we miss your event? Shoot us an e-mail!

#foodiefriday May-15-2015

After 10 great years in Downtown (and one of my favorite tacos on the Taco Tour) JW Hill’s has sadly closed their doors. We’d like to thank them for being a great neighbor for the past decade and wish them all the best!

Now that the space at 795 Elm Street is for lease, we (at the Intown office) were brainstorming what type of restaurant or business we’d like to see as an addition to our already great downtown! We like to dream big here in our little office and have conjured a few cool ideas ourselves! What would you like to see in the space!?

For more information about the space, click here!

#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 Nov-14-2104

I recently just learned about Buzzfeed Food… and I am completely obsessed. Each article is a list with delicious recipes, pictures of food, and insane dishes that will have you drooling at your desk. Check it out here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/food. I’ve already bookmarked no less than 10 recipes I’m dying to try. Even if my end result looks nothing like the picture…sigh.

PS: This week’s #foodiefriday features three different types of calamari from Fratellos, XO on Elm, and The Pint! Check them out below…yum!