Lobstah!! When I think of Maine, I dream of Lobster.

31 May

Here’s a pic to make you keep reading:

Yes. This is real life.

Welcome to Portland, Maine!

I got sent up to Portland for my first shoot with Channel One: a feature on a local high school’s innovative seed saving program. And when I heard Maine… I heard Lobstah!!

And I’m not alone in my foodie expectations. Portland was named America’s foodiest small town – so obvs I had high hopes.

Here is my trip to Portland, Maine – in eating (and working) chronological order:

* The trip started out strong – Within our first two hours in Maine, my producer and I were knuckle deep in lobster. Based on my research for the shoot (read: my comprehensive analysis of Portland’s food blogs) we choose Street and Company for their epic seafood spread. And Maine’s best finger food did not disappoint – we were sucking those lobster legs clean!

* Perfect way to cure a Lobster Belly? A night time stroll on Portland’s cobblestone streets!

* How does one top off a seafood overload induced sleep? A morning Cappuccino – Obvs. I knew I had to get some caffeine pumping in me before my first shoot, and let’s be real – I’m always down for a Cappi Hunt. So up and off to Bard Coffee I went for a soy cappi, oatmeal, and a cold pressed iced coffee to go!

*With my cold pressed coffee in hand – we hit the road!

* After a 2 hour ride sight seeing Maine’s waterways, we arrived at our road trip destination: A local high school’s horticulture class (and yes, this made me think of Harry Potter.) One step into their greenhouse and I knew this shoot was right up my alley – look at all the pretty plants and flowers! Hello plant biodiversity!!

* Here’s what I learned on my first shoot: This is what lettuce seeds look like! Boom – some plant knowledge for ya face.

* The shoot is wrapped… so obviously it’s time for our next meal! With no plans except a map through Maine and 5 hours until our flight… we began our meandering. Lucky for us, Lobster Fate was on our side. We pulled up alongside a little roadside shack on the water selling Lobster Rolls… little did we know, these weren’t no regular folk Lobster Rolls – these were Red’s Eats‘ world famous Maine Lobsah Rolls!

* And then we took said world famous Maine Lobstah Rolls and ate them water side… Can I get a collective Lobstah Belly happy sigh?? Oh yeah, there it is.

* And now… A Girl and Her Lobstah: A photo collective.

* Apparently this is the face I make when I think I drop a piece of Lobster. And no, I am not overreacting.

* And after a long day of eating (and working…), I just needed to buy these lobster slippers for my feet. I mean, it was a necessity.

* Spark notes: this sign for a local Portland bar perfectly sums up my relationship with Portland, Maine.

Big props to Portland, Maine for showing my tum a grand time!

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Let’s Take It To The Blogs –

IndieTravelPodcast‘s list of the top five things to do in Portland starts with Eating and Drinking… so you know it’s legit.

FromAway eats their way through all of Maine – Portland included!

The New York Times calls Portland – “one of the best places to eat in the Northeast”

Food and Wine and Epicurious both offer up their fav Portland Eateries.

TheAwl delivers great summertime activities in Portland… Lobstah included!

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What’s your best Lobster Belly experience??

10 Responses to “Lobstah!! When I think of Maine, I dream of Lobster.”

  1. Chris @ Shared Appetite May 31, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    That top picture is stunning! Congrats on the new job… looks like you will have many culinary adventures ahead! You’ve been to Luke’s Lobster in the East Village, right? I was just there the other night for a lobster roll. Delicious!

    • MaggieRulli June 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

      Thanks so much!! I’m super excited for some food adventures… and you better believe I’ll be taking pics :) I’m just trying to keep up with you two!!

  2. Tony May 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I want those lobster sandal/slippers for xmas… PLEASE? What an awesome trip with oh so much Lobster love!

    The only lobster faux pas i could see was the lack of a lobster bib in any of the photos… come on!

    • MaggieRulli June 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      so true… you know I’m a little disappointed in myself for my lack of lobstah bib fashion…. and yes – there will be a pair of lobster slippers in your stocking next year.

  3. NaEun Park May 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    That looks amazing! I’ve been craving seafood – especially lobster lately. I need to take a trip to Maine!

    • MaggieRulli June 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Maine will certainly satisfy that seafood craving!! :)

  4. dbkayak June 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Nice! We love maine so much. I have always wanted to eat at Red’s but for some reason I have yet to do so. Funny enough, we passed red’s this weekend en route to photograph a wedding and it reminded me of this blog post. Looks like you had a great time! (Bethany of Bethany and Dan Photography)

    • MaggieRulli June 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      Ah I can’t believe you drove past Reds – Wasn’t that road incredible!! Such beautiful landscape. I’m sure you got some stellar photos :) Next time you’ll just have to budget time for lobster!!

      • dbkayak June 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

        For sure!


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