Southern Maine

Jen's Bday Southern Maine trip
Love Lane and Henry Street looks like London but it's Brooklyn Heights.

Bob donates his hair to Lock of Love, according to him about every 2 years.  He takes super good care of it and it takes him like 45 minutes to wash it.  Asian hair is worth a lot but some lucky kid is gonna get bob's hair.  "Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis."

Daniel Fishel's pizza party during illustration week

We we rented a Ford Fiesta (a pretty crappy car) and drove to Kennebunkport, Maine.  This place, The Maine Diner is next to it in Wells.  This is the seafood chowder.  Look at it go!

The Triple D, named because the Food Network show Diners Dives and Drive-ins came here.  The Triple D is seafood chowder, cod cake, and lobster pie.  chowder was good, cod cake was decent but the lobster pie was dissapointing.  It was loster cooked in that ceramic thing with oily breadcrumbs baked on top basically.  Better seafood was had later in the trip.

we stayed at The Lodge on the Cove.  Maine is all about coves, they're everywhere adding cuteness all over Maine.

across the cove

wine opener

it looks like the sun is always setting in Maine.

The Jenny in the willows

Kennebunkport is most famous for being the playland of the Bush family, as in the presidents George Sr. and W.  This is their compound.

The Fisherman's Grill in Portland, Maine.  The best seafood we had.  Scallops, clam chowder, lobster roll.  It's out of the way but worth it.  Sooner is better than later because I heard them talking about selling out of stuff way before their closing time.

8 oz of lobster piled high but it seemed like more.  the best lobster we had.

the Portland Head Light is supposedly the most photographed lighthouse in the world.  It's on Cape Elizabeth

old lighthouse

The Annie C. Maguire shipwrecked on Christmas eve of 1886 here despite the visibility being fine.

over at the Two Lights park looking for the 2 other lighthouses which ended up being down the road.

lighthouse 2

lighthouse 1 was decommissioned in 1924

Maps bar was a great Portland find.  Maps all over and great records playing.  Otis redding and Gladys Knight records are two I can remember them playing.  Run by a husband and wife

When they aren't playing records they have this awesome jukebox.  Patsy Cline, T Rex

Elvis Costello, Thin Lizzy and lots of songs by artists I know but have never heard.
lots of maps means lots of conversation.  Maps is a great bar

and I found this on their bookshelf.  I didn't know it existed.  The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, as in from the 90s David Lynch TV show, Twin Peaks.  Love that show

we went to dinner at Fore Street famous for its huge open kitchen dining area.  The food was great.  Their menu changes everyday.  We had a whole sea bass and some seafood sampler and it was all spectac.  It seemed like the place where start-ups went to have little company dinners.

their vegetable pantry.

Portland's docks

Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery an hour south of Kennebunkport.  It was also featured on the show Diners, Dives and Drive-ins so now it's super busy and probably has gone down in quality.  It seems to be many commenters opinions when you look up restaurants that were featured on the food shows.  These clams were good.  Lillian's style are dipped in an egg wash and fried and Bob's style are traditionally fried.  Both have their merits and both were delish.  Jen has a problem with the clam to fry ratio but I think that's just her problem.

ok see you later Maine.  6 hour drive back to NY.  We were happy to eat and nuzzle in to watch the Walking Dead (which I hate but keep watching).