Dining and Food Our Gourmet

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Our Gourmet: Rumney rocks, and so does this bistro

A sweltering Saturday afternoon motivated us to strap our kayaks on the car and head to one of Mrs. Gourmet’s favorite paddling spots, at the northern end of Newfound Lake in Hebron. And after we cooled off on the water, we drove a little further north and experienced one of the nicest little restaurants we’ve come across in...

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Our Gourmet: Get there before the 'meat leaves the building'

The timeless adage of eating — “Get it while it's hot” — changes to “Get it while it's there” at the bustling new Smokehaus barbecue in Amherst.

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Merrimack Valley

Our Gourmet: A first (and final) look at Noodle Bar
We’ve had our eye on Noodle Bar, the latest restaurant to open at 36 Lowell St. in...
Our Gourmet: Something new at an old favorite
It's very tempting to return to a restaurant where you have enjoyed great meals before. But it can...
Our Gourmet -- DH's Dog House: We have a wiener
Maybe it was the food truck festival at McIntyre Ski Area over the weekend, or maybe it was...
Our Gourmet: Summer’s calling at the Stark House
Route 114 heading north through Weare isn’t exactly loaded with places to eat, but the Stark...
Our Gourmet: Another new face in a familiar place
As we learned with last week's Our Gourmet review of Hudson's Town Tavern, the restaurant scene is...
Our Gourmet: At the Town Tavern, change is very good
Sometimes time runs out on a landmark. A place that's been a fixture for many years finally runs...
Our Gourmet: A fresh take on breakfast & lunch in Londonderry
Fresh off a week of teasingly warm weather and the promise of summer months to come, we headed out...
Fun is always on the menu at Bonfire
Fun is always on the menu at Bonfire
Our Gourmet: Manchester eatery is still a winner after 25 years
Lakorn Thai has been a popular choice for Thai cuisine lovers for more than 25 years. The small...
Our Gourmet: A unique spot for fine pho in the city
Pho-natics find a special place in Manchester
Our Gourmet: Travelers come home to a Mediterranean treat
Travelers come home to a Mediterranean treat at Maza
Our Gourmet: An evening of Indian surprises
The Dining Companion was excited one recent night when a social media post popped up touting a new...
Our Gourmet: Too late for lunch, but a fine early dinner
We planned to have a late lunch, but we were running even later than we had hoped. We knew the...
Our Gourmet: New spot (again) by the riverside
There's a new restaurant on the New Boston riverside in a spot where more than a couple of bistros...
Our Gourmet: Much has changed at this familiar locale
Nostalgia buffs can still find the venerable cocktail lounge from The Yard restaurant right where...
Our Gourmet: No fancy trappings, just great Mexican
Sometimes, we'll admit, we're put off by all that the word “gourmet” conjures: fancy...
Our Gourmet: It’s easy to like the Big Easy Deli
Bagel fans and delicatessen aficionados who have not been to the Big Easy have somehow missed a...
Our Gourmet: After a short hiatus, a classic reopens
We were shocked one day at fall's onset and in the mood for comfort food, when we pulled up to the...
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...

Monadnock Region

Our Gourmet: A great spot for dinner, whether you golf or not
I don't play golf nearly as often as it takes to be good at it. And knowing how long it takes me to...
Our Gourmet: JimEddie's in Keene: A spot the locals love
Our editor got an email recently from a reader contending that Our Gourmet has given short shrift...

Seacoast

Our Gourmet: A taste of summer on a chilly beach
Finally fed up with the winter that wouldn't end, Our Gourmet set out for Hampton Beach one recent...
Our Gourmet: Oysters are just part of the attraction at The Franklin
This small Portsmouth eatery just off Congress street has been on my list since it opened as the...
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...

Lakes Region-Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

Our Gourmet: Good cheer and great food in Bristol
When you step inside Kathleen's in Bristol near Newfound Lake you enter an atmosphere of warmth,...
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...

White Mountains & North Woods

Our Gourmet: A winter hot spot, with good reason
We followed the crowds to the Ice Castle in Lincoln recently, finally getting our chance to check...
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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Derry’s CLM to host its biggest fundraiser concert Friday at the Tupelo
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