Today I ventured out and grabbed lunch in Portland. I decided to brave the construction and found a parking spot nearby to enjoy some food at Terlingua. I liked the feel of the restaurant and the copper tables. I got the pork shoulder sandwich with kettle chips. I liked the mix of slaw and pork that had a good balance and not too tangy. I want to go back again to try something from the dinner menu.
After lunch I wanted something sweet. I decided to go to monument square in Portland and check out One Six Green where they are offering coffee in a cone. I like to try unique things so why not. The shot of espresso was good, melting the chocolate inside the cone. They offer breakfast and lunch too making it a good place to grab food and coffee.
Over the weekend we promised my niece some ice cream and had to go get some. We decided to check out Lib’s Dairy Treats. My niece and sister enjoyed the twist with jimmies while I got the twist chocolate and vanilla with the birthday cake dip coating. They had some yummy choices including cherry and butterscotch dip for your soft serve which I hadn’t seen before. It’s cash only there so be prepared. I want to try the Tony’s stuffed with soft serve donut sometime that they are selling.
Yes I live in Maine and I do like lobster. Though I’ve noticed I don’t eat it that often. Today I decided to try a lobster grilled cheese from High Roller Lobster Company in Portland, Maine. I hadn’t thought of that combination before but it was actually very tasty. The bread and cheese they use went well with the lobster. The fries were dry but the dipping sauces were good. The place does play music and it can be loud in there but I was fine enjoying my meal. Compared to other lobster places they are creative with their offerings. I’d like to try their cheese crisp taco stuffed with lobster.
Today I was very undecided as to where I should go out for lunch. I’ve been working from a list of places that I really want to try. It’s surprising but a lot of places are closed on Mondays so that does limit the choices. I scored a good parking spot on Congress Street in Portland so I decided to go with Mi Sen Noodle Bar. I love noodles and this was one of the places I had been really wanting to check out. I walked in and thought the place looked nice and was given a seat near the window in front. I liked that they have a lunch special so you can try a dish with an appetizer. I went with the chive cake as the appetizer. I had never had one before and it went well with the chili sweet soy sauce. The dish I chose was the dry noodle instead of my usual choice of pad Thai. I was happy I went outside of my comfort zone because the dry noodles with the sen ba mee (egg noodles) it was actually just like how I like my ramen with very little broth. So now I have a new favorite with the dry noodle dish. I liked how attentive and polite the staff was and how delicious the food was. After that experience I would put Mi Sen on my favorites list.
Today I decided to check out Schulte & Herr, a German restaurant that had been recommended to me after I asked about it after driving by it. When I went in I took a seat and looked around. I noticed the paintings covering the walls and the music playing that was relaxing. The woman serving me was nice and prompt with providing me the menu. It was hard to decide what to get but I went with the the roasted bratwurst with the sauerkraut and potato salad. I felt like everything complimented each other in the meal with nothing overpowering. I felt like I had been let in on a secret finding this place and finally getting to check it out. I really liked the meal and would like to go back to try more from the menu. I love to try new food especially from different countries and this was a good experience.
Later on I took a short drive to get something sweet from Tin Pan Bakery. I had never been here before and they had lots of treats especially for Easter. I got myself a cream cheese brownie and the sugar cookie for later.
I drove around Portland on Monday trying to decide where to eat. Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to decide. I realized I had no change to use for meters for parking and had to think where I can go that has parking for free. I decided to check out Noble Barbecue on Forest Avenue in Portland. I went when it wasn’t too busy and grabbed some lunch. I got the chopped pork sandwich with the mac n cheese side. I liked how they had toasted the roll and the chopped pork was good mixed with the slaw. The mac n cheese was al dente with a thick cheese sauce. I was so full I probably should have just taken part of it home as leftovers. I liked the home made pickles too that had some bite to them. The inside wasn’t large but there was a good amount of seating with nice decor. They have an interesting menu with more to try liked the smoked spaghetti squash and the option to buy meat by the pound.