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Where were you able to find banana flowers?

Sep 14, 2014
peku in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

We went for a weeks ago and were quite disappointed. The queso tasted and looked like melted American cheese. The nachos weren't any better. Our bartender spent more time unwrapping straws than refilling water glasses or seeing if we had anything we needed (such as napkins when food arrived). As we were leaving, a new waiter arrived who was much more attentive. I doubt we'll be back soon, but maybe we'll give them another try in a few months.

Jul 27, 2014
peku in Northern New England

Campo enoteca is open

We went a month ago for a drink and munchies. We also had the polenta fries and found them to be quite tasty!

Jun 29, 2014
peku in Northern New England

Wednesday lunch in or near Nashua, NH?

MT's is a great choice, but they aren't open for lunch on Wednesdays. I agree that Burton's is a good choice.

Feb 22, 2014
peku in Northern New England

Crush Pizzeria, Nashua?

We (two couples) finally went to Crush Pizzeria last weekend. The service was ok. We were able to get our sangria and beers quickly, but the water we requested seemed to be quite labor-intensive. Each couple ordered a pizza to share, and everyone got a caesar salad.

I adore caesar salad; I order it at many restaurants. The salad I had here is on the bottom of the list. The romaine was pretty pale. There might have been a tiny sprinkling of parmesan. My salad had exactly 3 croutons, and they appeared to be small and from a package.

The pizzas were decent. The crust was crisp, and the flavors were good. However, for the price, I don't think we'll return.

Jun 07, 2013
peku in Northern New England

unum's - nashua

I haven't been to Unum's for more than a cocktail in a few years. At that time, they seemed to go through a new chef every 6 months, so you never knew what to expect. Luckily, their bar staff was consistent, and the drinks stayed well made.

Sorry I'm not of more help. I have thought about going back, but I so enjoy the food and atmosphere at both Surf and MT's Local, that I haven't made a return trip to Unum's.

Mar 16, 2013
peku in Northern New England

Fantastic meals at Surf in Nashua

Surf is a favorite for my husband and me. We've always enjoyed the food, drinks, and service. Our only disappointment was the removal of the raisin bread from their bread basket.

Jul 13, 2012
peku in Northern New England

where to buy local beef - nashua area

The farm in Litchfield is Normanton Farm (http://stevenormanton.com/). He started taking pre-orders for beef about a month ago. I'm not sure what he has available outside of pre-ordering.

Mar 11, 2012
peku in Northern New England

Republic Cafe in Manchester, NH

I don't like fried foods but still find their frites to be delicious. Their roasted beet salad is also incredibly good. My husband and I have been their numerous times with friends, our teens, etc, and everyone has enjoyed it.

Feb 24, 2012
peku in Northern New England

soldier in need of help

I haven't been to Unum's in Nashua in a while, so I don't know how their new chef is, but I know that they would supply great atmosphere. If anyone can validate how their food is, I would recommend calling there.

Feb 18, 2012
peku in Northern New England

New England dining in 2012

Sadly, we didn't have the same experience, well, except for the service. We took our two teens there for dinner last summer. The service was lackluster, as mentioned. Additionally, almost every one of our dishes tasted of old grease. We had high hopes, as our daughter is vegetarian, but we are hesitant to return.

Jan 06, 2012
peku in Northern New England

Kid friendly dinner near Nashua

I second the recommendation for Republic. The food is wonderful, it has a casual atmosphere, and the service is delightful!

Dec 17, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Dining in Hudson/Londonderry area....

I think staying on the Nashua side of the bridge is a good choice. When we go out, we either head to Nashua or Manchester. We only find somewhere to eat in Hudson or Londonderry if it is necessitated by our schedule.

Dec 17, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Date night for late 30 something couple (Nashua)

Unfortunately, Riverwalk isn't open on Saturday nights.

I agree with all of rizzo0904's suggestions for dinner, except Saffron Bistro. However, my poor dining experience there was 2 years ago, so maybe things are better now.

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Saffron Bistro
80 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060

Nov 16, 2011
peku in Northern New England

One less breakfast place in Manchester, NH

I haven't tried brunch at Republic or Bridge Cafe. I have been to the Purple Finch and Julien's. Both of them are enjoyable, but they're missing the atmosphere from Jewell, and the delicious cran-walnut bread.

Oct 26, 2011
peku in Northern New England

One less breakfast place in Manchester, NH

Amber owned Jewell and the Beanstalk. Her mom is opening the "grocery" store.

