Turner’s Seafood in Melrose, MA

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Turners seafood is one of the best seafood restaurants in Massachusetts. They have two restaurants located in Melrose and Salem, MA. Turners is a family owned business that serves a variety of fresh seafood from Oysters to Lobster. They have their seafood delivered fresh every day. Their raw bar offers a variety of oysters and clams that change based on availability. This restaurant has a variety of seating spread out throughout the dining room and the bar. The food that was served was very delicious from start to finish. A few of my favorites include the baked stuffed shrimp served with mashed potatoes and vegetables, stuffed clams, and sautéed sea scallops. Customers will find the food a little expensive, but very fresh, which is definitely worth it. The staff was very well trained and took very good care of their customers. Finally, customers who go to Turner’s will find the atmosphere very relaxing. If you are interested in checking out Turner’s seafood online, click here:  http://www.turners-seafood.com

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What happened to Kimball’s Farm in Jaffrey, NH?

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Kimball’s Farm has always been a family favorite for years, and once they opened up for the summer, my dad would always take us down there, at least two or three times a month. When my dad was growing up as a little boy, his dad used to take him to the Kimball’s in Westford, MA when they only had a few ice cream stalls that were open. He’d always share stories with us where his parents would buy one Kimball special shared amongst six kids. It was huge and very delicious! When my father settled in NH, he was delighted to find a Kimball’s in Jaffrey. For years, we enjoyed going to Kimball’s. The food was delicious and the ice cream was fantastic. Sadly, we went to Kimball’s for the first time this season, and I’m not sure what happened. We ordered the seafood platter, chicken strips and a Kimball special. It was quite disappointing. The quality of the food was horrible, and the seafood platter was nothing like last year. The seafood platter and the chicken strips came to $41.00. I’m not even sure it was worth that price. The chicken strips were virtually inedible, and the Kimball special was our greatest disappointment. Hot fudge that wasn’t hot, and ice cream that an 8-year-old wouldn’t even touch. Can you imagine that an 8 year old would not gobble down ice cream? I should note I thought it was kind of strange that the parking lot was almost half empty on a hot Saturday afternoon in July. In the past, there were cars parking along the side of the road because the parking lot was overflowing. I hope this was just a bad day for them, and that the quality and the atmosphere is restored. Please feel free to comment on any of your visits and let me know if I should give it another chance.

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Cheers Bar & Grill (Faneuil Hall Boston)

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Cheers is a bar & grille that is based off the 1982TV series Cheers. The Cheers location I visited is located in the center of Faneuil Hall. Customers have the option to sit inside the bar area or outside on the covered patio on a nice day. The food is reasonably priced, and they have great service.They offer a variety of beverages including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. They also offer a variety of food such as chicken fingers, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and seafood. Customers have the option to order from their tavern menu or their specials menu. For the appetizer, my favorite was the calamari, and for the main meal my favorite was Carla’s Meatballs & Linguini served with garlic bread. Best pasta and meatballs I’ve had in a while. It was super moist with just enough sauce. I definitely recommend trying it.  Finally, customers who go to Cheers will find the atmosphere on the patio full of activity, giving customers the chance to see some of the entertainment by the street performers while waiting for their meal. If you are interested in checking Cheers online, click here: https://cheersboston.com

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Country Spirit in Henniker NH

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Country Spirit Restaurant and Tavern is a family owned bar and grille located in Henniker, NH right off Route 202 highway. Customers have the option to sit in the dining room, the tavern, or outside on the covered patio on a nice day. The food is reasonably priced and they have great service. They have a raw bar and is well known for their Oyster Rockefeller appetizer and prime rib dinners, which are delicious. They offer a variety steaks, pasta, seafood and specials. They have a tavern menu, lunch menu as well as a dinner menu. For the main course, my favorite was the tavern steak tips served with mashed potatoes, and for dessert, I enjoyed the double chocolate cheesecake. Best cheesecake I’ve had in a while. I definitely recommend trying it. Finally, customers who go to Country Spirits will find the atmosphere very comfortable, with rope lighting, a variety of seating options, and an outdoor patio area if you bring your dog. The service is always good everytime I go. I haven’t tried their brunch yet, which they offer on Sunday’s from 10 am-2 pm. If you are interested in checking out Country Spirits online, click here: http://www.hennikercountryspirit.com

