Last weekend, The Boyfriend took me on a mini-roadtrip to Portland, Maine. I’ve been to plenty of places in Vacationland, but never Portland. It may have been the best day trip we’ve ever taken. We saw a store that sold glass pipes shaped as eclairs and donuts. We tried chocolate covered bacon (which was amazing, by the way), and did a tour/free tasting at the Shipyard Brewery. But the highlight of the day was eating lunch/dinner at a teeny restaurant called Duckfat.
It’s exactly what it sounds like. They use duck fat to make their french fries. And man, are they good. You can order a small or a large, and they come with your choice of 8 dipping sauces. We got truffled ketchup. I’m a sucker for anything with truffles. They also make poutine with the fries, which sounded very temping, but we decided to save that for another day.
They also have amazing paninis and salads. I got a BGT (bacon, goat cheese and tomato) and he, being the more adventurous of us, got the beef cheek panini special. He also got a beer (Shipyard, of course) and I got a soda. All of that for $30. And this isn’t a dive or anything. It’s actually a really nice space, with really cool people. And the food was awesome. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
So if you’re ever in the area and want to try something new, I highly recommend this place. You won’t be sorry.
This is going to be short and sweet, because it’s just something I’ve noticed and I’m not sure why it happens. And that makes me want to write it down and put it out to the interwebs.
Why do appetizers in restaurants always come in odd numbers?! It’s oddly frustrating. And puts undue stress on the couple (or group) that is eating said appetizer. Who gets the last one? Do we split it?
My restaurant’s shrimp cocktail – 5 shrimp
Pomodoro caprese from an Italian restaurant I went to Friday night – 3 tomato and mozzarella stacks
Butternut squash aracini from the Tavern in Salem – 3 arancini
It’s fine with things you can cut in half. But shrimp?! I don’t eat shrimp, but I feel cutting one shrimp in half is extremely awkward.
One restaurant that did get it right: the 99’s Outrageous Potato Skins. They give you 8. Rock on.