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Anthony Bourdain in Maine

well said cuccbear

Anthony Bourdain in Maine

Buttercup, I agree with you Dana Street didn't represent himself well, for whatever reason, and if I'm not mistaken, he's not originally from Maine, so as far as I'm concerned he's not representing those of us who are "true Mainahs." I disagree with you re: pretty/beautiful women in Maine- I suppose it all depends on your perception of beauty. There are plenty of "us Mainahs" who don't think CA girls are all they're cracked up to be, either. ;)

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

I've been to Novare Res several times and enjoyed it immensely. Anytime I need a little "beer education" I head there.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

Gritty's Halloween Ale, while not pumpkin flavored, is a real hearty brew without weighing your tastebuds down, and a great alcholic kick that sneaks up on you. Geary's Autumn in another great choice, although from Geary's my favorite is their Hampshire Special Ale.

Best "Farm to Table" Dining Spot in Kennebunkport

"Big Fish" is a restaurant located in Lower Village, Kennebunk, and has been in business for at least 5 years, if not longer.

Wild Blueberries in Ogunquit Maine

Have you tried Spiller's farm in wells?

Should Some Restaurants Be Child-Free?

Wow this question has certainly provided some great stories, "invinotheresverde!"

Well done!

I'm very proud to say my husband and I comfortably took our children to many types of restaurants, usually with positive results. I credit this to fact that we were pretty no-nonsense parents when it came to public behavior. I also credit this feat with the fact that we were able to choose wisely depending on the occaision, the kids ages, and their moods, and our moods, on a given night.

since you did note in the preface to your question that it was based on "a post about Joshua's, in Maine, that apparently doesn't allow children" I would like to add something...
As someone who lives in Southern Maine, and has had the opportunity to frequent Joshua's numerous times, there doesn't seem to be a "no children allowed" policy, at least from what I've seen.

True, the website does say..."Joshua's is a slow-food restaurant and not a place children under 8 are likely to enjoy, which, in turn is likely to affect the pleasure of their parents and other diners." but they're not excluding children. I think they're just giving people "food for thought" -pardon the pun. We have seen children of all different ages (and behaviors, mostly ok) while we've been dining there.

Again, great topic, and kudos to all the replies and repliers.

Aug 09, 2009
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