It's always exciting when a big name newspaper gives our area a shoutout.

Last year, The New York Times shared The Restaurant List, highlighting 50 restaurants nationwide. Four New England spots were featured, which is an incredible honor.

This year, The Boston Globe has shared their take on some of the best restaurants in New England; more specifically, places serving "24 perfect foods worth a New England road trip this summer". Amongst the lucky 24 establishments are two in New Hampshire, so let's learn more about them.

Vida Cantina in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Everyone loves Mexican food, but the Globe references the tacos at Vida Cantina as the dish that makes the Portsmouth restaurant stand out. Made with fresh and local ingredients, Vida Cantina's tacos are one of the many "playful and thoughtful" menu options available. Heck, even the chips and salsa set the bar high, according to the Globe.

Parker's Maple Barn in Mason, New Hampshire

Ever find yourself craving delicious comfort foods that feel like home? For this writer, that often means it's time for a plate of warm pancakes. At Parker's Maple Barn, you can not only feast on pancakes bigger than your head, but also visit their gift shop and maple sugar house.

Parker's Maple Barn via Facebook
Parker's Maple Barn via Facebook

So, there you have it. When you and your loved ones are out and about this summer, do yourself a favor and swing by one or both of these restaurants. You won't regret it.

In the meantime, here are some of the many hidden gem restaurants in the Granite State.

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