Monday, July 20, 2009

Two Cool Eateries in Keen, NH

Our family has been taking an annual treck for at least one week to Camp Spofford in south western New Hampshire. The camp is on Spofford Lake, just about halfway between Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT. Our kids love it so much that two of them are working up there this summer. When we take our week, going out to eat at some of the funky restaurants in Keene or Brattleboro is always on the schedule. This week we visited to standouts that you definitely check out if you are visiting that region for vacation or on a fall foliage tour.

We ate at a place called The Keene Fresh Salad Company. This eat in deli is known for their different varieties of fresh pesto that are used to garnish their sandwiches. We enjoyed a turkey, fresh mozzarella with pesto on a freshly baked foccocia. It was pretty tasty.

The place that really stood out though was Fritz's. This restaurants specializes in Belgian fries that are served with all kinds of interesting dipping sauces. I had the Havarti Dill Cheeseburger and my wife had the Caprese Panini, which was made from fresh basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. We ordered a few different dipping sauces with our fries, including a peanut satay, Parmesan peppercorn, spicy chipolata ketchup. I have to say however, that these fries were so awesome I mostly ate them with salt and a dash of malt vinegar.

When in the Keen, NH area. Check out these two restaurants. You'll be glad you did.