Take a moment to read what's on the daily menu in the shot below. Not what I would expect for diner food. I took a look at their FB page the other day and this was the post " Here's a little of what we're serving up at the A1 tonight ... Carrot & rutabaga soup, Creole beans and rice, Chicken & sausage jambalaya , Gorgonzola risotto cakes w/ grilled portobello mushrooms, Russian chocolate torte and Pumpkin caramel pudding. What are you doing for dinner tonight ?" Hmmm (mouth watering here). Needless to say I was very impressed.
This corned beef hash was the best hash I've ever eaten in my life, made with potatoes, celery, parsley and who knows what else...just delicious.
Added to the hash, a plate of banana-almond french toast...heaven.
Can't forget the homemade grilled biscuits.
We finally arrived in Portland and really liked it there.
I enjoyed seeing both sides of Portland, the old and the new. Here's a bit of the new...
Compared to a bit of the old. This is the backside of the Harbor Fish Market area.
We were invited into the New Meadow Lobster Company to look around and take a few pictures. Check out the size of that claw.
The owner was very nice and told us a story about these lobsters that are naturally of a redder color even before being cooked. A friend of his took one and put it in the freezer for a bit and then stuck it, surrounded by fries, on the plate of an old classmate who was in town visiting. When the friend went to touch the lobster, it popped back to life. The lady at the next table over started screaming and wouldn't stop. I guess they eventually paid for her dinner, drinks, and dessert to try and help calm her back down.
Back to the front side of the fish market...
We drove out to the Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth. There was a man sitting near the gift shop with a picture he had taken of the huge waves crashing into the lighthouse during the "perfect storm" that occurred near here. It's the same storm (the remnants of Hurricane Grace) that inspired the movie with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.
We decided to have a late lunch/early dinner back in Portland and ate at Bull Feeney's. We had hand cut pub fries with curry mayo, a hot crab dip, and lamb chili. Well, that's what I had. Doug of course had lobster, this time in a caesar salad. He kept me in stitches. He would have eaten lobster morning, noon, and night if possible. I'd been seeing Maine's "wicked" whoopie pies all over the place. Since it was our last day, I thought I couldn't leave without at least trying one. It was absolutely delicious, or should I say, "It was wicked, ayuh."