Saturday, December 27, 2008

December 27, 2008

THE Trackside is still running strong, going through the ups and downs with cooks and wait staff. But I think that people are being patient as we try to figure it out! We will be running blueberry specials this upcomming week, so if you like blueberries, come on by and see what we have in store!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

day 7, still no power for the track team

Unitil came and went, still no power for me and my trackteam,,,
Merry Christmas....not

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dec 16, 08

At our home there still is no power, but the TRACKSIDE is running strong!!!
We have a new cook, Joyce, and we are doing the best we can to deal with the influx of hungry, powerless people! Thanks again for your patience! If you still have no powere, come on in and watch TV or just to be where the heat is on!
Once we get back on track, we will be posting specials! THanks for your support!
Pattie and the TRACKTEAM!

Monday, December 15, 2008




We are still running!

Sitting at the Trackside, where we have the internet and cable, and all those other things...but home does not! We also said good bye to Brian today and it was really sad! (Our cook)... So people please bare with us while we try to adjust to the changes, We really want it to work, and we are doing everything to make things good, if not better!

It was a great weekend, and i am glad we were here for the hungry cold, tired people, because you made us forget that we were hungry cold and tired! It is Monday night and we still have no power at home,,,

We also learned that one of our regulars passed away, and that is really sad...we still dont know the details, but in the big picture, our sidetracked/Trackside Family has suffered some things this past week.

We did meet alot of new faces, and we hope they come back. Not because they have to, but because they want to.! Thanks to the people that came to my "open house"/fallout shelter the other night! It was a great distraction! I am going to post some pictures of the road i live, and some of our friends at the Trackside! Thanks for reading, and remember the TRACKLINE!


Saturday, December 13, 2008


we are open!we are trying to do the open house!
today 4-7...come in and get warm!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursdays Specials! 12/11/08

We have the "Atlas" Omelet, Greek omelet, w/fetta cheese, spinach, olives and tomatoe, and Homefries
THen, we have Steak TIps n' Eggs, with home fries
and last but not least, we have pumpkin bread, or banana bread french toast.
We have soups and stews brewing, and a new cook waiting to serve you!
Also, Dont forget about our OPEN HOUSE this Saturday. 4-7pm, refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ladies night at Ace hardware, Arjays

So, In my spare time, I work at ACE hardware, or Arjays/ Across the street from The Trackside. Weds night this week, is ladies night! Dec 10.
THis is supposed to be alot of fun, for the ladies and the employees! Stop in and check it out, I will post the hours tomorrow...25 % of your entire purchase, and they have some really cool stuff. Also, a good choice of Carhart Clothing,
Check it out!

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Happenings at THe TRACKSIDE! good and bad ;-(

It reallyhas been a crazy week, and i am sorry not to have been posting the specials...But...Our cook, BRIAN gave his notice this week, and it kind of blew me out of the water...
We love Brian, and i hope the best for him, and yes, we are forced to move on.
We are lucky enough to have JOYCE, from Joyce's kitchen of Newmarket, she will be with us Mon, Tues, and Weds and we have another guy, Noah, coming in on the rest of the days. Brian did say he would come back a couple days a month...and we will hold him to it!
On the lighter side,we are decorated for Christmas, and are looking forward to a great Holiday season! As a matter o' fact we are having an
OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, Dec 13, from 4-7. We will also be saying farewell to Brian, and we will have refreshments, artwork, note cards, a few puzzles, and maybe some other goodies that i can scrounge from my creative friends!
Maybe we can get Joyce , one of our new cooks, to be there!
She seems to have quite a following! And we have Mr. Burnham, from Burnhams cleaners to thank! He told us to call her!
Come on in, location,,,
66 lincoln street.

