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Dreepa

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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2005, 02:08:29 pm »

You need to open that place now.  Chili is good!!!!! Hot and Spicy is even better!

I am in the same boat as you, my  wife is 99% convinced to move to NH.  I am on the last pushing phase. She just doesn't want to live too close to my relatives in MA.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2005, 02:21:27 pm »

You could always enter the New England Regional Chili cookoff in June.  That's in Woburn, MA, and last year I was one of the judges.  Of course, most of the yankees around here didn't seem to cotton to the elevated spice levels I was looking for.  The uber-judges said if anything made you want to run home crying to your momma (paraphrasing here) check with them because anything super hot was out.   I managed to pick the winning salsa as my number one, but only one of the reds I gave a top 3 to wound up in the top 3.  There weren't as many verdes, so I think I managed to pick the same ones the other judges liked.
Trouble with chili cookoffs is that I don't do well with a short cooking time.  To me, there should always be at least 6-7 hours between the time the meat starts getting browned and the first bowl served from the pot.  Cookoffs rarely grant more than three hours or so.  Of course, if the chili is allowed to cool and is reheated later, that's even better.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2005, 02:26:44 pm »

You need to open that place now.  Chili is good!!!!! Hot and Spicy is even better!

I am in the same boat as you, my  wife is 99% convinced to move to NH.  I am on the last pushing phase. She just doesn't want to live too close to my relatives in MA.
Hell, I don't want to live too close to my relatives in Manchester.  (Mother, sisters, sundry brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews).  While my contacts in Laconia are thirty years stale (I only went back on leave twice after graduation in '73), I can probably track a few of them down.  The only folks I attended high school with that I've run across in the last couple of decades were at science fiction conventions.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2005, 02:30:34 pm »

I am in the same boat as you, my  wife is 99% convinced to move to NH.  I am on the last pushing phase. She just doesn't want to live too close to my relatives in MA.
Aren't we planning on putting up a high wall between NH and MA? You could also move to the furthest Connecticut lake up North. :)
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2005, 03:17:40 pm »

Trouble with chili cookoffs is that I don't do well with a short cooking time.  To me, there should always be at least 6-7 hours between the time the meat starts getting browned and the first bowl served from the pot.  Cookoffs rarely grant more than three hours or so.  Of course, if the chili is allowed to cool and is reheated later, that's even better.
I recall the competition red chili must be served at 3pm.  ICS says you get between 3 and 4 depending on the local sponsor.  I think for New England it was 3 hours.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2005, 04:44:17 pm »

I am in the same boat as you, my  wife is 99% convinced to move to NH.  I am on the last pushing phase. She just doesn't want to live too close to my relatives in MA.
99%, that's great!  I've finally converted my wife from being totally opposed to the idea toward just being slightly opposed.  :)  I can thank the 1st Annual PorcFest for that miraculous transformation.  My problem is the exact opposite.  She doesn't want to move so far away  from our relatives.  My ultimate solution is to convert both of our families from traditional conservatives (not huge Bush fans) to bonafide libertarians, and convinced them to make the move too.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2005, 05:33:46 pm »

I am in the same boat as you, my  wife is 99% convinced to move to NH.  I am on the last pushing phase. She just doesn't want to live too close to my relatives in MA.
Aren't we planning on putting up a high wall between NH and MA? You could also move to the furthest Conneticut lake up North. :)

We'll only let in the Massholes long enough for TAX FREE shopping and make them leave.

You misspelled Connecticut.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2005, 05:35:18 pm »

Oh yea...I am not good with my socialist paradises :P
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2005, 05:36:08 pm »

Man  Lloyd you are getting cranky in your old age ;D
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2005, 05:39:43 pm »

Probably can't spell the MA state either, but, who cares?
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2005, 01:24:51 pm »

Unlike the discount structure I recall from my summer with the Laconia PD, there will not be 50% off for police.  Instead, there will be 10-15% off for anybody with a firearm, including police.  This should help to offset the discount structure in New Jersey of 100% off plus the contents of the cash register for anybody with a gun.

Brilliant!  ;D

As another who's planning to move from Texas, I've considered adding my cooking skills to the choices available in NH. While I respect and appreciate a good bowl o' red, it's not my speciality. But turn me loose with briskets and butts, and look out!

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I can't seem to find any details on the NH government websites.  Anybody know how difficult and expensive it is to get an on-premises beer license in New Hampshire?

How about taking on an existing business? I found this one last night:
http://www.pcre.com/rm/commercial/listings/l0003.html

Berlin isn't central, nor convenient, but it's handy to lots of tourist traffic.

Wherever you land, be sure to publicize it here. We'll be looking for you!

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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2005, 10:18:00 pm »

Ward wrote:

<<That's when I got the idea of opening a restaurant specializing in chili, as there didn't seem to be any fit to eat between the Massachusetts and Canadian borders.>>

Wow that is making me so hungry.   Ward it should be easy to gain customers by making your restaurant the meeting spot for local Porcupine socials; if you end up centrallly located near the Manchester area I bet  you could make it a regular grand central station for us; we really have nothing like that right now.   Maybe that will change before you get here but for now it's wide open.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2005, 11:21:25 pm »

Ward wrote:

<<That's when I got the idea of opening a restaurant specializing in chili, as there didn't seem to be any fit to eat between the Massachusetts and Canadian borders.>>

Wow that is making me so hungry.   Ward it should be easy to gain customers by making your restaurant the meeting spot for local Porcupine socials; if you end up centrallly located near the Manchester area I bet  you could make it a regular grand central station for us; we really have nothing like that right now.   Maybe that will change before you get here but for now it's wide open.
Well, as I said, I prefer to avoid the relatives in Manchester.  Laconia is equally inconvenient for those settling near the Taxachusetts border and those in the North Woods.

Good article in TLE, btw.  I've been reading TLE since about the third or fourth issue, aside from the FSP, the Liberty Round Table also drew most of its early membership from Neil's newsletter, and the LRT conclaves are where I learned to cook chili in quantity with a bunch of anarchist individualist critics.  Neil and his beautiful wife and daughter enjoyed it.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2005, 10:00:00 am »

Merrimack is further from Manchester than it looks, due to the lack of north-side ramps on the northernmost interchange of the Everett.
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Re: OK, I'm in.
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2005, 12:26:53 pm »

please tell me no beans ???
I promise.  Beans are a side dish.  The only chili I'll make with will be the vegetarian option.

So you're going to cater to people who are vegetarian, but don't want beans? How many Aristotelians do you think we have here? ;) LOL*

Actually, I realize I am a marketer for Keene, but I can really see that being a hit here... We have 45 or so restaurants in town, with many specialty ones - One place does just salads, another (more or less) just burritos, etc.

There's also a great spot open on Main St. that Varrin was talking about renting 1/2 of (it's huge) to run a jazz club. Imagine chili-and-beer....

Mmmmmm.... Chili and beer.....

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