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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: 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: 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

Review: Pangaea, North Bennington, Vermont

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 8th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews, Salads
After a rainy, work-filled June, my husband and I decided to start July on a relaxing note.  Although technically we started July with a 12-hour workday, we did get to the relaxation part on the second day.  Not sure of weather and plans for the holiday weekend, we made reservations

Review: Washington Street Ale House, Wilmington, DE

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 8th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
On a weekend trip to Delaware, we were seeking a restaurant near our hotel that would please adults and kids alike.  Thankfully, the concierge at our hotel recommended the Washington Street Ale House.

Entering the restaurant, we were greeted by the hostess and seated at one of the available tables

Review: Cheeseburger in Paradise, Newark, DE

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 28th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
Spending time with family in the mid-Atlantic area this week, we've done lots of driving and have been eating on different schedules.  With a 6:00 Little League game to watch on Monday, we weren't ready to eat on the drive there.  Instead we decided to enjoy the warm late April

Review: Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield, CT

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 22nd, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
A few of you may be reading this article and wondering what, exactly, was I doing at a hot dog stand.  Did I go to this venue with children or at the pleading request of my husband?  The answer to both of those questions is no.  Having remembered seeing this

Review: Maddie’s Bagel & Eatery, Salem, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 9th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
What's nicer than a lazy Saturday morning followed by an afternoon of shopping?  One, getting to spend that sort of day with my husband (who is a very good shopper).  Two, having an excellent breakfast made for you by someone else.  Lucky me, I had a Saturday with all of

Review: Firefly, Manchester, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 31st, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
Friday night and no kids around, we decided to head out for dinner.  We thought about visiting our regular series of independently owned, upscale restaurants in Nashua but decided we were in a more adventurous mood and wanted to try something new.  A quick online search provided a place to