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Lunch off I-93: Concord or Manchester

Go to The Republic on Elm Street in Manchester.

It's not inexpensive, I don't know how quick it is, but it is fabulous. You won't regret it.

Jan 25, 2014
risibisi in Northern New England

Japanese in Keene NH

Anyone been to the Japanese restaurant KOTO in Keene?

We haven't tried it yet, but menu looks promising.

Jan 25, 2014
risibisi in Northern New England

Looking for Merrimack-area dinner suggestions

Lucia's is a real find. Good food, great service. Small, unpretentious.
Went to celebrate a friend's birthday recently, and have returned several times since.
YUM! Worth a detour!

Jul 03, 2012
risibisi in Northern New England

"Thank You" Dinner near Owl's Head (Maine)

I second In Good Company in Rockland and Francine Bistro in Camden.

I may be the only person — at least to post on Chowhound — to have had a truly bad meal at Primo. I agree with diningsense that the food and service are not what they used to be!

Jun 28, 2012
risibisi in Northern New England

Lunch on drive from Boston to Camden ME

Why not get off I-95 at Portland and go to Duckfat for lunch!!
Five Islands is great — just a short detour.
As for the Camden/Rockland area, Francine Bistro in Camden and In Good Company in Rockland.
Primo is over-priced and over-rated.

Jun 28, 2012
risibisi in Northern New England

Concord or Peterborough, NH rehearsal dinner recommendations?

In Peterborough my favorite is The Pearl, but it's not a good setting for a rehearsal dinner, unless you had the entire restaurant. DelRossi's in Dublin is ideal for a rehearsal dinner, good food and small private dining rooms you could have to yourself. The garlic soup and scampi app are the best ever. I also like Sunflowers in Jaffrey.

May 29, 2010
risibisi in Northern New England

Where to shop Cape Cod, Eastham area?

It's worth the time to go to Orleans for groceries, just go early in the day to avoid heaviest traffic. The Nauset Fish Market recommended by BlueSoup is phenomenal; you should go there for lobsters and all your fish wants and needs. Friends has great produce, cheeses, meats. On Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon you can go to the Orleans Farmers Market on Old Colony Way, just down the street from The Sparrow; it's fun and has great finds (veggies, smoked fish, fresh eggs). Cottage Street Bakery is a treat; again, go early.
Stop & Shop has a decent bakery, produce and cheese selection. Enjoy!

Korean in Southern NH, North Eastern MA?

Woo Jung is a hike from NH, but worth it!

Best of the Cape 2009

At cape this past week, headed for Brewster Bookstore on 6A, when I saw sign at JT's for hot lobster roll. It got my attention, but I didn't get it; I got a regular lobster roll. Absolutely the best I've had in eons, Cape. Maine, anywhere. The best! Loaded with succulent lobster, just the right amount of mayo, and a tiny bit of celery. SuperB! Can't wait to go back.

Jun 29, 2009
risibisi in Southern New England

Wellfleet area eats?

The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet is my favorite — breakfast, lunch, and dinner! There's a nice little market in Wellfleet center. The Eastham Lobster Pool unfortunately closed, but is reopening with new owner; new name is Woody's. May be worth trying. Arnold's in Eastham has wonderful raw oysters, good lobster rolls.

July in Brewster, Mass

Land Ho is great fun, and the kale soup is spectacular, the fried oysters very good, as are Sir Cricketts by the rotary. The Nauset Fish Market (next to Sir Crickett's) does the best lobster ever cooked for take-out. Arnold's has great raw oysters. The Wicked Oyster in Welfleet is a bit of a hike, but it's terrific, one of my favorites!

Boston to Midcoast maine, any must stops?

I loved PRIMO when it first opened. It has gradually gone down hill. I don't even want to go there now. It's grown too big, impersonal; the ambiance and the food, even the service is definitely not of the caliber it once was.