Dining and Food Our Gourmet

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Our Gourmet: The Pizza Man satisfies the family

The FussBudget was hungry. That's how we happened upon The Pizza Man, the Hooksett version of a three-store chain that also does business in Manchester and Lyndonville, Vt.

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Our Gourmet: Balkan flavors grilling at Crazy Goat Tavern

We were driving through downtown Concord for the first time in several months when we saw the big, bright sign for the Crazy Goat Tavern Bar and Grill. It had been a while, but we were positive that we hadn't seen that sign before.

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Merrmack

Our Gourmet: Great Mexican by the riverside
Great Mexican along the river in New Boston
Our Gourmet: New name coming for a cozy city spot
North End Bistro is the way we wish we could cook
Our Gourmet: Quality food inside an old fast-food shell
Our Gourmet: Milford restaurant building takes a step up as Grill 603
Korean, Japanese in an intimate spot
Shira Kiku: An intimate Korean-Japanese bistro
Our Gourmet: Spicing up the city with a taste of Nepal
A recent blustery Saturday afternoon left two choices when hunger hit: Brave the weather and hit...
Our Gourmet: Not your average chain restaurant
Presentation of the Anything but Average Meatloaf is, not surprisingly, out of the ordinary.
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...
Our Gourmet: A little NYC and some local touches
NY-style eats in not-so-urban NH
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...

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...

Seacoast

Our Gourmet: World street food, with a side of hip
Portsmouth's Street: World street food with a side of hip
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...

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: Step back in time at Peter Christian's Tavern
Think of what a roadside tavern might have looked like in colonial New Hampshire, and you've got a...
Our Gourmet: To Claremont for fine Latin flavors
Revolution Cantina: Latin flair in the Upper Valley

White Mountains & North Woods

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