At the recent Boston slice-off, a few of us were talking about what an under-rated food town Manchester, NH is and maybe we should get together and do an event up there (here). After reading Melanie Wong's posting on the General Topic board about a recent San Francisco chow event, I'm more sure than ever that we should do one in Manchester.
Idea #1 - a visit to 5-10 different ethnic grocery stores and finish up at a great-but-fairly-unknown Mexican place (El Mexicano on Wilson St.)
Idea #2 - Find the best poutine - a challenge in this heavily French-Canadian city
Idea #3 - A mid-winter shopping blitz and barbecue potluck.
Just floating a few ideas - John