'New Hampshire' on Serious Eats

On the Beer Trail: Smuttynose Imperial Stout in New Hampshire

For anyone under the assumption that New Hampshire, the geographically conjoined twin of Vermont—America's greenest state; the neo-hippie birthplace of Ben and Jerry's and Phish—would produce anything but some of the baddest-ass beer in the country, I must correct you. And you're lucky I'm the one doing it, because if New Hampshire were here, she'd probably be a whole lot less polite about it. More

Have You Seen Pizza Box Receptacles Before?

Old Orchard Beach, located on the inner side of Saco Bay in Maine, gets points for having an arcade with skeeball, a ferris wheel on the water, soft sand, a pedestrian-friendly pier jutting out, and perhaps most of all, this pizza receptacle. We didn't actually eat any pizza at OOB (had to save room for lobster rolls) but appreciated their compassion for the environment and the volume of pizza they must consume to necessitate such a thing. And they aren't alone... More

A Sandwich a Day: DGGC from the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH

The flavor combos at Friendly Toast may seem a little bonkers upon first read of the menu, and they are, but just have faith. A mojito milkshake? Falafel burrito? A grilled cheese made with both cheddar and American on cayenne-cheddar bread (cheese on cheese!) with an olive-garlic spread and strawberry-habanero dipping sauce? Wait, come again? But the DGGC, which acronymizes Damn Good Grilled Cheese, lives up to its name. More

The Cider Press: Farnum Hill Ciders in Lebanon, New Hampshire

Since the 1980s, Farnum Hill Ciders has been at the forefront of the American cider revival. Their commitment to revitalizing the growth of heirloom apples in the United States is unsurpassed, and the nuanced beverages they produce are a reflection of that commitment. We recently had a chance to chat with Louisa Spencer, the self proclaimed 'mom' in this mom and pop outfit. More

A Pint With: Dave Yarrington, Smuttynose Brewing

For many of us on the East Coast, Smuttynose beer is a standby. Dave Yarrington and his crew make dependably delicious beers in a number of different styles. I'm thrilled to welcome Dave to Serious Eats—he's got some wise things to say about craft beer and some exciting news about some possible new large-format beer releases! More

Owner Living In Pizzeria May Be Kicked Out

Sad, sad story. When divorced father of two and pizzeria owner James Gotzamanis couldn't afford rent on his apartment (pizza sales are way down, he says), he moved in to the basement of his Nashua, New Hampshire, pizzeria. But now the fire marshal is trying to kick him out—the 17-foot square bedroom needs a window, officials say.... More

Chocolate Power

©iStockphoto.com/spinetta In New Hampshire, the discarded shells from cocoa beans used to make chocolate for Lindt Lindor truffles may soon be used to create electricity. Engineers at Public Service of New Hampshire, the state's largest electric utility, began testing the husks earlier this month, the Economist reported: The shells, which have a thermal value similar to that of wood, will be mixed with the coal in a 1-to-33 ratio. An important part of the test was to see whether the power company’s coal-grinding machinery could also grind cocoa-bean shells to the required talcum-like powdery fineness; the machinery performed admirably. Unfortunately, there were no large-scale enticing food smells associated with the test. [via teenagefoodie]... More

Green Eggs and Ham (And a Side of Kitsch) at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH

Every city has its local institutions—and small New England cities tend to be particularly devoted to their own. But hometown pride only partly explains the wild popularity of The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There’s the décor: the bright red walls of this kitsched-out eatery are a veritable gallery of mid-century Americana, with plastic sculptures of Dick and Jane perched over the open kitchen, “Enjoy Life With Miller!” signs, and KFC-brand shades on the hanging lights. There’s the late-night schedule: open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, but 24 hours all weekend, never shutting its doors from Friday morning through Sunday night. And then there’s the food. The Friendly Toast serves the most eclectic array... More

Pizza Delivery Violates Ex-C.O.'s Restraining Order

A former New Hampshire corrections officer, just hours after being indicted on charges of raping inmates he was in charge of guarding, violates his parole by delivering pizza to a prison: "Pretty stupid, huh?" said [bail enforcement agent Lance] Wilkinson. "I told him, 'If Jesus Christ told me to deliver those pizzas, I would have said no.' " Pizza proves indicted guard's downfall [New Hampshire Union Leader]... More

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