Hoping to revive the culture of the neighborhood butcher shop, with its personalized service, attention to detail, and artful products, restaurant-industry veterans Justin Rosberg and Jason Parent took a gamble on their first New Hampshire butcher shop in 2003. Dubbed The Meat House, their store quickly earned a foodie following, spawning additional franchise locations across the country. Today, The Meat House’s many locations stock fine cheeses, prepared side dishes, other gourmet grocery items, and hundreds of wines alongside the usual selection of traditional and exotic meats. Butchers also explain how to prepare each hand-carved cut of meat, sharing recipes, best slicing practices, and cooking techniques for giving pork chops the flavor of justice.
Mahoney's Garden Center beckons green-thumbs and novices alike to its sprawling facilities, which burst with a plethora of plants, blooms, and gardening accoutrements. Although merchandise varies by store, shoppers may score finds such as a knock-out rose shrub ($29.98), zinnia perennials ($4.98) or an 8-inch hanging ivy ($16.98), complete with a Rhodes Scholar application. The 6-inch hibiscus ($12.98) lends its vibrantly hued blooms to front porches or a modest giant's windowsill. Perch deserving bouquets in the 12-inch embossed teal ceramic planter ($44.99) or display 10- and 11-inch hanging baskets ($12.50) that double as hideaways for spare doghouse keys. Customers can also narrow their searches for outdoor patio furniture at the Winchester and Falmouth locations.
Since it first opened its doors in 1956, the Town and Country Inn has been a key stopover during New Hampshire's presidential primaries. In fact, every president since Richard Nixon has stayed at the inn. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, about a three-hour drive north of Boston, the Town and Country Inn is a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding wilderness or descend a staircase that once bested Gerald Ford. Located beneath a vaulted wooden ceiling and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi allow guests to swim year round. In the hotel’s dining room, chefs prepare daily breakfast dishes such as omelets ($6.95) and belgian waffles ($4.95), and dinner entrees including roast prime rib of beef ($19.95) and fresh Maine lobster (market price). To burn off a big meal, head to the health club or try out one of the nearby hiking and biking trails that lead into the White Mountains and Great North Woods. There are also four nearby golf courses, including Androscoggin Valley Country Club just across the street.
Continuously operated by the Lahout family since 1920, Lahout’s Country Clothing and Ski Shop has supplied four generations of shoppers with winter-sports gear and backcountry apparel. Patagonia, North Face, and Columbia clothing highlights their collection of seasonal apparel, while their on-site ski shop rents out skis and snowboards and offers fast turn-around on tune-ups.
Though he’s catered for Oprah and won Steven Tyler over with his meatballs, Lou Marzelli can still take the time to fill a family table. Dishes of lasagna, chicken parmesan, and penne in housemade marinara come to fruition out of recipes handed down through the Marzellis’ Italian-native family every day in their New York–style deli. A gleaming deli case brims with Boar's Head meats and cheeses ready to be sliced and stuffed into hearty wedge sandwiches. whereas pizzas proudly hold toppings such as genoa salami, fresh basil, or the crumbled remains of lesser pies. Breakfast selections are served all day alongside locally roasted espresso drinks, and 36 flavors of housemade gelato and sorbetto—such as stracciatella, strawberry, and tiramisu—put a sweet finish on Italian helpings.
The UNH Wildcats, celebrating the 11th annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup, clash with the Dartmouth Big Green in a showdown for state supremacy. As the only Division I college hockey teams in New Hampshire, the territorial rivals have jousted for RiverStone Cup glory for the past decade, with the Wildcats clawing their way to an impressive 6-3-1 advantage thus far. Helmed by six-time Head Coach of the Year Dick Umile, UNH seeks to continue its run of 10 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament behind point-scoring tandem Stevie Moses and Nick Sorkin. The puck-punishing duo maintains their team's cold tyranny with swift passes, speed-of-sound shots, and gentle camaraderie composed of deep, meaningful silence and smoldering eye contact.
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