My Find: Browsing in the bookstore recently I found this book.
Since we often hit the road for parts unknown I thought it would be handy to keep in the car. A category of interest was Best Lobster Rolls. The author had a hard time deciding between the #1 and #2 best rolls. I can walk from my house to the #2 place or we can drive for 75+ minutes in heavy traffic and then stand outside in the hot sun for an hour to wait for our food.
We chose to drive north for the #1 rated roll.
Well worth the trip.
#1. I live in a tourist town whose prime attraction is the beach. We are in high tourist season right now. It is very strange to be going through your regular weekly routine when everyone around you is on vacation.
#2. Here in Maine we don't use the letter "R". In the restaurants the tourists flock to you will notice the featured items are Clam Chowdah and Lobstah. If you are eating outdoors pay attention to this rule.
#3. Clams are a popular menu item. Clamming is a hard job and tough on your back.
But the end result is so delicious.
#4. You will know when you are talking to an old-time native Mainer since a common word in their vocabulary is "Ayuh" - usually accompanied by an affirmative nod of the head. Should you stop and ask for directions you might be told:
"Ayuh, ya' can't get theyah from heyah". If you need a translation you can email me.
#5. I am not considered a Mainer. I've only lived here 25 years and will never be accepted by the townies. I'm a native Bostonian and people think I talk funny. No matter where I go people always ask me if I'm from Boston.
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