Foodie Fest in Portland, Maine
I don’t even care how many time I have opened a Friday post with that exclamatory shout. This could be perhaps the most desired Friday ever in my life.
This week has been insane; though it’s been as fun as it has been stressful, it is time for doing absolutely nothing.
Soon, I’ll be sitting in my sweatpants in the AC, lounging on a couch happily absorbed in a favorite tv show or movie.
Oh, the weekend, how I have taken you for granted for so many years!
Before I run off into the sunset that is Saturday, I thought I’d share some of the photos from my little food fest last week in Portland, Maine. You may remember that I have a soft spot for this little shore-town, and have written about it numerous times, like here and here.
Though I feel like I can never truly hit every single shop I have on my list when I enter Portland, the city never fails to please me and my tastebuds.
First stop – the Porthole, where Josh and I began with hearty breakfasts accompanied by mimosas (hey, this was vacation after all!).
His breakfast burrito may have been good, but I was all about this shrimp and grits.
In case you’re wondering, those are blue corn grits. They are every bit as delicious, if not more so, than traditional grits. Oh and a little pico de gallo never hurt anyone.
Next we walked off our full bellies while we waited for our favorite bars and shops to open. I peeped into some cute shops …..
and enjoyed a refreshing iced chai with a lemon macaron at Mornings in Paris.
We stopped at our favorite comic book shop and I snagged this fantastic comic book about, what else, food.
More on that book in the weeks to come.
Once lunchtime came around we made a stop at our favorite bar, $3 Deweys (I think you can see why we love it, right?) where I had a blueberry beer that tasted just like a comforting slice of pie.
Right across the street we encountered Portland Lobster Co., where we had the chance to enjoy the ever classic, always popular lobster roll.
Pretty much just toast with a little bit of mayo, a leaf of lettuce, and a whole lot of lobster. I wish it could be my go-to lunch.
Then we headed over to one of Josh’s favorite bars, Novare Res, that specializes in lots of local brews and a killer appetizer list. We set our sights on a cheese plate complete with goat cheese brie (yes, brie made of goat cheese) along with a chicken liver terrine and freshly toasted baguette slices.
So, after stuffing ourselves with food, beer, cheese, and pretty much anything else in sight, we rode the boat back to the cottage and promptly fell asleep.
I may have missed a few spots on my list, but there’s always next time, right?
I’m off to enjoy the weekend! I hope you are too.
See you Monday!
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