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Dinner in Lowell?

Mr. Jalapeno has been replaced by a new Mexican restaurant El Potro. I've been twice. I had chicken enchiladas that were excellent. Chips and salsa also good.

Apr 03, 2014
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

Mr. Jalapeno, great Mexican in Lowell, MA

Apparently, Mr. Jalapeno has closed.

There is a new restaurant called El Potro with a sign that says opening soon in the same location.

There's another El Potro in Somerville.

Oct 07, 2013
harry_sparrow in Southern New England

East Boothbay General Store

And, they carry the world's best potato chips:

Fox Family Chips

Aug 24, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Flynnagan's, Tamworth, NH

Flynnagan's, 237 Ossipee Lake Rd, Tamworth, NH

They're open for breakfast and lunch. We've been twice now, both excellent experiences. The owner and waitresses are friendly. The service is good.

Here's what we've tried so far:

1. Eggs Benedict, cooked perfectly and very good Hollandaise
2. Eggs and delicious home made corn beef hash
3. Belgian Waffle with strawberries, excellent
4. Mexican omelet special, very good - could have been spicier.

Directions:
Heading north on route 16 in West Ossipee, turn right onto route 41. In 1/2 mile, turn right onto Ossipee Lake Road. Flynnagans is on the left 0.3 miles further. It's set back from the road and a little hard to see - the sign is easy to miss. It's just before a car repair shop.

Bonus: Outside seating

Jun 22, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Lunch stops on way to Storyland?

Here are some places that we like, all on route 16:

Ossipee
Sunny Villa for Lunch or Dinner
http://sunnyvillanh.com/

Tamworth
Rosie's for Breakfast or Lunch
http://www.yelp.com/biz/rosies-restaurant-tamworth

North Conway
Black Cap for Lunch or Dinner
http://www.blackcapgrille.com/home.html

Delaney's for Lunch or Dinner
http://www.delaneys.com/

May Kelly's for Lunch or Dinner
http://www.maykellys.com/

Jun 20, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Flynnagins, Ossipee, NH

Has anyone tried Flynnagins? If so, how was it?

Jun 12, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Does anyplace make a date shake, preferbly north of Boston?

I was going to suggest having your date go without a coat.

Feb 05, 2013
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

Whittier House, West Ossipee

New rumor - it will reopen as a microbrewery.

Jan 22, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Whittier House, West Ossipee

I heard a rumor that it will be a Common Man.

Jan 20, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Whittier House, West Ossipee

What happened? Is it closed? When I drove by the parking lot was empty and the lights were out.

Jan 06, 2013
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Where to eat in Haverhill / Amesbury?

Or the Barking Dog's sister restaurant the Amesbury Ale House - great beer list and good food.

Dec 31, 2012
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

best fun bar for college chums to gather around the holidays. note: we graduated in 1985

Could it be the bar?

Nov 08, 2012
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

White Lake Inn and Tavern, Tamworth, NH

Formerly Sammy's Paw Print.

Any reports?

Aug 30, 2012
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

What is fresh and new near North Conway?

That's Sunny Villa

http://sunnyvillanh.com/

Jun 16, 2012
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant North Conway

Please report on this new place.

May 19, 2012
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Two Black Dogs Country Pub, North Conway

Bump

Jan 04, 2012
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Amesbury Ale House - Excellent

We went tonight and were very pleased. Nice ambiance - an old building with restored brick walls and hardwood floors.There's a view of the falls on the Powwow river from the back of the restaurant. I actually spent a lot of time in the basement of this building when I was a kid. It was a department store called J.J. Newbury's; the toy section was downstairs.

I had their Spicy Fried Fish Wrap which was terrific, although not that spicy.

My wife had the Haddock Sandwich that was also very good, but she thought the batter was a little bit heavy.

We also shared the shaved onion rings appetizer with bourbon horseradish ketchup, thin cut and crispy - very tasty.

FYI, in spite of what the name suggested to me, they have a full bar.

We will definitely return.

http://www.amesburyalehouse.com/scrip...

Oct 02, 2011
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

Pot Buoy Pub & Grille, Boothbay Harbor

Not yet, but I'm in Boothbay now, so it may happen. I think they have a happy hour with half-priced drinks. I did stop by on the way to the Thistle House Inn and skim the menu outside of the restaurant - nothing stood out. This does not appear to be fine dining, not that that is a bad thing.

We have had several excellent meals at our old standbys. And we have yet to revisit McSeagulls and Boathouse Bistro.

Report to follow.

Good to hear from you again Kevin.

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McSeagull's
Gulf Dock, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Aug 21, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Pot Buoy Pub & Grille, Boothbay Harbor

This seems like a new place that replaces 93 Townsend.

Has anyone tried it?

Aug 14, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Top 10 Manliest Cocktails

Beefeater, up.

Aug 07, 2011
harry_sparrow in Spirits

Is there anything new in Boothbay?

Bump - let's try again before my vacation.

Help.

Aug 05, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Newburyport lunch help

We like Stripers and go often - it's in Salibury on the opposite side of the Merrimack River from Newburyport.

They have deck dining with a view of the boats in the river and the draw bridge opening.

Jul 30, 2011
harry_sparrow in Greater Boston Area

ISO vegetable stand in Ossipee/Tamworth NH

http://www.localharvest.org/windy-fields-farm-llc-M17663

Tamworth Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:00 to12:00 in Tamworth village:
www.nh.gov/agric/publications/documen...

Jul 29, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

One Night @ Spruce Point Inn, need dinner recs

First choice: Thistle Inn . Happy hour with half price drinks and (I think) 2 half priced appetizers in the pub from 5:00 to 6;00PM. Not on the water, but they have nice patio dining for dinner:
http://www.thethistleinn.com/

Also good:
Boothbay Harbor
http://www.mcseagullsonline.com
http://www.theboathousebistro.com/

East Boothbay
http://www.lobstermanswharf.com

I'll be there soon. Please post what you liked (or not).

Cheers...

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Thistle Inn
55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Jul 28, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Is there anything new in Boothbay?

This is my annual pre-vacation request.

I noticed that Boathouse Bistro has a new and appealing menu.

Is there anything else new or interesting that we should know about?

Thanks...
-harry

Jul 24, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

What's good in Tamworth/ Ossipee NH?

Oops. I forgot about Sunny Villa. We have been there and the food was good. It was renovated after a fire and now has a fresh, nice interior. The bartender and wait staff are competent and friendly.

http://www.sunnyvillanh.com/

Jul 24, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

What's good in Tamworth/ Ossipee NH?

We like
The Inn at Crystal Lake in Eaton . Also, The Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich. Either is
is about a 30 minute ride from Tamworth. Enjoy.

Jul 23, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

What's good in Tamworth/ Ossipee NH?

Rosie's on Rt 16 in Tamworth has great breakfasts. Jake's Seafood on Rt 16 in Ossipee is good.

Otherwise, a restaurant wasteland.

How far can you venture?

Jul 23, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Favorite Ocean/waterfront deck restaurant

On the Merrimack River, The Black Cow Tap and Grill, Newburyport:

http://www.blackcowrestaurants.com/lo...

May 26, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England

Two Black Dogs Country Pub, North Conway

I think they opened in April, but I can't find a website. Has anyone tried it yet?

May 26, 2011
harry_sparrow in Northern New England