Monday, March 30, 2009

No. 24

Beer: Shipyard Old Thumper
Date: March 28th, 2009

Place: Fore Street, Portland, ME

I didn’t mean in particular to have a beer or have an expensive dinner or eat a duck’s testicle but all three happened Saturday night after we’d driven up to Portland, ME to see Pete Miller and his friends play a show at the Empire.

And to be quite honest, I’d like to not talk about the testicles any more and so while I’m at it I will just say they weren’t half bad and tasted a lot like a scallop with a bit of salt, gamey one might say, exciting our waitress might say, and more than might, that is precisely what she said, and that might be why we got them, I can’t be sure.

We’d shown up to a place that was recommended by a friend and it was such such a neat place and the kitchen was in the very middle and you watched everything get prepared and there was like a beet closet or a produce time-out booth or something but it had clear windows and you could see all the vegetables they used for the day because the farmers just drive them up in the morning and they cook just what they have and what they have at times is a bit intense (beef hearts, duck’s testicles) but is such a cool place and I’d suggest Googling Fore Street in Portland now and read about it and then get inspired and then drive up.

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about the ‘Duck Fries.’

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