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NH Tidbits: The History of Chicken Tenders

I beg my regular blog followers to forgive me for delving into such a light-battered topic.  After writing an article on the origin of fried clams, a reader asked me if the Puritan Back Room restaurant of Manchester, NH invented … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH

Yes, I realize that “Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH” is a long title for a blog post.  However it is very fitting, because my research took me on a long, convoluted, … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Yoken’s Restaurant in Portsmouth NH (1947-2004)

Yoken’s Restaurant on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth NH closed in September of 2004. The property was sold, and the original landmark demolished.  Now some are trying to rescue the “Thar She Blows” trademark sign. In a city known for the … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Restaurant Innovators: Richard "Dick" and Maurice "Mac" McDonald

There is no doubt that much credit should be given to Ray Krok for the idea of franchising McDonalds. 

However, … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Entrepreneur, Alma M. (Cavagnaro) Truesdale (1881-1973)

almas tea roomMaria “Alma” Cavagnaro was born July 18, 1881 in Boston Massachusetts of Italian parents, John/Luigi and Catterina (Magis) Cavagnaro. She died June 1973 in Manchester New Hampshire. Her father immigrated from Italy about 1874, and was at first a fruit dealer, then by 1900 was a candy maker in Boston. Continue reading

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