We should have named it SIDETRACKED!!!

these two got sidetracked! Noah's first snoah!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dec. 5th Breakfast specials

Strawberry cheesecake banana bread french toast... $6.25
Bacon, Tomato, Egg and Cheese Omelet with homefries and toast...$6.25
Cranberry , granola pancakes...1: $3.50
"Mexican Hash" Grilled corn bread topped with cornbeef hash, peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa and jalapenos...whole $6.95 Half $5.50

come on down and try one of Brians creative inventions!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sat, nov.29,08

We are still working on the wireless connection, just a quick note to say thankyou for your continued support! We broke our record yesterday! Thanks to all those hungry HOCKEY players! GO TEAM!
And of course our regulars! THANKS AGAIN!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving ! From the "Track Team"

I hope you all got to spend the day with friends and family. It is what matters! We had a good, lazy day, but we missed the regulars from the Trackside! I guess they are entitled to the day off! My grandbaby, Cloten, 8 mos, informed me that he will be having a baby brother or sister next year at this time! Irish twins I say! Yippee!

Not sure what the specials will be, and we have been having trouble with the internet connection, but feel free to call the TRACKLINE! 603-418-8781

Also, I have hung some more of my original artwork. I usually have a show in my studio this time of year, but I cant be in 2 places at once. So stop in to see them. I do have many more paintings available, i just have to find time to clean the studio! If interested, you can email me at or call the track line, or speak to Chelsea @ the rest.

Thanks for reading, and have a safe weekend!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Nov 21

Pastrami and Swiss Omelette served with homefries beans or hash browns $5.95
Spam egg and cheese breakfast sandwich on english muffin served with homefries $3.95
Spinach Bacon and Tomato omelette with toast and homefries $5.95
Banana Bread French Toast w/ bacon or sausage $5.95

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

weds Nov 19, 2008


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday,nov 18, 08

Reeses Crepes with Peanut Butter and Choc. chips 2/ $5.25
Bacon Tomato cheese and garlic omelet, with homefries and toast $5.50
Banana Nut Pacakes, w/ bacon 2 for $3.45
Strawberry Cheese Cake French Toast
w/ bacon or sausage $5.50
Pina' Colada
Choc. Chip

Monday, November 17, 2008

Noah, the little door man!

This place inspires me to do beautiful art!

Monday Nov 17th

Good Morning!
Pumpkin pancakes w/ bacon or sausage $3.50
Meatloaf and eggs w/homefries beans or hashbrowns $6.25
Try a little bit of's like a little sampler
1 egg, 1 sausage, 1 bacon, 1 french toast w/ homefries beans or hasbrowns $4.25

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Good Morning rainy New England

Whats Special today? Well, we are all special today, Carla is out with a headache today, so Heather is going to get a speedy course in Sundays, come on in and give her a hard time!
Thanks for reading, (its all good today!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bowl of Clam Chowder w/ slice of bread $5.25
Veggie Lasagna w/ slice of bread $5.95
Bowl of Beef and Barley Soup $4.95
Homemade Mac & Cheese w/ slice of bread $4.95
1/2 cold sandwich of your choice with a cup of either soups $5.95

FRIDAY! TGIF Nov, 14 2008

Breakfast Specials: Lunch Specials:
~Pumpkin Pancakes ~Veggie Lasagnia
SS:$3.50 Full:$450 w/ side of bread $5.95
~Pumpkin Bread ~Bowl of Beef Barley Soup
SS:$3.75 Full:$4.75 w/ side of bread $4.95
~Steak & Cheese Oml ~Homemade Mac&Chze
w/ mushrooms and onions w/side of bread $4.95
served with toast and h.f. ~1/2 cold sandwitch with cup of beef soup
$6.25 $5.50
~Meatloaf and Eggs
w/ Toast and H.F.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nov. 13th, 2008 Breakfast Specials

Today we have home made pumpkin bread and home made white bread. Try Them as French Toast! Pumpkin French toast- 2 pieces with bacon or sausage is $4.95

2 Pumpkin Pancakes with 2 pieces of bacon or sausage $3.95

Steak Mushroom and Onion omelet, with home fries and toast $6.25

1 egg, 1 french toast, 1 bacon , 1 sausage and home fries $ 4.95

Come on down to the Trackside and try some of our fun pumpkin stuff!!!!

