The Gourmet Buzz
Chris “Koz” Kozlowski (of Crescent City Bistro & Rum Bar fame) has opened another venue in Dover. Orchard Street Chop Shop offers a fine selection of steaks while upstairs, the Top of the Chop serves a more rustic menu in a casual atmosphere. Attached is a private Cuban-style cigar lounge (749-0006).
Van Otis Chocolates is filling the after-hour dining gap with fudge. Their new downtown eatery, Café Van Otis, at 341 Elm will be open evenings for coffee and dessert. The lunch and breakfast menu offers sandwiches and salads (627-1611).
The Beal House Inn was recently awarded North American Restaurant Association’s “Award of Excellence.” In addition, they have added a “Rumba” bar with more than 30 different types of rums. Hold the Coke, and savor the flavor. (444-2661)
The weekend of November 12-14, Fresh City in Newington will launch the beginning of a sponsorship relationship with Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) with a food drive for four Seacoast-area food pantries. (334-6006)
Two chefs from Durham’s Three Chimneys Inn have recently been selected to have their biographies appear in the first edition of the International Who’s Who of Chefs for 2004-2005. Chef Philip Reilly and Chef Rebecca Esty were inducted to join a prestigious list of about 3,000 of the best chefs from 70 different countries. (868-7800)