Maybe the star of Bethlehem is rising again. The North Country town has recently been graced with an unusual restaurant. Angelica’s on Main Street is a labor of love for owners Tammy and Fred Cunha. The charming building created quite a stir as the owners first set in beautiful landscaping and then designed a building that looks like it was always there. Tammy says her husband studied the architecture of the area homes before planning the restaurant. Now, a capacious porch that seats 40 also reflects the laid back architectural flavor of the town.
The food is basically fried fish, but this is not a typical fish shanty. The Cunhas own a fish-processing plant in New Bedford, Mass., and procure the freshest fish possible, including lobster, clams and yellowtail.
There also is a Portuguese connection, so you may find kale soup, chorizo and linguica on the menu, too. In the evening, specials are created with a bit more creativity. A fish market is also on the site, and plans are under way to build a bakery.
Up the road in Littleton a new restaurant called Bin 42 is bringing locals in with their tasty and creative pizzas. The menu is just that; several pizza choices, including one with peaches and prosciutto, plus beer and wine.
The restaurant is located at 42 Main Street. Look for Deacon’s Bench and a paper menu stapled to the fence. Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner only.
NH Made (www.nhmade.com) has reached an agreement with UPS for guaranteed overnight delivery. This means chefs can order local produce and meats and be assured they will have it fresh the next day. Call Charlie Burke for more details. 286-4282