Lobster Lollipops and More at the Portland Food Festival

I just returned from the Portland Food Festival at Thompson’s Point in Portland. I had never had a “Lobby Pop” before tonight. In fact I had never head of one. It was so good! And gone in minutes. You’ve got to see this!

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Fun “Fingertip Facts” from a 1950s Greater Portland, Maine Booklet

I’ve been busy rummaging through my old ephemera to get it ready for sale, and I thought it would be fun to share some of these Greater Portland, Maine tax, population and entertainment facts from a 1954 pamphlet and a 1959 booklet. Continue reading “Fun “Fingertip Facts” from a 1950s Greater Portland, Maine Booklet”

My Confirmation at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland

Good Monday morning! Yesterday afternoon I was Confirmed by the Bishop Lane into the Episcopal Church! (The beautiful antique Victorian stained glass above, which is one of many stunning windows, was created by Ward & Hughes, London, England.) Continue reading “My Confirmation at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland”

Screaming in the Old Port

I’m about to head to bed after a “big night” out on the town, ha! Long gone are the days when my nights in the Old Port were just getting started at around 10:00 p.m.! Before Wayne got into the marine industry he co-owned a popular Portland restaurant and bar in the 1980s, so he has had his fill of late nights, too. Continue reading “Screaming in the Old Port”

Harvest on the Harbor Maine Chef Celebration, Downtown Portland Waterfront

A beautiful historic brick building filled with renowned Maine chefs preparing and offering their best dishes made with fresh local lobster?! Yup! Wayne and I went to Harvest on the Harbor Maine Chef Celebration this afternoon, or more aptly put, a Lobster Soiree!
There was a crowd lined up and ready to eat! This was a ticketed event and it seemed that it must have sold out based on the crowd.
We were some of the first to enter, but it didn’t take long for this space to get packed.
What a great space!

Lobster with roasted potatoes, Portuguese sausage and clams.

Lobster crepes!

Because I’m gluten-free I couldn’t taste everything (but even if I wanted to I wouldn’t have had the room!), so when Robert’s Maine Grill made me my own special gluten-free plate I was very appreciative and impressed with them and the lobster!

I like their coasters.

Lobster roll with bacon and jalapeno mayo!

This smiling chef from Highroller Lobster Co makes me happy. I would like to have lobster roll handed to me with a smile at least once a day.

A delightful plate of lobster with gluten-free polenta and veggie dressing.

Fresh polenta! Everything today was made as they went.

Works of art.

Wayne loving life.

Dimillo’s serving lobster Rubens!

Black tie was another who made me my own special plate.

Roasted veggie with lobster!

This is Avery making awesome things.

Here’s mine! The veggies were perfectly roasted and the lobster, sweet.

I skipped these decadent treats.

Craft beer lovers would like this lobster that had a Liquid Riot beer sauce. In addition to local beers and alcoholic beverages there was plenty of Poland Spring water.

Lobster corn dogs!

This is Gabrielle Garofalo, the owner of Harvest on the Harbor. (I asked her if I had lobster in my teeth, ha). She was so enthusiastic about the whole annual food festival; this was one of a series this year. She said she wants to have even more gluten-free options next year even though I assured her there was no shortage of offerings. One problem, though. I think lobster is like Chinese food. I’m suddenly hungry again and want more!

Disclosure: I received two complimentary tickets to this event.

Update: Added this photo from The Portland Press Herald. Can you spot us?