Stop the presses!
We have GREAT NOOSE!
Beemer Girl and Oilburner
are coming to Maine
To visit Tom of Scooter By The Sea fame,
and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
(An obscure reference to a wonderful radio show. Anyone remember it? [Anyone remember radio?]).
To say we are excited is to say, "Yeah, climbed Mt. Everest last week. Hadn't much to do, so what the heck."
Tom and I have been planning a great ride for all of us.... just having trouble getting it down to 27-hours of continuous riding.....
My BRW has made some wonderful dinner suggestions and we are anxiously awaiting our guests decisions..... Lobster or scallops, clams or oysters... wine or rye....
For example, there's
It's first come first serve at the bar so we quickly grabbed two that just opened up. Big plus for the ladies: Bag/jacket hooks under the bar. Yay!
We ordered clam chowder, coleslaw, lobster, steamed clams, and garlic bread. Everything was pretty darn awesome! The only things I'll say is, I tend to like my clam chowder a bit chunkier with more seafood, but the overall flavor and consistency was spot on. Also, the garlic bread which was a grilled hot dog bun with garlic and butter could've been a lot better. The ungrilled part of the bun had a doughy-like consistency. The fact that it was grilled saved it. Also, it wasn't very garlicky. If they used sourdough bread instead and included minced garlic and chives, it would rock.
The service was really great!! The ladies do a really great job making sure that you're taken care off. Feels like a neighborhood spot, which I love!!
They had a guy shucking oysters and putting them on a heaping pile of ice in the middle of the bar area. I SO wanted some, but was way too full. It looked amazing though, so I'll def come back for that.
And then, there is the
Lobster ShackYeah, I'm giving the Lobster Shack 5 stars. The food earned 4 or 4 1/2 stars, but the location and the view pushes it to 5 stars.
Lobster roll was excellent. Fresh lobster, plenty of meat, on a toasted bun. Fries were very good -- light, not too greasy. Cole slaw was very good. Clams... a bit bready and smallish... but satisfactory. Clams were whole belly and the serving size was plenty.
Entree runs $14 to $18... no surprise based on type of food and location. I fed three people for $62. Tell them you are from Maine after ordering and you get a small discount. They didn't check my ID (I'm from NH... but my daughter had her Maine ID if they did ask to verify).
Limited indoor seating... but who wants to eat inside? Lots and lots of outdoor seating on picnic tables.
The Lobster Shack location... right on the ocean. Fog horn sounding. Plenty of rocks at low tide to walk and explore after eating.
With so many possible things to do, places to
see, people to meet, with so little time, the
only question remaining is....If You're over 65
kidnap two people, do
they give you a discount on the sentence?
Stay Tuned.... The suspense is building....