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Quenelle (Burbank)

Handy Market now carries Cool Haus pints and Cool Haus sandwiches....but no more McConnell's. (bummer)

2 days ago
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Grocery store on our way?

There's a mini-Hannaford in downtown Kennebunk, and a larger one just up the road a bit. 10 minutes drive from Kennebunkport.

2 days ago
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Lobster Rolls near OOB

Huots, Wormwood's, Bayley's, Ken's, The Clambake....try them all, they're only a few minutes drive from OOB. And a drive to Two Lights Park for the Lobster Shack or the Lobster Roll truck that parks nearby, will take you about 40 minutes. (Be sure to stop at Scratch Baking Co, too!)
www.lobstershack-twolights.com

2 days ago
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5/10/14 Dining Report - Original Sunrise Cafe, Caked Las Vegas, Cugino's, The Cookie Bar, TWIST by Pierre Gagnaire

I had pretty much the exact same experience at Caked , two and a half years ago. But on a weekday. One wonders how they've managed to stay in business after so many years of "slow sales" and meager offerings.

May 19, 2014
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Boothbay Harbor in June (and Rt. 1 in between)

I like the Thistle Inn for happy hour. Lobster Dock is always stellar. Ice Creamery is a must, try the coffee walnut. Robinson's Wharf has new owners I think, haven't heard reviews.
On the way up, in Brunswick, Libby's Market (if you can find it) has a terrific lobster roll , and no Red-style wait in line. The owners are lobstermen, I think.
Damariscotta is a short drive from Boothbay, another great ice cream joint there ("Round Top") , and some good pubs & restaurants as well as the famous must-visit Reny's Department store

May 19, 2014
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ISO inexpensive best good food for first trip to Vegas

Happy Hour at Burger Bar (Mandalay)

Apr 08, 2014
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Bos'ns Landing overhaul

I like the Shain's ice cream at Brown's Nubble Light, the Blake's Ice Cream at Scoop Deck in Moody, and the homemade ice cream at Well's Beach Burgers. But more ice cream is never a bad thing.

Apr 08, 2014
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Maine Diners recs

If you go out Route 3 from Augusta to Belfast on your way to Acadia....stop at Lori''s Diner and at John's Ice Cream next door.

(and get a slice of pie to go from Lori, for later on!)

Apr 08, 2014
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Recommendations for Inn and Dining for 60th Anniversary Southern Maine

Consider Stripers at the Breakwater in Kennebunkport. We dined next to George and Barbara a couple of years back!

Mar 15, 2014
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Non-romantic dinner in Waterville, ME

The Asian Café, just across the bridge in Winslow, is probably your best bet.

Jan 25, 2014
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must try food in burbank near studios

Novo café is easiest if you're at WB, it's a block up behind the WB green glass building.

My choice would be Malbec for the salmon salad....www.malbeccuisine.com

Jan 25, 2014
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Quenelle (Burbank)

I've only seen Graeter's at Ralph's. Handy carries Dandy Dons (4.99), McConnells (5.99) and Jeni's (10.99 a pint). I think they have some L.A. Creamery flavors, too. And, they have a nice craft beer selection for such a small store.

Jan 25, 2014
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Quenelle (Burbank)

Tried it twice, gonna stop trying. First trip was a bust but thought I'd better give them another shot and try the Blueberry Pie ice cream that everyone was buzzing about.....it was a smallish serving of a very milky (not cream-y) vanilla ice cream with two tiny specks of blueberry compote that I found by digging desperately.
With Handy Market a few blocks away now carrying several flavors of McConnell's Ice Cream, Quenelle will never become my neighborhood ice cream haunt.

Jan 23, 2014
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New York's Big Gay Ice Cream is opening shop in downtown Los Angeles this spring.

Strauss cream and milk is available in New York?

Jan 23, 2014
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Casual Lunch in Henderson?

Obviously they've decided that their business plan is to cater to people who want "whole" cakes. It's their choice, seems an odd thing to complain about. Imagine people coming in looking for a whole cake and gasping because 5 cakes each have a slice taken out of them? And if you know many SMALL bakeries that slice up a few cakes every day....maybe they're selling stale slices of cake on days three and four and five....because a small bakery does not sell 30 slices of cake a day. Not with 40 other pastry choices in the display case.

