Portsmouth’s Chowder Festival Summer Kick-Off Returns on June 3

New Hampshire’s Seacoast has garnered a reputation as a world-renowned seafood destination, with Portsmouth’s rich restaurant scene serving up a mélange of sea-salty snacks. Its annual Chowder Fest was a seafood lover’s paradise — until the pandemic halted it, and the subsequent food industry staffing shortages prolonged that hiatus. But the dry spell has come […]

Spice up Your Summer Grill With a Dash of Diversity

Every culture has a unique style, distinct flavors and culinary magic to create exciting dishes when they take to their backyard barbecues. Just about everybody loves to break out the barbecue and get grilling once warm, sunny weather returns to New Hampshire. But the usual fare of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak can lose […]

David Vargas: James Beard Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Chef

“My mantra is basically ‘community to table.’ It’s not really farm to table anymore. It’s about the community and how I can bring it — use the platform of my restaurant, the tables of my restaurant, to basically get that word out there.” While David Vargas has gained plenty of notoriety for his Mexican-style cuisine […]