Food for Thought...

Joe Milliken
Mar 24 2017 - 5:14pm

MEREDITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Welcome to Genuine Local, a “purpose-built,” specialty food production facility based in Southern New Hampshire and committed to providing local communities, small food producers, local businesses, and farmers with crop surplus, a venue for food production, nutritional information and even cooking classes.

Joe Milliken
Jan 23 2017 - 9:32pm

CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Over the holidays and during a traditional, family “Yankee swap” exchange, I received a delicious present. Packaged in a cute and handy wooden box, was a three jar gift-pack of Ruth's Mustard. I had never seen Ruth's before, and was pleasantly surprised to hear from my brother that the gourmet mustard was local and in fact, produced by a company right down the road. "Score!" I thought... not only can I devour this delicious gift, (of course, I didn't swap it for another) but I can also write about Ruth's for my food column... so, here we are!

Joe Milliken
Oct 19 2016 - 3:21pm

ALSTEAD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – What began as a seemingly modest interest in baking for Noah Elbers at the age of 17, has now risen – one artisan loaf of bread at a time – into the thriving specialty food company Orchard Hill Breadworks, the commercial kitchen and retail shop located on the family farm in the scenic hills of East Alstead, New Hampshire.

So, how does a 17-year-old high school student become interested in the art of baking bread, one might ask?

Joe Milliken
Aug 10 2016 - 2:34pm

CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Purchased a short couple months ago by new owners, Mike and Christine Charest, the Taverne on the Square – formerly New Socials Bar and Grill – opened its doors on July 14 and is located in the Oscar Brown Building at the corner of Pleasant Street and Opera House Square in downtown Claremont, New Hampshire.

Joe Milliken
Mar 29 2016 - 5:18pm

LOS ANGELES - Standing Room Only contributing writer and co-owner of The Bar Professional, Kyle Branche, has tended bar at several up scale establishments and exclusive private parties over the years, rubbing elbows with countless musicians, athletes and actors alike. Recently, Kyle decided to document some of these cool, one-of-a-kind encounters that he's experienced over time, which SRO will now feature in a three-part, column-series. From the Editor

Joe Milliken
Mar 14 2016 - 6:28pm

LOS ANGELES - Standing Room Only contributing writer and co-owner of The Bar Professional, Kyle Branche, has tended bar at several up scale establishments and exclusive private parties over the years, rubbing elbows with countless musicians, athletes and actors alike. Recently, Kyle decided to document some of these cool, one-of-a-kind encounters that he's experienced over time, which SRO will now feature in a three-part, column-series. From the Editor

Joe Milliken
Feb 6 2016 - 12:07am

LOS ANGELES - Standing Room Only contributing writer and co-owner of The Bar Professional, Kyle Branche, has tended bar at several up scale establishments and exclusive private parties over the years, rubbing elbows with countless musicians, athletes and actors alike. Recently, Kyle decided to document some of these cool, one-of-a-kind encounters that he's experienced over time, which SRO will now feature in a three-part, column-series. From the Editor

Joe Milliken
Jun 22 2015 - 5:18pm

SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT – Precision Valley Coffee Roasters, based in the scenic Southern Vermont town of Springfield, offers a fine line of small batch-roasted, cooperatively sourced coffee beans and featuring seven tasty flavors: Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Sumatra, Moka Kadir, Yemen and Decaf... each featuring its own distinct flavors.

Joe Milliken
Sep 29 2014 - 10:48am

This is the first in a two-part article series about Southern Vermont resident Peter Solley. A renowned musician and record producer – having performed and worked with such bands as Procol Harum, Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Motorhead and The Romantics - Peter now resides in Southern Vermont and owns his own specialty food company called The Vermont Gelato Company, which produces a gourmet line of the smooth, Italian-style ice cream flavors.

Joe Milliken
Jun 27 2014 - 10:27am

NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Located at 16 Main Street in Northampton and at 82 Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire, Local Burger is a family owned restaurant launched in December of 2008 (Northampton location) by Jeff Igneri and his wife, brothers Steve and Chris and his father, Joe. The doors of the Keene restaurant location opened in 2012.