News from the local food scene
• African eats at the library: Join the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) for a Taste of Africa on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., featuring LaFortune Jeannette Djabea of Mola Foods. Attendees will have the chance to immerse themselves in Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 23/02/23”
Hard work and tenacity define Jordan Quinn
Settling behind an electric keyboard to play covers for the dinner crowd at Fratello’s in Manchester on a frigid Saturday night, Jordan Quinn is logging a few more of the 10,000 hours that Malcolm Gladwell wrote about in his book Outliers. Since Continue reading “Finding her way”
Local music news & events
• Border rock: One of the quirkier hits of the early 1990s was Crash Test Dummies’ “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” though it didn’t even make the top 10 in the band’s home country, Canada. Later, their cover of XTC’s “Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” was Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/02/16”
Channing Tatum’s Mike takes his skills to London in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, a movie about abs.
Sure, there’s other stuff: A romance between Tatum’s character and Salma Hayek Pinault’s character that never has quite as much charm and chemistry as their little pre-movie “thank you for watching Continue reading “Magic Mike’s Last Dance (R)”
Dinner with the President, by Alex Prud’homme (Alfred A. Knopf, 400 pages)
Before this week, if you’d asked me to share a single detail of the presidency of William Howard Taft, I would have struggled to come up with anything other than that he was also a chief justice Continue reading “Dinner with the President, by Alex Prud’homme”
Dudes, Eternal Is The Fruit (Dudes Music)
OK, so I wasn’t even aware there was any such thing as a “Scandirock scene,” which is no surprise, given that I’ve never been to any of those countries. But it’s a thing, at least to those people, and a little digging reveals Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/02/16”
“Hi,” the lady in the apron says to me.
I look up from a pile of tangerines. “Hey. How are you?”
“I’m good. You?”
I fall back on my stock answer when I don’t really want to think too much about how I actually am: “You know how it is Continue reading “The remedy for February”
Justin O’Malley is the chef de cuisine of Greenleaf (54 Nashua St., Milford, 213-5447, greenleafmilford.com), a seasonally inspired farm-to-table restaurant that opened in May 2019. O’Malley grew up in Lowell, Mass., getting his start in the restaurant industry at age 16 as a dishwasher. It was while working at Papa Continue reading “In the kitchen with Justin O’Malley”
Mardi Gras wine festival returns to Derry
Early in the fall of 2021, the Rev. Chris Gaffrey of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Derry attended a wine tasting at LaBelle Winery — and he left feeling inspired.
“The next day I was talking to some parishioners about it and Continue reading “Local pours”
Crafts, Drafts & Barrels tasting benefit returns to Concord
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of cardiovascular health nationwide. In New Hampshire it also marks the return of a special tasting benefit for the cause.
The fifth annual Crafts, Drafts & Barrels, happening on Friday, Feb. Continue reading “From the heart, for the heart”