Manchester Bites | Nov. 25

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The LaBelle Winery Holiday Bazaar is this weekend

MANCHESTER, NHTonight only: pre-Thanksgiving raw bar at Hanover Street Chophouse; shrimp, oysters and clams, $1 each.

Stock up for the holidays- Copper Beech Winery in Hooksett is open every weekend through December 20, hours are noon- 4 p.m. Check out their new Brilliant Cranberry and Liquid Sunshine, made with local raw honey.

Get in the holiday spirit at the Holiday Bazaar Weekend at LaBelle Winery, this weekend, November 28 and 29 from 10 a.m.- 5p.m. The bazaar is in partnership with the League of N.H. Craftsman.

Also, LaBelle Winery will deliver orders of a case or more in Amherst and surrounding towns. Call (603) 672-9898 for details.

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Candy cane making at Van Otis

Mark your calendar, Van Otis is holding their annual candy making event on December 5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

N’awlins Grille has a new, authentic Cajun Creole menu. Look for items like fried alligator bites ($12.99), a traditional crawfish boil ($11.99), jambalaya ($17.99), shrimp and grits ($17.99) and crawfish etouffee ($17.99).

The Thirsty Moose Taproom and restaurant is getting ready to open in the former JW Hills space at 795 Elm Street. This is the third New Hampshire location for Thirsty Moose, with other spots in Portsmouth and Dover.

The Quill, the student run restaurant at SNHU, has two upcoming holiday dinners; a classical French dinner ($35) on December 3 and an Italian Christmas dinner ($35) on December 11. Also, a popular event is the “Let Them Eat Cake” event ($10) on December 8, perfect for brides-to-be who want to explore different cake options. For reservations and more information here.

Deal alert: on Wednesdays, The Derryfield Restaurant has a prime rib special for $11.99 starting at 4 p.m.

Culinary Playground in Derry is holding a series of adult, holiday cooking classes including Italian Christmas cookies on December 6 and gingerbread house decorating on December 18. On December 5 there will be a gingerbread house/make your own pizza party for teens.