Have a great day!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LUNCH NOV. 12, 08

Meatloaf Dinner w/Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans $6.25
Beef Goulash in a Mashed Potato Bowl $5.95
Bowl of Beef & Barley Soup w/Slice of Bread 5.95
Roast Beef on Grilled Sourdough w/Swiss and Creamy Horseradish $6.25
1/2 Sandwich and a cup o' soup,
Chicken Vegetable or Beef Barley $5.95
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday Nov. 12th

Banana Bread French Toast Served w/ Bacon $5.95
Steak and Cheese Omelet w/ Toast and Home Fries or Beans $6.25
2 Eggs any style w/Home Fries or Beans, Bacon and a Piece of Grilled Banana Bread on the Side $4.95
Meatloaf and Eggs: comes with toast, homefries, beans or hash browns. $5.95

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Beef Goulash in a Mashed Potato Bowl, 5.95
America Chop Suey $5.95
Roasted Pork Dinner w/Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables $6.25
Cuban Sandwich on Grilled Sourdough $6.25
1/2 and 1/2! A 1/2 Sandwich and cup of Chicken Noodle Soup $5.95
Veterans eat 1/2 price on Veterans Day!

veteran days specials/1/2 price for VETS!

"The Vet"
1 egg, 1 French Toast, 1 Bacon, 1 Sausage w/ homefries $4.95
Red White and Blue French Toast
w/ Blueberries, Strawberries and cream cheese with bacon on the side. $5.95
Greek Style Omelette
Tomato, Feta, Olives with homefries and toast $5.45
2 Peanut Butter Chip pancakes $3.25
2 Eggs, Homefries, Beans or Fruit, 2 Bacon or Sausage w/ 1 Slice of grilled banana bread $4.25

Monday, November 10, 2008

You know the election we just had? As a country, we all got out there and did our thing...
we voted! How nice not to have to worry about getting killed on the way to the polls!
We take it for granted sometimes...these things we do as Americans, we vote, we speak our minds, we can bare arms, and when we get up in the morning and not have to worry about a bomb falling on our heads. I am not saying what i mean as well as i feel it, but the message is there! When you see a veteran today, or any day for that matter, just say thank you. It means alot to them, because most of us will ever have to know what they have been through, what they have lost, or what memories they have tucked away, from another time...
Some times, if you look hard enough, you can see it in there eyes... they will see that you are looking, they will know. Let them know you appreciate them. Its the least we can do! Thanks for reading!
Pattie Ryan Perkins

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Addition to Sundays specials

Biscuits n' Gravy, w/ 2 eggs any style, and homefries $5.95
(along with yesterdays specials)

Sunday, Nov 9 08

Specials are same as yesterday! So if you missed the boat, come on in today!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday Nov 8, 08

Pumpkin or Banana Bread French Toast, w/ Bacon $6.25

Granola Pancakes w/ bacon 2 for 3.95

Wild Mushroon, onion , and Swiss Omelet, w/ homefries and toast. $5.95

Apple Cinnamon Pancake 2/ $3.95

2 English Muffins topped with 2 poached eggs, spinach, tomato Hollindaise Sauce $ 5.50

Friday, November 7, 2008


Sandwiches come with chips and a pickle
America Chop Suey, with bread....$5.95
Grilled Chicken, Tomato, and Cheese Sandwich, 6.50
Pastrami Reuben, on Rye $6.50
Bowl of Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup, w/ slice of bread 5.95
Macaroni & CHeese w/ bread and butter $5.95
"1/2 and 1/2 " Cup of Soup and 1/2 sandwich. 3.95
We serve breakfast all day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Sorry we have missed a few days, things have been crazy at the TRackside!!! (Thats a good thing) I do want to say, On VETERANS DAY, Vets, bring your ID, and you eat 1/2 price.
That is a little way to show appreciation for your services. Maybe some day we will be able to do it for free! We are working on that, and the support from the community reamains to be awesome! Thanks again ! PATTIE

Monday, November 3, 2008

Granola Pancakes 2 for $3.25
2 Eggs on top of hash browns with onions, peppers and cheese...served with your choice of toast! $4.95
2 Ham, Cheese and Asparagus Crepes $5.95
1 BIG waffle w/ Bananas, Strawberries, Blueberries and whipped cream $5.25

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1st Specials (breakfast all day!)