Oct 08, 2011
peku in Northern New England

One less breakfast place in Manchester, NH

A friend and I have a weekly date for breakfast. Every other week, we always ate at Jewell & the Beanstalk. We loved the variety of items on the menu, the creative specials, the unique atmosphere, and the friendly staff.

Recently, Jewell had been going through some changes, one of which eliminated breakfast on weekdays. We decided to try the owner's (Amber) new restaurant/catering business, Seed to Stalk. While we placed our order, we asked about Jewell and were saddened to learn that it has closed.

While the food at Seed to Stalk was excellent, the setting (a cafe in an office building) didn't have the same comfy feel for a morning of food, coffee, and conversation. Sad to say, but it seems that my friend and I will be seeking a new restaurant for our breakfasts.

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Jewell & the Beanstalk
793 Somerville St, Manchester, NH 03103

Oct 07, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Thank you Nothern New England Board - Bangor recommendations! YUM....Fiddlehead Restaurant!!

I have to second this recognition. We dined at The Fiddlehead Restaurant over Independence Day weekend and were in awe. The food was delicious, the drinks delightful, and the staff was the best part of the experience. It was an amazing dinner, and we are sure to make the several hour drive to return.

Jul 19, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Excellent bakery in Nashua-Manchester, NH area

One more round of thanks. With a little more than 24 hours notice, they agreed to make the cake, which I appreciate very much. I look forward to visiting the bakery and trying their cake!

May 27, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Excellent bakery in Nashua-Manchester, NH area

Thank you! I know exactly where this bakery is but have never been inside, as I prefer to make my own desserts. I will be calling there to place an order!

May 27, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Excellent bakery in Nashua-Manchester, NH area

We are celebrating a special occasion with friends this weekend. I was planning on making a cake for the occasion but due to a recent injury, most likely will be unable to do so. I haven't bought a store or bakery made pastry since Patisserie Bleu closed. Can anyone recommend a bakery that makes a great cake with real buttercream frosting?

Thanks!

May 26, 2011
peku in Northern New England

Friday night dinner near South Station

Thanks! Les Zygomates and Troquet both look like fabulous options.

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Troquet
140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Jan 25, 2011
peku in Greater Boston Area

Friday night dinner near South Station

I will be meeting my husband at South Station this Friday night between 8:00 and 9:00. I'm looking for suggestions of somewhere we can go for a tapas style dinner that isn't too far from South Station. Price doesn't really matter, and we have no food allergies or aversions.

Jan 25, 2011
peku in Greater Boston Area

Good Italian restaurant

I was trying to keep it bread because we're open to lots of options. :)

In order to minimize the choices, let's say North End. As for food, seafood, red meat, pasta all work for us, but I guess to lessen that also we'll go with good red meat and pasta options.

Dec 03, 2010
peku in Greater Boston Area

Good Italian restaurant

My husband and I are heading into Boston this evening. (Yes, I am posting my question a little bit late.) I was thinking some well done Italian food would make for a great dinner. While we don't want it to be an exorbitant meal, we are more than comfortable spending $100 pp for a great dining experience. Any suggestions?

Dec 03, 2010
peku in Greater Boston Area

Paris dining

Thank you! Now, the hard part is waiting for the vacation to begin.

Oct 13, 2010
peku in France

Paris dining

Do you have recommendations for restaurants outside of our hotel's neighborhood?

Oct 13, 2010
peku in France

Paris dining

Good points. I apologize for being vague. I was trying to be open to many suggestions, but I see now that that makes it difficult to offer advice. :)

For budget, splurge dinners would be 100 euros per person. We are willing to do a few meals like that. We also would enjoy a lunch of cheese and bread from a market.

As for eating preferences, my husband is more daring than I. I don't believe there is a meat or organ he won't eat. I am a little less adventurous, as I am willing to pass on all organs.

Looking at other posts, I saw recommendations that looked interesting: L'Ecume Saint-Honore, Les Cotelettes, Le Marcab, Any feedback on these?

Oct 13, 2010
peku in France

Paris dining

My husband and I will be traveling to Paris for a quick 5-day trip. This will be my first trip here, and my husband's previous stays have been brief and filled with business.

We will be staying at a hotel on Rue Cadet for the length of our trip but are more than willing to explore the city and its suburbs, especially for food.

We will be there from Sunday, October 17th through Thursday, October 21st. I am seeking recommendations for meals, both splurges and small bites.

Thank you!

Oct 12, 2010
peku in France

Visting Manchester, NH - need a dinner and a breakfast rec

I second Jewell & the Beanstalk breakfast. Make sure you check out the white board specials before you order. The most difficult part about eating there is deciding what you want!

Oct 09, 2010
peku in Northern New England