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50 favorite restaurants
Hippo readers dish

What’s the best restaurant in town? Everybody has their own opinion.

Each year in Hippo’s readers’ poll, we ask voters to name their pick for “Best Restaurant Overall.” What follows is a list of the top 50 vote-getters in that category, listed in order, starting with the biggest vote-getter. These are the restaurants that readers (not our editors, publisher, writers or sales staff) picked as their favorites.

Hungry? Here are some suggestions.

ART: Artist laureate
David Lamb makes furniture in Canterbury

By Karen Plumley

Canterbury master furniture maker David Lamb is set to be the state’s fifth artist laureate. Gov. John Lynch nominated him to the post and he was confirmed by the Executive Council. He’ll serve in the role through March 2012. Lamb grew up at Canterbury Shaker Village, where he apprenticed with master European cabinet maker Alejandro de la Cruz. Lamb is chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association ( Visit


LONGSHOTS: NFL Draft winds blow through Foxboro this week
by Dave Long

The NFL draft comes our way this week over three days for the first time beginning on Thursday. This one is particularly interesting because the pressure is on Coach B after seeing the gap between his team and others in the AFC East close quite a bit in the last month. That is if there even was one at year’s end.

FOOD: Welcome to the Pattie Shack
Burgers, dogs and wings make a stand downtown

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

A new old-fashioned burger stand has come to Elm Street in Manchester with the opening of the Pattie Shack. Owners Lee Severi and Jim Burns dreamed of their own restaurant as kids, and they’ve chosen Manchester as the place to make the dream happen because of its demographic mix.

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