White Mountain Exploration

June 6, 2015 – We had a nice weekend and thought a trip to the mountains was in order. First up was lunch at diner in NH.  The little place was full at noon on a weekend day, but we got seats at the counter.  The coffee, corned beef hash, breakfast potatoes, and eggs benedict were…

Restaurant Review: Lui Lui

November  8, 2014 – We headed to Lui Lui for a casual lunch on a Saturday.  The restaurant was almost empty at 11:30, but was fairly full by the time we left around 1:00.  We were pleasantly surprised to be given very good, warm, fresh rolls (we actually asked for more – they were that…

AHL Hockey Games in Manchester and Worcester

January 20, 2013 – Things we learned from our first AHL game. 1.  Manchester, NH is a pretty cool little town.  And they have a parking garage that’s conveniently located near the hockey arena. 2.  The Manchester Monarchs’ have good fans.  Except you might want to research their fight songs before you go, otherwise you’ll…

Restaurant Review: Murphy’s Taproom

Murphy’s Taproom seems like your average North American sports bar.  Wood floors, a bar on one side of the room, tv’s, etc.  Except this sports bar has some great draft beer, and really good pub food.  We tried a few draft beers – they have a great selection, and sampled the jack cheese sticks, kickin’…

Review: Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

We were in Portsmouth, NH around lunch time.  Which meant we wanted to get lunch, preferably somewhere with good food. The Portsmouth Brewery has great food, and very good beer.  Tony tried the scallop mac ‘n cheese – the scallops were cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the mac ‘n cheese had a generous amount of…

Cheese, Syrup, and Traffic

August 22, 2010 – We ate breakfast at the Bagel Depot in St. Johnsbury, and then headed towards Cabot.  The bagels were good, though the garlic may have overpowered any other bagels it got near.  Still, breakfast, and coffee, were good. The Cabot Creamery is headquartered in Cabot, VT.  It’s a dairy cooperative with over…

Final hike in Acadia; VT and NH

August 21, 2010 – Breakfast was served outside; we snagged a table for two and looked at the water through the trees as we waited for the (delicious) food – maple syrup muffins, coffee, an orange juice and cranberry juice mixed blend, cantaloupe balls with a simple mint syrup, and German pancake with fresh blueberries…