Mac & Cheese issue

Jan 18, 2011
12:00 AM

Comfort food

This weekend, the Insider got down and cheesy for you, readers, when we visited the inaugural Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, put on by New Hampshire's Own and Granite State Dairy Promotion, at the Holiday Inn. Hundreds of cheesy-pasta lovers flocked to the event, which was created to help showcase the state's dairy farmers and the goods they produce.Dozens of chefs, ranging from novice to pro, brought their…

Jan 18, 2011
12:00 AM
A&E Scene

David Kontak makes crazy music machines

David Kontak might be your next-door neighbor. His modest little home, tucked away on a sleepy cul-de-sac in south Concord, looks like a typical suburban settlement. Looking at it, you might think it holds a nice family with a dog that greets you at the door and paintings on the refrigerator from their kid's art class. And you'd be right. Hang around long enough, though, and you'll start to get suspicious.…

Jan 18, 2011
12:00 AM
the food snob

Getting our O face on at O Steaks and Seafood

The eagerly-anticipated O Steaks & Seafood restaurant finally opened this month, so naturally the Food Snob got a table as soon as possible. And O, let me tell you, it set the bar high for Food Snobbery early in this new year.I stopped by the restaurant, on the first floor of the Capital Commons, with my dining companion for a weekday lunch. The Snob loves good service almost as…

Jan 18, 2011
12:00 AM
The Grammarnator

Wait, the Punctuationator?

The Grammarnator, serving this week as the Punctuationator, respectfully requests that The Insider (yes, he still likes the titles of newspapers in italics) consider distinguishing between the hyphen and the dash. The occasion for this request appeared in the historical vignettes about Richard Potter in the Airport Issue: "The bear would rush up to the tree, thrust both paws into the nest, and then, covered…

Jan 18, 2011
12:00 AM
Ball & Chain

Help! I drunkenly cheated

Dear Casper and Bill,I recently cheated on my girlfriend of three years. I was very drunk at a party and kissed another girl. The other girl means nothing to me. (I'm not even sure of her name, as awful as that sounds.) I'm regretful but haven't told her yet what happened. Should I come clean and risk losing her or keep my mouth shut?Dear Lover Boy,Oh how many times have…

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