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Best wings in Buffalo.

I Think the original Duff's location has some amazing wings. Other locations have paled in comparison greatly. But in the end I do think Bar Bill has the best.

1 day ago
roze in New York State (exc. NYC)

NYC Hound looking for beer/food recs in Brussels, Copenhagen and Malmo

Heading to those three places next week and although I've been doing a lot of searching and planning I would love some additional recs if possible. Right now we plan to start of in Brussels. We're really into beer so our first stop will be Cantillon Saturday possibly followed by Cafe la bro after. Is this an easy walk from Cantillon? That night we plan on being out of whack and jet legged so maybe just grabbing something quick and easy for dinner before passing out like Bia Mara.

Sunday we plan to take a trip out to In de Verzeking tegen de Grote Dorst. I know that's a bit of a bus ride but it sounds totally different and the beer selection looks great. Thinking of heading back into the city afterwards and doing a mini bar/food crawl there. Moeder Lambic, La Mort Subite and Pierre Marcolini are on the list. We would love to get a delicious pot of mussels and frites but all the reviews I've read seem very hit or miss. Any help for a good restaurant to indulge in these would be wonderful.

Sweden is next. We heard we must get Gyro Pizza somewhere, not sure if there is a specific place that makes the best? Then we have reservations at Bastard for dinner. Is this a good choice? We'll probably swing by the chocolate factory/brewery while we're there because those two things just sound perfect together.

In Copenhagen we are lucky enough to be going to NOMA for lunch. We also have brunch reservations planned at Manfred and Vin and lunch at Aamans. Besides those places we could really use some suggestions. We plan to spend a lot of time at Mikkeller Bar and Mikkeller and Friends. I would love a place where I could grab a salad or some sandwiches. I was looking at Grams Laekkerier for those. Then thinking maybe we would need another place for dinner one or two nights. Thoughts on Tight, Brasserie Degas, Toga Vin?

Any help is much appreciated. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now with all of the amazing restaurants to choose from. Thanks!

1 day ago
roze in Europe

Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

It's funny because I almost didn't include Rattle and Hum because of the frat boy atmosphere but it was so close to the OP's location I felt I had to. Of all the ones I listed I like it the least. However I will put up with it once in a while for their tap takeovers like the most recent one with Allagash.

I concur with MVNYC- The Jeffrey has great potential. The bar on the side is a bit too narrow but the back space is great. I've always found the crowd to be pretty chill every time I've gone except on Thursday nights when it gets overrun with after work happy hour crowds. Plus the small patio out back makes it ideal for the weather we will hopefully be having next month.

I absolutely love the atmosphere of The Gingerman. I tend to go early afternoon on Fridays or Saturday/Sunday afternoon when it's usually nice and calm. The bar is gorgeous and I love sitting in front of the big windows up front and watching the world go by. You should definitely check it out if you haven't.

One Mile House is great...if there's a big concert going on at Bowery Ballroom it can get a little crowded but otherwise they have great beers and really fantastic staff. It's not as pretty as the Gingerman but it's comfortable.

Good Beer doesn't really have an atmosphere- much more bottle shop than bar. Top Hops has a long bar with a TV on each end and tables up front for sitting.

It's tough because on any given day/night of course a rowdy crowd could come in and change the entire atmosphere. I was at Torst the weekend before last and couldn't believe how loud and crowded it was on Saturday afternoon. Usually My husband and I find it quite empty. Hope this helps.

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan
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Freshest nuts?

I would say Kalustyan's or the Nutbox in Chelsea Market

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan
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Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

If your into craft beer I highly suggest the following spots which are some of the best beer bars in the city:

Midtown
Ginger Man (in your neighborhood)
The Jeffrey- outdoor patio in the back, great Reuben sandwiches
Rattle and Hum- sports bar with good beer
The Cannibal- really great Steak tartare, great beer list but incredibly overpriced.

West Village
Blind Tiger- can be really crowded so daytime is the best time to go. Pilsner wings and grilled cheese with tomato soup are awesome.
Vol de Nuit- all Belgian beers, outdoor seating in the front, great frites

LES/East Village
Top Hops- beer store and bar
Good Beer- Beer store and bar
Proletariat
One Mile House- outdoor seating in back, decent bar food

You should also make the trek out to Torst if you have time. Jeppe and Daniel Burns are doing some amazing stuff out there. I highly suggest the meat plate with Danish Rye if you go and on Sundays they do a traditional Roast Beef dish.

