Boston Restaurant Blog -- December, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
As many of you know by now, every year I get up to the Kennebunkport Prelude in Southern Maine, and I always try to get to some restaurants along the way. Well, this year was no different, though this time around all of the places I went to were "repeat" visits, with no new spots on the agenda. So instead of giving detailed descriptions of eateries that I have already written about, I'll just give a brief recap of some highlights instead.
One restaurant that was basically a huge highlight from start to finish was When Pigs Fly Pizzeria in Kittery, which we had visited last year. Everything there--from the warm dates with blue cheese and honey to the fried Brussels sprouts in a ginger/sesame sauce to the pepperoni, coppa, and mushroom pizza to the "cookie trio" dessert, was mind-blowingly good. Nearly as good was Angelina's, a quiet and cozy Italian restaurant in Ogunquit that served us a fresh Caesar salad, a marvelous plate of house-made tagliatelle with meatballs in red sauce, and a heaping plate of mussels. On the opposite end of the dining spectrum (in terms of atmosphere, that is) was The Ramp in beautiful Cape Porpoise, which was loud, busy, and filled with drunk people even though it was around noontime. But this bar is a real charmer, with its spectacular ocean views and memorabilia on the walls, and the food was quite good once again, with the onion strings, Greek/Mediterranean plate, and fish and chips all being better than your typical pub grub. Back in Ogunquit, Jonathan's was memorable in so many ways once again, with its classy and elegant surroundings, friendly staff, and wonderful food (pumpkin bisque, lobster bisque, chicken piccata, and jaeger schnitzel) impressing as it did over the past couple of years. And finally, we had an excellent breakfast at Bintliff's in Ogunquit, with the Georgia caramel pecan waffle being nicely presented--and out of this world in the taste department.
Not every restaurant I have been to in Southern Maine has been good over the years, but the ones that we went to this year were all good in their own ways. The standouts here were definitely When Pigs Fly and Jonathan's, but the others weren't too far behind, either.
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