Playing Favorites: Portsmouth chefs reveal their personal menu preferences
Recipe: Barley House Guinness Beef Stew
Signature Dishes: The Farm Bar & Grille
Food Finds: Ghee Whiz

Featured Restaurants

The District

In Featured Restaurants By Taryn Plumb / March 2012

Ian Thomas doesn’t set out to create a signature dish—it’s more an act of spontaneity, a dash of chance. As the Executive Chef of The District restaurant explains, anyone can create an elaborate, beautiful-to-look-at dish—but it takes “real genius” to craft something that’s straightforward, yet elegant and, most important, delicious. “The simplest dishes usually become the signature ones,” says Thomas, who is most inspired by French and Asian fare.

The Kitchen

In Featured Restaurants By Sarah G. Grant / January 2012

After Congress Street meets Middle Street heading away from downtown Portsmouth, it becomes Islington, and veers slightly off the beaten path. But it’s worth exploring those extra few blocks to discover The Kitchen.