Apr 14, 2014
roze in Manhattan

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Just wanted to give a quick trip report- it was amazing! Wednesday went almost as planned...first stop was Alpine which besides for their amazing beers had quite the quirky atmosphere that was totally unexpected but just what we needed. The Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese was a delicious base for the day. I was able to load up on a bunch of IPA's before heading into town to Tornado where my parents and I split a Cable Car and a few Societe Publican's. Then a quick stop at Bottlecraft down the street before moving onto Stone. My parents loved the setting and the Lobster Roll was pretty tasty. From there we moved onto Ballast Point for more IPA's and some freaking awesome fish tacos. I had one grilled and one fried and couldn't decide which one I liked more. Then it was onto Extraordinary Desserts...another stop my parents loved and the Creme Brulee cake was a winner.

Thursday was breakfast at the hotel followed by a trip to O'Brien's pub for sandwiches and some Russian River beers. Then it was onto Societe Brewing...man I really love that Publication and the Pupil was pretty fantastic as well. We followed this up with beers and cards at The Blind Lady...Pliny on tap was a happy surprise.

Dinner that night was more fish tacos at The Brigantine and the night ended back at the hotel for some music. Everything was amazing. Thanks so much for all of the help. I missed In-n-Out and didn't get to Lost Abby but we have decided to make this an annual trip to your incredible city so I can keep those on the list for next time!

Jan 17, 2014
roze in San Diego
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Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Phew! Thanks so much!

Jan 10, 2014
roze in San Diego

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Ah the Ferry- excellent! And thanks- that does help me in planning my walking route. 4 Miles there is fine...after mulitple beers back it may become an issue:)

Jan 10, 2014
roze in San Diego

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

I looked up the route and it said 38 minutes from the Del to Alpine...if it longer than this? I don't want it to take the whole day.

Jan 10, 2014
roze in San Diego

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

I was actually stopping at Societe for their sours but if they're not released right now maybe I will skip it and just head to Stone to at least have one on tap there (hoping that tap is an IPA because yes...I've had many NY beer friends say they LOVED the IPA's from Societe). Followed by Ballast Point Little Italy. So everyone seems to love Stone but not for the food....anything good food wise right near there that the parents would like with outdoor seating? It would be great to eat near there and finish off at the dessert place before they head in for the night (and I continue my beer drinking:)

But I just looked at the Water Taxi and it seems to only run on the weekend, is this right? I'm planning for Wednesday & Thursday...

Jan 09, 2014
roze in San Diego

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

Wow- you guys are awesome. The Blind Lady Ale House looks like a must stop and Leroy's/Brigantine when I get in on Tuesday is perfect. My Mom actually has a gift card for the Brigantine so she'll be excited:)

My plan is now to hit up Ballast Point after Stone then get some dessert at Extraordinary before sending the adults home as I finish out my beer day. I had no idea there was a Water Taxi right there- So great! Thanks so much everyone. Tuesday and Wednesday are set!

Jan 09, 2014
roze in San Diego

Last Minute Trip- Eek! Help Please :)

My parents are going to San Diego for the week and I've decided to tag along for a few days Tuesday night to Friday morning. I literally just decided this today and feel overwhelmed with research options so as a frequent NYC hound I thought I would come to the boards!

We are staying at the Hotel Del Coronado ( a dream of my parents) so I would like to find something near there for a bite to eat and drink when I get in Tuesday night (around 8:30) and also a breakfast option or two...are the hotel resturants good for that?

Wednesday I plan to be my beer day (the main reason for coming besides being with my parents) after a beach morning. I'm thinking a start at Alpine Beer Company around 1:00, have a few beers and snack there, hit up Socitie after that and finally end at Stone around 5:00ish. Is this a good beer plan? There are so many breweries along the way it's overwhelmeing...and my parents are NOT beer drinkers. So my thought is that they will be okay with the frist two places because we are all hanging out together but I'm hoping to stun them with the gorgeous setting of Stone at the end. I know Stone serves wine also so by that time they should be happy to have a drink. I'm thinking of eating dinner at Stone but I would love to find a great dessert place nearby or near to the Hotel for after since both the parents are huge dessert people.

