This morning we had an early morning commercial shoot for a local restaurant, and shooting around food all morning we were starving, so after we wrapped the shoot we decided to venture out and try something new for lunch. Spending almost every morning enjoying the amazing coffee and even more amazing employees at Panera, I drive right by Pennichuck Square in Merrimack, and I've seen signs for the new Mexican food restaurant El Tapatio. They have gotten great reviews on Yelp.com, and feeling both famished and adventurous, we decided to take the crew in for lunch. When we first arrived th
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This past month, I started a new project to work on my video production skills. Its called "Film of the Week (FOTW)", and the premise is to create one short creative film a week, where I am the client. There are some guidelines I've established for myself on this project, and they are:
Having grown up in Merrimack New Hampshire, I remember when the building that houses The Common Man Restaurant was the Hannah Jack's Tavern, also known as "Hannah Jacks". The old JC's haunted house used to be right across the road from them too. This was back when there was no Burger King, and there was a big flea market on that property. I remember when Nickels Restaurant used to be up the road too, ah, the memories of old Merrimack. I've been to The Common Man Restaurant more then a few times since it opened. I was on the board of directors at the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, so I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the establishment before they opened, what a beautiful place inside. The upstairs has so much character and life, I could see myself spending countless hours there, enjoying a few drinks and writing my movie scripts. Still to this day it maintains the charm of a Yankee homestead, it is hard not to feel like you are walking into a friend's home with its wooden beams and ladder back chairs.
I'm quickly starting to eat my way through the Milford NH oval with this "Eat Local" food blog! This morning we made our way to The Riverhouse Cafe in Milford, NH. I've walked by their door a million times, and I've actually been there once, many, MANY years ago, so long ago that I don't even remember what we had. It felt new and fresh today though, and that was exciting for sure.