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Jun 28, 2010 09:47 AM

Back in the NH lakes region for the summer, looking for any new options

I like to check in to this board at this time of the year to see if there are any new options. I love
O Steak & Seafood and the Ellcoya Grill so wondering if there is anything new on those lines. This weekend I stopped at Giusseppes in Meredith to watch the world cup and enjoy their white clam pizza, along with some addictive stuffed mushrooms. Wondering about a good place for BBQ, is there anything?

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  1. not sure about BBQ but have you done Dipsy Doodle in Northfield? I just had their big belly clams, fantastic.

    great food and view in Gilford on the lake at Lyon's Den.

    Not new but always surprisingly excellent (and great views of Squam) at Walter's Basin

    Walter's Basin
    RR 3, Holderness, NH 03245

    1. ah and fairly new, have you tried Wining Butcher in Meredith???

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      1. re: lexpatti

        Lyon's Den is on my list from last year. Hoping they are open for lunch on the weekends. I used to go there when it was Gretchens, or at least I think that was the name of it, and was pretty disappointed when they closed. Wining Butcher is also on my list. Plan on trying the Gilford location since it's closer for me. Also wondering about a new place in Wolfeboro. At one time it was Loves Quay, then 51 Mill, I noticed in the dining guide that it's under a new name. Any info on that spot?

        1. re: Pegmeister

          I don't, but I loved Loves Quay and his earlier one Sweatwater Inn (?? maybe) in Moultonboro! Have fun, our paths may cross!

          great lobster roll in Ctr Harbor (see on the beach to eat across the street) is Sam and Rosy's.

          1. re: lexpatti

            Yes, it was the Sweetwater, absolutely loved it, paella in a cast iron crock and lobster raviolis in a pepper vodka sauce it was definitely worth the drive. Even though Love"s Quay didn't serve lobster raviolis, Mike Love would say if we wanted them to just give him a call the day before. He went on to open Lemongrass in Center Harbor, which is another great spot. His wife Donna is quite the pastry chef as well. Sadly, he passed away about a year ago shortly after retiring and he will be greatly missed.

            118 Church, Burlington, VT 05401

            1. re: Pegmeister

              Yes, we love Lemongrass too - my sister knew Mike very well as she was in his place very often. So sad, he's missed.

          2. re: Pegmeister

            The former 51 Mill Street location is now Bayside Grill and Tavern. Same owners as the Pine Cone Cafe & Motel in Melvin Village. They did a very nice job with extensive renovations, including a total gutting ot the kitchen. Great food, very reasonably priced. They don't serve their fabulous pizza in Wolfeboro, though. For that, you still have to drive to the Pine Cone. The other new place in Wolfeboro that's worth checking out is "The Restaurant 03894" located on North Main Street behind Lydia's Cafe, in the former location of Wolfeboro House of Pizza. The former chef/owner of Mise en Place, Siobahn Magee, is now in charge of the menu at "The Restaurant". We haven't dined there since she came on board but I would expect it to be more on the upscale side of the local dining scene. I will try to remember to post as soon as we have a chance to try it out.

            1. re: beaner2

              Thanks so much. I was really curious about the Bayside Grill and Tavern. Is "The Restaurant" located next to Cornish Hill Pottery? It seems like it would be a small place?

              1. re: Pegmeister

                Yes, and yes...although The Restaurant has limited dining area, they also have a lovely patio area that adds a few more tables in nice weather.

          3. re: lexpatti

            Dipsy Doodle! Not that I'm a fan, but I just moved right up the street (Town & Country town house).