Boston to DFW – Last Leg

Last•ing Impressions...

Maine Lobster: Harbor Fish Market!

Maine Lobster: Harbor Fish Market!

Yesterday, we embarked on our first-ever Foodie Walking Tour. I had been anticipating this slice of our Boston Adventure Pie with fear and trembling. Mostly, I was afraid that I would get too full too fast, and miss out on the more delectable snackables they would undoubtedly save for the end. I needn’t have fretted. Our culinary guide, Chris, knew how to pace the aperitifs!

  • We began with the Old Port wine and shop. They also specialized in fresh crab meat on specialty crackers. (
  • Next door, we discovered a high-end spice shop named Vervacious. Their 60+ artisan gourmet products include balsamic, rubs, salts, and spices.Their chocolate balsamic with pineapple and strawberries made us want to invest in the business! (
  • Then to K Horton Specialty Foods: fresh, local, and award winning Maine cheeses as well as a wide variety of specialty foods. The chive and garlic goat cheese is smoky and mild, with a great aftertaste. They provided a slice of extra sharp pickle as a palate cleanser and then offered us a strong protein-based carmel made from the whey of goats’ milk with its dusting of sugar and a hint of vanilla – fantastic on apple slices! My favorite, though, was the Old Shire Cheese. Again, smoky but not overpowering. (
  • Stonewall Kitchen offered hundreds of jams (we got two jars of blueberry!), grille sauces, mustard and more.
  • Harbor Fish Market (founded 1969) features the freshest fish, seafood, and lobsters. Their smoked mussels were the best I’ve ever had. (
  • Andy’s Old Port Pub. I hope you get to meet Andy, because he has Portland in his blood. What a great and gracious host – full of stories about the old days. This is what Portland on the waterfront is all about. Casco Bay Islanders and fishermen frequent this establishment on a regular basis. One taste of Andy’s clam chowder will show you why. (
  • Holy Donut provided the sweet confection topping to our tour. Maine potato-based donuts are made fresh, in-house, every day. Get there early, because they close the doors once the stock is sold out! (
Fish Market Crab!

Fish Market Crab!

There are so many more that we didn’t have time to visit, but we hope you will. Here are a few that we think you’d like: Dean’s Sweets (; Blue Rooster (; Gritty McDuff’s (; Two Fat Cats Bakery (; Shipyard Brewery (

Come to Portland! Eat! Enjoy! I need to get this posted before my flight takes off, so here we go!


Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *