It was a short visit home this past weekend. I got to see family and friends – but most importantly, I checked off all my “gotta have foods” list for my whenever I visit Maine. For more of my favorites, check out #GenoAteMaine on Instagram.
But who cares about the weather - let's eat!
There is always a line. And there is a good reason. You cant beat the views and food at Lobster Shack. You sit on picnic benches overlooking the rocky shore ocean.
Yes, I grew up in Maine but have no idea how to pull a lobster apart for eating. I just go the tourist route and get a lobster roll. Let someone else do the work and guessing of what's edible.
Their fried chicken sandwich is pricy but worth every penny... about $11.
I know... how can a pickle be so special? You just have to try one and you will see what I mean.
It's in Portland on India Street. Worth seeking out!
I contend Moxie is made from used motor oil, skunk pee, rotten liver chunks and gorilla armpit sweat. But I found something I bet tastes even worse. Diet Moxie.
Yes, even this Mainer thinks Connecticut style is better. That means it is served warm with melted butter.
Maine style means served cold with a little mayo and chive.
I used to be able to find it at Mazzaros Italian Market in St. Pete but havent seen it in stock in a while.
First was a stop for seafood and then a visit to Palace Playland an old school amusement park at the beach.
I have them leave off the olives and green peppers.
I got to sit on the patio at grandma's and listen to the Q105 Saturday Night Dance Party for once! Thanks to Freestyle Explosion headliner George Lamond for doing the show for me!