Dining and Food Our Gourmet

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Our Gourmet: It’s easy to like the Big Easy Deli

Jan 16, 2018

Bagel fans and delicatessen aficionados who have not been to the Big Easy have somehow missed a special little gem on Brown Avenue that has been around for more than 20 years.

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Our Gourmet: After a short hiatus, a classic reopens

Jan 9, 2018

We were shocked one day at fall's onset and in the mood for comfort food, when we pulled up to the Athens restaurant on Manchester's Central Street and found the downtown dining stalwart … closed! Turns out the restaurant had had a flood and was shut for months for repairs and inspections.

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Merrmack

Our Gourmet: Indian spices warm a cold winter's night
Last time we checked in with you, we reviewed Crane, the simple but excellent Japanese/Chinese...
Our Gourmet: Top tastes of the year
The dining scene around New Hampshire has treated your Our Gourmet reviewers to a splendid year of...
Our Gourmet: A comfortable cafe with farm-fresh fare
Holiday stress getting to you? Craving a hot coffee, or a beer and some comforting food? We suggest...
Our Gourmet: Fine Asian on one tasty Nashua street
Pearl Street in Nashua has come a long way since it was home to The Modern, the French-Canadian...
Our Gourmet: Wonderful Greek fare tucked away in Derry
Tucked away in a corner of a large shopping center in the middle of Derry is a comfortable and...
Our Gourmet: Luscious Italian dining at Villaggio
A Thanksgiving weekend filled with a big turkey dinner, followed by days of hot turkey sandwiches,...
Our Gourmet: The boys dine out at the new Murphy's
The third member of the Murphy's restaurant clan, after the original Taproom and the adjacent...
Our Gourmet: Excellent Japanese arrives on Elm St.
The ranks of restaurants and bars in downtown Manchester seem to expand weekly, and the newest...
Our Gourmet: The end of the day is great at Everyday
We’re never sure exactly what to expect when we go to dinner at a place that’s open...
Our Gourmet: Casual atmosphere, fine food at the Crown
The bar and restaurant scene in downtown Manchester is always changing, and a new entry on Hanover...
Our Gourmet: Good Asian fare, tucked away in Hooksett
We haven't been up into the Hooksett Village Shoppes plaza much since Walmart moved across the...
Our Gourmet: The new Daw Kun: As Thai as it gets
When a new Asian restaurant opens in the Manchester area, one or more of our review teams is on it...
Our Gourmet: Cajun meets tapas at the new Madear's
We've had Madear's on our radar since reporter Doug Alden wrote about preparations for its opening...
Our Gourmet: Another great spot for Mexican in Nashua
This wasn't supposed to be a column about an excellent and authentic Mexican restaurant in downtown...
Our Gourmet: Country Spirit has charm fit for royalty
One of the most charming country restaurants we've been to in New England is just up the road in...
Our Gourmet: Small bites at NH's biggest brewery
The Biergarten: Small bites at a big brewery
Our Gourmet: Nashua's Pig Tale has the goods
A recent upgrade to Sunday night dinners at Pig Tale prompted a visit to Nashua, where acoustic...
Our Gourmet: Bedford stalwart is as good as ever
We were over to Whole Foods in Bedford one recent weeknight, picking up some staples we can't find...
Our Gourmet: Creative cuisine at The Birch on Elm
Imagination and execution prevail at Birch on Elm
Our Gourmet: A countryside drive yields a tasty find
Every once in a while, the Dining Companion likes to give her little sports car a good airing out.
Our Gourmet: Milford's Bar One is One great spot
Again this week, Mrs. Gourmet and I find ourselves at an establishment we hadn't noticed before in...
Our Gourmet: Trappings are Celtic, but it's all American
The name and the trimmings may sound Celtic, but the Tilted Kilt is as American a sports pub as...
Our Gourmet: Out-of-the-ordinary Mexican at El Rincon
El Rincon: Out of the ordinary Mexican in downtown Manchester
Great seafood, and miles from the beach
Great seafood, nowhere near the beach
Our Gourmet: A Concord pub worthy of its name
Parts of Concord, it seems, are overrun with restaurants of all description, and the area of Storrs...

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Seacoast

Our Gourmet: Great new face on a familiar space
Many years ago, one of our favorite hangouts was the Codfish Aristocracy on The Hill in downtown...
Our Gourmet: A terrific small-plate experience at Moxy
Modern American tapas at Moxy is beckoning near the Portsmouth waterfront, and answering the call...
Our Gourmet: Waterfront food and fun in Portsmouth
A great spot for a lazy harborside dinner in Portsmouth: Lazy Jack's
Our Gourmet: Great food and beer found on a WHYM
We do our best to keep up to date on the dining scene around the state, but occasionally the ol'...
Our Gourmet: Great Middle Eastern in a modest setting
The aroma of Middle Eastern spices and herbs immerse diners as soon as they enter the door, the...
Our Gourmet: A Tuscan addition to the Port City scene
A Tuscan addition to Portsmouth's high-end dining scene
Our Gourmet: A dining hot spot in an old firehouse
The dining scene in downtown Exeter has taken a few steps up since the last time we were in town.

Lakes Region-Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Our Gourmet: Good food, good value at Italian Farmhouse
We don't have any kids of college age at the moment (the FussBudget is years away), but if we did,...
Our Gourmet: Beachfront fun at Laconia's NazBar
Back in Grandpa's day, the Naswa Resort was just one of the many motels that line Weirs Boulevard...
A relaxing spot for good food, good views
Just in time for summer: Shibley's by the Bay
Our Gourmet: Great dining, great views at The Hilltop
High on a hill just outside Laconia, the Steele Hill Resort in Sanbornton is a sprawling property...

White Mountains & North Woods

Our Gourmet: Great place to fuel up before hitting the trail
Gypsy Cafe: Spectacular meal follows a spectacular day in the mountains

A&E

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Casts reprise notable moments from 2017 shows