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Penny Gourmet

PENNY GOURMET

Edible Yet Credible

If the food is very affordable and very good, Penny will find it. Our undercover parsimonious Penny Gourmet is on an endless search for the biggest taste with the smallest bite. Always alert, forever cheap -- that\'s Penny.

Seacoast Search: Dining Guide

DINING GUIDE

Welcome to the most effective online guide to Seacoast area eateries. Why are we the best? Because we offer direct online links to over 200 restaurant web sites. We can update our databased listings quickly. Feel free to email us if you find dropped links or know of local dining web sites we\'ve missed.

Get Free Guide to Seacoast Harvest Print Email
Written by Seacoast Food   

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Seacoast Harvest, a local food guide published by Seacoast Eat Local and Slow Food Seacoast has arrived! We known because we got our copy in the mail. This is exactly the kind of grassroots publication needed in these parts and our straw hats are off to its producers. Read about how to get your copy below.

 

 

 
Seacoast Guide to Rum Print Email
Written by Rachel Forrest   

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TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

Whether mixed with fruit juice in a frosty glass festooned with a paper umbrella or brewed in a warm mug fragrant with hot butter, rum is a liquor always blended with history. Read the whole story below.

 

 

 
Remembering Emilios Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

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PORTSMOUTH MEMORIES

Face it. He’s not coming back and Emilio’s is closed forever. Those of us who lived for a hand-crafted lunch cooked and served by Emilio Maddaloni have only a feast of memories. But wasn’t it great while it lasted? Our archived story follows below.

 

 

 
How to Do a Clambake Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

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TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

Taste of the Seacoast takes you behind the scenes and reveals the secrets of a real down-home Yankee clambake. We don’t take our clams lightly around here. Seasoned food writer Crystal Ward Kent gets it right—right down to the seaweed.

 

 

 
Best Fried Clam Guide Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

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DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

This region is smack in the heart of Fried Clam country. People get in SUVs, buses and airplanes just to get here where the clams are. But there are rules, my friend, and not all fried clams are equal. Here’s why and how to get the best of the best in the Seacoast.

 

 

 
Seacoast Chefs Tell All Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

Chef Talk

TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

In this gustatory roundtable five of the Seacoast’s best chefs talk about what it takes to succeed. Taste of the Seacoast offers the word on what to do – and not do – in the kitchen, if you want to be a professional.

 

 

 
Seacoast Brunch is Weekend Indulgence Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

Get out on SundayTASTE OF THE SEACOAST

It’s a lazy Sunday morning, perfect for snoozing late, reading the newspaper, and enjoying a leisurely brunch. But where to go? Help is at hand. This sampling of well-known brunches and breakfast buffets is sure to tempt you. Thank goodness Sunday comes every week..

 

 

 
Ciao Italia Quick Recipes Print Email
Written by Mary Ann Esposito   

Ciao Italia Pronto
TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

Nationally known Italian chef Mary Ann Esposito offers three 30-minute recipes from her latest cookbook Ciao Italia Prono!. Included here are complete details for oven roasted cauliflower, pears with apricots in wine and grilled pork tenderloin. Enjoy.

 

 

 
Signature Dishes of Seacoast Chefs Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

Dessert at Grisini by Jack Bingon/ Taste of the Seacoast
TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

Classic. Distinctive. Unforgettable. These are the words diners use to describe memorable meals — chefs signature dishes that people order again and again. Here are some of the regions classic dishes. Click to visit three exciting restaurants.

 

 

 
Mary Ann Esposito Talks Print Email
Written by Jean Kerr   

Mary Ann Esposito

TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

You know her for the Italian cookbooks and the TV cooking shows. But did you know that this bestselling author got her start writing for a free Portsmouth weekly newspaper? Mary Ann Esposito offers a candid look at her busy life in this fascinating interview with her first publisher.


 
Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Print Email
Written by Crystal Ward Kent   

Bonta in Hampton, NH /Jack Bingham
TASTE OF THE SEACOAST

We’re about to spill the beans about some of the best restaurants in the region. We should probably keep them to ourselves, but they are too good not to share. Check out Pepperland Cafe, Chapman Cottage, Duckfat in Maine and Bonta in Seacoast NH.

 

 

 
Beckys Diner Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

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PENNY GOURMET
Portland, Maine

Robert Frost must have had Maine diners in mind when he wrote that he had "meals to go before I sleep". Established in 1991, Becky’s is worth seeking out when passing through Portland. It’s just down the hill from the Holiday Inn or a few blocks from the action in the Old Harbor shopping area. Look for the line out the door.

 

 

 
Moody's Diner Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

Moody's / SeacoastNH.com

PENNY GOURMET
Waldoboro, Maine

It doesn’t get any better than Moody’s for fast, cheap and good food. That must be why Moody’s Diner is on everyone’s favorite roadside diner list. If you are heading through Midcoast Maine, and you don’t stop, other travelers may question your sanity.

 

 

 

 
Fogarty's Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

Fogarty's Restaurant &  Bakery
PENNY GOURMET
South Berwick ME

Not yet a half-century old, Fogarty’s seems to have been here forever. If you live in Salmon Falls, you know this place, first in the summer for it’s ice cream, secondly as a warm homey place for an affordable dinner when the snow flies. If you don’t know Salmon Falls, you have a road trip in your future.

 

 
Gilleys Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

Gilleys Lunch Wagon, Portsmouth, NH

PENNY GOURMET

Portsmouth, NH

We received an email tongue-lashing from a reader recently asking how we could possibly not include Gilley’s famous lunch cart. We confess, we are so familiar with the old place that we plum forgot. We herewith offer this online homage to the longest surviving roadside diner in town.

 

 
Carmen's Diner Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

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East Kingston, NH

There are plenty of people in the Seacoast who have never heard of East Kingston. It’s on the way down the back road from Exeter to the Massachusetts border, lots of farms and rural country scenery. There is no one in East Kingstead, when you get there, who has not heard of Carmen’s friend chicken. If Carmen’s ever looked like a dining car, it doesn’t any more. But that home-cooked promise is still fulfilled daily. 

 
The Ice House Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

The Ice House in Newcastle, NH
PENNY GOURMET

Admittedly it is off the beaten path to newcomers, but hey, it's not really hard to find. And if you know what's good for you, you will find it. The scenic ride is matched only by the ice cream.

 
Wheelies Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

Wheelies/ Penny Gourmet at SeacoastNH.com
BEST ROAST BEEF & MORE

Wheelieson Route 198 is among our long-time favorites. If you never pass through Newmarket center , this is your reason to discover an upcoming old factory town on the Lamprey River.

 
Loco Cocos Tacos Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

Mexican
PENNY GOURMET

Kittery surprises the Seacoast with a classy authentic Mexican fast food eatery. More good than cheap, Loco’s adds a whole new flavor to the Portsmouth-area palate. Penny offers quick thoughts and cheap photos.

 
T&M Vietnamese Restaurant Print Email
Written by Penny Gourmet   

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PENNY GOURMET

We've just been once, but we'll be back. Fresh, fast, tastey, ample and fantastically afforable. Penny Gourmet goes off the beated track to discover a bargain ethnic dining experience 50 miles from Portsmouth, NH.

 

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    EDIBLE, YET CREDIBLE

    If the food is very affordable and very good, Penny will find it. Our undercover  parsimonious Penny Gourmet is on an endless search for the biggest taste with the lsmallest bite. Always alert, forever cheap -- that's  Penny. 

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