hey cupcakes! new hampsh may not be sf, or austin, or irvine, but i hear there are some okay food spots to check out. you may not find an airstream with delicious delectables, but you can get some decent grub at the hanover inn! i met an amazing young woman from the bay area that works for a company my company just 'partnered' with - she's starting here 2nd yr at dartmouth this fall. she's from the bay, and i thought who else but her to get some hanover advice from?!? i spent more time talking about hanover food and what fun 'tuckies' have than work... here's her advice:
In terms of Hanover restaurant recommendations, the best by far is Yamas. It's a delicious Korean/Japanese place. My recommendations are Pork Bulgogi if she likes spicy food (spelled wrong...it's #58 on the menu) and the Lebanon Roll, but everything is amazing. For a nicer dinner out, the choices are Canoe Club and Murphys on the Green. I'm not a huge fan of Canoe Club, but a lot of people prefer it. The Steak Tips at Murphys are really great. Zidans, the restaurant in the Hanover Inn, is also very good.i hope you find these recommendations from a very young college student helpful. she told me her goal while home this summer was to eat at Zachary's as many times as possible - somehow, this gave her enough street-cred to recommend food to my over-30 newlywed friends. the gushing about how much fun 'tuckies' have was soooo cute - like so cute. my research (google 'tuckies' get this and this <2nd one not cool, but first one is oh-so-cool!) suggests she's correct. nod to her street-cred, #2.
In terms of less nice dinners out, I'm a big fan of the Orient. For someone from the Bay Area, it is not good Asian food. However, given the limitations of Hanover, you learn to love it. I recommend the Hot and Sour Soup and Hunan Lamb. They should give up on good Mexican food for the next few years. Boloccos makes quasi-burritos, and Gusanoz delivers but is physically incapable of not putting cheese in a burrito. Only drunk college students eat at EBAs. C/A's Pizza and Ramnutos are both solid pizza places, I really like Ramuntos but it's a matter of personal taste.
Outside of Hanover, the options are a little better. A friend who's a huge foodie recommends Tip Top in White River, Simon Pierce (strongly) and Farmers' Diner in Quechee, and most restaurants in Woodstock. These are all a little more expensive, but worth the upgrade.
love and miss you, kantahara's!