Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Restaurant Review, Chatterbox Cafe, Windham, New Hampshire: Changes are not enough

Editor's Note: {There have been a number of rumors lately about the status of the Chatterbox Café and if it has closed. When I called the restaurant last week the line was busy. We were in the area on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 and decided to stop by to check on the status. When I looked inside it was completely empty with no tables. So yes it appears that the rumors are true and the restaurant is closed.}

After reading that the Chatterbox Café is appearing on Restaurant Impossible, I decided to give it another try following a couple of miserable experiences. In my opinion their biggest problem has always been poor service. I was excited to see what changes had been made and the improvements. Let’s just say that my most recent visit left me unimpressed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Restaurant Review: Johnson's Seafood & Steak, Northwood, New Hampshire: Worth a trip

If hunger pangs hit you while driving between Concord and Portsmouth on Route 4, I suggest you stop in at Johnson's Steak and Seafood in Northwood. This is a family restaurant with all the comfort foods of growing up in New England. I remember visiting the restaurant for ice cream on trips back from the seacoast and the beach. It has been awhile and I have grown up since then but the good food and great service remain the same.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Restaurant Review: The Purple Finch Cafe, Bedford, New Hampshire: Never Again

A visit to The Purple Finch Cafe was a disaster. After we were seated, I expected someone to come right over to take our drink order but this didn’t happen. Instead, we sat there for at least five minutes wondering if anyone would acknowledge our existence. The waitress finally comes over and I put in my order. Keep in mind that I couldn't understand why it was taking so long because there seemed to be plenty of staff and it did not seem that busy.