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Happy Garden

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In Manchester, NH travelers can find a variety of Chinese restaurants. The Happy Garden is one of them. This restaurant is located on Hamel Drive right next to Hannaford’s supermarket, and has a good amount of seating consisting of tables and booths. The food that was served was reasonably priced and very good. My favorite was the number 12 dinner special. It consisted of Chicken Teriyaki, Fried Shrimp, Crab Rangoon’s, and Roast Pork Fried Rice. The roast pork fried rice was delicious, but it was a little dry. Next, customers who are looking for a meal that has a good kick, I highly recommend trying the Singapore Rice Noodle with curry. Knowing curry has different levels of spice, I wasn’t sure how strong the spice was going to be, but this dish had just the right amount. The only thing that was upsetting was the slow service. Each meal was delivered separately. The first meal delivered right away, while the rest of the meals were delivered to the table 15 minutes later. It was very frustrating waiting longer than what we should have for our meals. When the food was delivered to the table, it was very good. If you are interested in checking out Happy Garden online, click here:http://www.manchesterhappygarden.net/menu

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Gordon Ramsay Pétrus

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I’ve always been a fan of Chef Gordon Ramsay, and while I was over in London, I thought I’d try one of his restaurants. He has restaurants throughout the world such as California and Nevada in the United States, and London in the United Kingdom. While I was visiting London, I ate at the restaurant called Pétrus. This restaurant is an upscale French restaurant with an amazing restaurant with offerings. The restaurant has a large amount of seating spread throughout the restaurant giving each family or couple their privacy. The food that was served was very delicious from start to finish. For the appetizer, my favorite was the Wild Garlic Risotto, and for dessert, I enjoyed the raspberry soufflé. It was the best raspberry soufflé I’ve had. One of the interesting things that this restaurant has is a glass encasedwine room in the center of the restaurant. In fact, this wine room holds up to 2,000 different bottles of wine, and no matter where you’re seated in the restaurant, customers get a breathtaking view of all the different types of wines enclosed in the wine room.Another thing I really liked about Pétrus was the wait staff. The staffwas very well trained and took very good care of their customers. If they saw that your glass was getting empty, they would come over and refill it for you without being asked. They were also happy to answer any questions the customers had about the food. Finally, customers who go to Pétrus will find the atmosphere very comfortable with dimmed lighting making the atmosphere feel calm and romantic. My highlight of the evening was being invited to take a tour of the kitchen after the meal. It was nice getting an insight on how the chef’s prepared our meals from appetizers to desserts. In fact, I missed seeing Gordon Ramsay by a day! If you are interested in checking out Pétrus online, click here:  https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/petrus

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Harrys On The Green ☘️

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Harrys On The Green is a pub located across from the Gaiety Theatre near the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin. Customers have the option to sit outside on their patio giving them the chance to enjoy the activity in the plaza, or they could sit inside their pub downstairs. The pub has a couple of different bars within the restaurant, as well as a variety of seating areas around the center bar and additional seating on the backside of the bar with a variety of booths and tables. They also provide live music or a DJ in the evenings. The food that was served was reasonably priced. They are well known for their chicken wing appetizers, which were delicious. For the main course, my favorite was the chicken supreme, and for dessert, I enjoyed the cream puffs served in a martini glass with chocolate drizzled over the top. They were the best cream puffs I’ve had! I truly recommend trying them! Finally, customers who go to Harrys will find the atmosphere very comfortable with an array of colored mood lighting and a variety of seating options. They also have outlets available to plug in electronics and free WIFI service. If you are interested in checking out Harrys On The Green online, click here: http://www.harrysonthegreen.ie

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