Good Eats – 1981 Ramen Bar

There is a new Japanese restaurant in downtown Lowell, but don’t expect to see kimono-wearing servers or chop-happy chefs flinging shrimp bits onto their hats. 1981 Ramen Bar specializes in ramen soups that feature Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat-, fish- or miso-based broth and often flavored with a variety of toppings and ingredients…. Read More

Crafty Brews

The Renaissance of Craft Beers in the Merrimack Valley. Craft beers have consistently held a respectable segment of the market share, but currently they are experiencing a renaissance of proportions unseen since the mid-90s “microbrewery boom.”  According to Paul Gatza, director of the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, the number of U.S. breweries has shot up… Read More

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend

ONE: Dust off your lightsabers and practice your best Wookie impersonation for a family-friendly outdoor movie screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Airport Traffic Control Tower in Nashua, N.H. Not only is the movie free, but free popcorn will be available. Show starts at 8 p.m. TWO: On Saturday, the Striving Artists… Read More

6 Days, 6 States – Vermont

Travel New England This Summer with Our Unique Guide: If you’re still trying to make summer vacation plans, or just want to visit someplace new, we’ve got great getaway ideas for families and couples in all six New England states. Billings Farm & Museum  Woodstock, Vt. If a dairy farm doesn’t sound exciting at first, think again…. Read More

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