Good Morning! Todays specials are. Chili and Cheese Omlette with Beans or Homefries. $5.95

2 Crepes with brown sugar and Bananas w/ a cup of fruit $5.95

Veggie Breakfast Burrito $5.95

Biscuits & Gravy w/ 2 eggs, homefries or beans. $6.25

Fruit Bowl w/ granola & yogurt $ 2.50

Meatloaf , 2 eggs, toast, and homefries or beans. $5.50

Friday, October 31, 2008

did we forget to post?


OCTOBER 31, 2008

BooBerryCakes! 2 pancakes stuffed with Black AND Blue berries! $3.75
Spinach & Feta Omelette w/ Toast and Beans or Homefries $5.25
1 Piece of French Toast, 1 egg, 1 Bacon, 1 Sausage Link & Homefries or Beans $3.95


Trick or Treat! Thanks for supporting our new adventure!
Done forget to check our specials daily!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, 10/30/08

Asparagus + Cheese Omelette w/ Homefries and toast $4.50
2 Crepes w/ Bananas and Brown Sugar $5.50
Hash Browns , peppers and onions topped with eggs, cheese and bacon on the side $4.50
Bacon, 2 eggs, and cheese on a bagel of your choice. $4.95
* You may add bacon OR sausage to any special for just $1.00 more *

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oct 29, 2008

Biscuits and Gravy with 2 eggs and homefries $5.50

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast $6.50 w/ Meat $7.50

Spinach, Tomato and Bacon Omelette w/ homefries and toast $5.45

2 Blackberry Pancakes $4.25 w/ Meat $5.25

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OCT 28, 08 Breakfast Specials

2 Pumpkin Pancakes $ 3.50
Strawberry Cheese cake French Toast $6.50
with meat $7.50
French TOast, Egg, Sausage Pattie and homefries $3.95
Spinach and Tomatoe Benedict,with homefries $5.95
Thanks for reading, we'll be having our own phone line soon!

Monday, October 27, 2008

One week, and all is well!

THank you Exeter, and friends, and family, we have a great week under our belt! I feel like this whole experience was meant to be. THings are going well, and i want to thank ALL of you for making it so! Thanks again for reading, and we'll post the specials tomorrow, (if we are to busy!)

"Bring your backside to the Trackside, and see what you been missing!" P.R. Today

LUNCH today Oct 27,2008

Tuna Melt w/cup of Chicken noodle soup 4.95
Turkey Club w/F.F.5.50
home made mac n cheese 5.25
Chicken Fingers lettuse tomatoe and mayo on wheatr wrap 6.25

Monday Oct 27. 2008

Specials today are...
Meatloaf and eggs, homefries and toast, $5.95
Biscuits & Gravy, w/2 eggs homefries or beans $5.25
Pepper & Onion Cheeseburger omelet,
with homefries and toast, $5.95
Salisbury Steak $ Eggs, with toast and homefries,
Pumpkin Pancakes $3.50, w/meat $4.50
Thanks for reading, and if you have any requests, Let us know!
Thanks, Pattie and the Trackers

Sunday, October 26, 2008


MON 6:00~ 2:00
TUES 6:00~ 2:00
WEDS 6:00~ 2:00
THURS 6:00~ 2:00
FRI 6:00~ 2:00

SAT 6:00~ 1:00
SUN 7:00~ 12:00
Breakfast all day! :-)

Sunday, 10/26/08


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Muffins, we gotta make the muffins! The train people have been embracing the ALLABOARD~
A huge home made muffin and a coffe, 2.50 plus tax,,,,
Chickin noodle soup for the nooners...and alot of other good stuff.
But, as i sit 3:45 a.m., i have NO creamer for my coffee, how does one get going?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Today's pictures, Oct 19, 08

Here are some pictures of today! I dont know how to do this blog thing too well, so bear with me! My sister tweaks it for me! THANK GOD!

