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The Lost Kitchen Re-Opening in Freedom, Maine

Anyone have the early scoop on the The Lost Kitchen re-opening? And for someone traveling from outside of Maine, what are the lodging options nearest to Freedom?

Jul 16, 2014
jenchows in Northern New England

Lunch/dinner must-hits between Boothbay and Bar Harbors?

Here are a few of my favorite places from Booth Bay to Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor :
Morning Glory Bakery- amazing baked goods; tasty sandwiches & soups (available “to-go”)
http://www.morningglorybakery.com/

Fathom - fresh, local ingredients
http://www.fathombarharbor.com/

Booth Bay:
The Lobster Dock - great seafood; kid-friendly
http://www.thelobsterdock.com/

Moose Head Coffee Beans - serves kid favorites like smoothies & baked goods; free internet stations and WI-FI
http://mooseheadcoffee.wordpress.com/...

Rockland
Primo - fresh, local ingredients
http://primorestaurant.com/

Fathom and Primo’s are finer-dining options but if you booked an early dinner, I don’t think either one is too pretentious for a well-behaved child.

Also, check out Damariscotta (http://www.damariscottaregion.com/wel...) for lots of kid-friendly, good lunch options, plus the Skidompha Library on Main Street has an excellent children’s play area and activities. When in the area, you're not far from Pemaquid Beach (http://www.bristolparks.org/beach.htm) which is a white, sandy beach with calm water suited for kids, plus decent restroom/shower facilities.

May 21, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

I found the website for the Garden Kitchen in Steuben (http://www.thekitchengardenrestaurant...) and the menu looks amazing!

Disappointed to see Bold Coast Smokehouse has closed as this was close to our rental in Lubec.

Anyone familiar with the Jonesboro area? Looks like it has a few options from the higher end Chandler River Lodge (http://www.chandlerriverlodge.com/) to the local joint, Smokey Toast Café (https://www.facebook.com/SmokyToastCafe). I would like to find some dining options in between Great Wass Island Preserve and Roque Bluffs.

May 21, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

Looking forward to recommendations for the Schoodic area – recently read an article in the Bangor Daily News that Mama's Boy might be re-opening this year and that Gerrish would re-open on May 15th with a new chef.

May 21, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

Flying into Bangor – not Portland – so I don’t expect to go south of Ellsworth this time. Planning to do one or maybe two days driving up and down the coast between Lubec and the Schoodic peninsula to see places like Great Wass, Roque Bluffs, Jasper Beach, Cutler Preserve, etc. Trying to balance all the eating with a lot of hiking! I would also like to check out the wineries in the area – Bartlett Estate in Gouldsboro and Catherine Hill in Cherryfield.

May 19, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

I’m on a mission to find the best lobster roll in Downeast so I will add Tracey’s to the list to check out! I've read good reviews of the lobster rolls at Fisherman's Inn located in Winter Harbor - have you tried them?

May 18, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

Chester Pike's Galley’s desserts look amazing (I found their Facebook) – we will definitely need to stop in and stock up on sweet treats for the week! Have you been to Bohemian Mama's Bakery in Addison – I read that they also have wonderful desserts?

I’ve also heard good things about Quoddy Bay Lobster – particularly the lobster roll. It looks like Eastport has some of the best dining options – I’ve read several good/recent reviews for this town, including the Mexican food at Bank Square Pizza.

May 18, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Help a poor Los Angeles hound visiting Baltimore and DC

I guess the novelty of the food trucks hasn’t worm off on me, yet. Anyway, I still think they are your best bet for variety on a frugal budget – especially for lunch in DC. Skip Truckeroo if you don’t need to “experience” a food truck festival but don’t overlook the trucks for a tasty and inexpensive lunch option. They tend to congregate round Metro stations which also makes them easily accessible to public transit.

May 18, 2012
jenchows in Washington DC & Baltimore

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

I’m not sure if we are going up to Calais but I did find a website for the Nook & Cranny Restaurant in Baileyville which looks to be around 10 miles from Calais.

http://www.nookncrannyrestaurant.com/

May 18, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Help a poor Los Angeles hound visiting Baltimore and DC

Check out DC’s eclectic food truck scene for a variety of cuisine for the budget conscious. Truckeroo is a monthly festival showcasing over 20 food trucks from the DC area – the next event is taking place on June 8 when you are in town. It's located at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE (Navy Yard Metro station) and the trucks serve lunch through late night dinner.

Truckeroo website:

http://www.truckeroodc.com

Local DC Food Truck Tracker:

http://www.foodtruckfiesta.com

May 17, 2012
jenchows in Washington DC & Baltimore

Maine - Roadside Pie/Bakery/Produce Stands?

If you are heading back to the Pemaquid Peninsula, stop by the Cupboard Café in New Harbor. They have an amazing breakfast menu, including the most scrumptious sticky buns! We ordered some “to go” for an afternoon snack to take to Pemaquid Beach which is nearby. And as an added bonus, they also ship the sticky buns so you can get them even when you are not in Maine!

http://www.thecupboardcafe.com/buns.html

May 17, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

BEST lobster shacks from Portland to Bar Harbor??

Definitely Red’s Easts in Wiscasset – it lives up to the hype and is well worth the wait time. The lobster to bun ratio is perfect and the side of drawn butter puts this over the top! Order a side of onion rings and a whoopie pie for the complete meal experience! ;-)

May 17, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Bar Habour and Southwest Habour - creative and unpretentious dining

I second Mainegal’s recommendation for Fathom in Bar Harbor – it was one of the few places still open past the season when I spent Thanksgiving week there last fall. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent! And I wish that I could have taken home a bottle of the sauce that they serve with the Drunken Shrimp appetizer – it was lick your plate good! ;-)

http://www.fathombarharbor.com/

May 17, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England

Downeast Maine - North of Ellsworth

Next month (mid-June) I'll be heading to Downeast, Maine for a week. Our cottage rental is in Lubec but we are planning to travel up and down the coast from Winter Harbor in the Schoodic peninsula to across the Canadian border to Campobello Island in New Brunswick. Many of the places along the way appear to be small, local and seasonal – so there are virtually no restaurant websites and many of the suggestions posted on older Downeast threads are no longer open. I would love suggestions on hidden gems featuring fresh seafood and other Maine specialties anywhere north of Ellsworth (both coastal and inland). Thank you!

May 17, 2012
jenchows in Northern New England