The Lighthouse (Again), Solomons, Maryland

The Lighthouse is a great setting for a meal. There’s good food, friendly service, and a view of the marinas at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Nancy and I have enjoyed meals there before (see here), and it was a natural choice to take Al Lang for an afternoon meal. Al is a key member of the Starbucks Morning Discussion … Continue reading The Lighthouse (Again), Solomons, Maryland

News Alert! A Latin Pig Roast in Birmingham!

HICA, the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, is sponsoring a traditional Latin pig roast at the Cahaba Brewing Company from 2-6 on September 11. The pig(s?) will be seasoned with traditional seasonings and cooked over a pit starting the evening before. The whole process is open to the public, and it offers an education to all of you thinking of cooking a whole pig yourselves … Continue reading News Alert! A Latin Pig Roast in Birmingham!

The Federalist Pig, Hyattsville, Maryland

We pause for a special bulletin before we get to our Colorado trip. The Washington area barbecue scene is on the threshold of another leap forward as Rob Sonderman presses ahead on opening a branch of his very popular Federalist Pig place in the Adams Morgan section of DC. The big news is that at the Hyattsville location, all of the cooking will be with … Continue reading The Federalist Pig, Hyattsville, Maryland

Diamond’s Edge Restaurant and Marina, Diamond Cove, Portland, Maine

What a magical setting, and very good food in the bargain. Excellent! Diamond’s Edge is on Great Diamond Island, one of the islands off the Maine Coast near Portland. I mentioned earlier that there were a lot of World War II installations on the Maine Coast to deter German submarines, and the Officer’s Club seems to have been on Great Diamond, and it now houses … Continue reading Diamond’s Edge Restaurant and Marina, Diamond Cove, Portland, Maine

Bite into Maine, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

This is a truly enjoyable place to get a lobster roll. Bite into Maine is a food truck parked in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland. Fort Williams, in turn, guards the sea approach to Portland, and is the site of the most photographed lighthouse in the US, Portland Head Light. And the lobster rolls at Bite into Maine are very … Continue reading Bite into Maine, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

North43Bistro, South Portland, Maine — and a Trip to Peaks Island

Nancy and I got together with Bill and Patty Zimmerman and it was a treat. Among other things, we had a delicious dinner at North43Bistro. But first, a little background. Bill and I were erstwhile college fraternity brothers (it was a fluid time) and, wondrous to say, Bill is now a pillar of the community on Peaks Island. He serves on and chairs boards, and … Continue reading North43Bistro, South Portland, Maine — and a Trip to Peaks Island

Mainely Custard, Freeport, Maine

I’ve gotten out of order here. After a great lunch at Five Islands Lobster — best lobster roll — and a wonderful tour of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we passed through Freeport and stopped for a refresher at Mainely Custard. It was delicious. The Flavor of the Day was White Chocolate Macadamia Crunch, and I ordered a purportedly small but actually pretty big cone. … Continue reading Mainely Custard, Freeport, Maine