Thursday I was hoping to do much of the same in the morning...beach and breakfast...but then take my parents out to a winery nearby and a fabulous dinner. I am looking for ideas for both. They love sitting near the water and we would love some fresh seafood. Thoughts?

Obviously I'll try to stop at In-and-Out burger on the way to the airport Friday since I haven't had one of those delicious burgers in about three years! Thanks for any and all help! So excited to return to San Diego!!

Jan 09, 2014
roze in San Diego

Tower of Nuts in NYC?

Thanks guys- I actually went to Nut Box in the Chelsea market and got one no problem. Easier than I thought!

Dec 11, 2013
roze in Manhattan

Tower of Nuts in NYC?

Yup...that's what I'm looking for. Like the one you see in catalogs but I need one by this weekend. Any ideas?

Dec 11, 2013
roze in Manhattan

Chocolate store near Morgan Library / Penn Station

I think the best place for you would be the new 2beans. It's right on Park Avenue and 40th Street, so a little out of your way but not by much. They carry chocolate from all over including Chocolat Moderne (which is the best IMO) Vosges, Christopher Elbow, etc. You can get a ton of different kinds all in one spot.

Nov 18, 2013
roze in Manhattan

Anything decent between East Aurora and Jamestown for lunch?

I'm meeting an old friend for lunch this Monday (Columbus Day) and we were hoping to meet up halfway. I've been racking my brain but nothing seems good between these two points. I thought of Root Five but they don't open until later- any thoughts?

Oct 08, 2013
roze in New York State (exc. NYC)

Delicious Saturday Birthday Lunch near Bethel, CT?

I'm taking the train up to see my friend and I have absolutely no clue of where to go. Last time we met up we went to Dinosuar BBQ which was fun but I was hoping for something different. She loves organic, farm to table type places but it doesn't have to be. Really just want somewhere nice to hang out for a few hours with good food and possibly some great beers. We're willing to go into Danbury or into NY as far as Brewster I'd say. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Oct 08, 2013
roze in Southern New England

Mad. Sq. Eats

Agree with what's been said so far. The Bee Sting at Roberta's is always my favorite for a spicy sweet pie but all of them are great if your not into the honey and chili oil. This year the Brisket Tacos from Delaney are great but skip the fried Chicken Tacos which just tasted like pepper and breading. I think the food from Bar Suzette is consistently awful but there always seems to be a line for some reason.

Definitly check out the beer this year. There are some great offerings from NuNu Choclates like the Double DBA from Firestone Walker or the Spice of Life by Sixpoint only available at Roberta's resturant usually.

Oct 02, 2013
roze in Manhattan

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

Day Three- Breakfast at Standard Baking Company

I woke up like a bolt of lightening our first morning in Portland. I knew Mr. T would be taking advantage of vacation time with an extra long sleep so I didn't think twice about heading out for some early morning treats at Standard Baking Company. It was about 8:45 when I arrived and the line was already out the door. I crossed my fingers the sticky bun and scones were still in stock and lucky for me they were!

The Sticky Bun was all I dreamed it would be...thick and fluffy with a crunchy caramel bottom and swirls of cinnamon, nuts and brown sugar folded into the dough. I would be back for another one of these:)The Blueberry Scone was a complete disappointment- lots of blueberries but too much flour and no crunch. It just kind of fell apart in a mealy, oat mess.

I had been hoping to round out breakfast with an Almond Croissant but they sold out just minutes before my arrival so I subbed in a Financier. I took a bite as I walked back to the hotel and I literally had a family of tourists crash into my back. The buttery, chewy crust and rich melted chocolate was so incredible it stopped me dead in my tracks! I turned to apologize to the group but had such a big smile on my face I think they thought I was a bit crazy. I tucked the Financier in my bag and quickly went on my way...next stop- Lunch!

www.nyctastes.com

Sep 12, 2013
roze in Northern New England
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Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

We woke up day two of our trip and quickly walked around the city of Portsmouth before hopping back in the car. We had a LOT to accomplish so it was a bright and early start for our ride up to Freeport and Maine Beer Company.

The Freeport Tasting Room was located in a cute old motel space off the main drag. It was much smaller than I had imagined, with a homey neighborhood feel just perfect for escaping a rainy day.

