|Have a read of what some
of our satisfied customers have said about their Parker`s experience:
Please express my sincere appreciation for the great job done
by all your staff last Friday evening during Shaun & Kirsten`s rehearsal
dinner. From the time we walked in the door until we left it was a very
positive expreience. Everyone was talking about the great atmosphere and
a good time had by all.
Kay & Cal Hickman
Wally & I would like to thank-you so much for the wonderful reception &
delicious food. We had so many comments from family & friends about the
food and great time they had.
Love Wally & Gretchen
We wanted some place very special
to celebrate our 30th wedding aniversary. The folks at Parker`s did everything
for us including a specially designed menu and flower arrangements. The
atmosphere was perfect and everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Lin & Kevin Molloy
After our daughter`s recent graduation, we wanted
to take about 80 friends and family back to a place where we could relax
and enjoy each other`s company. We had people there from four different
generations. Parker`s put a fabulous menu together and made all of us feel
very welcome, even the kids.
Chris & Ginny Shorter
Where would be the first place you think of when
you think baby back ribs? Kansas City? The Carolinas? Southern Georgia?
Any one of the million TGI McFunster`s cookie cutter "restaurants"? (shudder)
How about... New Hampshire. Now, my friends, I have had a lot of ribs in
my time on this planet. Just ask my cardiologist`s accountant. I`ve sampled
this porcine delicacy from San Diego California to Caribou Maine and most
points in between, but none of those can even attempt to touch the ones
at Parker`s Maple Barn in Mason, New Hampshire. Parker`s holds the gloppy,
cloyingly sweet, tomato based sauces; skips the salty, overly spicy rubs,
and follows the k.i.s.s. rule. Simplicity is the governing creed. They apply
a super light maple glaze, a bit of smoke, a lot of time, and the result?
Genuine, sticky, fatty, "fall off the bone", porky nirvana. Three ingredients:
Local farm raised pork, real maple syrup from trees in their beautiful back
woods, and care. That`s it. That`s not to say there isn`t other things worthy
of your dining buck at Parkers. The usual breakfast fair is above average,
and to say the portions are "ample" would be a gross understatement. (I
especially like watching kids try to finish just one of the dinner plate
sized, big as your head, pancakes) The service, especially when the place
is hopping (and boy, it gets hopping) can only be described as friendly,
and efficient mayhem. But Oddly enough for a place that specializes in breakfast,
it is those ribs that call to me with its savory siren`s song. The ribs
that point my truck north to Mason on a given lazy Sunday morning in the
cold, muddy New England sugaring season. Those amazing ribs. One complaint
I have though. It was not until my fourth visit to Parker`s Maple Barn that
I discovered that these magnificent creations were even on the menu! They
are tucked away on the second page with the Ham Hash, English muffins, and
various other "sides". Heresy I say! An absolute travesty! Might I suggest
that you move them to front page and center, where they belong. And might
I suggest to anyone who reads these words to head to Mason immediately.
There is real magic happening in those New Hampshire woods.