Tag: Elise Adams Taylor

12
Dec

Fishermen’s Grill

Take out places that specialize in fried seafood and are situated in tiny buildings are a hallmark of coastal living in Maine. Typically they have “shack” in the name and are situated in a Nor’easter danger zone.

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The Fishermen’s Grill is a tiny building nestled behind the fishmarket, Fishermen’s Net on Forest Avenue, famous for its specials painted on plywood and strapped to a hearse parked across the street in front of Baxter Woods.Read More »

15
Aug

East Ender

Perhaps it was Summer-fever (or more likely the whiskey) but Elise opted to write this week’s review in Shakespearean Sonnet… (such an over-achiever).

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A group of twelve, we headed east.
Ok! Eleven. But still, we traveled!
We’d heard the hype, ready to feast
But oh alas it quickly unraveled.Read More »

11
Apr

Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room

Finally, spring has arrived.  After one of the most mentally arduous winters in recent memory, embracing every opportunity for sunshine and warmth as soon as possible is critical.  What restaurant with outdoor seating for 15 is available before May 1 in Maine? Boone’s!  Ok fantastic let’s go to Boone’s.

Post-meal group photo (of those who hadn't already wandered off)

Post-meal group photo (of those who hadn’t already wandered off)

The jaunt down Commercial Street toward Custom House Wharf was sunny and pleasant. I thought back on my last visit to Boone’s –  when it was still simply Boone’s with gingham table cloths –  my grandfather was with me reminiscing how it was the first restaurant he had been to in Portland back in 1968.  Now it is Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, the newest in Harding Lee Smith’s string of “Rooms”.  Some of us came into the experience knowing of the owner and having personal opinions about how he operates, and others did not.  Generally it was not discussed, however, and I think minds were fairly open regarding our impending dining experience.
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