"Soft Opening" at the Trackside!

Today was awesome! A lot of family, friends and food! What more could you ask for? The girls worked well with Brian, the cook, and he worked well with everybody! His laid-back personality is a huge benefit with me, high strung and my hi- strung off spring! My sister Linda brought in a Magnificent Railroad Print that really marked the days events! Thank you Lory, we will take good care of it for you! It was quite a statement that we mean to take the ambiance of this little restaurant and go with the theme!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A New Adventure!

An exciting new adventure!

David and Pattie Ryan-Perkins have purchased one of the local landmark hangouts in Exeter, NH! We are the new proud owners of The Trackside Cafe tucked in the back of Gerry's Variety Store on 66 Lincoln Street!

We were looking for a small unique retail adventure, but this was a little "off the tracks!" I couldn't be more excited to serve the people that have been waiting
so patiently! Go in there at any given time and you will find people sitting quietly at the counter, drinking their coffee, reading their paper, and the place has been closed for weeks! We've been working around them, and they don't seem to mind. They are definitely anxious to see what direction we are going to take, and I am reassuring them that they are pretty much driving this train! I am following their leads, no matter how small or silly they may seem. I really want people to feel comfortable; after all, it has served these people for years.

I remember eating at the Trackside in the early 80's, when I lived on Rockingham St., and on and off since then.

Now, owning this little gem, it's amazing to hear the real nuts and bolts of the little diner that I just called "Gerry's". It sounds like there have been many struggles over the years, but the patrons kept it going, regardless...and the workers, some of which are patrons, pulled it through the tuff times, and kept it moving forward... It wasn't the drive for money, or flattery, but just for the need to keep it going.

Our cook, Brian

For people who start their days there, no matter what, open/closed/hot/cold....these people just have it in their blood to keep this little train on the tracks! It has resisted change, fought it all the way, and now it's a delicate task to bring in the new without disrupting the old. The most recent owner, Ed, came in and took care of the very necessary things that had to be done. He put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it, and needless to say, a bit of cash as well. But unfortunately, he had to put all his energy into getting it open that he couldn't really take the time to EASE into the flow of its nature, its cast of people, and its unique charm that have kept this place alive. Ed also has a very successful restaurant in Hampstead, but there wasn't enough "Ed" to go around. He gave it his best shot, but I am thinking, the change was just too much, and the poor guy was doomed before he even got it going.

Five months later, it closed without a reason and without warning. People were sad, angry, and confused.

My husband and I had been thinking just weeks before, what a cool little place to own, and if we ever had the opportunity, we would love to take a shot at it!

The New Owners, Pattie and Dave

Well, here we are, the rest is up to you all!

Ed took the big risks, changed the whole deal, cleaned her up nice! Maybe it was a little too clean! Shell shock, I would say!

So I took down the dried flowers and the "country " decor, and swapped it out for my art work that has been in the back of my car since my last show, and some of my stuff....I collect...ok, so I have lots of stuff! I want to start researching antique trains and really go in the 1940's theme, an era that I believe a part of me belongs in. I am a vintage girl, and not ashamed to say it!

I hope the patrons will be patient with the crew, Brian the cook, who came in with Ed, has been so good helping us put her back on track, Pat, the coffee gal, and of course, we have Ski, the jelly man.

....We have also been lucky enough to get Barb back for at least one day a week. She has been most instrumental, as with the others, at keeping this train alive!

My daughters and son are going to be there regularly, and I hope you will be patient while they are being trained, just the way you all like it!

Tomorrow, Sunday the 19 of October, is the soft Opening. MONDAY is the official opening, but like I said, I'll go in today to finish the details, and people will be sitting at the counter....patiently waiting! Keep coming back, I will do my best to keep my thoughts out there so I can get some constructive feedback!

Thanks for reading and see ya at the Trackside!