For one week every four years, Manchester, New Hampshire, transforms from a bustling urban center and college city into the political circus that is the first-in-the-nation United States presidential primaries. For this occasion, thousands of people descend upon the city to observe, report, or campaign for one of many candidates.
While the primaries may be Manchester’s loudest claim to fame, every year the city draws many students and tourists for academics, culture, and enjoyment of New Hampshire’s outdoor beauty. The city more than delivers an excellent array of restaurants and pubs to tantalize tourists, locals, and political wonks alike, and Bostonians would do well to keep Manchester in mind as an easy road trip destination; it’s merely an hour north of Boston.
From killer vegetable momos to Hungarian stuffed cabbage, here are ten of Manchester’s best places to eat, drink, and relax.
Ariela’s reporting for this story was supported by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. Dan McCarthy and John Loftus were integral to the investigation process.Read More