Eating the Bull

There is an old Greek expression that roughly translates into something like this: “I ate the bull, why be afraid of the tail?” In other words, once you’ve taken care of the big stuff, make sure you also handle the details. It’s a nice piece of advice for folks in the restaurant industry. Not long… Read More

Dean Johnson

Good Eats – Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar & Grill

There was a time in the Merrimack Valley’s primordial past when dining in the Westford/Littleton area was highlighted by a restaurant with an airplane on its roof (Polly’s) and an OK Italian eatery (Domenic’s). Thankfully, things have changed in a dramatic way, and the latest evidence is the Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar & Grill…. Read More

Dean Johnson

Good Eats – Applecrest Farm Bistro

How does a spot like Applecrest Farm Bistro manage to fly under the radar? The complex, less than 20 minutes off Route 1 in Hampton Falls, N.H., boasts an ice cream stand, an impressive indoor farm market, a snack corner with homemade goods and a coffee bar, and a full-service restaurant that serves three meals… Read More

Dean Johnson

Good Eats – Elm Square Oyster Co.

If there is an absolute truth about downtown Andover restaurants, it’s this: You better do it right, or you don’t have a chance. There are just too many other good dining options. Elm Square Oyster Co. does it right.  The three-room eatery occupies the space that once housed Bin 28, later called Brasserie 28. The same ownership… Read More

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