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Rosemary's Cafe -- Vegas

Rosemary's Restaurant No Longer Headed Downtown

http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2014/...

Aug 13, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

Critique my mid coast maine itinerary

Again - thank you. I only wish we had more time to try new and old, but it comes down to too little time - too many choices. I decide to keep our reservation for Fresh and will post a mini review.

Aug 09, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Critique my mid coast maine itinerary

MDC - thanks for quick response, I have now switched out Atlantica in favor of Good Company. Ditto Blue Sky in favor of 3 Crow.

Graffam Bros is a food trailer located near the co's seafood market. It is near where we are staying so I thought it would be a good place to get a quick cup of chowder should the need arise.

We called Long Grain 4 times for a reservation without getting through and finally decided it wasn't worth the hassle.

Fresh has an interesting menu and seems to be getting good reviews on yelp and tripadvisor. What was your problem with your dining experience?

Again, your suggestions are very welcomed.

Aug 09, 2014
westie in Northern New England

Critique my mid coast maine itinerary

My wife and I will be spending a week along the Maine coast starting next Wednesday. I would appreciate any comments or suggested alternatives to my dining/drinking itinerary.

8/13 Driving up to Portsmouth from central Ct with plans for drinks and dinner at Bridge Street Bistrot.

8/14 Breakfast at motel included. Interim stops at Ogunquit (Marginal Way) and Rachel Carson NWR on way to Rockport. Possible snack/lunch at either Treats or Larson's Lunchbox depending on the timing.

Happy Hour at Blue Sky Cantina with dinner at Atlantica. Would Conte's for dinner (or possibly Claws) and happy hour at 3 Crow be better choices?

Note: We usually dine at Long Grain and In Good Company when in the Camden area, but I decided to try a few different restaurants.

8/15 Breakfast at motel included. Chowder at Graffam Bros followed by a cupcake at Laugh Loud Smile Big. Happy Hour at 40 Paper Co followed by dinner at Valentina Coastal Maine Kitchen.

8/16 Breakfast at Salt Water Farm. Visit Camden Farmers market for fresh fruit and/or snack. Happy Hour at 40 Paper Co followed by dinner at Fresh.

8/17 Breakfast at motel included. Travel to Boothbay Harbor. We will be celebrating our anniversary starting off with happy hour at Thistle Inn followed by dinner at Taste of Italy.

8/18 Breakfast at motel. Happy Hour and dinner at Thistle Inn.
Dessert at Downeast Ice Cream.

8/19 Breakfast at motel. Lunch at Bets. Happy Hour at Kaler's followed by dinner at Robinson's Wharf.

8/20 Breakfast at motel and then we hit the road for home.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated - thanks.

Aug 08, 2014
westie in Northern New England

upcoming Mid Coast visit, need update

Thanks for the update. I am going to give Valentina a try on the 15th.

Aug 07, 2014
westie in Northern New England

upcoming Mid Coast visit, need update

A new lobster shack type of restaurant has opened in Rockland this year. Claws, located at 743 Main Street is open daily from 11-9P. There is a hard to read menu posted on its facebook page that features a $16 lobster roll, as well as a $15.95 twin lobster special.

https://www.facebook.com/clawsinc

Aug 04, 2014
westie in Northern New England

South Point Breakfast Buffet

No scallops at breakfast and the blueberries are indeed frozen. The South Point's huevos rancheros are ready-made but I assemble my own version by asking the cook in the Mexican area to top the easy over eggs with rancheros sauce.

Aug 02, 2014
westie in Las Vegas

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 jalapeño
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