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West Street Grill, Litchfield, CT

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 19th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Our Independence Day weekend was a huge tour of the Northeast.  Our journey took us to Maine on Friday, Saint John on Saturday, Saint Andrews on Sunday (which ended with a quick stop at home to unpack and repack), and Litchfield, CT, on Monday.  You might wonder how we

Bourbon Quarter, Saint John, New Brunswick

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 12th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
While our breakfast at the Homeport Bed and Breakfast was the culinary highlight of our time in Saint John, our dinner at Bourbon Quarter came in at a length behind second.  Most of the food was enjoyable; however, the service was, well, interesting.

We arrived at Bourbon Quarter

Homeport Bed and Breakfast, Saint John, New Brunswick

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 7th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Over Independence Day weekend, we found ourselves without children, so we packed our bags and headed on a road trip.  Without firm plans in place, we drove northeast, headed for New Brunswick.  As we drove, we decided to spend the night in Saint John.  Being on the water and

Midfield Café, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 27th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
My husband and I are both morning people, which means that even on a weekend he's awake by 5:30 and I'm awake by 6:30.  With these "early" starts to the day, we both enjoy a morning that starts with work and is followed by a late breakfast.  After a

Ignite Bar & Grille, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 9th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
Living in New Hampshire, my husband and I are quite used to the lack of late night dining options. However, we didn't fully realize how early restaurants stop serving dinner on a weekend night until this past winter.

We had season tickets to the Palace Theatre in Manchester, all

Review: The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 31st, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Over Thanksgiving weekend, my husband and I took a quick overnight trip to Portsmouth.  We love visiting this ocean community as there are many adorable shops and a wide array of restaurants.  We have spent several delightful evenings here, enjoying the amazing queso at Agave.

On our last stay

Review: A Tale of Two Breakfasts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 15th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
As parents of tweens and teens, my husband and I often have weekend mornings to ourselves.  Between sports practices, sleepovers, or just wanting to sleep late, it often is just the two of us for a good portion of the morning.  Being early risers, that gives us a good

Review: Miss Shirley’s Café, Baltimore, MD

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 26th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
I was in Baltimore for work recently and had the opportunity to meet several associates for a late morning breakfast.  Not being familiar with the area, I asked for a recommendation.  One member of the team suggested Miss Shirley's, which received cheers of delight from the rest of the
Paris crepe

Review: Aux Meilleures Crêpes de Paris

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 18th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
As we spent every day of our Paris vacation exploring the city on foot, it was not surprising that twice during our trip we ate a meal while continuing with our excursion.  Our second day in Paris, we did just that, grabbing lunch at a take-out crêpe stand near

Review: L’Auberge Saint Roch, Paris

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 5th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Yes, the location of this restaurant is Paris, as in Paris, France.  As I celebrated a birthday of note this year, I was gifted with a rather large present- a trip to Paris.  So, last month, my husband and I spent five days exploring that city.  This trip occurred

Review: Pizzico Ristorante & Martini Bar, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 9th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Pizzico has been a favored restaurant for my husband and me.  Whether it's just the two of us on a Saturday afternoon, an early dinner with the family, or a Friday night out with friends, this restaurant meets the needs of all of those configurations.  A place such as
Barking Dog Bar Grill

Review: Barking Dog Bar & Grill, Amesbury, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 22nd, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
On a gorgeous fall afternoon without any children under our care, what were my husband and I to do to occupy ourselves?  The answer was obvious: visit a local winery and enjoy a late lunch. So, after completing a few necessary errands, we enjoyed our leisurely drive to Jewell