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Burtons Grill, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 4th, 2012| Restaurant Reviews
Although Burtons Grill opened at the Pheasant Lane Mall in August, I didn't have (or make) the opportunity to visit it until mid-December.  With lots of presents to be bought at that time of year, I knew I would be spending a decent amount of time at the

Atlantic Fish Company, Boston, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 5th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Black Friday was an exciting day at our house but not because we were dashing to early morning (late night?) sales.  It was exciting because there were no sporting events, practices, or work meetings to attend.  As we knew all of this weeks in advance, we planned to take

Charleston, Baltimore, MD

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 4th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
During a summer trip to Baltimore, my husband and I spent one evening strolling the Inner Harbor.  With a simple plan of walking and occasionally stopping for a cocktail and a snack, we found many enjoyable restaurants.  Our last stop of the night was at Charleston.  Upon entering, the

XO on Elm

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 25th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
A little over a month ago, my husband and I attended the annual wine tasting and auction for the Palace Theatre.  It was a fabulous evening of (You guessed it!) wine tasting that ended with an auction.  Of course, there were other pieces to this evening, such as some

Lunching in Florida

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 18th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of spending a few days with my parents.  While we did spend every evening together, during the day we typically did things in pairs.  Most of those days my mom and I spent time together, touring the area, browsing in

Ithaki, Ipswich, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 10th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
I was invited to dinner at Ithaki last week.  Bringing my husband for company, we made the hour drive in hopes of finding a tasty meal ahead.  Much to our delight, we enjoyed a delicious three-course meal that was filled with great food, excellent service, and pleasant atmosphere.

Dining at

Sorella, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 21st, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
In August, my husband and I were able to plan a business/pleasure trip to NYC.  After two days of meetings, we had a day and a half to enjoy the sights and tastes of Manhattan.  We spent our last evening there roaming the Lower East Side, a section which

Pravda, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 15th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
As noted on their website, "Pravda is an underground caviar bar."  In addition, this Russian-themed bar also has a wide variety of Russian foods and an enormous vodka list.  While a bar might seem to make a better review for our beverage publication, Parched No More, with me

The Meatball Shop, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 31st, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Have I mentioned that I love when travel, be it business or pleasure, brings me to Manhattan?  It really is an amazing place to be.  Earlier this month, I spent a few days there on business.  With perfectly aligned schedules, my husband was able to schedule his work travel

The National, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 25th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
My husband travels more for business travel than I do.  While I understand that the days are long and lonely, some of the benefits, such as dining at great restaurants, make me a little envious.  For most of the last year, when he would travel to Manhattan, he would

The Fiddlehead Restaurant, Bangor, ME

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 8th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
I love when I am amazed by a dining experience.  Over a month ago, my husband and I took a 10-day trip that was a mix of vacation and work.  We started with the vacation piece, during which we toured Maine and New Brunswick.  We chose Bangor, Maine, as

Bistro de la Gare, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 25th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
When I am in Manhattan, whether it be for business or personal travel, I am certain that one of my dinners will be had in the Meatpacking District.  The energetic vibe and vast quantity of excellent restaurants located here completely compensate for the difficulty had in walking the cobblestone