Monday, May 31, 2021


Covid-19 safe samples at Attrezzi

It's been a long time since we've been able to enjoy free samples at grocery stores and food shops thanks to Covid-19. Attrezzi in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has always lured customers in with its free wine, cheese and bread samples. I was excited to see that they have found a way to still hook their customers up as the pandemic winds down. All of their samples are in small plastic containers with lids. It's a safe way to still enjoy all of their yummy foods. Most importantly, the free wine samples are also back!

Sunday, May 23, 2021


Fire pit table with a view!

Crispy chicken club with fries
Martingale Wharf 
Portsmouth, NH
Eat Up New England made a much-needed return to Portsmouth, New Hampshire after nearly two years. We were welcomed back by a sunny, summer-like day, the perfect weather to enjoy one of Portsmouth's restaurants on the water.

Martingale Wharf offers beautiful views of the water along with tranquil breezes. Eat outside if you can because you'll be treated to quite the seaside show. We saw some seagulls pecking away at some crabs they plucked right out of the water along with two large tugboats stopped traffic as a bridge opened up for them to pull through.

I enjoyed their Crispy Chicken Club for lunch. The chicken breast is served on a potato roll with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a cherry pepper aioli. The fries at Martingale are so good. Upgrade for the truffle fries. You won't be disappointed. Other entrees include a lobster croissant, grilled salmon, seafood scampi, and fried platters like fish & chips and whole belly clams. Martingale offers several large salads to choose from which look amazing judging from the photos they've posted on Instagram.  Apps include New England clam chowder, vegetable sushi, baked seafood dip, an artisan cheese board and mussels & fries. Martingale Wharf's bar is packed with beer, wine and there a bunch of ocean-inspired cocktails on their drink menu. 

Right now, it would be wise to make reservations even for lunch. There were few tables available when we went on a Thursday afternoon.

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