WIAW~Eating Maine Part 2

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again already and of course that means What I Ate Wednesday hostessed by the lovely Jenn at Peas & Crayons.  I love being a part of WIAW, especially when I have a lot to share as I do this week.  Be sure to check out the other food fanciers over at P & C when you’re finished here!

Let’s get started!

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Ok, let me see…where did I leave off in our Eating Maine extravaganza?!

Gail and I went for lunch at Sarah’s in Wiscasset.  We had toured around town just looking at all of the wonderful old houses and we needed some sustenance.  Gail had been to Sarah’s previously and we looked forward to a tasty lunch.

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I honestly forget now what this was called.  It was a grilled veggie sandwich with goat cheese.  Very tasty and very filling.  I liked it because the veggies were not over cooked which sometimes happens with veggie sandwiches like this. I forgot to ask for no chips, so these went uneaten. Twenty nine months and counting with No Chips.  Why am I still counting?!

We went to Damariscotta several times during my stay.  Lunch one day was at a place called Crissy’s.  It was in a wonderful old house with a big front porch.  Lots of the original interior touches were still there such as the fireplace, although it was not functional.  It was very cleverly decorated and the food…outstanding!

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We both ordered black bean tacos which were delicious.  We had the choice of either couscous salad (on the right) or black bean salad (on the left)  We each ordered one and then shared.  I put them both on my plate to show them off.  This was delicious and filling and we really couldn’t believe that it only cost $5.00!  Well worth it and worth a return visit, although there are so many good veggie choices on their menu, it would be hard not to try something new.

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There was Ice Cream again from the Down East Ice Cream company.  Gail’s was peach and mine was what I think became my favorite- Java Chip.  I’m drooling as I type this!

On a trip to Bath, we stopped at the Front Street Public House.  I didn’t know where we were going and Gail wasn’t sure.  We walked into one restaurant and Gail realized we were in the wrong one.  I was so proud of her skill at getting out of an awkward situation.  When the hostess came up to us, she said, “I’m sorry we’re supposed to be meeting some people, and I believe we’ve come to the wrong restaurant.”  Great job, Gail!

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Lunch was a tomato and feta panini.  Really very good.  We were frustrated because we were trying to do Facetime with Ralph while we had lunch and it didn’t work.  Technology is Such fun!

Time for more ice scream?!

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I think this was coffee and rum raisin, but I don’t remember for sure!

One evening, we didn’t want a fancy sit down meal so we decided try Pier 1 Pizza on the harbor.  Gail had never been there but we figured we could find something we liked.  We searched the menu and found a sandwich called The Full Count.  It was black olive, green pepper, mushroom spinach broccoli, provolone cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.  It was supposed to have chicken on it, but we asked for it without.  The whole thing is toasted in the oven.

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This was wonderful.  Everything was just lightly cooked and so still a bit crunchy.  So very good!

On my last day, we headed into Portland because I was flying out of there and we decided it would be fun to spend some time looking around the city, which has a lot to offer.

One thing it has is the Bam Bam Bakery.  We needed a pick me up in the middle of the day because we were having a late lunch.

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Coffee and a piece-split between us- of cinnamon streussal cake.  So good and just the thing on a drizzly day.

We had searched on-line to find what we thought would be a good place to have lunch before I had to fly away.  We found Silly’s and were we glad that we did!!

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I Love their motto. The cool thing about Silly’s is that it’s actually a restaurant and a bar separated by a boardwalk type area as well as 3 outdoor eating areas.  So much bigger than it looks!

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Gail seriously contemplating our lunch choices.  Silly’s is another place where we had so many veggie friendly choices that it took us forever to decide and we can’t wait for the opportunity to go back again.

The choice for both of us…

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Their standard veggie burger, but hardly standard at all.  It was delicious and possibly the best I’ve ever had.  I tried to negotiate with our lovely waitress to get the recipe, but she said that the servers actually have to sign a waiver that they will not give away any of the recipe secrets.  It is made with black beans, quinoa and sunflower seeds…it says that on the menu, but the combo is incredible!!  Well worth a trip back to Maine!

