With the requisite white church steeple and seasonal aroma of smoky firewood in the air, this little mountain town has all the charm and outdoorsy appeal of a weekend escape. Even the sidewalks, made of marble mined from Vermont quarries, remind you that you’re a long way from Route 128. And you can follow them to a surprising bonus: dozens of outlet stores and artisan shops to help you tackle your holiday gift list. - Jon Gorey | Boston Globe Magazine

A Steak and a Brew

One of the newest restaurants to emerge on the MVT scene is a chef-owned fast casual steakhouse offering excellent food, custom cocktails, and wine on tap.

Discover Depot Cafe

Situated amid the hustle and bustle of a high-end, eclectic antique and home goods showroom, this all-organic Mediterranean restaurant is a local treasure.

Birthday Week at the Wife

Manchester's favorite venue for great food and good times turns 20 this month. We're serving up a little history on the blog, and links to this week's special events.