I love just about everything Maine puts out so I went for a flight of beers including two that are brewery only releases. Everything was fabulous, the beer was super fresh and I loved the sleek serving tray and rounded glassware.
They had a bunch of board games out for people to play and a small assortment of local food options including this delicious Cheddar Pretzel that was still warm from the oven.

The tasting room looked out onto the brewing floor where some work was being done. I honestly could have stayed there all day sipping beer and watching the rain outside, but one can't live on beer and pretzel alone. I needed to start cramming in the lobster rolls, so it was up to Jameson Tavern.

Apparently everyone who was shopping at L.L. Bean across the street decided to come here for lunch and it was absolutely packed. We had to wait for a spot to open up and when we finally ate the lobster roll wasn't exactly thrilling. There was a lot of lobster meat but it was totally devoid of flavor...no butter, celery seed, salt...only a tiny smatter of mayo which didn't seem to even help the meat.

Mr. T's Fried Clams were a bit better. They had a nice crunch to the outside although I found the breading to be a bit too much. The best part of our entire lunch ended up being the Clam Chowder. This had wonderful flavor...big pieces of plump clam, no potatoes in sight and a slightly thinner broth than most clam chowders so I left feeling satisfied instead of weighed down. We left Jameson's and decided to make one last detour before heading into Portland at The Lion's Pride, sister pub to one of the best bars in the world Ebenezer.

It was the middle of the afternoon so unfortunately the place was pretty dead. We took a look at the draft list and finally decided just to split a local brew before making the trip to our final beer destination of the day- Allagash Brewing.

Wow-this place was huge compared to Maine Brewing Company and had an incredible sleek, industrial feel to the inside. Both of us got a tasting of beers including their incredible Allagash Curieux and then loaded up the car with FV 13's and an entire crate of the Allagash house brew, available only at the site and really delicious.

Then it was into downtown Portland where we dropped off the car, checked into our hotel and freshened up a bit before heading out again to church.

Yes that's right we went to a church...Grace as a matter a fact. This gorgeous building dates back before the Civil War and when it was no longer in use it was sold and made into an incredible event space as well as a bar and restaurant. The lower floor hosts a round bar with ample seating for dining on the sides.

While the upstairs hosted more private events...small get togethers', weddings, etc. All among the beautiful stained glass windows and incredible wooden archways. It's truly a unique place. I was just about done with all the beer I could consume in one day so I went for one of their specialty cocktails called "The Saint".

Made with a blend of Cold River Blueberry Vodka, Fresh Lemon and Maine Blueberry Soda this was one refreshing and totally Maine inspired drink. We were a little bit whacked out from all the driving the past two days so we never ate a full dinner that night but split an appetizer of Halibut Two Ways...one a zesty halibut ceviche and the other a crispy, warm filet....both insanely delicious.

Then it was off to meet up with the rest of our traveling friends nearby at the Thirsty Pig. We spent the night on their outdoor patio drinking beers and laughing the night away. It was great to finally be in Portland.

www.nyctastes.com

Sep 12, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

Day 1- Portsmouth

Our first trip up to Maine this summer Mr. T and I decided to make it into a beercation complete with stops along the way to check out some of the best breweries and food the coastline has to offer. Our first day was spent mostly in the car, getting stuck in city traffic then stuck again in a terrible storm but finally we made it to our first destination of the trip WHYM.

WHYM is a brand new craft beer bar located outside the city of Portsmouth. The location isn't the greatest...I would be lying if I said Mr. T and I felt completely safe walking up to the front door in the back of an old motor lodge, but once we walked inside the friendly bartender and gorgeous wooden bar made us feel right at home.

WHYM has it's beer menus split into two sections, one half for the local breweries just down the road and one half for other craft beers throughout the world. We wanted to focus on local beers so we both ordered a couple from Blue Lobster Brewing the Kolsch and the Excess. Then it was time for some some food. we hadn't stopped once on the long car ride so we were famished.

Mr. T had their traditional Fish n' Chips with lots of creamy coleslaw and crispy fries perfect for a healthy douse of malt vinegar. I ordered the Cesar Salad complete with salty pancetta swirls and crunchy pretzel croutons...talk about a good salad for some beer drinking.

