Top Eats at the Fryeburg Fair (2015)

We all love fairs. The animals, the events, the sites, the sounds. Even the people watching can be down right amazing. But let’s face it, most of us go to consume copious amounts of really, really, really unhealthy food. Something about the open air and all the walking leads us to believe we are super human and can gorge ourselves to the point of no return on deep fried everything, sugar as far as the eye can see, and perhaps […]

Sunday Fun Day, Seacoast Brewery Edition

Let’s face it, Beer is the new wine. With craft beer skyrocketing in popularity and new microbrews appearing on the horizon at breakneck speeds all around us, the transition to a beer culture just can’t be ignored. The Seacoast (NH) Beer Group on Facebook has over 2000 members and is one of the most prolific producers of facebook content in my feed. People are just plain into the craft beer thing around here. Passionate lush’s like myself now have terrific […]

There’s a new Blind Pig in town.

Portsmouth snobs like myself often poo-poo the goings on over the bridge in our sister state of Maine. But Kittery is booming, the foreside has packed in more coolness in it’s few square blocks than I ever thought possible. But I’m not talking foreside, I’m talking the Island life. Badger’s Island life. Home of the strangely but oh-so-fun-to-say “Blind Pig Provisions” So I don’t know the lore of the name, I may flip over to the website to check it […]

French Pastries – in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth, France? Paris, NH? Where am I living and working these days? Must I pinch myself because I spy a real pasty shop right here in Downtown PTown?  (not that PTown – Port City P Town. N’ampsha’s PTown). The disaster that was the Red Iguana, and the lunch place before that whose name seems to elude me, crashed and burned explosively in this real estate prior to this entity. The Congress Street Space tucked between the Music Hall Loft and Cafe […]

Oyster City USA – Portsmouth NH.

Portsmouth NH – Oyster City, USA It’s really quite interesting, Portsmouth and Oysters went together like oil and water for many years. Aside from Jumpin’ Jays Shuck-a-Buck and raw bar, and dare I date myself, The Victory, I never even put Oysters on my radar when thinking about dining out in Port City. Yet now, practically overnight, we have not one – but two new Oyster-centric offerings barely a block from one another. Amazing! Stupendous! And they are alike yet […]

Favorite Foods

Favorite Foods Continues to Lead ‘Green’ by Example

As originally posted on the Green Alliance, Seacoast Online and Portsmouth Patch. By Rich Collins For the past 27 years, Favorite Foods, a New Hampshire based food distribution company, made it its mission to provide superior quality food distribution and service to their clients, typically independent restaurants, in New Hampshire, Maine, and central and northern Massachusetts. Family owned and operated by son Kelly, father Chris Barstow, and mother Petra Barstow both have always held a strong belief that Favorite Foods could […]