Again, seems nitpicky to me....it's like going to Starbucks and complaining that they don't sell you a half cup of creamer .....it's just not something that they choose to do. It may be annoying to you, but no way is it "ridiculous". And if you've ever had one of their $3 toffee bars or $3.95 slices of Best Buttermilk Fudge Cake...you wouldn't think their prices are ridiculous...they are right in line with Drago Sisters and all the Cupcakeries in town.

Jan 23, 2014
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Gifts from California for Relatives in Paris

Olallieberry Preserves

Jan 22, 2014
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Casual Lunch in Henderson?

A small or even medium-sized bakery café should not be expected to cut up 15 different cakes every day at the whim of the customers. They are trying to sell whole cakes....it would not make sense to have 10 or 15 cakes in the display case....each with one hunk taken out of them.

Jan 22, 2014
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McConnell's Ice Cream - New Flavors!

Walked out of the heat and into Gelsons yesterday, so happy to encounter a 3.99 sale on McConnell's Ice Cream....complete with new flavors that I've never seen at Gelson's before. Stocked up on our usual faves Island Coconut and Turkish Coffee (talk about a caffeine rush- wow)....and also grabbed pints of "Chocolate Covered Strawberry" ( a strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate chips), "Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle" which is Vahlrona Chocolate Ice Cream with an almond brittle, and Peanut Butter double chip which is peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter swirls and dark chocolate flakes.

They also have a new "Dark Chocolate Orange" flavor.

Oh, and McConnells pints are still pints, they haven't removed 1/4 cup from each container like sneaky Haagen Daz.

Sep 05, 2013
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Great shrimp in a lobster pound south of Freeport?

Gold are you familiar with tiny sweet Maine shrimp, or are you looking for something else?

Aug 17, 2013
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Lobster 2.99lb in Kittery/Wells?

Here are two that you can call for pricing:
www.seaviewlobster.com
www.sanderslobster.com

Jul 07, 2013
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Very recent lobster roll rankings!

Since they didn't include Libby's Market in Brunswick, or Doug's Seafood/Port Clyde.....my feeling is that they didn't do their homework.
That said, I'd rather people keep lining up at Red's and Harraseeket than at my favorite joints. (A couple more of which shall remain a secret. )

Jul 07, 2013
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Ice Cream shop making own Ice Cream Base?

I think Beachy Cream uses Straus base. Their nutritional information says "manufactured in a facility" not "made here from scratch".

Jul 05, 2013
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Looking for quickish (but good) eats off 95/295 in Maine

Jul 05, 2013
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The Slipway [Thomaston, ME]

They do a great job with Maine shrimp, lightly coated and not over-fried. I was aghast at the frozen fries that accompanied my meal, however.

Jul 05, 2013
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Ice Cream Trip Through Maine

Maynard's Chocolates in Winslow (formerly in Waterville) makes Needhams the old fashioned way with potatoes and coconut. Located next to Subway, behind Mcdonalds, across from Rite Aid.............a mom and pop place surrounded by the fearsome chains!

www.maynardschocolates.com

Jul 04, 2013
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Lobster Roll in the Valley

$12 for a good lobster roll is a steal considering that the lobster is from Maine, and in Maine a similar lobster roll will run you $11 to $14

Apr 13, 2013
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rec for fab Ogunquit restaurant please!

Amore for breakfast, Frills for lunch, Jonathan's or 98 Provence or Angelina's or The Steakhouse in Wells for dinners. Oh, and Footbridge Lobster for lobster rolls.

Apr 13, 2013
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Clams in April?

I think you can get them all year round but the type varies, sometimes small and crunchy, sometimes big and juicy.....this place outside of Waterville is one of the best of the year-round joints, popular even in winter as people are heading to and from the ski areas

www.fonzos.com

Apr 12, 2013
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Quick report on Portland and Kennebunkport Trip

Bandaloop always closes down mid-February for two months.

Apr 05, 2013
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Maine-style red dogs?

There's a photo of one here: Is this the style of bun that you can get in Nova Scotia? You can steam the bun and grill the dog, or grill the bun and steam the dog, or steam the dog and steam the bun, or more rarely, grill the dog and also grill the bun. Use just a smidgen of butter when grilling each side. (And I shouldn't be calling it a bun, in Maine they call it a roll. And yes it's the same roll used for lobster rolls usually.)

http://seasonalcook.blogspot.com/2006...

Mar 13, 2013
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