New restaurant alert: Madear’s, featuring cajun tapas, opening July 18

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MANCHESTER, NH – Chef Robb Curry has been working hard to transform the space at 175 Hanover St. into a something special. He took it down to bare bones after its last incarnation as a nail salon, and has rebuilt it into Madear’s, billed as a “fun restaurant” serving cajun comfort food – tapas, large plates and rice bowls. Menu items will include variations on pulled pork, crawfish this and crab-stuffed that, gumbo, jambalaya, mac and cheese, and much more.

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Madear’s bringing cajun comfort food to downtown Manchester.

A soft-launch, with dinner service, begins on July 18 at 5 p.m. Lunch service is set to begin Aug. 1, 2017 at 1 1 a.m., once Curry eases into the day-to-day demands of running a restaurant on Hanover Street. He’s confident that customers looking for something authentically southern will find it at Madear’s. 

Curry, who hails from Baton Rouge, has been working toward this moment for months – originally he exptected to be open by March of 2017, but due to some delayed approvals from the city, patience has been his main course of late.

All that changes Tuesday.

The restaurant is an expansion of Curry’s successful catering company, which he established in the Boston area. The name Madear’s is inspired by Curry’s grandmother, the late Martha C. Sullivan, who was known by family and friends as “Madear, ” a term of endearment and contraction of Mother Dearest. 

Suffice it to say that what Curry is serving up is some down home comfort food that tastes like something your dear grandmother would cook for you. You can follow Madear’s Restaurant on Facebook.

Restaurant hours are Tues. through Thursday, 5 -11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.



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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!