The Fussbudget’s Sunday morning hockey game had us out earlier than we like on a weekend, and watching the youngsters skating around in a cold city rink had us chilled and hungry.
CJ’s Great West Grill got quite a bit of media attention when it reopened earlier this month after a makeover that involved a new exterior, refreshed interior decor and a menu shift away from Mexican toward a broader Southwestern flavor.
We’ve never been big on breakfast; even less so on breakfast reviews. But when a friend recommended a little place in Concord, it sounded different enough to give it a try.
A recent breakfast/lunch outing brought us to Charlie’s Homestyle Diner, conveniently located at the corner of Daniel Webster Highway and Depot Street just south of Bedford Road.
One of the things we like most about this job is that it gets us out to explore places we’ve never visited before. With nothing on our schedule on a recent Saturday, Mrs. Gourmet and I decided to take a road trip.
Dinner at Milford’s Mangia Sano is a rewarding experience for authentic, classic Italian tastes in an atmosphere that exudes warmth and comfort — despite being smack in the middle of a commercial strip establishment.
When last we visited 36 Lowell St. in Manchester — an address that’s housed several restaurants in the past decade — we’d waited several months so that Noodle Bar, which opened in March, could work out the kinks first. Noodle Bar closed a day after we dined.
Now that we’re empty nesters, it’s a special occasion when we get to have dinner with our son, the man about town we used to refer to as The Bottomless Pit. It’s even more special when we can take him to a restaurant — a brewpub, no less — in his old hometown that we discovered before he did.
Constantly on the lookout for new dining options, a story in the Union Leader’s Business section touting the impending opening of a 110 Grill on Manchester’s Elm Street recently caught our eye.
The 1750 Taphouse is already attracting quite a crowd. Diners have been descending on the spot since it opened last week. One weekend night there was a 90-minute wait, we were told. So we count ourselves lucky that we were able to get in to Bedford’s newest eatery.
Mrs. Gourmet and I had a week off recently, but we were only able to get away for three days. Even so, setting up camp in Center Harbor, we were able to pack plenty of lakeside R&R into that short time. In fact, it was really R&R&R — rest, relaxation, and restaurants.
Back in April 2017, we wandered off Concord’s Main Street and enjoyed Italian at Angelina’s on Depot Street. As we left, we noticed another restaurant upstairs, and put Revival Kitchen and Bar on our bucket list. With its decidedly adult menu, we put off a visit until we could go sans the 8-…
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 littl…
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.
We’ve had our eye on Noodle Bar, the latest restaurant to open at 36 Lowell St. in Manchester, since before it opened in March. We gave it a while to work out any kinks.
I don’t play golf nearly as often as it takes to be good at it. And knowing how long it takes me to get my swing back in the groove, it’s probably just as well that we were at the Crotched Mountain Golf Club on a recent Saturday to eat, rather than to play.
Our editor got an email recently from a reader contending that Our Gourmet has given short shrift to western parts of the state when it comes to picking restaurants to review.
As we learned with last week’s Our Gourmet review of Hudson’s Town Tavern, the restaurant scene is changeable. Places close; new ones open. Keeping with that theme, Our Gourmet recently visited Cello’s Farmhouse Italian, a newer venture that has opened in the space that had been Pasquale’s i…
Sometimes time runs out on a landmark. A place that’s been a fixture for many years finally runs out of steam, and something has to give. For lots of restaurants, that means closing up shop, posting a “for sale” sign out front and sending the help packing.
Fresh off a week of teasingly warm weather and the promise of summer months to come, we headed out to a fairly new breakfast spot on Londonderry’s busy Nashua Road and found the food as fresh as the season with lots of pleasing accents on fresh fruit and healthy choices.
Finally fed up with the winter that wouldn’t end, Our Gourmet set out for Hampton Beach one recent sunny Sunday with two dining companions (DC1 and DC2) and the ever-present 8-year-old Fussbudget (FB) in tow. As always during an April visit to the coast, we were woefully underdressed for the…
Lakorn Thai has been a popular choice for Thai cuisine lovers for more than 25 years. The small eatery, nestled in a small strip mall on South Main Street, has won dozens of awards and favorable reviews over the decades. No fewer than six Union Leader Readers’ Choice Awards decorate the walls.
We’ve been a fan of pho, the ubiquitous noodle soup found in almost every Vietnamese restaurant, ever since we tried it years ago. Its simple ingredients and clean flavors are restorative, curing anything that ails us. We’ve sought it out all over the country, and have enjoyed it in Canada, …
Mrs. Gourmet and I were on vacation last week, and after eating in restaurants for five straight days, we weren’t especially excited about coming home and having to go out to eat again for a review.
The Dining Companion was excited one recent night when a social media post popped up touting a new Manchester restaurant. That it was an Indian restaurant was a plus, but the fact that it touted its vegetarian and vegan fare moved Ritu’s Spice Utsav, which opened in January on Manchester’s W…
We planned to have a late lunch, but we were running even later than we had hoped. We knew the Copper Door in Salem serves lunch until 4 p.m., so we figured as long as we got there by 3:30, we’d be OK.
The Dining Companion wanted to see the beach one recent day, but by the time we got in gear and hit Hampton it was a dark, drizzly dinnertime. We decided to eat instead, hopping off Route 101 at Lafayette Road (Route 1) and heading north in search of something tasty.