Author: Nicholas VonSchantz-Ricci

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

A&E Coffee and Tea Whips Up a One-Of-A-Kind Matcha Latte

Coffee ought to be one of the most consistent purchases for caffeine connoisseurs in the U.S., but for the weirdos who wince after just one sip of java (me, I’m one of those weirdos), there’s countless other ways to acquire caffeine, one of the most popular being matcha. Originating in China, but widely produced and […]

General, New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

A Hidden Gem of Dumplings: Gurung’s Kitchen

Few nations can compete with Nepal in regards to simultaneously serene and terrifying scenery. But while geography may be Nepal’s claim to fame, the cuisine of this little nation wedged between India and Tibet has continued to experience a surge in popularity over the past several years. Manchester, NH recently welcomed it’s third Nepali restaurant, […]

Unconventional Eats

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Manchego and Cherry Chocolate Bar: Is It Worth Eating?

Chocolate, like so many foods, encompasses a wide range of specimens that vary considerably in quality and price. While there’s nothing wrong with tearing open the iconic dark brown packaging of that Hershey’s milk chocolate bar from time to time, sometimes something a little more special is called for. Wander into almost any conventional supermarket, […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Nashua’s Saigon sandwich Celebrates the Banh Mi

There is something oddly gratifying about finding a restaurant that provides satisfying meals at no-frills prices. As an admittedly frugal foodie, I’m always in search of places where the customer gets more for less, and few New Hampshire cities are more equipped with providing inexpensive eats to visitors than Nashua. The state’s second largest city […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Comfort Food with a Hungarian Twist at Lala’s Hungarian Pastry

During my three month excursion to Italy, I had the pleasure of visiting Budapest, the culturally-rich capital of Hungary. It is the land of gorgeous open-air bath houses, eccentric ruin bars and some of the heartiest, most comforting cuisine in all of Europe. The many high-calorie, meat-focused dishes that appear on menus across Budapest are […]

New Hampshire, Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

Umami Celebrates the Weekend with a Funky Sunday Brunch

I have a special place in my heart for Umami, a distinctive farm-centric restaurant named after that elusive fifth flavor. My admiration for their burgers, hand-cut tempura fries and authentic 19th century farmhouse atmosphere runs deep, and after almost four years of business in the striking town of Northwood, an area with fewer than 150 […]

Restaurant Reviews, Unconventional Eats

The Broken Yolk Grill Serves Up Bold Breakfasts and Lively Libations

For years, 116 Bridge Street in Pelham was occupied by Alicia’s diner, a cozy, no-frills breakfast spot that won over the hearts and stomachs of countless locals and hunger-stricken folks passing through the state line. The diner’s closing, while unfortunate for its many regulars, led to a series of modern renovations with the intent of […]