Monday, May 29, 2017


Summer is unofficially here and that means it's time to kick of lobster season here in New England. I devoured my first lobster roll of the season this weekend at Dead Eye Dick's on Block Island. It comes hot or cold, but I prefer it hot with plenty of melted butter for dunking. As you can see, the chucks of lobster meat are huge. The ocean views at this Eat Up New England Sizzlin Summer Spot are breathtaking, so try to eat outside.

Dead Eye Dick's just opened for the season this past Tuesday. Learn all about them by checking out Eat Up New England's archives. I posted about them in May 2014. , ,

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Lou's Restaurant & Bakery

30 South Main Street
Hanover, NH

Since 1947, Lou's Restaurant & Bakery has been the place to eat in Hanover, New Hampshire. It's the perfect spot for family, friends and Dartmouth College students to gather. Eat Up New England recently stopped by for breakfast on a busy Sunday and discovered some unique eats on their menu.

Lou's is jumping on Sunday mornings. There was a line to the back of the restaurant. I made the best of it by ordering one of the few remaining maple bacon donuts that was glistening in their showcase. It was around $3 and worth every penny.

The line moved fast, and soon, we were seated at the back of the house. Our server came right over and brought us our drinks. I looked over the menu and was intrigued by their Cruller French Toast. They use a sugary sweet cruller instead of bread. I ordered "The Little Green," with the cruller, bacon, scrambled eggs and home fries. The Cruller French Toast was as delicious as it sounds.

Lou's has all of the other classic breakfasts on their menu including waffles, pancakes, omelets and biscuits & gravy. Breakfast is served all day. Their lunch menu is filled with burgers, sandwiches and salads. For dessert, there are frappes and ice cream. Lou's also serves pies, with fillings that rotate in and out depending on the season.
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Monday, May 08, 2017


Boston Bakes For Breast Cancer kicked off today. Eat Up New England took part by visiting one of our favorite restaurants in Newton, Fiorella's. They are offering a delicious berry cheesecake with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The profits from all of the desserts for Boston Bakes For Breast Cancer over the next week will go to breast cancer research at Dana-Farber.

CLICK HERE to see the other restaurants that are participating and what desserts they are whipping up special for this event.

Thursday, May 04, 2017


In a few days, more than 150 restaurants, bakeries and markets in the Greater Boston area will be going pink as part of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. All you have to do is visit any of the participating restaurants and buy their featured Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer treat. Cabot's ice cream in Newton, Massachusetts is featuring this Boston Bakes Strawberry Chip Frappe for $5.99, along with two special ice cream sundaes. Proceeds go to funding breast cancer research at Dana-Farber in Boston. The event goes from May 8-14.

CLICK HERE to see the long list of Boston-area restaurants that are taking part.


Monday, May 01, 2017


Vermonster Waffled Grilled Cheese
Super Crunchy Grilled Cheese

Newport Creamery is a New England food icon. I had not visited in a long time, until this weekend. 

There was a Newport Creamery in Mansfield, Massachusetts when I was a child. It was just about 10 minutes from home, so my parents often brought us there for an Awful Awful and a grilled cheese sandwich. The Mansfield location closed long ago, replaced by a Bertucci's, but Newport Creamery and its classic comfort food lives on in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

This weekend my wife and I visited their locations in Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island. Saturday night, we pulled up to their ice cream window in Middletown. We ordered a vanilla Awful Awful. For readers who don't know, an Awful Awful is similar to a milkshake. It's made with ice cream, ice milk and syrup. Everything, the taste, right down to the Awful Awful logo on the cup, brought me back to childhood. 

On Sunday, we enjoyed lunch at their Newport location. They still have an ice cream counter, just like way back when. It's wonderful how some things just freeze in time. We sat down in their dining room and ordered some of their "Good Mood Food." I marveled at some of the new items on their menu, like the Super Crunchy Grilled Cheese, a grilled cheese stuffed with mozzarella sticks. They also specialize in Waffled Grilled Cheeses. They put the bread on a waffle iron and it even tastes like maple syrup. I loved their Vermonster Waffled Grilled Cheese. It's stuffed with bacon and caramelized onions. 

Two grilled cheeses with side salads for around $15. Newport Creamery is big on quality and value even after all of this time. I don't know why there were so many years in between my Newport Creamery Visits. Time has a way of melting away. But I know one thing, I'll be back soon.
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