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Oct 12, 2007 06:17 PM

Empty Bowls- Manchester, NH

There is an Empty Bowls event in Manchester next weekend- it benefits New Horizons. Nathan Baldwin will be cooking soup- amongst others-apparently he is on NH board.

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  1. I keep reading about this event - looks excellent. Many chefs and their soups right? And you get to keep a nice pottery bowl and give to a great charity. What a great event - I've got to confirm it up!

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    1. re: lexpatti

      Do you have any other info on this? I'd love to go. When and where?

      1. re: rmsoul

        Sunday, Oct. 21st 11:30- 1:30 @ Brookside Cong Church 2013 Elm St. It's sponsored by NH Potters Guild. Some of the chefs from Cactus Jacks, Cotton, Fratellos, Picola, Richards Bistro as well as Nathan Baldwin and others. And all for a great cause.

        1. re: lexpatti

          It is a fun event- buy tickets at the door!

          1. re: edinaeats

            Can you buy in advance? I just found out, I won't be in town :-( But I could buy tickets in advance for my employees to go.

            1. re: lexpatti

              OMG If Richards has its Lobster bisque that alone is worth the money...

        2. It's going on again this year, this weekend. Yum!!! Sunday 28th.

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          1. re: lexpatti

            I thought it was today, but sadly I cannot attend this year, my father is gravely ill and I am going to be spending the day with him, going to church and just spending time together. The part that is the most upsetting to me is that I really wanted a bowl too... but dad comes first.

            1. re: gryphonskeeper

              Dad's come first! I can pick you up a bowl and we can hook up some time next week. I can't wait to see them, did you go last year?

          2. I need to figure out who organizes these things, since I'm actually a potter, and wouldn't mind donating to one of these events next time around...

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            1. re: kaszeta

              Here's a mention in Hippo Press:


              Hope this gives enough for you.

              1. re: kaszeta

                It's at Brookside Congreg. Church (Elm St) and put on by NH Potters Guild.

              2. The event was fabulous. I had a tomato-bacon soup from Z, a lobster bisque from Cotton, Stone Soup from Richard's, tomato-parm from Jerome's. My son had a hamburger stew from Airport Diner (his fav), Italian Wedding, chicken tortilla and Moroccan from SNHU. The roles were yummy too- I don't know where they are from. Oh, and our bowls! WOW!

                1. We got there at 11:30, awesome!!! Loved all the different pottered bowls. Soups were excellent. I'll have to go by memory: I didn't particularly like Richard's Stone Soup but loved Z's Smokey Bacon and tomatoe. A wonderful Southwestern Chix Tortilla Soup by Cactus Jacks. Really awesome (hubby's favorite) Red Arrow Diner's 16 Bean Soup. I loved the Outback's version of creamy onion. Cotton's Lobster Bisque was underwhelming. A really nice Cream Tomato Parmasan by Jerome's Deli (I'll have to find that place, never been). Ok Italian Wedding Soup - hmmm can't rememberm maybe Fratello's. Airport Diner had a Hamburg Stew (OK). Tinker's Seafood had a Chowder but it went fast. There were several more but they did give out a hefty amount and we started to get pleasantly FULL!!!!

                  And I did get you a bowl, gryphonskeeper, if you still want one. No pressure if you don't , goes well in my kitchen :-)

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                  1. re: lexpatti

                    I cannot thank you enough for that lex, really I can't. Perhaps I can pick up the tab for a lunch sometime?

                    1. re: gryphonskeeper

                      I was glad to, and all for a great cause. Have you been to Jerome's Deli? They are on Bridge St. - their soup was excellent and their website looks great.

                      I'll be in Manch both Monday and Friday this coming week if that works for you. I'll email you.

                      1. re: lexpatti

                        Jerome's has consistently good food. It is on the corner of Belmont and Bridge, across from the park. Lexpatti- I wish I knew you were there, my son and I were there at 11:30 too- for the best selection of bowls!

                        1. re: edinaeats

                          ha, very kewl. We were the couple that kept losing their chairs, sometimes standing and sharing each others soup. Weren't you surprised at how fast they ran out of lobster bisque and the chowder (didn't get to try Tinkers chowder)? Which were your favorites?

                          1. re: lexpatti

                            I really liked Z's tomato-bacon and Jerome's tomato parm. I love the event- and the crowd is a great sign for the city