Manchester , New Hampshire
Where to eat thats not a chain?
Vietnamese: Golden Bowl
Chinese: Chen Yang Li
Special night out: 36 Delux, Hanover St Chophouse, Cotton, Z, Bedford Village Inn
Sushi: Mint Bistro
Glorified Greek diner and local hotspot: Puritan BackRoom
Tex Mex: La Caretta
Mac n Cheese: Mr. Mac
Cheap n Greasy: Pappy's
Pizza: Johnny Troy, maybe 900 Degrees if you ask them to char the crust
Caribbean: A Caribbean Affair
Nepali: Cafe Momo
French American: Chez Vachon
Brunch: Republic, 36 Delux, Julien's
Seafood: Republic has the freshest; have not tried Hooked
Italian: if you find it, let me know
but you missed my two favorites...Ignite and Hooked. Omg in 1 week I got to try both...ignite for dinner before a hockey game with out of this world seared ahi tuna on a bed of greens with each piece sitting on a wonton surfboard, hubby had a fantastic mahi mahi rueben....everyone was really happy w/ their choices. For lunch this week I tried hooked and their $5 menu of grilled salmon poboy.....so fantastic but when I saw those awesome fish tacos in the window....OMG! Also had a couple beautiful chatham oysters to start my meal. I could live here for a while in these two restaurants just working my way through their menus.
Based on the recommendations here for the fish tacos at Hooked, I could not resist as I was in the area at lunch time this week. Quite yummy, and I love the little taco rack they use to hold them upright so they aren't falling over, spilling out their contents. Options for several different sides, but I just went with good old French fries. Service was very friendly. Glad I stopped in.
Republic is my personal fave of the ones listed.
the 3for10.00 small plate deal has some simple, yet amazing appetizers.
Not too far off the path is Tek-Nique in Bedford (Rte 101). Had a great experience there recently for dinner. Recommended it to friends, who went for brunch and they told us the service was atrocious. So seems they still have to work out the bugs..