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Apr 30, 2009 03:17 PM

HELP!!! Name of tiny, cabiny, restaurant serving very local food in NH or VT?

Ack, it's driving me crazy, I'm heading to the Northeast in a few weeks and I can't remember the name of this restaurant that I wanted to try:

I think it's in NH or VT, but could be rural Mass. or Maine as well.

I think it was in a cabin, or maybe just a part of someone's house. Either way, it's in the middle of nowhere.

It's tiny, and I believe, serves only a set menu.

It was an eccentric little place -- I believe it's cuisine was on the stranger side, perhaps serving up some game. I'm pretty sure it was all super-local.

If you have any leads, please let me know!!!

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    1. Pickety Place, Mason NH (just outside Ma border) - it matches everything you mentioned.

      1. Sounds like the Crystal Quail in Barnstead. really just like eating at someones home. Prix lots of game and veggies from their garden. It is excellent!!!!!

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        1. re: kechefs

          Honestly, how can a place like this get away with insisting on not accepting credit cards? I sure as heck wouldn't ever go there for a meal if I had to stop at an ATM on the way. I -never- have that much cash on me any more.

          1. re: Morganna

            You know the price in advance, there's no meals tax and like you said, it's tiny so they have no other means to pay the ridiculous fees associated with credit card companies.( our modern day pirates). What's unreasonable about forking over some Franklnis and Jeffersons?

            1. re: trufflehound

              It's a personal preference thing. I don't like carrying around cash, at all. Especially not that much.

        2. The Herb Lyceum in Groton, MA?

          Gilson's Herb Lyceum
          368 Main St, Groton, MA

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          1. re: AbeFroman

            Thanks all! It was the Crystal Quail I was looking for, but I might have to check out these other places too...


            1. re: AbeFroman

              Abe, how is the Herb Lyceum. I recently found out about it. Is it work a 2 hour round trip?