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2019 Taste of Manchester Returns (Downtown Manchester)
June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2019 Taste of Manchester is a restaurant-hopping, pub-crawl style evening which showcases the flavors of Manchester restaurants, breweries and retailers. Following a year off, the event returns on June 11, 2019 thanks to the revitalized efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers. Since businesses, volunteers and prior event goers all expressed great interest in re-establishing the event, the Manchester Dog Owner’s Group (MDOG) has been working since January to make it happen.
Newly-elected MDOG president Jennifer Bergin said,” The only reason this event is happening is because of our amazing committee, volunteers and even past MDOG members who have freely offered their time, advice and support. It’s been great to see so many stepping up to recruit vendors. The response from local businesses has been wonderful.”
The “Taste” ticket holders can take a stroll or ride the free complimentary buses along Main Street and Hartford Road, stopping to sample the offerings of the participating venues. More information, tickets and directions are available at: tasteofmanchesterct.com
This year’s participants include longtime supporters like the Hartford Road Café and Cosmic Omelet., along with newcomers like The Last Slice and Trattoria Toscana. All participating vendors are Manchester-based businesses, eager to support a vibrant community of foodies
First time participant, Labyrinth Brewing Company, said they are looking forward to the event. Co-owner Adam DeLaura said “We’re really excited for the Taste of Manchester because there are so many great things happening in our hometown and we can’t wait to show them off”
Sandy Campos, who has been a volunteer for “The Taste” for several years said “I can honestly say this event brings people together! The talk on the bus is always positive. The participants definitely have a very enjoyable time; it’s a great way to highlight the fantastic restaurants and pubs Manchester has to offer”
Proceeds from the Taste of Manchester benefit MDOG which operates and maintains Manchester’s only dog park, located at Mt. Nebo Park. The group also promotes community events such as “Barktoberfest” in the fall, holds educational seminars and sponsors recreational hikes throughout the year.
Bergin said volunteers are still needed for the evening of the event. Anyone interested is encouraged to sign up through the tasteofmanchesterct.com website or contact MDOG by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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