Manchester Bites | October 21

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The newly renovated Red Arrow Diner
The newly renovated Red Arrow Diner

MANCHESTER, NHRed Arrow Diner re-opened on October 18 after fully renovating the Lowell Street space. The 24-hour diner has served its menu of classic diner fare since 1922.

Queens Pub & Grille opens on Thursday
Queens Pub & Grille opens on Thursday

TOMORROW: Queen’s Pub and Grille is opening on October 22. Located at 641 Elm Street, this new restaurant across from the Verizon Center will offer a pub menu at lunch and dinner with items like Scotch eggs, bangers & mash, and beer-candied bacon. There will be a walk-up, take out window on Lake Avenue and entertainment six nights a week.

Planning a holiday get together? Goldenrod Drive-in is not just for ice cream. This iconic restaurant also offers catering services at prices that are hard to beat. The catering menu includes scallops wrapped in bacon (40 pieces- $40), meatballs (60 for $24), spinach pita (serves 20 -$38) and stuffed shells (serves 30-$60). 48 hour notice required.

FYI: Both Cremeland and The Brick House have closed for the season. How many days until March?

Custom cakes at Dulces Bakery
Custom cakes at Dulces Bakery

Searching for a custom cake? Check out Dulces Bakery. The super creative team can make all your confectionery dreams come true. Here’s a gallery of some of their creations.

DEAL ALERT: Friday, October 23 is the last day for Fresh Market’s, 79 S. River Rd., Bedford, ‘Date Night Double Dozen’ deal. Get one dozen roses plus a dozen chocolate covered strawberries for $15!

Triple-Sweet Deal: If you’re reading this right now, you qualify for $3 off at Queen City Cupcakes – fresh off the big $10K win on Food Network’s Sugar Showdown they are offering a sampler of their show-stopping cupcakes for $10.50. Use the promotional code INKLINK and get them for $7.50. Preorders taken Oct. 22-27 for pick-up on Oct. 29. Click here.

It’s not too late for Oktoberfest! The Quill at SNHU is hosting an Oktoberfest ($20 per person) on October 28. For details and reservations, call 603-629-4608.

On November 5, Bedford Village Inn is hosting a Hog +Whiskey dinner featuring Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey. The menu for the evening includes a selection of Vermont cheeses, passes hors d’ouevres, around the bonfire, then a four-course dinner paired with cocktails $75 per person.

LaBelle Winery
The Bistro at LaBelle Winery overlooks the production area.

LaBelle Winery offers a series of cooking lessons. Up next, preparing for Thanksgiving on November 11. Class starts at 6 p.m. and is $25.

Also, The Bistro at LaBelle Winery has a new fall menu. Look for confit duck wings, coconut carrot bisque with maple spiced creme fraiche, fennel dusted salmon, apple pie pork chop and a selection of burgers, salads and flatbreads.

Thanksgiving reservations are now being accepted at The Homestead Restaurant, Merrimack. There will be a prix-fixe menu $27 per person with your choice of entrée. In addition to the traditional turkey dinner, the menu has eight options, including veal Oscar, prime rib and seafood fettuccine. There is also a children’s menu priced at $15. For information and reservations, call 603-429-2022.

Soups on at T-BONES and Cactus Jacks

Warm up at T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s. All locations are serving complimentary soup in their lounges, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday dinner is being served at the Hanover Street Chophouse from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.  Three-courses, $40 per person, the menu includes several choices for starter, entree and dessert. Look for sea scallops with asparagus and lemon-parmesan risotto, a grilled “cab” hanger steak with creamed spinach and potato gratin and a cedar planked salmon with asparagus, shiitake mushrooms and sweet potato with lemon butter. More information here.

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