When I qualified for the Boston Marathon, Craig and I planned to fly out for a total of 10 days and explore the Northeast (particularly Boston and Maine) since neither of us had been to this part of the country. Craig has always wanted to go to Maine since he was a kid. He always saw it as being very similar to Alaska, so it was natural that he wanted to visit the area. For the past few days, we have been busying exploring Maine and all it has to offer. Before we left for our trip to Maine, Craig declared he was going to have lobster at ever meal—and by golly he succeeded.
Our first meal (breakfast) was at The Porthole in Portland, ME. It got good reviews online, so we thought we’d check it out.
We walked from where we are staying to the restaurant which was situated on the wharf. After every marathon I run, I always end up craving protein—particularly meat—so I chose the breakfast sandwich with egg, sausage, and cheese. It was very good.
Afterwards we walked over to The Standard Baking Co. and grabbed a coffee and pastry. I was still hungry and pretty much have been since Tuesday. You could tell this was a very popular place to go.
Next it was off to see the ocean at Crescent Beach State Park.
For lunch, we headed to The Lobster Shack Restaurant. Most lobster shacks are not open until later in the spring, but luckily we found one that was already open for business.
Lobster meal #2.
Then it was off the Baxter Brewing Co.
Getting a tour of the brewery.
I felt like I was on an all-day progressive dinner. Good thing we did so much walking!
Our third a final lobster meal was down a back alley in Portland.
Eventually we arrived at our destination: Street & Co.
This meal was highly recommended to us by multiple people: Lobster Diavolo. The saucepan was filled with linguine and a sauce that was topped with lobster, calamari, clams, and a couple other types of shellfish.
This was supposed to feed two, but I’m pretty sure it could have fed at least three people. The meal was good, but I wasn’t overly impressed. I like lobster, but I am not a fan of clams or the calamari. I was also a little creeped out by some of the seafood items such as this guy. But Craig really like the dish. I just don’t think I’m much of a pasta-person.
I am full and sleepy, so it is time to go to bed. I might even try running in the morning!