This is the back side of my friend's house originally built in the 1700s, which overlooks a cove on the Piscataqua River.
|Photo taken by my father! Thanks, Dad!|
|And my view of the "backyard". That's the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the distance, where they repair submarines.|
Lil's Cafe in Kittery for crullers. The day was off to a good start! They were warm and yeasty and eggy and soft and crunchy all at the same time!
Flo's Hot Dogs up the road in Cape Neddick on Route 1 (just north of York) since the 1960s. It's basically a shack, and Flo's grand daughter is now running the place, and she's kinda the hot dog nazi! There are specific rules on how to order (which are posted!) so you best pay attention (and step #2 comes several minutes after #1... glad I was with locals!). The House Special are steamed hot dogs, on a steamed bun, served with their relish, mayo, and a dash of celery salt. And honestly, the combo was fantastic.
The Goldenrod, which I remember from when I was a kid. They're famous for their salt water taffy, aka Goldenrod Kisses, and they still have the machines in the windows pulling the taffy and cutting/wrapping them into pieces, just as I remembered. Given that they've been around since 1896, I guess they're entitled to closing for the season at Columbus Day. Check their website for hours, and don't forget the penuche fudge!
Great Rhythm Brewing Company for a flight of IPAs, and they picked up some special release cans.
Anneke Jans in Kittery, which got a very positive comment from an Austin restaurant on my Instagram photo! The entire meal was wonderful. I would have never thought to put blue cheese with mussels, but it worked really nicely, along with a very smokey thick cut bacon. Yum.
Hard to see because they're in a black kettle, but these are PEI mussels with thick cut smoky bacon & blue cheese at @annekejans. OMG. Impressed with the quality of food in Kittery! #mussels #peimussels #bacon #bluecheese #seafood #atlanticocean #instafood #foodoftheday #foodporn #foodstagram #instayum
Dang the comments don't pop up here, but the Bonneville from here in Austin called Anneke Jans one of New England's best spots!
We took it a little easier on Sunday -- gotta save up some energy for lobster! Some of us make a trip to the farmer's market, where I saw my first ever lion's mane mushroom live and in person!
Sue's Seafood in Kittery, and ordered lobster (LOBSTAH) rolls to go. These things were stuffed with big pieces of lobster, and were served on a nice soft toasted buttery bun. And the best part -- you wanna know how much these cost? $11.99/each. OMG.
Geno's for a last meal together. I took advantage of the lobster, and had this fine chowder. And that's the meat, not the shell!
Kate's Bakery, where the bars were literally five inches square and a mere $3 each. Raspberry bar and peanut butter chocolate one.
And after that, I headed back to Cambridge to stay one night with another college friend, and I headed back to Austin the next day. It was fabulous to get away for a few days, and even better to catch up with old friends (who love to eat too!) and to see my parents! Where's your next adventure taking you?