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Boothbay Harbor lobster specials

On our visits to Boothbay Harbor the past 2 years, a few restaurants were offering twin and triple lobster dinners at very reasonable prices. Are any of the restaurants in the immediate area offering similar deals this summer?

Jul 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Coupons and Deals

Groupon currently has an offer for a tasting menu at Nobu

$95 for a Signature five-course tasting menu for two ($150 value)

Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeƱo
Rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce
Black cod with miso
Assorted sushi
Dessert

Expires Aug 31st, 2014

http://www.groupon.com/deals/nobu-las...

Jul 10, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Captain & Pattys - Kittery Point

Someone posted on yelp posted that Captain & Patty's is now Cajun Lobster. Has anyone been there since the change over?

Jul 06, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Lotus of Siam's lunch buffet

According the the restaurant's website, Lotus will no longer be offering the buffet.

http://www.saipinchutima.com/

Jul 06, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Hipster coffee/bakery/dive/restaurant tee shirts...

Crab Corner
Big Wong
Dino's Bar "Getting Vegas Drunk Since 1962"
Hogs & Heifers has a variety of shirts and other merchandise

Jun 25, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

One lunch in Camden

Does Long Grain have a luncheon menu or is it the same both for lunch and dinner?

Jun 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Restaurant recommendation near Smith Center?

Either Mundo or Lola's

Jun 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Seafood places for non seafood lovers.

Though a bit more upscale than a lobster shack in Boothbay Harbor, I believe you will happy dining at either the Thistle Inn and/or Ports of Italy. Each has both seafood and non seafood on the menu. The Thistle Inn has an excellent happy from 5-6PM daily with 1/2 priced drinks and then I suggest dining upstairs on the patio.

Jun 05, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Salt Water Farm Question

Here is the reply I received this morning for anyone thinking of dining at Salt Water Farm this summer:

No need to make a reservation for breakfast. For dinner, I would suggest a week ahead of time.

Best,
Annemarie Ahearn
www.saltwaterfarm.com

May 28, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Salt Water Farm Question

I sent an email to reservations but never received a reply.

May 26, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Fine Dining Rec for SF Hound

Bally's Sunday brunch is back effective yesterday. It is now being served in BLT Steak.

May 26, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Salt Water Farm Question

We would like to dine at Salt Water Farm in Rockport during our
mid-August vacation. Does anyone have any idea how far in advance we should make reservations for dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Friday morning?

May 26, 2014
westie in Northern New England

A & K CHINESE RESTAURANT, anybody been?

I have read favorable comments about the XLB in Bund Shanghai though we did not order them on our one visit. According to the menu an order of 8 is $7.50. We did enjoy our entrees of lamb stir fry and Szechuan eggplant hot pot. Both the decor and service are above average.

May 25, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

The Downeast Ice Cream Factory is a mandatory stop for visitors to Boothbay Harbor. Could we deny ourselves? There are almost as many flavors as there are people waiting in line to order. Our personal preference, after much research, is the Bailey's Island (Kahlua and Bailey's Irish Creme) ice cream. Delicious, smooth with a refined flavor and little aftertaste. We expect to keep going back and maybe some day we will give another flavor a try.

May 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

We have dined at the Boathouse Bistro twice. The first time was during restaurant week 2011 when we sat in the 2nd floor dining room and ordered off the 3-course $23.11 menu. My wife chose the brushetta appetizer while I opted for the shrimp and chorizo skewer. Both were good, but I was disappointed that there was very little chorizo. For entrees we each chose the fisherman's stew which included an abundance of lobster, shrimp, scallops, haddock & mussels that were poached in a spicy tomato saffron seafood broth. For dessert we had a yellow cake coated with chocolate and filled with a strawberry cream cheese. Everything was very good.

We did not fare as well on our return trip in 2012. We decided to dine on the open deck on the third level on a Thursday evening. All the tables were taken so we opted to sit at the bar and shared orders of spinach salad (very good) and a "wild" mushroom ragout that was made with nothing more exotic than button mushrooms (fair) On the second round we ordered baked goat cheese with figs that were, shall we say, weird tasting (fair) and Asian lobster and crab cakes that were almost completely devoid of flavor (poor). I am not sure if we will ever return.

May 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

I stopped in at Baker's Way one morning for an apple fritter so I cannot comment on their Vietnamese food. The place is ultra casual and sort of dumpy as you might expect. The apple fritter had a good quantity of apples, but I found it to be on the dry side.

May 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

We visited Permaquid Lobster Co-op in the summer of 2012. The restaurant is very rustic and the location is not as picturesque as some of the other lobster pounds we have encountered, but the lobsters are fresh and prices are more than competitive. I would not hesitate to visit again if I was in the area.

May 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

We visited the Thistle's Inn 3 times during our 4 night trip to Boothbay Harbor last year. On each visit, we timed our arrival at the Pub to coincide with the much touted nightly happy hour which features 1/2 priced drinks from 5-6PM. On our first night my wife ordered a blueberry lemonade martini (blueberry vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice) which was just okay.. I ordered the chocolate mint mojito (muddled chocolate mint, rum, fresh lime juice and a splash of club soda). On each of our subsequent visits, we ordered the mojitos which were obviously very good.
We held dinner reservations for the restaurant on our first visit, but after talking with the people at an adjoining table we decided to order off the pub menu. I chose fish and chips which were oil free and delicious. I am not a fan of tartar sauce, but theirs is one of the best. The accompanying coleslaw was also pretty good. My wife went healthy by ordering an excellent Cobb salad that we both ordered again on our last night in town.