We ended up staying much longer than planned, talking to the owner Alex and learning more about the Maine brewing scene from him and his friends. Mr. T and I immediately felt at home and this would truly be our neighborhood bar if we lived in Maine. We wanted to stay there all night but our hotel was in downtown Portsmouth so after our food we left and made our way into the city. We checked into our hotel, dropped off our bags and took a walk into town to check out Portsmouth Brewery brewpub. This is one of those places that's always been on my list. They churned out Kate the Great, one of the most sought after Russian Imperial Stouts in existence, so my hopes for the other beers were high.

Unfortunately those hopes were dashed...the brewpub looked like a TGI Friday's and the beer was incredibly boring. We only stayed for one flight before retiring to our room. So WHYM was a amazing and Portsmouth a bust...it's okay we still had a long trip ahead of us filled with lots of food and beer. Tomorrow was going to be a full day. Allagash and Maine Brewing Co. at the top of the list!

www.nyctastes.com

Sep 12, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

I can't thank everyone enough for all of the advice you gave for our trip to Maine. I was hoping to report back much sooner but it's been a little busy since we returned. I've been spending this week as "Maine Week" on my blog but I wanted all of you to see the reviews since you helped so much so I'll try to post them on here as I write. Only finished the first three days so far.

Sep 12, 2013
roze in Northern New England

JUNI

I just checked out Juni Monday and thought it was fabulous so I thought I would throw in my review.

Juni opened just two weeks ago in the Chandler Hotel and as I pushed open the big, shiny door I could still smell the fresh paint. As I walked along the bar and into the main dining room I couldn't help but notice how quiet it was. There were only two other tables enjoying a Labor Day lunch so the restaurant was quite empty. The dining room is small and a bit sterile with a large table in the center that serves as a station for the wait staff and the focal point of the room. I was a bit startled when I opened the wine list and noticed the cheapest white priced at $16 a glass. It proved to be a lovely Pinot Blanc so I pushed off my wallet worries (and convinced myself the extra money was for the lovely stool my purse was given) with excitement for the the three course meal. To begin Cherry Tomato,Tomato Gelee and Liquid Burrata.

My server suggested this appetizer and it certainly didn't disappoint. The heirloom tomatoes took shape in three different forms- solid, gelee and puree. I enjoyed the different textures of each, alternating between bites of tomato and "not quite" liquid burrata. I have to admit I always get a little confused when flowers are on the plate though. I ate a Poinsettia leaf back in college on a dare and my face turned bright red for a few hours. Luckily there was no allergic reaction here just a mild, minty taste that went quite well with the tart cherry tomatoes.

Bread arrived before the appetizer, nice and warm, with a choice of regular french baguette and black olive. I chose the latter and slathered it with the rich, salty butter before trying out the olive tampanade. I'm a sucker for salt and brine so this little silver pot was an excellent addition to the regular bread service. Then it was onto the main course Crispy Skin Branzino with Tri-Colored Carrots and Lemon Essence.

Wow- this fish was absolutely amazing! It was cooked perfect with an extra crispy outside and a delicate, soft interior. The roasted carrots gave a gentle sweetness to the dish while the saffron emulsion and fresh dill broth completely blew my mind. I was so in love I declared it "best fish dish I've ever had" when Chef Hergatt himself came out later to say hello to the lunch diners.

For dessert a Frozen Chocolate Cake with black plum sorbet, arugula pistachio puree and fluffy chunks of brownie. It was playful and exciting...the sorbet being one of the most amazing components of the dish. My only small quibble would be the cake, which could have used a few more minutes at room temp. I was terrified it was going to shoot across the room a few times I tried to take a bite but luckily I still had my fork to keep it nailed down.

Lunch ended with a gift from the chef...a delicate beet cookie dusted with coconut and a nougat of pistachio and celery seed that literally melted in my mouth. Juni is still brand new but I'm already planning a return trip. I loved the comfortable feel of the room and low, relaxing music. I felt a bit like I was at a spa at some points but the hoovering servers snapped me right back to reality. Luckily I don't think this will be a problem in the future...service will smooth out and a restaurant of this caliber should have no problem filling the room.

www.NYCTastes.com

Sep 04, 2013
roze in Manhattan
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texas girl lookin' for sweet treats

Since your doing a pizza tour I assume you'll be going to Keste, John's and/or Joes. Right near those you could try a cannelle at Boise Tea Parlor, Pignoli's at Rocco's and gelato at Grom.

