Manchester Bites | August 24

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Pokeball Maki Sushi at Muse Thai Bistro
Pokeball maki sushi at Muse Thai Bistro

MANCHESTER, NH – Don’t miss a beat in the local food scene. The dog days of summer brings lobster rolls, PokeStops and rolls right into a September full of food events.

Nothing like the Game Boy game you remember. Word is Muse Thai Bistro is a PokeStop and to honor the popular game they’ve created Pokeball maki sushi ($12). This clever roll is made with tuna, white tuna and raspberry infused sushi rice. Muse also has uni and toro on special, ask your server.

Lobster roll at Clam Haven
Lobster roll at Clam Haven

A lobster roll is the ultimate summer treat. Clam Haven in Derry is serving a lobster roll for $14.50, $16 with fries and onion rings. Note, the restaurant’s hours in August are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

…and in Manchester, The Farm is serving lobster rolls, two for $22 and a lobster roll at Goldenrod is priced at $10.99.

Check out the new Grand Charolais Room. Bedford Village Inn is hosting an Able Ebenezer beer dinner on September 9 at 6 p.m. There will be a cocktail hour with a chef attended taco bar and passed hors d’oeuvres and a four Course menu paired with beer. The menu includes grilled filet of beef.  Priced is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservation required, call (603)472-2001.

Fun sushi specials too. Sun Shui Asian Cuisine in Bedford has a new drink menu and has added happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. daily. Check out their signature Mai Tai.

Oyster Riot is almost over at Hanover Street Chophouse
Oyster Riot is almost over at Hanover Street Chophouse

Before it’s over…August 30 is the last Tuesday for Oyster Riot at Hanover Street Chophouse bar starting at 4:30 p.m. Treat yourself to $1 oysters on the half shell, or three baked stuffed oysters or three fried oysters for $5. Get there early because word is the bar fills up fast.

New late-night eats in Concord. Red Arrow Diner hopes to open a 24-hour location at 110-116 Loudon Road in Concord. A public hearing before the planning board is scheduled for September 21.

Don’t miss this. Get ready for the Taste of Downtown. September 14 at 5 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $20 the night of the event and kids under 12 are free. Get your tickets here. Call (603) 645-6285.

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Susan Ware FlowerSusan Ware Flower writes about the local food scene for Manchester Ink Link. She has years of experience reporting for The Boston Globe and other regional publications, including reporting on the Manchester food scene for Hippo Press. When not writing for the MIL, she does PR and creates compelling content for the web while hanging out with her New Hampshire-made Golden Retriever. Send your foodie news tips to

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