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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Beagle

Need to try The Beagle Avenue A @ 10th Street for some interesting cocktails and good food. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Portland - A Photo Diary

June 9, 10 & 12, 2011

Nosh Before we even checked into our hotel, we stopped at Nosh on Congress Street. Disappointed they no longer had the 'pig belly apple pie' sandwich we instead ordered a 'Thanksgiving' sandwich with turkey, cranberry and stuffing and an order of bacon dusted fries. Nosh fires are made from Norwiss potatoes supplied to them by R. Belanger & Sons in Lewiston, Maine. I don't know if it was Rick's spuds, but they were some of the tastiest fries I have had in a long time. A trencherman friend suggested they were fries not once, or twice but more than likely 3 times.
Standard Baking company for morning buns and fruit tarts. Next stop, Duck Fat for duck panini and fries

Fore Street restaurant for 'heavy apps' - ginger martini with fresh grapefruit juice to start, raw fish selection, oysters, grilled mussels, grilled squid, grilled pizza (which look like and tasted like a frozen Boboli pizza (although the cheese and pepper topping was delicious)

Scratch Baking for bagels (yes bagels in Portland) and a razzberry bar

Miccuci's for pizza slabs - fresh out of the oven and sfogiatelle (not my favorite)

Otto's for two slices of pizza

Fishermen's Grill for some of the freshest lobster rolls and a basket of sweet, sweet fried clams

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Nom Wah Tea Parlor 13 Doyer Street, Chinatown 212-962-6047

We had a very nice meal at Nom Wah last night. The restaurant is located on the elbow street known as Doyer and has been there since the 1920's. The food was good although we didn't stray too far from the usual dumplings, buns, and noodles. The Chinese greens were cooked perfectly- crisp and bright green. Definitely need to explore the menu in greater depth.

Poatland, Maine

Standard Baking Company
Micucci Grocery Store for pizza 'slabs' 45 India Street, Portland ME 04101 (map); 207-775-1854;
This review deserves its own link.

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company 36 Main Street South Freeport