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Lewiston Maine

I don't see anything wrong with asking if you'd like some bread. Serving homemade bread to people who don't want any is a waste. And a lot of people avoid bread nowadays.

Damariscotta to Boothbay to Rockland gems?

Shannon's in Boothbay for a lobster roll, a lot of people also rave about Karen's, the little shack on Wiscasset Road as you're leaving Boothbay.
Haven't been to Larson's so I guess we should avoid? How about Muscongoous Bay Lobster, have you been there? The Seafood Market
in downtown Dscotta sells very good chowders.
In Rockland, head for Claws on Main Street, or Hill's Seafood.

"Only so much Round Top Ice cream we can eat" -gotta disagree with you there !

Lunch near Ogunquit

They're all good....I'd go with Fox's for the location, and you can walk up the road to Dunne's Ice Cream , owned by the same family. (Dunne's is cash-only).

Lewiston Maine

Mac's in Auburn. Delicious, fresh seafood and gives new meaning to the term "low key". macsdowneastseafood.com

Your favorite grocery store ice cream

The Peanut Butter Straciatella is terrific, have you tried the Wild Maine Blueberry Crisp?

Aug 27, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

Naia's containers are a pint-and-a-half though, so not really any more expensive than most of the other high-end brands

Aug 27, 2015
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Blueberry Pie - Bar Harbor Area

Blueberry season is mid July to Labor Day so you'll be a little late. They freeze well though, so you should see some pies offered here and there. Unfortunately probably not the ones baked by Parson's sister at Parsons Lobster Pound,or the tasty Blueberry-Rhubarb pie served at Mckay's , they'll be back next season.

Morning Glory Bakery and Cottage Street Bakery are both worth checking out...let us know which pie you liked the best!

Lunch in Pasadena?

Café Santorini

Aug 17, 2015
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Vacation Dining in Camden, ME and surrounding coast

The Slipway in Thomaston
Claws in Rockland
Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston
In Good Company in Rockland
Lori's Café in Liberty if you like first-rate diner food.

Best sticky buns and cinnamon buns in Maine

I'll recommend the cinnamon rolls at Maine's best kept secret, Lori's Café in Liberty. (next to John's ice cream and just down a piece from Lake St. George State Park). It's sort of halfway between Augusta and Camden, on Route 3.
I'm not sure that Lori bakes her cinnamon rolls every day, but the cinnamon French toast is a winner, too.

Best sticky buns and cinnamon buns in Maine

Ocean Park is at the southern (quieter) end of Old Orchard Beach. The grocery has a facebook page.

Ernie Jr's beef taco filling

There's still an Ernies on the west end of Toluca Lake, were they related?

Aug 09, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

I've seen Steve's at Vons, at Sprouts and at Handy in Burbank

Aug 09, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

I find the Tillamook ice creams too "whipped up" /gummy.

Aug 09, 2015
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Birthday Dinner on Strip for 16 year old

STACK at the Mirage

Aug 08, 2015
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Layers Bakery in Henderson has closed.....

The winner of many "Best of Las Vegas" kudos over the 8 years that they were in business, Layers closed this week. So long, farewell to the world's best Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, and the Toffee Bars were legendary. Apparently the new tenants will also run a bakery/café at the location.

Aug 08, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

Blue Bunny makes an all-natural vanilla bean that I like sometimes, it is very light and airy and sometimes I'm in the mood for more of a "dairy queen"ish vanilla. Blue Bunny's other flavors, including another version of vanilla, are carrageenan/guar gummy like Dreyers and not very good.

Handy Market in Burbank has quite a nifty, if pricey, selection of pints these days including McConnells and Choctal @ 7.99, Talenti, CoolHaus (4.99!) , LA Creamery, Straus, Double Rainbow (7.99 organic quarts), Jeni's (10.99).

Fresh n Easy is carrying Snoqualmie pints (out of WA) (3.89!) and the pudding-like Chocolate Mudd and the puckery Ginger have pleased my tastebuds along with the Honey Cinnamon Frozen Custard. However I've had a couple of pints from F&E that have clearly melted and been re-frozen so they have a stocking/quality problem.

Aug 06, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

I liked the Trader Joe's vanilla back when they used true vanilla extract. I don't think it' anywhere near as good nowadays.

Aug 06, 2015
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

Love the Choctal Costa Rica chocolate, currently 4.99 at Gelsons

Aug 06, 2015
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Maine trip report

Riverside has been thriving for years so not really flying under the radar, it's a very popular lunch spot for locals but yes, kinda in the middle of nowhere.

Joseph's @ Pine Ridge was never The Jefferson, (The Jeff was up on college avenue), but it was Rolandeaus' years ago and was a Chinese restaurant for a decade.

Can't wait to try the "new" Bolleys but I think I'll stick to the dogs and fries. Have they gone back to "crinkle cut" fries?

Hmmm...never heard of Treats...is it across the street from Red's?

MAine crab has too delicate a flavor to be paired with bacon, I would think.

Help me plan my Lobster Roll Quest of NE Mass, Coastal NH, and SE Maine

Libby's Market in Brunswick, owned by lobstermen....they also have Lobster Stew for takeout, just grab the ladle and scoop it out of the crockpot.

Boars Head Hot Dogs

Ralph's in Burbank has them. You have to look in the deli section where the "specialty cheeses" and other Boar's head deli meats are sold, they are not in the "hot dog" deli section or the meat dept.

Jul 31, 2015
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GELATO FIASCO IS HERE !

Gelato Fiasco, the most popular item to come out of Maine since the Lobster Roll and the Whoopie Pie, has made it all the way out to the west coast. Spotted at Handy Market in Burbank, maybe four or five flavors. Has anyone else seen it anywhere? Tried it?
I remember trying their Graham Cracker flavor when we were in Maine, unique & delicious but I think that one is in their flavor vault now. Dark Chocolate w Sea salt is supposedly a real winner.

Jul 13, 2015
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Looking to rent a private home for a 100-150 people wedding. Northern New England.

I don't know anyone who would be foolish enough to allow 150 people in their home, how many bathrooms do you think these old seaside mansions have, anyway? And I have no idea what "$1000 per month" has to do with your wedding.

Call the High Tide Inn in Camden.

Bar Harbor - happy hour

Side Street Café or The Thirsty Whale

Dinner party in Kennebunkport

THE RAMP on Pier Road, or Arundel Wharf

Porto's Recipe Changes?

Price increase at Porto's, some items jumped just 3% but some items up as much as 30%. I showed up with a $20 bill and my former $18 order of the usuals (Masa Real, Cinnamon Crumb Cake, Guava Rolls, Florentine cookies) was $22.50. Ouch!

Jan 17, 2015
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Irritating Pop Up Ads

just want to state that I used to check the boards via my measured portable wireless device but no longer do so because those ads pop up and seem impossible to X out. They use up too much of my MB space so I do not log on much anymore.

Nov 29, 2014
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Anything new on the Central Coast for breakfast and lunch?

Update: The website is still up and the phone still rings...but several reports state that Oak Pit BBQ in Arroyo/Oceano has closed for business.

Nov 29, 2014
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Quenelle (Burbank)

Handy Market has expanded their ice cream selection and carries Straus, Jenis, McConnells, Cool Haus, and a couple of others now.

Quenelle is still serving that stuff that tastes like condensed milk and calling it ice cream. Is this an Asian version of "ice cream"?

Local Ice has opened in Studio City, homemade Organic ice cream and sorbets.

Nov 29, 2014
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