Monday, November 5, 2018

A post about vacation food...

When we travel we tend towards farm-to-table or local-yokel 
restaurants whenever possible - 
But also, please be aware, we usually eat the breakfast that is provided by our hotel, and sometimes grab a subway or fast-food salad to counter balance the goodness. LOL.
That said - I just want to mention here a few meals we had 
that we may [or may not] want to replicate... 
Like this Rhode Island Clam chowder with a CLEAR broth that was oh-so-delicious and makes me want to take a trip to Nashville and eat at the Spaghetti Factory...
If you've ever had their with clam sauce, you know what I mean...
This meal of steak and crab PIE was one of the best we had - 
Think, wonderful crab meat with a crusty topping... YES.
And we had breakfast in Cape Cod at a little diner that was just perfect!
They were having a pancake festival so [of course] I had to try the ginger pancakes! 
[So much better that all that pumpkin spice stuff]
It was fun to sit at the bar and see how they quickly made each serving to order...
Gilbert's Chowder House in Portland Maine 
 was another great find!
Chowder - Lobster Roll - Clam Cake - Homemade Onion Rings!
THIS chowder was THE BEST we had during the entire trip...
They must have used the 'good' clams' - lol -  
... will be making clam chowdah soon!
It was so, so good!
And of course, we loved sitting out on a rainy patio
with lobster boats nearby!
I'll be the first to admit I ate waaaayyyy too many whoopee pies!
[Only three, really]
But all were delicious.
[None of them were jumbo - ha.]
And I have a recipe I got years ago while on a summer mission trip....
these just may be a Christmas treat this year!
Y'all know we love to find a good 
gas station restaurant
- and we happened upon this one by accident when 
we googled best seafood near us -
AND. It was great.
No frills - All fried - But delicious -
We also love to seek out local Italian places - 
and we were in heaven in Providence Rhode Island 
as there was an ENTIRE street of local and wonderful Italian restaurants...
We chose the three course lunch and enjoyed it so much... from the eggplant tapenade to the chicken parmigiana and piccatta, to the gelata and cannoli. 
Oh. My. 
It's probably good that we don't live there. Ha. 

One lst place to share is this fun breakfast stop was in Salem, Mass. 
where Craig had is power [no carb] breakfast, 
Matt had a great breakfast sandwich, and I splurged on ricotta pancakes with home made lemon curd. [I'll need to try replicating that one too!]
Do y'all do this?
Try and replicate favorite meals from travel?
One of our favorites will always be the sweet potato hash from Miss Lucy's on St. John. 

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