About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fried fish in Norridgewock

Fonzo's Pizza, Seafood & More

Route 8, Smithfield Road
Norridgewock, Maine

We had a mixed seafood basket with haddock, shrimp, scallops and clams and a lobster roll. The seafood came with a side of excellent french fries. Fonzo's serves "steak bomb fries" as an appetizer. Enough said, this place is worth the trip, at least from Oakland.

Smithfield Road in Norridgewock, Maine

Becky's Diner, Portland, Maine

Completed the trip with a lobster roll from Becky's

Friday, July 23, 2010

Portland, Maine

We snagged an 8:30 pm dinner reservation at Fore Street in Portland.
We started with the Fore Street's Summer Salad of Maine tomatoes, reggiano, rocket, and sherry vinegar and olive oil dressing; wood oven roasted Maine mussels and wood grilled marinated squid (Rhode Island). This was paired with a bottle of Roussanne from the Languedoc region in south west France.

For the main plates, we had whole wild sea black sea bass wood oven roasted with shitakes, green beans and jetstar tomato ripened cream; Atlantic swordfish wood grilled and whole Maine lobster wood oven roasted with wild chanterelles, garden m'siquatsah, fresh herbs and white wine butter sauce.

Finally, for deserts we had a buckle, a crisp, a very light berry cheesecake and a nectarine tarte tatin.


What's a trip to the Catskills without some homemade hash. This one was made at Sweet Sue's in Phoenicia. By the way, Sweet Sue's pancakes make the ones at Becky's look like blinis.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Can't get there from here.

July 22, 2010

Your blogger, along with Lukrer W and our DC Bureau Chief, are headed north tomorrow to Maine. Look for frequent reports. Hope to have some good lobsta.

Monday, July 12, 2010