Here goes: My husband and I cancelled our trip to China a few weeks ago after dealing with a bit of SARS fear coupled with my pregnancy. We thought we'd subsitute with Italy, Bermuda, or Mustique. Fine. Then my feet started to swell and I decided I didn't want any part of airplanes. We 've been up and down the Eastern seaboard many times, but for whatever the reason have neglected Maine. The other day I was in my local bookstore perusing Rebecca Charles' new cookbook/childhood memoir, "Lobster Rolls and Blueberries" and I decided we HAD to go to Maine.
I'm not quite sure what area of Maine we should focus on. Everyone seems to point us in the Acadia/Bar Bar Harbor direction, so I'll start from there since I haven't done any formal research yet. All I can say is that if Maine were like Cape Cod I wouldn't want to be in the Chatham part, but more the casual, flip-flops, clam shacks all over Truro part. havent; quite figured out what part that is, but I will.
For now, however, my question is this: If I were to stay in the Bar Harbour environs what would the Maine experts deem the essential chowhound Top ten experiences?...Everything from b-fast to roadside stands and anything essential on the way up from New York. Someone recently mentioned a place called "Ted's" on Rt. 1 somewhere that supposedly has unbelievably fresh lobster rolls.... I have to do some more research.
Thanks in advance,