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What to avoid in Rockport/Gloucester Area?

My Place by the Sea is thoroughly mediocre, somewhat reminiscent of chain food. I am guessing people go strictly for the view. Not a good enough reason for me.

Jul 20, 2010
kamac in Greater Boston Area

Best Whoopie Pies in Maine?

Don't really know about the best, but the worst are Wicked Whoopies. Cloyingly sweet with a nasty lingerinfg aftertaste, and did you ever read the ingredients label?
It reads like a catalogue from Dow Chemical!

Jul 19, 2010
kamac in Northern New England

Best Breakfast in or near Portsmouth, NH?

Anyone have any favorites to recommend in and around Portsmouth?

Jul 14, 2010
kamac in Northern New England

Cedar Crest Restaurant from Lawrence has reopened in N. Andover.

Cedarcrest had gone way downhill in its last year or so anyway. Can't see any reason to think the new location would be any better.

Feb 14, 2010
kamac in Greater Boston Area

SPEED'S Not the SAME

Funny you should post this, last week I stopped here and immediately recognized something wrong. The dog seemed chewy and the relish even sweeter than before.
Its really not a treat anymore.

Aug 29, 2009
kamac in Greater Boston Area

Lobster Roll Recommendations

I'll second Two Lights, very tasty and good size.
The Lobster Wharf in Boothbay is also great, as is Markey's in Seabrook. These three all cook the lobster fresh and on the premises, unlike Bob's clam hut, which uses pre-cooked lobster meat from a commercial supplier - ugh!

Aug 29, 2009
kamac in All New England Archive

Las Olas Taqueria: Exeter, NH

Tried the burritos here the other day, and I must say they are sorely lacking. The steak is not freshly prepared, as at Loco Coco's, but rather it is scooped up in front of you out of a bin, looked like it had been there a long time. Everything just seemed very bland, even the salsas. (we tried them all).
If your only comparison point is local Mexican, maybe this is all you can expect, but its not much of a drive to Loco Coco's, and well worth it.
I will agree that it struck me as very clean, but certainly no cheaper than any typical Mexican fare.

Aug 23, 2009
kamac in All New England Archive

DREAM meal in Portsmouth NH

Actually, no, but its a good question. Portsmouth is quite unique in that it is surrounded by many small towns of very high population density, for which it is considered the marketing and commercial center. I make my living doing marketing/population studies, and we enjoy a very unusual situation here in Portsmouth. Its very good for Portsmouth businesses, I might add. Thank you for your question.

Jul 30, 2008
kamac in All New England Archive

DREAM meal in Portsmouth NH

I am normally just a lurker on this site, I love the insight into restaurants to help in my decision-making. However I am posting to correct a bit of mis-information which is being spread here by a certain poster. The city of Portsmouth has a very small footprint, so the 20K figure vastly underestimates the true local population. I do volunteer work for the Chamber of Commerce and the actual population of metropolitan Portsmouth, including surrounding towns from which Portsmouth restaurants would draw business, is well over 260,000. This does not include a very sizable tourist population, which would have to be added for any reasonable comparison.

Jul 30, 2008
kamac in All New England Archive