Dining and Food Our Gourmet

Our Gourmet: A comfortable and low-key brunch

Brunch can be a hectic, somewhat crowded affair if you arrive in the early part of the serving window. We've made a habit of leaning toward the lunch side of a good brunch, and were pleased to learn that Country Tavern in Nashua serves the Sunday special until 2 p.m.

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Our Gourmet: Seafood and Greek just off the highway
The Auburn Tavern, open since the first of the year, is in with some heavy competition, but its...
Our Gourmet: Be on the lookout for Friendly Red's in Windham
Choosing a restaurant to review isn’t an exact science. Sometimes we’ll come across an...
Our Gourmet: To the West Side for some Greek treats
New management at a newish Greek restaurant brings authentic,traditional Greek tastes from a...
Our Gourmet: Small plates add up to a great dinner
Mrs. Gourmet and I hopped aboard the “small-plates” bandwagon a while back, and we're...
Our Gourmet: Next incarnation for a local favorite
Portofino: A local favorite starts its next incarnation
Our Gourmet: An Italian favorite in a new location
Ralphie's: An Italian favorite in Salem
Our Gourmet: Asian and elegance at Lilac Blossom
Upscale Asian fare at Lilac Blossom
Our Gourmet: Grocery shopping? Nah, we're here to eat
Being the trend-conscious couple that we are, Mrs. Gourmet and I didn't need to be hit with a brick...
Our Gourmet: A wide-ranging menu at Veranda
Dinner and drinks at the Veranda
Our Gourmet: No frills, just good family-friendly food
Tasty family dining at Hudson's North Side Grille
Our Gourmet: American fare in a familiar place
Manchester's newest restaurant has taken up residence at a familiar downtown location.
Our Gourmet: A return visit to an old family favorite
Lui Lui has a warm place in our hearts. Way back when our son, The Bottomless Pit, was a wee little...
Our Gourmet: Resisting the urge for 'typical' Mexican
WHEN WE sat down to dinner the other night at a Mexican restaurant, we were on a mission,...
Our Gourmet: A Sunny spot for imaginative dining
Mrs. Gourmet is on quite a roll. After an excellent dinner a few weeks ago at Pearl in...
Our Gourmet: It's been a few years, but Firefly is still fine
Firefly, the “American Bistro and Bar” on Concord Street in Manchester, had been just...
Our Gourmet: Five memorable dining experiences
What a tasty year it's been. Mrs. Gourmet and I visited some wonderful restaurants and sampled some...
Our Gourmet: Food is no afterthought at Derry's Cask & Vine
When thinking about where to venture for your next dining adventure, cities like Manchester and...
Our Gourmet: Most places like this are just memories
When we were kids and Nobody's Gourmet, we remember special dinners at big, family-oriented...
Our Gourmet: A taste of Ireland, but with better food
The closest Mrs. Gourmet and I have ever come to a real Irish pub was an English pub or two in...

Monadnock Region

Our Gourmet: A dinner worth the wet, wild ride
Keene: Fireworks, like the weather, lights up a Saturday night
Our Gourmet: Turkish delights in Hillsborough
A Turkish welcome in Hillsborough
Our Gourmet: Run of the mill? Not at Tooky Mills
One of the questions we're often asked is how we choose the restaurants we review. A better...
Our Gourmet: The perfect season for a NH classic
The perfect season to visit Parker's Maple Barn
Our Gourmet: Looking for Latin? Head west on 101
It's not often that we have time in our schedules to drive more than an hour to one of our dining...
Our Gourmet: Peterborough's Pearl is a precious find
Mrs. Gourmet gets credit for discovering this Pearl, another in her long string of great dining...


Our Gourmet: Dover Brickhouse does pub food right
Competition over. There may be four months left in 2016, but we're declaring a winner in the...
Our Gourmet: Plenty of promise, not fully realized
Portsmouth: Dining in The District
Our Gourmet: An elegant brunch in a historic setting
Many newcomers to New Hampshire's picture-perfect Seacoast cannot help but be drawn to the...
Our Gourmet: Summer starts with seafood on the coast
Petey's: This is why tourists come to our Seacoast
Our Gourmet: A taste of Ireland in downtown Dover
The weather in recent weeks has been more like March than May, so it seemed only fitting that we...
Our Gourmet: A Concord favorite comes to the coast
The Barley House, a popular lunch and dinner place across the street from the State House in...
Our Gourmet: The Black Trumpet is a cut far, far above
There are times when going out to eat is routine. Then there are times when the experience is...
Who's your Bubby? Our Gourmet knows
Some weeks ago, a food critic at a prominent Boston newspaper had a hankering for a hot pastrami...
Our Gourmet: A fresh take on Port City seafood
Portwalk Place, one of Portsmouth's newest and most talked-about downtown developments, includes a...
Our Gourmet: Epoch dining at the Exeter Inn
Sometimes we stumble onto something good, and that's exactly what happened with our visit to Epoch...

Lakes Region-Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Our Gourmet: Great steaks with a side of nostalgia
Nostalgia and great food: Christmas Island Steak House in Laconia
Our Gourmet: Trying to jumpstart summer at Camp
With Memorial Day and the influx of summer visitors to the Lakes Region just over a month away, now...
Our Gourmet: Luxury lake brunch is always in season
Sitting by the side of Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and enjoying the warmth and hospitality...
Our Gourmet: Tapping into a tasty Revolution in Rochester
If “Taproom and Grill” are in the name of a restaurant, it grabs our attention, so a...
Our Gourmet: A bright Italian light in the Lakes Region
If we told you the best dish we had at a restaurant was an appetizer, you might be tempted to think...
Our Gourmet: To Claremont for fine Latin flavors
Revolution Cantina: Latin flair in the Upper Valley

White Mountains & North Woods


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