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26 07, 2010

Review : Duckfat in Portland, Maine

By | 2010-07-26T19:54:01+00:00 July 26th, 2010|Maine, Portland, Restaurants, USA|

Duckfat www.duckfat.com 43 Middle St. Portland, Maine If you're a french fry fan you NEED to get to Duckfat.  Located in Portland, Maine it's a small upscale sandwich type shop located just a few blocks from the Old Port area.  Duckfat serves up lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  Soups, sandwiches and THE most amazing french (actually belgian) fries around.  Cooked in duckfat, they are the perfect color and crispness.  Served with a choice of sauces, but definitely try the truffle ketchup.  Wine and beer served too.   And don't miss the milkshakes! photo:  duckfat.com

13 07, 2010

One Night in Boston

By | 2010-07-13T18:41:09+00:00 July 13th, 2010|Boston, Food and Drink, Lounges, Massachusetts, Newburyport, Restaurants|

Living so close to Boston, it's unusual for me to actually spend the night there.  On Thursday, Dan and I used a free hotel night at the Sheraton Boston.  This is not your parent's hotel!  Sheraton recently renovated all of their properties and it shows.  From the free samples of Starbuck's Frappuccino in the lobby to the soothing brown and green decor in the room to the oversize photos of Boston landmarks throughout, it's a very comfortable place to spend the night. With just one night in town we had to make it count.  First stop was Bukowski's, conveniently located practically out the front door of the hotel.  Not for food this time (but the pub [...]