Taste of Manchester CT
Thank you for your support
of the fourth annual
Taste of Manchester
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Thanks to all who attended and supported the 4th Annual Taste of Manchester this year!
We had a great turn out – and NO rain or snow!!!
We had our door prizes drawings, and for the 1st time we offered some door prizes that did not require the winner to be present to win.
The winning ticket numbers that have not been claimed are:
- White ticket – #536726 – Main Pub – $25
- Blue ticket – #738206 – Pastrami on Wry – $15
- Red ticket – #829275 – Munson’s Chocolate – $25
You must claim your prize by Friday 5/24/13 at:
Customer Service and information Center
Town Hall, First Floor
41 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F
Be sure to bring your matching door prize ticket to claim your prize – no ticket, no prize!
Hear All About It:
On May 13, Dennis Reinholt was joined by Chef Dotti Cannon, owner of Brown Sugar Catering, on CT Fox Morning News. Go to ctnow.com and search Taste of Manchester to view Dennis and Dotti’s tv appearance.
Whether you love dogs, great food, supporting local businesses or all three, the 4th Annual Taste of Manchester is for you. The event brings hundreds of people to over 20 participating locally owned and operated one-of-a-kind restaurants in greater downtown Manchester. With affordable ticket prices, free and stylish transportation, a feast of food, and proceeds that benefit a new dog park, The Taste of Manchester is a true community celebration that offers something for everyone.
The 4th Annual Taste of Manchester will be held on Tuesday, May 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., rain or shine, ending with a celebration at The Army Navy Club of Manchester. Thank you to all who volunteered their time to the event! All volunteer shifts are now filled!
“Your ticket brings you the tastes of over 20 local eateries and caterers,” said event co-chair Dennis Reinholt. Here is a small sample of the selection of food to choose from: eggplant rollatini, a variety of sliders, oysters on the half shell, pulled pork, chocolate chip cookie pie, and so much more. Be one of the first to try the new drink named the Manchester Mule being introduced by Onyx Spirits at some of the particpating restaurants. We’ve said it the last three years and we can say it again, “you won’t go home hungry”.
“Ticket holders may enjoy samplings from several restaurants. Take the Abbey Road Transportation limobus between the participating Main Street and Hartford Road/Charter Oak Street restaurants. Finish up at The Army Navy Club with desserts and door prizes.”
Ticket prices, are the same as last year – $20 for adults and $12 for kids ages 3 to 12 years old (children under 3 are free). Tickets are limited and on sale now at www.tasteofmanchesterct.com through PayPal and in person at the Manchester Highland Park Market Courtesy Desk and at the Customer Service & Information Center on the first floor of Manchester Town Hall. Tickets purchased at the door on the 14th (if we don’t see out in advance) will be $25. Note that tickets purchased after May 6 on PayPal will NOT be mailed but instead will be available at the will-call table at the Army-Navy Club on May 14.
“The variety of appetizer, entrée and dessert offerings will be amazing and entertainment and prizes will make 2013 even better than previous years,” said event co-chair Sharon Hebert. She reminded attendees, “pace yourselves, you certainly won’t leave hungry!” Door prizes include gift certificates from local businesses, gift baskets and autographed posters donated by the UConn Athletic Department.
Several locations will also showcase bands in addition to their delicious food. The Mass-Conn-Fusion Jazz Duo will be at the Army Navy Club, and Johnny Mainstream will be at the Tiger. Stamps the Goat and The Guinea Pigs will be featured at MCC on Main.
We will also be holding a food drive this year during the Taste of Manchester event at The Army Navy Club to benefit MACC. Increase your chances in winning one of the great door prizes by donating canned food items to the food bank being collected at The Army Navy Club and in return you’ll be given a ticket for the door prizes.
Here is the list of 2013 participating restaurants.
- Antonio’s Pizza Restaurant
- Brown Sugar Catering
- Cosmic Omelet
- Corey’s Catsup & Mustard
- CW’s Chop’s N Catch
- D & D Caterers
- Great Harvest Bread
- Hammerdown Bar and Grille
- Hartford Road Cafe
- Hartford Road Pizza
- Highland Park Market
- Hungry Tiger
- Main Pub
- MCC on Main
- Onyx Spirits Company
- Pastrami on Wry
- Rocco’s Pizza & Grill
- Suso Latino Basket
- Texas Roadhouse
- Woodbridge Pizza
The 2013 Official Cocktail, “The Manchester Mule,” is made with Connecticut’s own Onyx Moonshine
Onyx Spirits Company, the producers of Onyx Moonshine will have an information table at the Army/Navy Club. The distillery is recognized as the best microdistillery in New England for 2012 by Yankee Magazine, and was the official spirit of the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. Visit www.onyxspirits.com for more information.
Special thanks to:
- Manchester Customer Service
- Abbey Road Transportation
(providing complimentary Limobus shuttle)
Proceeds to benefit MDOG: Manchester Dog Owners Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for canine recreation and responsible dog ownership.