As some of you know, I have kids and each summer I am able to reFIND myself when my children leave for camp in Maine. Midway through, I have the pleasure of embarking on a trip to Maine for Visiting Day and this post is my postmortem. It is a weekend filled with anticipation and excitement, but also can be quite emotionally and physically draining. We choose to make a (very) long weekend out of it given that we have a particular fondness for the beauty of New England in the Summer and the glory of the good ol' fashioned roadtrip.
To prepare for this excursion, I upgraded to the Tesla Model S 90D (everyone knows I'm Tesla obsessed & trust me I'm not an investor) to equip it with longer range (needed) and Autopilot (truly incredible). We are big proponents of the Cross Sound Ferry that goes from Orient Point to New London (saves 200 miles of driving) and planning out the stops along the way. It commences with a killer breakfast before the ferry consisting of Bloody Mary's, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and candied bacon at Bruce's Cheese Emporium in Greenport.
If you happen to be in Portland, Maine for Visiting Day or because of its burgeoning food scene, or just well because ... this week's Find has the answers!
This is no ordinary diner. It is a local establishment started by Becky Rand over 20 years ago. She is slowly passing it on to the next generation, as her sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews are working the many jobs there. Let it be known that it opens at 4:00am to accommodate the fisherman coming home late or waking up early, I am not even sure. It is conveniently located in the harbor and has plenty of parking. What makes this place special is that everything that comes out of the kitchen is excellent. Everything from the eggs, bacon, muffins, and especially the hash browns are incredible. This will provide the perfect base for a long day at camp, or on the water, for that matter.