The Taster of Manchester will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2015 from 5:30 to 9 pm, rain or shine. Explore the local flavors of Manchester. Come to Downtown Manchester and sample what our town has to offer in this pub-crawl style event. Visit locations by limo bus, complimentary of course. Then join us at 9:00 pm for our “After Party” and an opportunity to win door prizes at the Army & Navy Club.
“We are so excited about our line-up this year! There are seven (7) new restaurants that are joining us.” said Alysia Duke, 2015 Taste of Manchester Event Chair. The event, starting in 2010, only had eight (8) restaurants its first year and has grown in popularity since. This year, there are 19 restaurants on the “menu,” along with three other Downtown businesses, Frame Dimensions, MCC on Main, and Sean’s Fine Jewelry, which are hosting restaurants that are not located on the Main St/Hartford Rd route.
This year, the Golden Ticket Restaurant Challenge returns. Ticket holders visiting Brown Sugar Catering, Cosmic Omelet, Hartford Road Café, Hartford Road Pizza, and Los Sarapes will receive a Golden Ticket. Collect all five Golden Tickets and turn them in at the Army & Navy Club at the close of the event to be entered to win a Golden Ticket prize. Patrons enjoyed the challenge so much last year; we decided to bring it back.
Tickets prices are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Price includes: 19 eateries, complimentary transportation, and an opportunity to win a number of door prizes at our “After Party.” Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteofmanchesterct.com through PayPal and in person at the Customer Service in Manchester Town Hall and Highland Park Market, Manchester.
“The variety of appetizer, entrée and dessert offerings will be amazing and entertainment and prizes will make 2015 even better than previous years.” Alysia reminded attendees, “Pace yourselves, you certainly won’t leave hungry! Then join us at the end of the evening for our wrap up party and door prizes at the Army & Navy Club.” Door and Golden Ticket prizes include gift certificates from participating restaurants, local businesses, gift baskets and more.
Participating restaurants include:
The Bread Box Bakery
Brown Sugar Catering
Hartford Road Café
Hartford Road Pizza
King & I Thai
La Via del Gusto
Lena’s Italian Kitchen
Rocco’s Pizza Grill
Smoke not just BBQ
Top Shelf Brewing
The Taste of Manchester is made possible with the help of our sponsors: Leaps & Bones, LLC, RE/MAX East of the River, and Downtown Manchester Special Services District. Taste of Manchester is still looking for volunteers to help us run the event! Visit www.TasteofManchesterCT.com and click on the Volunteer tab.
Taste of Manchester is produced by and benefits Manchester Dog Owners Group, Inc (MDOG), a non-profit organization committed to education of responsible dog ownership practices and advocating canine recreation. The funds raised at Taste of Manchester event will assist the organization with operational costs and supporting our dog park, Manchester Barks & Rec. www.MDOGCT.com