YOUR TRUSTY restaurant reviewer visited the newly opened eatery on Portsmouth’s Market Square on a chilly late afternoon and was seated (along with the Primary Dining Companion) on the very spot where a friendly Bank of America staffer once helped Our Gourmet wire money. It’s not the first bank to be converted to a restaurant on Market Square. Next...

No need to catch a flight to visit the Italian Alps this year—Salem, New Hampshire has turned into Trentino, Italy’s coldest city, with their Winter Giardino at Tuscan Market Salem. Join Boston Bruins alumni with Joe Faro and the Greater Salem Chamber for a ribbon cutting on Saturday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. at Tuscan Market. Guest can now enjoy ...

Inside the recently restored 1804 New Hampshire National Bank building in Market Square, one of the original vaults has been transformed into a wine room, abutted by humidity and temperature-controlled dry aging cabinets containing premium cuts of sirloin, long-bone ribeye and pork loin.  The light-washed brick walls now have hand-painted murals in...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now an official holiday in Manchester, just not on the day that was expected. Following a compromise proposed by Daniel O’Neil (At-Large), Indigenous People’s Day will be recognized in Manchester on the first Monday in October, with the second Monday in October still being solely for Columbus Day. O’Neil got the idea for...

Another treasured link to Santarcangelo, Italy, the city with which Portsmouth established a Friendship City relationship in December 2019, is gone, but not forgotten. The oldest member of the Fracassi Family Educational Trust Board of Trustees, Angelina Fracassi Smith, a member since its inception in 1999, died this summer at age 91. Renato Fracas...

The third time’s the charm, they say, and in the case of the Rosa Restaurant, the third time will be a return to the beginning. Set for a grand reopening this weekend, the historic Italian restaurant on State Street – once thought to be the longest, continuously run restaurant under a family name in New England – will see its third rebirth, at its...

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM. Roundabout Diner and Lounge, 580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Get tickets here. Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in n...

Fabrizia Limoncello, an Italian-American spirits company, from Salem, NH started in 2007 after founders and brothers Nick and Phil took a trip to visit family inCalabria, Italy. They experienced the magic of Italy and were inspired to create something special when they came home. Many nights and weekends of hard work led to the creation of Fabrizia...

Sofia on Lafayette may be new to Hampton, but the owner – and head chef – is no stranger to Hampton or even to the address to one of the newest businesses on Route 1. Sofia on Lafayette, located in the former Rico Figg’s location, opened on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. However, Ron Cipullo has twice occupied the same building for two of his pr...

A patron of a restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday is hoping to raise money for the family owners via a GoFundMe.com effort. Ciao Pasta, an Italian eatery in Northfield, was damaged beyond repair during a two-alarm Sunday which drew firefighters from across the Lakes Region and central New Hampshire. Hayley DeSousa, a patron of the restaurant and fr...