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Thoughts on these spots in Camden?

Those cocktails at 40 Paper do look yummy. Thanks for the suggestions!

Thoughts on these spots in Camden?

Heading to Camden, ME for two days next week and hoping for suggestions on dinner spots. Here is what has been recommended to me by the place we are staying, but I trust CHOWHOUNDS to give me the real scoop. Any thoughts on these spots or others?

40 Paper
Natalie's
Fresh
Hartstone Inn
Francine Bistro Cafe
Long Grain
Valentina

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

That does sound good! Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I went with that Jerusalem cookbook recipe for spinach salad with with medjool dates, roasted almonds, marianted red onions and toasted pita squares sprinkled with sumac, lemon juice and olive oil. It was a BIG hit and another guest actually brought some fresh caught salmon so our host grilled that along side her garden veggies and it wound up being a delicious feast!

Aug 13, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking
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HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

Yum!

Aug 12, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

haha! I know, right? she is actually a gracious lady who i think just has too much harvest from her garden. :) I like the sounds of this panzanella - lemony light but substantial at the same time. thanks for sharing!

Aug 12, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

my palate likes the sound of lots of herbs for some reason...do you have a recipe?

Aug 11, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

Yes that sounds yummy! Maybe that quinoa, red rice, orange & pistachio salad by Yotam Ottolenghi would work (??)

Aug 11, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking
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HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

nope not all vegan -- but she just has a lot of vegetables she wants to grill, I guess.

Aug 11, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

HAHA! yes wincountrygirl we are of like minds!! but don't think that is happening at this dinner party :(

Aug 11, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

HELP! What Goes With Grilled Veggies?

I am going to a dinner party where the host is serving Grilled Vegetables as the main dish. She has asked me to bring a side salad. I am thinking about a mixture of greens and fresh herbs -- but that is as far as I have gotten. Anyone have a good recipe for a salad they think would pair well with Grilled Veggies like eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and asparagus?

Aug 11, 2014
lobstagal in Home Cooking

Deli?

Craving a NYC Deli style reuben or crispy monte cristo sandwich (I like mine with real maple syrup on the side). But currently I am living on the North Shore. Any where I can satisfy this craving w/o hopping on the Acela? South to Boston or North to Southern NH/ME --either direction works for me.

Mar 24, 2014
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

YES! I invested in some Bomba --but I am practicing today with some basic med. grain rice from the local market --just to get my technique down...THANKS!

Dec 17, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

Will do -- burnt rice is pretty yucky! thanks!!

Dec 15, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

Thanks! I am thinking we will cook inside until the end and then go outside to crust up the bottom evenly and to satisfy my yen to cook outdoors in December in New England! :)

Dec 14, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

Great point about filling the home with paella smells --and I am with you on the saffron and garlic! now I am really getting hungry --thanks!!

Dec 13, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

I was just scouring the paellapans.com site when your reply came in! I think that is the route I am taking. Great video too --thanks!

Dec 13, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

thank you! I will check out those local places and take to heart what you are saying about cooking outdoors. The romantic in my wants to try it, but your point makes good sense -- uncooked rice is pretty unappealing! Maybe just a quick visit to the grill at the very end to form the soccarat and sooth my adventurous spirit!

Dec 13, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Paella Pointers

I am hoping to make paella for the first time on Christmas Eve. Any tips for buying a paella pan and has any one ever tried cooking it outside on a charcoal grill? NE weather being what it is it could be a bit dicey but I thought I would give it a go. Serving 8 people. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Just please don't tell me I am crazy!!

Dec 12, 2012
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Good Eats SW of Philly???

Thanks for your kind words and suggestions! He is graduating from Swarthmore College which is located in Swarthmore, PA. I think you are correct about the crowds and we would be fine with heading into Philly if you had a good suggestion or two...he's a foodie like me so he would be open to just about anything, but would get a kick out of some place iconic to the area or a place that had a fun, quirkiness about it in some way...

May 07, 2012
lobstagal in Philadelphia

Good Eats SW of Philly???

Looking for a fun and funky spot to celebrating my son's graduation from a college 11 miles South West of Philly over Memorial Day weekend. Traveling from MA and don't know the area very well at all...Graduation finishes up around noon, so we would be looking to get lunch somewhere with good food that isn't too upscale but works for a graduation. Ideas?

May 07, 2012
lobstagal in Philadelphia

Beyond Buffalo

Looking for recipes for chicken wings for the Superbowl other than Buffalo style or Teriyaki...Would prefer something I can cook ahead and on top of the stove...GO PATS!!!!

Feb 02, 2012
lobstagal in Home Cooking

Baked Stuffed in Maine??

Looking for a good spot to get baked stuffed lobster in Maine

Where can I grab a good cone of fish and chips?

Looking for Boston's North Shore or Southern NH

Jan 25, 2010
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Chippies?

Looking for a good spot for fish 'n chips on Boston's North Shore or Southern NH --anyone have any ideas?

Diner in Wells, ME

Has anyone ever tried The Maine Diner in Wells?

Pepperland Cafe? Robert's Maine Grill? Norms?

Looking for a place for lunch in Southern NH or Maine. What is the word on Pepperland Cafe in South Berwick, ME? How about Robert's Maine Grill in Kittery or Norms in Portland?

Leaf stop

I am heading out tomorrow on a leaf peeping day trip with my 73 year old mother and 20 year old son. We will be traveling from Massachusetts into Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Can anyone suggest a decent restaurant for us to stop at for lunch along the way?

Decent Steakhouse

Hey --thanks for all the great ideas -- the - churrascaria concept sounds like something my son would LOVE. Appreciate all your thoughts! Happy Chowing!!

May 06, 2008
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area

Where's the Beef?

Looking for a good place to take my steak-loving son to celebrate his high school graduation on Boston's North Shore or Southern NH. He isn't the type for an upscale steakhouse, but I would like something a cut about Outback. Is there a happy medium, I wonder? Perhaps something with a little off beat ambiance and great prime rib and T-bones.

Decent Steakhouse

Thanks!! -- we've tried those -- guess I was hoping for a small step up from that -- maybe a place with a little off beat ambiance to compliment the good food----rather than the traditional upscale steak house --which is totally not my son's style. He just likes really good prime rib and T-Bone w/o a lot of fuss. It may be we are shooting for the moon...

May 04, 2008
lobstagal in Greater Boston Area