So that, sadly brings my trip to Maine to an end.  I am still stumped at all of the veggie friendly foods we found while we were there.  Gail is still on the lookout for more, although there are enough good choices among these restaurants that I could easily go back several times and not eat the same thing twice.

That’s it for me today. Be sure to check out the other food fun going on over at Peas & Crayons.  Be sure to leave some comments.

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

Bam Bam Bakery on Urbanspoon

Crissy's Breakfast & Coffee Bar on Urbanspoon

Sarah's Cafe on Urbanspoon

Pier One Pizza on Urbanspoon

Silly's & Silly's with a Twist on Urbanspoon

Downeast Ice Cream on Urbanspoon

Front Street Public House on Urbanspoon

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16 responses to “WIAW~Eating Maine Part 2

  1. 😮 that food looks out of this world!! i neeeeed those black bean tacos. love that restaurant where they are signed to secrecy.

    and wow. i would still be counting at 29 months! maybe that was the very start of this crazy streak with weight watchers. now what can i give up for a good start?!

    final comment: gail looks AMAZING! 🙂 i guess i just never turn around on saturday mornings…? jeez.

    • You’re too cute! Wait until you see Gail in person! Were you there the day Alice was back for one meeting? She’s looking incredible too! I think we can talk about this on Saturday and then continue the discussion. We Can get you back on track, just have to figure it out. I’m serious that giving up chips was the turn around for me. Got me back to Free at WW and then continued on. Working together with Gail and Alice also helped. Maybe we can work together…I’ll do a little coaching. I’m thinking of doing that for real. I’ll tell you all about it on Saturday!!

  2. Holy moly, that ice cream! We have a stockload of peaches at home and homemade peach ice cream may just have to occur this weekend if I have enough patience for that 🙂

    Love that Silly’s motto!

    Have a great Wednesday Fran!

  3. Wow, talk about a great bunch of vacation eats. Whoever thinks vegetarians eat boring food is just wrong. You’ve proved it.
    Now about those chips…why don’t you eat a couple every so often?

    • Not sure if you ever heard the story on the chips. I was struggling with WW, very close to being in real trouble. Lent came around and I gave up chips for Lent, knowing that they were one of my stumbling blocks. I would buy them on the weekend (after weigh in) and couldn’t control them. I went through Lent without them and things started to feel more under control, I was losing. Easter came and went, I didn’t have any chips and kept losing. I got back to goal and decided that the chips were one of my big issues. Decided to give them up(or really to see if I Could) Now with my resurgence since the beginning of the year and my additional weight loss, I’m thinking that I would be doing my efforts a dis-service if I had them again. I only miss them once in a while. It probably sounds like I’m being too controlling, but I do allow myself treats as evidenced by the ice cream!! I guess now it’s kind of an anchor for me (a WW term.) If I feel I’m getting out of control, I think about the chips and know I can do it.

      • I know you allow treats because ice cream is amazing, which is why I was curious as to the no chips policy You gotta do what works for you Fran. If it’s chips, then so be it.

      • Thanks, Meghan…I knew you would understand. I’m not totally sure why it works or why I was actually able to say No, but I did and it works. Maybe some day but for now I’m sticking with it. I think it helped with my recent weight loss. Didn’t have chips to fall back on. Have a great day!

  4. Yum, I love black bean tacos & those ones look fantastic! Looks like you had such a fun and delicious trip!!

    Also, way to go on giving up chips for that long – that’s some fabulous willpower. Wish I could borrow some of that… 😉 Happy WIAW!

  5. How do I get invited onto your next vacation??? I seriously want to eat everything! But especially the ice creams…

    • Hi Davida! Thanks for stopping by! We generally enjoy ourselves when we’re on vacation but when I’m with my two friends, we are very conscious of what we do even though it may not show here! You’re welcome to come along! Please visit again.

  6. Those two servings of ice cream… I’m drooling!!! And those tacos look yummy too! I love Maine, we used to go there every summer for family vacations. I miss it so bad!

    • Hi Julie! Thanks for visiting! My two friends and I used to go to Maine regularly. My best friend Gail, never stopped thinking about it and wanted to spend more time there. When she had the opportunity, she bought a cabin. It’s a wonderful place. Too close to that Ice Cream shop though!! 😉 Please stop by again!!

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