Chew England

Eating out in New England

Rye Harbor Lobster Pound

Rye Harbor Lobster Pound

 We heard about Rye Harbor Lobster Pound and their sherry butter lobster rolls a long time ago and really wanted to try them, but we never seemed to be near Rye, NH. So today we said “we’re just going to make ourselves be in the area!” and drove up to Rye just to try their lobster roll. True story! Having never been there before, I was expecting what’s typical of coastal lobster shacks on.. Read More


Harry's Restaurant

 A place that I (Michelle) have been going to for a long time is Harry’s Restaurant in Westborough, MA. My sister and our friends were regulars here when we were in college. We’d stay until closing at 1:00 a.m. drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Now I can’t have coffee past noon, don’t smoke, and I’m asleep by 9:00 p.m. (or earlier), but I brought Ethan here a few years ago and he liked.. Read More

Beef Barn

The Beef Barn

 The Beef Barn in North Smithfield Rhode Island is what I like to think of as a living museum, and you can eat there! From the front of the restaurant you can see the strong barn theme they have going which continues on the inside. The place is about 40 years old and, personally, I really like that they haven’t updated anything (and I mean anything) decor-wise inside. It reminds me of the.. Read More

The Holy Donut

The Holy Donut

 We’re always on the hunt for a good doughnut, so while on our way up to Augusta, ME, we had to stop at the Holy Donut in Portland. I had heard from a friend that these potato-based doughnuts were worth making a detour. First, I was impressed with the selection. I believe the varieties can change, but the most popular are offered every day. From the impressive choices we went with: Dark Chocolate Sea.. Read More

Louis Lunch

Louis Lunch

 The famous Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, is known as the “Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich,” a title so appealing, Ethan and I drove all the way from the Boston area to Yale Land just to see what the hubbub was about. Some days you feel like driving two hours to see if something lives up to the hype. For those who have never been, this place is small,.. Read More

White Farms

White Farms Flavor Board

 Setting the bar for all ice cream (for me, anyway) is White Farms in Ipswich, Massachusetts. We drove by this place with a cow on the roof several times on our way home from York Beach, and one day finally stopped in for an enlightening experience. First, they have an awesome variety of homemade flavors, a few of which you may have to ask about. The names aren’t very descriptive.. Read More