For chocolates I highly suggest a stop at Chocolat Moderne. It's tucked away on the 9th floor of an office building but so worth it for their incredible hand painted bon bons. The flavors are incredible and the staff couldn't be sweeter.

Cake Truffles and Crack Pie at Momofuku Milk Bar are always a treat and don't forget to have a Macaron on the UES at Laduree or the amazing Crepe Cake at Lady M. Enjoy!

Aug 29, 2013
roze in Manhattan

OpenTable "Dine and Drive" dinner at Riverpark

Agreed- it was awesome. The hamachi and avocado salad was incredible.

Aug 19, 2013
roze in Manhattan

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

Wow- Thanks to everyone for the suggestions...I like the idea of outdoor drinking at Portland Lobster Co. and eveyone seems to think the hotel food has nothing to offer so I'm nixing that as well. You guys have been so helpful. I feel MUCH calmer about skipping Ebenezer and Blue Rooster looks like a great late nights eat (that yes should be needed after all of this beer drinking). Thanks for all the help everyone!

Aug 08, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

Wow- Jameson's Tavern wasn't even on my radar. I was thinking we might need something to eat between breweries-this is perfect! Then we can take our time getting into Portland a bit more. Is the wait just a bad as Fisherman's can be or a little better? Just want to time it right...maybe around 2:00ish.

Aug 08, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

This would be a great thank you treat for our friends who are lending us the car- awesome.

Aug 08, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

Surf looks great...and right near the breweries. Thanks!

Aug 08, 2013
roze in Northern New England

Freaking Out about 1st Portland Trip- Great Seafood, Great Beer- Any Advice on this Itinerary Much Appreciated

NY Chowhounder here heading to Maine tonight. I've been scouring these boards for the past two months trying to figure out our plan but I'm feeling overwhelmed...there are so many great sounding options with such little time!

Short info on us- We are a bit obsessed with beer (okay a LOT obessed with beer) and love fresh seafood. This is my short plan...with many questions.

Tonight-
Hopefully make it out to Portsmouth (traffic willing) by about 8-9 and stop at Portsmouth Brewery and Red hook for some beers. Not sure where we should eat that night...maybe just one of those places? Anything great nearby? Find a hotel room somewhere and crash.

Friday-
Wake up and hit one store at the outlets really quick, grab a quick bite somewhere (suggestions?) then keep driving past Portland to the Maine Brewing Co. Tasting room by noon. Stay there for about an hour or so sampling their beers on draft and hopefully pick up some bottles to take back with us. Then drive from there to the Allagash Brewing Co. and do a tasting of their drafts and pick up some more bottles. From there we plan to head into Downtown Portland, check into the hotel and ditch the car.

Dinner Friday night- thinking Street & Company early (6ish) followed by a drink at Grace Restuarant just to see the space, then over to Novare Res to camp out and drink everything local and delicious we can.

Saturday- Wake up and explore the town in the AM. Stop at Standard Bakery for a sticky bun and blueberry scone, do a little shopping then head to Eventide right around noon for lunch. Get the Chinese Bun Lobster Roll...if it's too crowded maybe just lunch at Twenty Milk Street in the hotel? Then go back down to Infiniti Distilling for a beer or two or Sebago before heading back to the hotel to get ready for a wedding that night. Possible stop again at Novare Ris late night.

Sunday-
We have brunch reservations with friends at Twenty Milk Street...might cancel. This is the day I'm most confused about. We have so much left we still want to do. A stop at Bier Cellar is a must, maybe followed by a trip to Great Lost Bear for beers then food at Fisherman's Grill. Do you think the wait on a Sunday afternoon will be crazy?

I also keep thinking about Ebenezer Pub up in Lovell...It seems like a long trip up there but the beer looks amazing! Do you guys think it's worth the trip? I would also like to see what Mama's Crow Bar is all about at some point and try out some Oxbow beers since I have yet to experience that brewery.

If we stay in town maybe happy hour at Outlier Eatary then dinner at Eventide/Street & Co. if we missed out on one of those earlier in the trip. At some point I want to fit in Whoopie Pies, the Thirsty Pig, a slab and cannoli at Micucci's and Gritty Mcduff's. Obviously I have a LOT I want to do and am having trouble cutting things out and figuring what works best time wise. Any advice at all would be really helpful. We leave on Monday morning so we don't have a ton of time. Thanks in advance!

Aug 08, 2013
roze in Northern New England