On our first evening in NH, we went to Covered Bridge Farm Table for dinner right around sunset, where we managed to snag a table looking over the river and famed Blair Covered Bridge!
Eric had the mac & cheese with buffalo chicken paired with a cider, while Leandra tried the New England seafood bake with a glass of Malbec. Both were really good, and the mac & cheese was more than enough for leftovers.
We started the next morning with bagel sandwiches from White Mountain Bagel Co, which we ordered ahead through their website. Not amazing, but quite serviceable and reasonably priced.
Later on Thursday we happened upon Littletown Brews, and ended up buying a range of single beers and ciders to try.
With the weather turned to a chilly drizzle we opted to stay indoors in the late afternoon and tried out Iron Furnace for beer, pHool for Love (for me) and a small Tramline (brown) and Third Winter (porter) for Leandra. All paired nicely with pretzel sticks and cheese sauce!
Thursday evening we went to The Common Man in Lincoln for another great dinner. The arancini appetizer was a no-brainer, and paired nicely with their ‘uncommon’ salad. Leandra enjoyed the crab cakes too.
We started Friday with bagel sandwiches from the White Mountain Bagel Co again as we headed out for a full day of hiking.
Knowing that town would get busy that evening we elected to have a an early dinner and put our names in at Black Mountain Burger Company before 5pm. After ~25 minutes we had a seat at the bar, where I ordered the Downeast cider donut and Leandra went with the Greater Good Giant Pumpkin (fancied up with a cinnamon rim).
Burgers are the specialty here, so I chose the teriyaki burger and Leandra opted for the brie and bacon. Both were good and the fries were crispy and delicious.
On Saturday morning we got up early and went to Benton’s Sugar Shack, getting there at 8am with no waiting for a table. We both ordered specials, the pumpkin pancakes for Eric and the steak tips and eggs for Leandra. It was good, but not entirely memorable.
Saturday afternoon was rather cold and wet, so we decided to just get a takeout pizza from Chesley’s Pizza and try some of the beers we had purchased earlier in the trip.