Category Archives: Taste Bud Travels

Super Simple Sweetheart Goodies

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For Valentines Day and beyond, look for easy recipes.  They can be assembled quickly with few ingredients.  You can find yummy ideas in some unexpected places. For example, in the Dockside Dining… Back for Thirds cookbook, recipes were designed for backyard … Continue reading

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Sparks and Bonta Fans Celebrate!

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Since Chuck Rolecek closed his celebrated C.R. Sparks restaurant in Bedford, NH in 2010, the ensuing gap has never been filled.  In Hampton, Bonta regulars feared the very same fate when Bonta was sold.  Little did they know that the … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Says It All

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I had not been to Florence’s since the 1990’s, when it was in a completely different Merrimack location and founder, Florence Foti, also had a Boston restaurant.  Since Florence’s reopened (with daughter Florence at the helm) in the current location … Continue reading

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Good Pub Great Deck

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We’ve enjoyed great sunsets from the Junior’s Crush House deck in Gilford, New Hampshire, including this beauty.  Junior’s is a distinctly “bar-with-a-kitchen” establishment, versus a restaurant with a bar.  There are a few regular tables in the area outside the … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor GREAT Steamers

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In Bar Harbor, Maine you’ll find plenty of local culture and history.  It’s a lovely little town in which to walk around.  For me, scoring a lobster or lobster roll is a must-do activity.  I trust the locals for restaurant … Continue reading

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Best Steaks in New Hampshire

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We enjoy great steaks, especially rib-eyes, and Buckley’s consistently delivers the best in New Hampshire.  At our dinner party the other night, most of us couldn’t resist the Kansas City Rib-Eye special of the night.  The steaks had been rubbed … Continue reading

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Somethin’ Fishy at the Capri Fish House

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I love trying restaurants!  I love good food!  Looking for things to appreciate is a passion of mine.  The Capri Fish House Restaurant on the Bay on the Isles of Capri in southwest Florida had been calling to me for … Continue reading

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Sasso’s is Secret Gem in Marco Island Dining

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Most locals and regular visitors will likely include Sasso’s International Cuisine and Seafood in their Top 3 Southwest Florida dining favorites.  I don’t find articles about it in the standard Marco Island promotional publications, so locals and those “in the … Continue reading

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Red Arrow Diner Special – Yum!!!

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If you have an affinity for great diners, then you likely know (or know of) Manchester, New Hampshire’s claim to diner fame.  The Red Arrow 24-hour diner stands out as an award-winning classic by any standards.   Today they were … Continue reading

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Roman Toga Party

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Theme parties set the stage for fun.  In college we found toga parties to be a blast, but as adults, they’re still a hoot-and-a-half.  They’re easy for guests, too.  Simply tie on a white bed sheet and decorate your head … Continue reading

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The Tower of London

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Even for us Americans, there is something truly special about visiting “the Motherland,” Great Britain.  A visit to the Tower of London is easily a full day’s adventure and teaches us so much about our Founding Fathers’ heritage.   Why separate … Continue reading

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Ron Howard and Racine

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Hmmm… a month ago in the blog, I got talking about seeing Ron Howard at Racine in London and totally forgot to share our beautiful evening of food with you.  For this French dining experience, I started with Seared Foie … Continue reading

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A Taste of London

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London, as is the case with most European cities, presents an eclectic collection of cultures and cuisines.  If true English fare doesn’t suit your taste, then skip the meat pies, the bubble and squeak, and even the fish and chips. … Continue reading

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London Style Tropical Fruit Smoothie

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A nice surprise I found at Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor Café in London were the fresh fruit smoothies.  I chose their Tropical Smoothie, which oozed with freshly pressed (or squeezed, as we Americans say) pineapple, papaya, mango, and coconut.  The … Continue reading

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Jolly Ol’ London Town

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The English have long-suffered a somewhat less than celebratory reputation for their cuisine.  Well, much has improved!  Even my hubby now relishes the “Full English Breakfast,” with its eggs and bacon, beans, mushrooms, and toast.   While in London, if … Continue reading

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Taste Bud Travels

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Traveling, for me, is much about absorbing the culture, the people, the lifestyle, and the rhythm of the area.  Food is paramount for this dedicated foodie.  For many years, I simply have said that I travel on my taste buds. … Continue reading

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Summer Travel Quickie

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‘Tis the season to take to the road… or the rail… or the air… or the water.  However you travel, and wherever you go, here are some super simple ideas to take along to make your vacation fun. We all … Continue reading

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Orlando Anti-Magic

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Note to self:  Always allow a two-hour minimum to check in for a flight out of Orlando International Airport in Florida during NON-peak travel times; allow three-hours during heavy traffic hours, holidays, school breaks, or summer vacation.  Grab a great … Continue reading

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