This Week’s Hippo

Elisha’s adds music to the menu:

“I know nothing about music,” said Alex LoVerme the other day as he prepared to open his Milford restaurant for lunch. Alex and his wife Kelly bought Elisha’s Fine Food and Spirits in 2004; the previous owners opened it in the mid-1970s.

The restaurant is located a half mile from the town oval, in the former family homestead of Elisha Towne, who built it in 1770 when Milford was still known as Monson. Elisha’s specializes in American fare — steak, seafood, pasta and burgers — and also operates a tavern with a full bar and pub food.

Earlier this year, the restaurant added music to the menu.

Meadowbrook kicks of 2010 season with Americana Lollapalooza:

This year, Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford began its show season earlier and will end later than past seasons. The lineup, expected to eventually include 25 shows, blends classic and cutting-edge rock with country, pop, music and comedy and begins Memorial Day weekend with an Americana Lollapalooza.