We went their for dinner on New Year’s Day 2020 — which also happened to be our 17th wedding anniversary. It was good. It had been recommended to us and they were right. Great place. Good food. Great atmosphere.
But, this men’s room was a HOWLER. I kid you not. I talked to the manager (a very nice gentleman) about it. It was to accommodate the handicap access laws. It has been like that for 18-years. Cracks me up. You would think an architect could have come up with some other configuration.
Mind boggles. Don’t think too much about it. SMILE.
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Little Tokyo & Saigon
2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
This was serendipity to the power of 2.
I knew that the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie we were going to see last night, at ‘Cinemagic‘, Portsmouth, was not going to finish till after 9pm. That meant that “Warren’s Lobster House“, our favored place for dining in Portsmouth for the last couple of years, was going to be closed. And not just them. Most of the restaurants in Portsmouth would also be closed. We know this. We have been in this boat before.
So, I did some Google researching before we left. This place was close, open till 10:30 and had an interesting menu. I definitely wanted to try the ‘Duck Salad’ if nothing else.
We got to the ‘Cinemagic’ 10-minutes ahead of schedule. So, I went and checked this place out before the movie. It is in a small mall, tucked in. You need to be looking for it. Now that I knew where it was, we got there, without issue, straight after the movie.
It is different inside. Green, bright, interesting lighting and just cozy and welcoming. Smelt divine.
What a place. Mainly ‘rich’ Asians. Great atmosphere. I loved it. My kind of place.
The Food. The Food.
What can I say other than it was way, way, way beyond expectations. Huge portions too. Given that it was late and there were two of us on strict diets I didn’t order much. even so we had three large containers of takeaway though we ate like there was no tomorrow.
The ‘Duck Salad’ was something else. It was so, so, so good. Teischan, no doubt the pickiest, fussiest and most critical eater in the whole world, tasted it — because I was raving about it — and liked it. Enough said. You can’t get higher praise than that.
Lovely service. Very friendly.
There was nothing one could find fault with. Good prices too.
Oh, they have fried ice cream.
We are going back. I will go back, though it is 1-hour away, just to eat there.
Highly, highly recommended.
Smile. I blew my diet. I think I gained 6 pounds!
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Boston’s ‘Durgin Park’ Restaurant Is Closing Down, This Saturday, January 12, 2019, After 192-Years!
I stumbled upon this sad news accidently. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Had to Google it myself.
Wow. Talk about the sad end to a legendary property. A true part of Boston’s colorful history.
I first went to ‘Durgin Park‘ 32-years ago, in September of 1986. I am sure I was told that it was Boston’s OLDEST restaurant. Well, they have modified that claim.
I am surprised that they are struggling. They always looked full. Yes, I haven’t eaten there in some years. I confess to that.
It was such a fun place. Great atmosphere.
I am sad. I can’t believe that they couldn’t have kept it going.
Another Accident Involving The “Chart Room Restaurant” Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ — March 1, 2018.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018.
This was NOT a serious accident, unlike the one in September 14, 2017, that killed an elderly pedestrian in “Chart Room Restaurant” parking lot.
This was ahead of the approaching storm and as far as I can tell there was no bad weather involved.
For the Island, Mount Desert, this is a busy stretch of road. I do NOT think the restaurant was open. Not much open up there this time of year.
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72-Year Old New Yorker Drives His Car Into ‘Bass Harbor’ Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’, September 26, 2017.
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The New York Couple had been to dinner at “Thurston’s” at Bernard.
We eat at “Thurston’s” too and had done so on September 3, 2017
— just 3-weeks earlier.
Pictures of “Thurston’s” and Bernard Harbor.
No fatalities and not that serious. Driving into a harbor … You would expect that from a New York driver.
He was looking for Route 102. The roads around Bernard are narrow and if there was a fog, at night, it could be tricky.
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