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Footlong hot dogs.

Have you checked the Sam's Club in Concord or Manchester?

Apr 23, 2012
Peznt in Northern New England

Footlong hot dogs.

The ShopRite in Bristol sells a foot long potato hot dog roll, would be great if you could get them shipped with the dogs.

Apr 21, 2012
Peznt in Northern New England

Wine Stores in Hanover/Norwich area

Another Norwich Wine & Spirits recommendation, Peter takes good care of his customers.

Oct 24, 2011
Peznt in Northern New England

Concord/Manchester NH Area Apple Picking and Lunch

Greetings;

Will be meeting some folks from the Boston area for a morning of apple picking followed by an early afternoon lunch.
The Concord/Manchester area seems to be a good middle point, (we're traveling from VT) Looking for recommendations for a good orchard for "Pick your own apples" and a decent place for lunch following the apple orchard visit.

Thanks for any suggestions, A good orchard would be the 1st priority.

Thanks
Don

Oct 04, 2011
Peznt in Northern New England

Where to buy meat in the Pioneer Valley?

While I no longer live in the area whenever I'm back I try to plan a visit to Hatfield Beef in Hatfield, Ma. I bring a cooler with freezer packs.
Its not easy to find, I highly recommend GPS. The building is run down, but don't let that stop you from going and check it out, Very good prices and quality. These folks have been operating for years., they know their products.
http://hatfieldbeef.com/default.aspx

Jul 05, 2011
Peznt in Southern New England

"Fat Franks," Bellows Falls, VT - Go there NOW!

UPDATE - Driving back through VT, stopped in to pick up some hot dogs from the deli case, The place was jumping, burgers, dogs and lots of fries. All of the seats upstairs and downstairs were filled. Meanwhile the pizza place across the way had only a few customers, the China Garden Buffet parking lot was nearly empty. The Fat Franks, Regular Franks and Skinny Franks I purchased were grilled up on Sunday afternoon were excellent.

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Fat Franks
92 Rockingham St, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

May 09, 2011
Peznt in Northern New England

Norwich/White River Junction with kids

For Kid friendly I'd go with Ramunto's in Hanover, NH.
http://www.bricknbrew.com/

Lui Lui in West Lebanon is also very kid friendly, has more menu options.
http://www.luilui.com/

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Lui Lui
Powerhouse Mall, West Lebanon, NH 03784

Oct 14, 2010
Peznt in Northern New England

Johnny Ad's. Abbot's, or Flanders Fish Market

Hi Jvaill40, would you give the name of the Fish Market you mentioned in your post. While we may not get back to Niantic this season it will be good to have for next summer.

Thanks

Sep 07, 2010
Peznt in Southern New England

Johnny Ad's. Abbot's, or Flanders Fish Market

In agreement on Flanders, haven't been for a couple of years so decided to try again this past Sunday evening on Labor Day weekend. Food was only OK, service was less than OK. They didn't seem that busy to make it back to check on the table. Only doing so before asking if we wanted any coffee or dessert. Then after we declined taking nearly 10 minutes to return with the check. While my son said his wild salmon was good both my wife and I thought it was overcooked. We also had Whole Belly Clams an order of Fish and Chips, and Calmari. Seemed to not get so many actual whole clams, may have been the bottom of the bucket? I don't know if they offer an upgrade of Fish/chips, I think that it was likely Pollack.

Sep 07, 2010
Peznt in Southern New England

Summer in Niantic

We've also liked Singapore Grill & Sushi Bar in New London, Sonny the owner usually visits your table, explains the specials and preparation of the menu items. My wife who is not so willing to try new foods has broadened her range as a result.

http://www.singaporegrillsushibar.com/

Jul 08, 2010
Peznt in Southern New England

Summer in Niantic

Add Illiano's Grill on Flanders Road to your list. Very good pizza, calzones, lasagna etc. They have good choices for slices also if you need a quick lunch. We vacation in Niantic area each summer as well, took us a while to find this place, best in the area.

http://www.illianospizza.com/niantic/...

Jul 07, 2010
Peznt in Southern New England

Movie and then Dinner at the Main Street Grille in Niantic, CT

Went for lunch at Main Street Grille in Niantic this past Fourth of July Weekend, Crab and Butternut Squash Crepes w/Lobster Morney Sauce, my wife had the Stonington Scallops, food was very good, a bit slow with service but we were in no hurry anyway.
Will go back for another meal on the next visit to Niantic.

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Main Street Grille
369 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001

Jul 07, 2010
Peznt in Southern New England

Best BBQ EVER!

http://www.beltedcowvt.com/

Essex Junction, Vermont

Jun 15, 2010
Peznt in Northern New England

Barre Dogs, Main St. - Barre, VT

I'm glad to hear they made it through the winter!

Thanks for the update.
Don't get to Barre much but will stop again when I pass through.

