Dining and Food Our Gourmet

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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 try out an Irish pub that has been on our to-dine list for a while.

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Merrmack

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...
Our Gourmet: History meets high tech in the Millyard
Discovering the Millyard's newest draw: The Foundry
Our Gourmet: Farm to wood-fired oven in Nashua
If you've been paying close attention these past few years, you might have noticed that this isn't...
Our Gourmet: A menu and flavors as big as the Pacific
Pacific Fusion: Pacific rim flavors in Merrimack
Our Gourmet -- The Extra Touch: Great food to go
Bedford: Enjoying an Extra Touch
Our Gourmet: Comfort and quality in a shiny package
When Mrs. Gourmet suggested Joey’s Diner for this week’s review, it was 90 degrees...

Monadnock Region

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...

Seacoast

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...
Our Gourmet: Seabrook's dueling lobster landmarks
Comparing Seabrook's lobster-pound landmarks
Our Gourmet: Down-home good BBQ in Brentwood
When New Hampshire diners have a hankering for barbecue, there are some good but limited choices,...
Our Gourmet: Poco's deck is worth trip to Seacoast
The summer season in New England is cruelly short, so whenever we can eat outside on a restaurant...
Our Gourmet: The 401 Tavern is charming if uneven
For many years, we've been driving down Route 1 in Hampton past the 401 Tavern, but we've never had...

Lakes Region-Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

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: Ready for another visit to Tavern 27
When we made our first attempt to dine at Tavern 27 in Laconia, we were surprised not only how...
Our Gourmet: Chequers Villa is worth checking out
Chequers Villa is an out-of-the-way fixture in Tamworth
Our Gourmet: To the mountains for good seafood
Head to the mountains for good seafood
Our Gourmet: Train station home to a fine Local Eatery
In Laconia: Train station houses a great Local Eatery

White Mountains & North Woods

Our Gourmet: Inconspicuous gem in North Conway
We’re not sure how many restaurants there are in North Conway, but we now know that one of...

A&E

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