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19th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s, Meredith Yesterday. Was A BLAST! Best Ever. Bravo. Thanks Julie.

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Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza … — Jan. 23, 2013.
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Giuseppe’s A Delightful Dining Experience … — Oct. 11, 2012.


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The picture tells it all. The kids love Giuseppe’s. By far Devanee’s favorite eatery.

Julie at the piano setting the tempo for the belly dancers. This was very well done. Great act all around. Kudos.

Teischan lucked out. Julie asked her to pull the winning ticket for the raffled guitar. Michael Bourgeois, Julie’s husband, dapper as ever, is making the announcement.


We had a table reservation at 5. We stayed till 7:30, though we relinquished the table around 6:15 because people were lined up to come in.

It was good. The best, we think, ever — and we have been to quite a few of these. It was packed. Everybody was having fun. Bonhomie pervaded. You could cut it with a knife. That is what makes Giuseppe’s so special. It is always a fun place, the food is outstanding and the ambiance cannot be beaten. It is an veritable oasis of conviviality in NH.

I had asked Julie (Gnerre Bourgeois) whether they can have the Prime Rib entree special on the menu. It was. It was good. So I could stick to my diet though I did have 3 spinach rolls — the first pastry of any sort that I have touched in 2 months. [The story of how I met Julie in 1997 is at the bottom of this post.]

All in all a real great evening. Nicely rounded out Teischan’s birthday weekend. That Julie asked her to pick the winning raffle number was nice. can’t wait for next year.

More than likely Devanee will want to go there for her birthday, again, come October.

Only regret was we couldn’t, because Teischan had school on Monday, stay late to see Paul Warnick, Michael Bourgeois, Rick Page & Eric Gagne perform. Our loss. But, Paul was there and we got to say ‘Hi’ to him as we did with Michael.


I guess I look happy and sated, though I kept my carbs to a bare minimum and only had one (small) glass of their excellent Chianti.

As ever there was a nude at the bar, but I resisted the temptation to go and sit next to her. Steve Hodecker was around but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him.

Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza Show at Giuseppe’s, Meredith, NH, Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Giuseppe’s A Delightful Dining Experience … — Oct. 11, 2012.
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Meredith, NH: Halloween ‘Trick or Eat’ Event … — Oct. 25, 2012.


graphics-belly-dancing-749229We typically try to go to this every year, though we have missed a few due to other conflicts.

It is a definite ‘You Really Should Attend‘ event. Huge amount of fun, especially with the new, amateur belly dancers. And yes, you can stuff dollar bills (larger denominations are accepted too) into their waist band, something that Deanna tolerates given that she knows that I have been doing this with belly dancers, around the world, for 35 years. Yes, I have already asked Julie for a reservation. I hope she doesn’t disappoint.


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This extraordinary musical event began after the sudden passing of Joe “Giuseppe” Gnerre Sr., in February 1995. Friend of the family, and local musician Peter Brunette, who hosted Giuseppe’s “Open Stage”, secretly organized more than 50 musicians to come play tribute to Joe by offering their performances. It was an amazing night of great music and emotional support from the musicians, family and friends gathered.

A mysterious black hat was passed around, which by the evening’s end, collected about $350. After pondering what to do with the money, the family decided to start the Music Scholarship in Joe’s name to commemorate his life.


A 'mural' from past events.

A ‘mural’ from past events.