Southern New Hampshire Life

Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

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Country Cuisine 4: Mason

Mason is a town of rolling hills and winding roads, where many farms still thrive interspersed among the homes of long-time residents and recent arrivals.

Parker’s Maple Barn, open daily for breakfast and lunch, is in a large antique-decorated barn.  Well known locally for its pancake and omelet breakfasts, they also serve a full lunch menu highlighted by maple baby back ribs and roast turkey. They serve their own maple syrup, which is made in an adjoining maple sugar house; they offer demonstrations daily during maple sugaring season.  They also have a gift shop featuring a myriad of maple sugar products and souvenirs. They host an American Indian pow wow every September; their souvenir shop includes many Native American gifts. The restaurant is very popular.  Waits can be up to two hours long on summer and fall weekends; they suggest calling ahead. Address: 1316 Brookline Road, Mason; phone: 603-878-2308; website:

To get to Pickity Place one travels down scenic roads and over hills with great views.  This unique restaurant is well worth the trip. Its chefs are well-known for using a wide variety of fresh and dried herbs from their own gardens in their menu items. Their 5-course gourmet prix fixe menu changes monthly and always includes a vegetarian selection.  Some recent entrees included chicken saltimbocca with basil polenta, crab and gruyere phyllo purses, and vegetable moussaka. The grounds include an herb store and a greenhouse. There are three seatings for lunch daily; reservations are essential. Address: 248 Nutting Hill Road, Mason; phone: 603-878-1151; website:

Category: Restaurants

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