Best of NH to honor Merrimack businesses

MANCHESTER – Merrimack businesses will be honored at the 15th annual Best of NH Awards Party from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Merrimack businesses selected include Buckley’s Great Steaks, Best Burger, and DW Diner, Best Breakfast.

While indulging in samples such as maple cake, pulled pork, mini burgers, stuffed pasta and other treats, attendees can venture throughout the stadium concourse and take in the live entertainment from New Hampshire performers. A fireworks display from Atlas PyroVision will cascade over the stadium to cap off the evening.

"We always look forward to the Best of NH Awards Party each year, as it is such a lively atmosphere full of fun, entertainment and fantastic food," said Mel Gosselin, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. "The New Hampshire Food Bank is incredibly grateful for the support we receive from this long-standing event, and the wonderful partnership that has been built with New Hampshire Magazine."

Entertainers will include:

? Josh Logan, best known for his appearances on "Rock Star Supernova" and NBC’s "The Voice."

? MB Padfield, who this year was nominated for the Boston Limelight Music Award.

? Tristan Omand, currently touring the East Coast to promote his fourth folk album.

A list of participating businesses can be found at

One attendee will win an all-inclusive week’s vacation, including housekeeping and meals, for four at Squam Lake. The prize is provided by RDC Resort.

The Best of NH winners are determined by an online poll in which New Hampshire Magazine readers vote for their favorite businesses.

Tickets are $65, or $55 per person for a group of six or more. Tickets for ages 4-19 are $19.

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