Sometimes on summer weekends I realize just how “Portland” Ross and I really have become. Since moving here two years ago from NY we have truly embraced the lifestyle. On sunny days we’re outside, biking, going to the farmer’s market, walking the pupper along the water, etc. We feel like we fit here, which is an amazing feeling.
Anywho, Saturday was another one of those days. We started the day off with a bike ride to the farmer’s market, followed by brunch at a new Cuban restaurant called Havana South. The dinner menu is a little pricey for us, but brunch and lunch was reasonable and we heard it was good. Oh, and it was. I ordered the lobster benedict (again – so stereotypical Maine) which had lobster, poached eggs, huitlacoche (which is apparently also know as corn smut / a pathogenic plant fungus – um gross, but it tasted good) and a fennel hollandaise over gorditas. So fresh and delicious.
After breakfast we headed off to Estes Berry Farm to pick some blueberries. Even though it was pick your own, we assumed it would still be sort of pricey considering blueberries are so expensive. So, we picked about two pounds and checked out. $2 per pound. WHAT?! Soooo cheap! I wish we had picked 10 pounds. I have a feeling more jam is coming…
Saturday was finished off with a trip to Freeport to see a free Rogue Wave concert. Truth be told, they’re a little on the mellow side for us, so we only stayed for a few songs, then headed off to Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster for dinner. We’d never been, but this is a quintessential coastal Maine seafood shack. I obviously went for the healthiest option on the menu (lie). Yum – fried clam roll. Soooo good!