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Review: Becco, New York City

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 19th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Sometimes business travel is all work.  Sitting through long meetings, hurrying through short lunches, trying to find a place to work between meetings, none of those are fun or exciting.  However, every once in a while there is a perk to the travel. Recently, I was able to coordinate my

Review: Perro Salado, Newport, RI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Recently I was invited to dine at Perro Salado, courtesy of the owners.  After being told about their fabulous sticky ribs, it would have been hard to decline.  So, rather than resisting, I agreed to make a trip to this restaurant.

My dining companion (AKA my husband) and I arrived at

Newport Gourmet Tour

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 9th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Recently, the creators of Newport Gourmet Tour offered to provide me with tickets to attend their Bellevue Tour.  I gratefully accepted and made arrangements to attend on a recent Thursday.  With the tour starting at 2:00 pm in front of the Viking Hotel and lasting for approximately two hours,

Review: Pershing Square Cafe & Restaurant, New York City

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 30th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Some days feel surreal.  A recent Saturday was one such day.  After a fabulous breakfast at a diner in Portsmouth, NH, a meeting, a quick stop by home, and a 5-hour car ride, I found myself having a very late lunch/pre-dinner snack at Pershing Square in Manhattan.  Of

Review: Roundabout Diner & Lounge, Portsmouth, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 21st, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
My husband and I traveled to Portsmouth this past weekend for a Saturday meeting.  While we could have driven there that morning, we made a last minute decision to head out the night before.  What better way to spend a hot summer night, then walk the downtown of a

Review: Tangierino Restaurant, Charlestown, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 2nd, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a weekend of celebrating my birthday.  The actual event was on Saturday, but the celebrations began with cake on Friday night, continued with breakfast in bed on Saturday, and culminated with a romantic dinner for two on Saturday night.  As an

Review: Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue, Cockeysville, MD

by TK May 12th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
There are two great signs that you are at a fabulous barbecue joint: a line out the door and an atmosphere that is eclectic. Andy Nelson's Southern Pit Barbecue is a big win on both counts.  This past weekend, two of my children and I were looking for

Review: Black Forest Cafe, Amherst, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 17th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
After a winter of planning weekend spent indoors with food simmering on the stove all day long, it is wonderful to have sunshine, warm weather, and snow-free roads.  Although it is quite nice to spend a day at home, by early March, cabin fever is rampant.  So, on a

Review: Stella Blu, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 8th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
As a student I never was late in completing assignments, which makes me wonder how I could be so delayed in writing a review of Stella Blu.  My husband and I first dined there within a day or two of it opening in October 2008.  We loved our

Review: Agave, Portsmouth, NH, & Newburyport, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 25th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Although I have categorized this article as a restaurant review, I have to admit that it isn't a full review.  Yes, my husband and I have been to Agave in both Portsmouth, NH, and Newburyport, MA, but we ordered the same dish and same drinks at each visit.  However, and

Review: REPUBLIC, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 10th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
A couple weeks ago, my husband and I discovered a wonderful new café in downtown Manchester.  As we were on our way to watch our 13 year old son at a wrestling tournament, we didn't have time for more than coffee and pastries.  However, we told ourselves that we

Review: Legal Seafood Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

by TK January 26th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
When my wife and I go out for dinner, we want to try new things and explore the world of food and drink.  So, when something promotes itself as a "test kitchen", we expect risk taking by the chefs/owners.  Sadly, we experienced the wrong type of adventure when we went