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August 6, 2010

Ted's vacation dining report

hoagiesTed in Parkville sends this report on his New England vacation dining experience. It includes a reference to "grinders," something I'm familiar with as native New Englander.The rest of the world knows them as submarine sandwiches or hoagies. Here's Ted. LV

We just got back from a short (four-day) vacation to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. It was by bus and we left Monday and returned Thursday.

Besides the motel buffets, we did have some interesting dining experiences.

Our lunch stop before we turned north and west off I-95 on Monday was at Captain's Cove Seafood House on the dock in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport CT. We both had clam rolls. (The lobster rolls there and in New Hampshire were going for $17.)

After our cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Nount Washington, we stopped for lunch on the second floor at Jo Green Garden Cafe in Wolfeboro, N.H. overlooking Wolfeboro Bay and the Lake. My friend Ann succumbed to temptation and ordered a lobster roll. I settled for a "Wrap It Up" that turned out to be a BLT wrap.

Late in the afternoon we made a stop to shop and sample the goods at Kellerhaus, the giant candy and ice cream shop with the big sundae bar in Weirs Beach, N.H.

For dinner that evening we boarded the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and were treated to a roast turkey dinner in the dining car catered by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith, N.H. The menu included sliced-at-the-table turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, delicious pureed squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, and ice cream.

On Wednesday we had a reservation on the Cog Railroad at Mount Washington. Our guide - a local woman who lived in the area for 32 years and knew all the ins and outs - ordered us delicious "grinders" from GK Pizza and Greek Restaurant in Lincoln, N.H. They were great! Needless to say: we traveled on our stomachs.

Sun file photo of an Italian grinder. Or hoagie. Or sub.

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 8:06 AM | | Comments (4)


Lobster rolls for only $17.95?! Give me a dozen please; I still have a job. The economy just can't be that bad, can it? Maybe the lobster industry got a stimulus package...

Only(?) 17.95? That's actually a tad high for lobster roll at New England prices. Granted, peak season for lobster is a few months off.

$17.95 is prime flatlander price for a lobster roll. On my recent visit Downeast, the top tourist-gouging price I saw (and took advantage of) was $12.95 and included fries. YUM!

I was in Garrett Co. this week, and crabs were selling for $55/dz. $250/bushel.

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