Beloved Craft Burger Joint is Opening a Portsmouth Location
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If you love burgers, local craft beer and a nostalgic environment, then you are most likely a fan of Hop + Grind. We all know Guy Fieri is!
The downtown Durham-based burger joint was highlighted last May on a special takeout edition of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Chef Bobby Marcotte was featured on the episode and I can't tell you how thrilling it was to see a hometown celebrity on the Food Network.
Bobby is the executive chef of Hop + Grind (both Durham and Peabody, MA, locations) and the executive chef of the Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond.
Needless to say, he's a busy dude. But not too busy to open another Hop + Grind Location in Portsmouth next year. He recently took to Facebook to share the news:
From the sound of it, Bobby didn't initially feel the need to open a Hop + Grind location in Portsmouth. But something made him have a change of heart.
Perhaps he knows Kira Lew is now a Portsmouth resident and would really appreciate having a Hop + Grind located conveniently down the street? We may never know! But we do know where it's going;
The old Getty station on 361 Islington Street in Portsmouth.
This location has been repurposed over the years and was once home to the Wrap Shack food truck, which took to Facebook in December of 2020 and announced their closure like so many other businesses they were not able to stay afloat during the pandemic.
But this is a new day! Onward and upward! I am thrilled the crew at Hop + Grind chose Portsmouth for their new location.
The business is expected to open in 2022.