Picnic Festival and Yummy Sandwiches

Fun weekend! Saturday was the annual Picnic Music and Arts Festival. This indie craft fair is held every summer (and winter I believe) in Portland and is something Ross and I really look forward to. I was tempted to pick out everything I saw, but I managed to limit myself to two new pieces of art for the apartment and some vintage earrings.

While we listened to some local bands play, we enjoyed lunch from Skinny Cart BBQ, a newish lunch cart in town. We got the beef brisket sandwiche with slaw topping.  Oh my, yummy. For $6 it was a huge portion with tons of delicious smoked beef. Though I’m not a BBQ aficionado, I have to say the smoke ring was quite impressive.

Here’s our haul! Artist Colleen Kinsella does really cool work that we’re big fans of. We already have one of her pieces – I just love the colors and themes she uses.

This is a concert poster by Kris Johnsen @ Emblem Studio. It’s actually pretty cool because we went to this show in June. Love it.

Later that evening we went to Falmouth Sea Grill to use a gift certificate we’ve been saving. Though it isn’t our typical crowd, we had a delicious dinner overlooking the harbor. I ordered my first lobster roll of the year. I can’t believe I hadn’t had one yet, but now that I live in Maine I don’t always think to order one. Well, I’m glad I did because it was delicious – exactly how I like it. Very little mayo, huge chunks of lobster, light on the seasoning (just salt and pepper I believe). Excellent.  A true Mainer’s lobster roll.

It’s making me hungry just looking at it again. Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely weekend!

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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5 Responses to Picnic Festival and Yummy Sandwiches

  1. Rach LaRoche says:

    So fun! It seems like ya’ll have something exciting to do every weekend. Austin and I also collect concert posters, it definitely makes it so much more special to love the artwork and have been at the show. So cool! xo

  2. Shannon says:

    I’m jelly of your lobster roll! That looks SO good. I haven’t had one since I moved out of Maine. The art you picked up is great… I love concert posters!

  3. Malcolm says:

    Gah, we missed it this Summer, because we had a wedding to go to up the coast. I hope there is, indeed, a Winter version.

  4. fore front says:

    rumble in my tummy now. that looks divine.

  5. Holy cow!! I want both of those sandwiches in my belly right now! Looks like you had fun at the festival :)

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