May 21, 2014
westie in Northern New England
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DB Brasserie Menu

Mike - Eater has picked up on your review.

http://tinyurl.com/o2z4c33

May 20, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

1/11/14 - Eating Off Strip; Blueberry Hill, M&M Soulfood, German Bread Bakery, 9 on the Plate, etc

Thanks to Michael's review, we visited the Eastern Avenue outlet of this bakery during our April trip. This location serves as a retail outlet for the main bakery in Summerlin. Much to my chagrin it has been flying under my personal radar for at least 2 years but this oversight has finally been rectified. A large variety of Bavarian breads and pastries are offered with us choosing a slice of Bienenstich, more commonly known as bee sting cake. This cake had a crunchy almond topping, vanilla pastry cream center and a yeasty cake bottom. It was interesting and recommendable, but it paled in comparison to the 2 rum balls that we immediately consumed in the car. These are truffle-like with the rum and chocolate on steroids. I would not want to pulled over by a trooper after consuming a couple of these delights. Before departing the parking lot, I was encouraged (ordered?) by wife to return to the bakery for 2 more rum balls that we shared over the following 2 days.

On the last full day of our vacation we purchased a freezer proof storage container that we filled with 9 rum balls. In a demonstration of unusual constraint, we have only thawed out one so far and it traveled well.

May 17, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

1/11/14 - Eating Off Strip; Blueberry Hill, M&M Soulfood, German Bread Bakery, 9 on the Plate, etc

The restaurant is out-of-business per yelp.

May 16, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

1/19/14 Eating Report - Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop, Pink Box Centennial, MTO Cafe, Embers, and Mixers Ice Cream and Boba

Discounted MTO gift certificates are now available for purchase through restaurant.com.

May 14, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Las Vegas and Henderson, decidedly off the strip, 11/2/13 Dining report

We visited the Eastern Avenue outpost on our April trip sharing a small Margherita pizza - marinara, fresh mozzarella, basil, EVO and fresh grated Parmesan. The crust was mediocre with no discernible flavor or chew and, though the ingredients were fresh, the pizza would have likely have benefited from more time in the oven. Overall, the pizza was a disappointment - where was Chef Marc when I needed him?

May 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Las Vegas and Henderson, decidedly off the strip, 11/2/13 Dining report

Encouraged by Michael's detailed review, I made my way (twice) to Friendly Donut House on our April trip. My wife and I ended up sharing an apple fritter, old fashioned and a bear claw. I suspect there are no wrong choices and should I every establish a best of Las Vegas list, Friendly Donut House would be included.

May 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

4/19/14 Dining Report - Camille by Manon, Bachi HLK, Forte European Tapas, Popcorn Girl, Andre's

We have enjoyed dinner twice at Forte and returned on a third occasion for the biscuit cake which indeed reminds one of a tiramisu. On our last trip in April we started off by sharing a Mediterranean salad - tomatoes, cukes, olives, peppers, basil, parsley, mint and a drizzle of Spanish olive oil that was very good, but paled in comparison to the shopska salad we enjoyed on our first visit. Our first entree was the Thracin Clay Pot - a Bulgarian specialty of tomatoes, peppers, onion, feta cheese, charcuterie and egg that had been featured on a segment of Diners, Dives, and Drive-Ins. Our second entree was Hungarian Goulash over mashed potatoes which was pure comfort food. To wash down this feast, we ordered small (who knew?) glasses of Zagorka beer that were flat. My wife was unable to restrain herself (again) so we closed out the meal with a biscuit cake.

May 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

4/28/14 Dining Report - Baguette Cafe, Del Mar Deli, Naked City Pizza on Arville, Sugar Factory Town Square

Baguette Cafe is one of our favorite luncheon spots in Las Vegas, but the location and hours of operation are an inconvenience for many. We typically order their freshly made soup and share a sandwich. Olivier specifically recommend the chicken curry sandwich on baguette to us on one occasion and it was outstanding. The restaurant fills up at lunch time, but there are usually tables available on the patio.

May 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

4/28/14 Dining Report - Baguette Cafe, Del Mar Deli, Naked City Pizza on Arville, Sugar Factory Town Square

Like Dave, my wife and I usually stay at the South Point and often sharing (unlike Dave) a bagel in the morning at the Del Mar Deli. Their sandwiches, particularly the corned beef on rye, are very good. Desserts are mammoth sized, but I have found them pretty ordinary so we now abstain.

May 07, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Breakfast near the Gold Coast hotel

I don't see the corn flake encrusted French toast on the menu of the 24/7 cafe. Was it a special or am I looking at the wrong restaurant.

May 06, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

4/19/14 Dining Report - Camille by Manon, Bachi HLK, Forte European Tapas, Popcorn Girl, Andre's

Travelzoo currently has an offer for a 3-course meal at Andre's.

http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/...

May 01, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Summer in Boothbay Harbor area

I cannot speak for the fireworks, but Boothbay Harbor is not really a dining destination.

Apr 30, 2014
westie in Northern New England