June 2, 2010

Today I’m going to talk a little about scones. Not so much about scones really but how the scones at the Ash Street Inn got to be what they are today.  It was an interesting journey that ended with a great result! Before we opened we had determined that we wanted to make cookies and […]

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Great Irish pubs

May 24, 2010

This week I want to talk a little about “pubbing” in the Manchester, NH.  I’ve talked about some of the dining but we also have our fair share of Irish pubs.  The Irish have always played an important part in Manchester’s history and the tradition continues. First, we have the Wild Rover at 21 Kosciuszko […]

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Chili Cookoff comes to Manchester, NH

May 19, 2010

I know I’ve said before that there is something for everyone here in Manchester, NH.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve just gotten started going through some of them in more detail to give you all an idea of how many diverse activities coexist here in northern New England.  In fact, just last week, I […]

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NASCAR in New Hampshire

May 10, 2010

I’ve talked about some of the things that happen in and around the Ash Street Inn here in Manchester, NH in some of my previous posts.  And, with temperatures expected to drop into the low 30s for the next couple of nights, it may seem a little early to bring up this topic anyway.  But […]

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International Cuisine

May 3, 2010

Many of our guests at the Ash Street Inn here in Manchester, NH are quite surprised to find out that even Manchester has international food – much less great international food.  If you love Asian food, we have many great restaurants to choose from but three really stand out as favorites of our guests. For […]

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Manchester, NH is a college town!

April 26, 2010

As we near the end of April, it’s time to think about college and university graduations.  It’s also a great time for us to talk about all the great schools that are so close to us here at the Ash Street Inn. St. Anselm’s College, at 100 St. Anselm’s Drive, has their commencement scheduled for […]

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60th Birthday Dinner

April 19, 2010

On the occasion of my 60th birthday this past weekend, Darlene and I had the opportunity to go out to dinner at what is my favorite restaurant in Manchester, NH – Richard’s Bistro at 36 Lowell Street.  Richard himself has been part of Manchester’s culinary tradition for a very long time and his Bistro, now […]

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Spring Shows

April 12, 2010

Manchester, NH is home to two great venues for performances by renowned talent, sports and special events.  Both of the performance centers are large enough to draw great performers and groups but small enough so that you can really enjoy the show and see your favorite artists while they perform. The Verizon Wireless Arena, .9 […]

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Manchester, NH sports scene

April 5, 2010

Manchester is fortunate to have two great minor league sports teams, and two great venues, in the city.  Professional minor league sports are a great way to see talented, motivated players enjoying the sport they love, up close and personal, at a fraction of the cost of major league games. Less than a mile from […]

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Manchester, NH – the “center of the universe”?

March 29, 2010

You might say we’re biased but, yes, we do see it as just that.  From the Ash Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, so many places are so close and easy to get to.  You can visit any of the New England states on less than one-half tank of gas.  Mystic, CT; Newport, RI; Portland, ME; […]

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