Apr 05, 2010
Peznt in Northern New England

Barre Dogs, Main St. - Barre, VT

I stopped in on my way through Barre today, Hebrew National is the brand.
The Chili sauce is very good. Menu is pretty basic. Hopefully they get through the winter.

Dec 16, 2009
Peznt in All New England Archive

"Fat Franks," Bellows Falls, VT - Go there NOW!

Stopped in the past Friday after a trip to Mass. My Bacon Cheese Fat Frank was very tasty. I really like the roll (not sure what it is) that was used. Had I not so much Thanksgiving leftovers at the house I would have bought some items from the case for home.

Nov 29, 2009
Peznt in Northern New England

Favorite Vermont Cheese

While not exclusively Vermont I thought this unique blended cheese was excellent.
Its the Grafton Duet from Grafton Village Cheese
combines two outer layers of Grafton premium cheddar and in the middle a layer of Faribault Dairy’s St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese, from Minnesota.

Oct 01, 2009
Peznt in All New England Archive

Suggestions for dinner before baseball game in Manchester, NH

I've found the food at the Fisher Cats stadium to be good concession food. I think its better than what they serve at the Verizon Wireless for events. The Sam Adams Grill in the left field area has some decent pre-game specials.
The park made the news earlier this season as PETA named it a veggie-friendly park. Great place to watch a game, hope you get good weather.

Aug 07, 2009
Peznt in All New England Archive

Port Clyde-Tenants Harbor

Any update on the status of Dip Net? The web address indicated their lease was not renewed.

Jul 25, 2009
Peznt in All New England Archive

Hotdogs in western MA

I'll second Tom's Long Dog's, very close to you in Northhampton.
I'm thinking its in Whately?

Jul 06, 2009
Peznt in Southern New England

Food 101 near Mt. Holyoke

I believe the arsonist was the son of a police officer, anyway the CI is a sad memory, agreed not so much for the food but pitchers of beer on the patio back in the day.

Oct 22, 2008
Peznt in All New England Archive

Rt 5 in Vt 3 coverd bridges and a great Diner

Five covered bridges near Route 5 in Lyndonville Vt.

Miss Lyndonville Diner?

Oct 02, 2008
Peznt in All New England Archive

Polish Food in Chicopee, Ma.?

Here's the street address for Sofia's to enter into the GPS.

Sofia's Praises, Hadley
8 Railroad Street, Hadley, MA 01035
Does not take credit cards

Sep 09, 2008
Peznt in All New England Archive

Udder Delights, Fairlee VT

The Whippi Dip is decent snack bar food. Usual menu but they also have pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches on the menu. Prices are reasonable.

Aug 07, 2008
Peznt in All New England Archive

Udder Delights, Fairlee VT

Udder Delight has great ice cream!! Fairlee VT is a small town,(less than 1,000) with two seasonal Ice Cream stands within a half mile of each other.
Udder Delight, great flavors of hard ice cream,(they make their own) as well as soft serve. The Whippi Dip a few hundred yards down the road also on RT 5 offers soft serve, hard ice cream, dole whip etc. The Whippi Dip serves burgers, hot dogs, fries etc.
Both are good, but as Tupelohoney noted, the Udder Delight's hard ice cream flavors are amazing. I had Purple Cow (white chocolate/raspberry) last evening, wife had Black Raspberry.

Aug 06, 2008
Peznt in All New England Archive

Best Prime Rib within an hour of the Upper Valley?

I usually recommend AJ's for Prime Rib, but haven't been for over a year.
As you work in WRJ you may have gotten some feedback about them already?

peznt

Aug 31, 2007
Peznt in All New England Archive

New Englands Best BBQ

F.Y.I.
Back in 2004, The Kansas City Baron of BBQ Paul Kirk came to Harpoon to compete against 37 other teams. Best he did was 10th in Pork.

Jul 17, 2007
Peznt in All New England Archive

Big Fatty's BBQ

I've had Fatty's ribs, (not great, wouldn't buy them again) cole slaw was good, beans marginal. The side of BBQ sauce was very good though. I hear they do better with pulled pork.

peznt

Apr 02, 2007
Peznt in All New England Archive

Great down and dirty lobster joint near Woodstock, VT?

No real "down and dirty" lobster joints in this area, LStaff is correct with Weathervane in W leb as your best bet, Thursday nights twins for $19.95.....

Aug 18, 2006
Peznt in All New England Archive

Can I Say That America's Test Kitchen REALLY Irritates Me?!

This is one of the shows that I DVR or Tivo weekly, I fast forward past the intro and sometimes the recipe of the day as well if its not interesting to me. I agree that Kimball is too "all knowing" so I also like seeing him miss on the blind tastings. I enjoy the show and have learned from it especially the equipment segment.

Jul 30, 2006
Peznt in Food Media & News