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Kickstarting Our Food Truck, Part 6: Straight TCB’in It

It’s been another exciting month, with lots of dramatic, high-tension twists and turns, and at least three high-speed pursuits, and by “high-speed pursuits” I mean “long city council meetings.” As we get closer and closer to realizing our food truck dreams here in Rockland, Maine, I wanted to update you on a few exciting developments…. 

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

We love patronizing local establishments as often as we can, but we seem to be always on the move. It’s a neat trick to be able to copy, to the best of my ability, favorite foods from far and wide, such as this dish made by our man Russell in Mexico, or this soup from a cafe in… 

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Holbrook’s

Holbrook’s Snack Bar sits at sea level, where the public road ends. I found it by accident or instinct, driving and admiring the abundance of leaves that nature has finally delivered to the light in northern New England. I took a last minute left on my way out to Orr’s and Bailey Islands and followed the signs to Cundy’s… 

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Gurnet Trading Co

Gurnet Trading Co.

What a cute place this is. It’s tucked into a hill, on the side of the road, on the way out of Brunswick, surrounded by water and magnificent trees. We ate on the sunken outdoor dining patio and felt the warm wind as we munched on seafood and felt hopeful about the Summer ahead. It’s just too bad… 

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Romesco Sauce

There are four compound condiments everyone should know how to make. This is one of them. Romesco can be applied to bread, like a bruschetta, or roasted vegetables, such as red potatoes and asparagus. Toss it with cooked shrimp or slather it on a grilled skirt steak. It freezes well, apparently. So make a bunch and keep it for… 

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Edna and Lucy's

Today’s Sandwich: Roast Beef (Edna and Lucy’s)

Today’s sandwich is the “Roast Beef” from Edna and Lucy’s. It combines roast beef, tomato, sliced cucumber, red onion, and horseradish mayonnaise on oatmeal bread. Location: 407 Hallowell Road, Pownal Price:$6.75 Notes: When I imagine the shops that are in my regular lunchtime rotation, none of them bring me to Pownal. That’s all about to… 

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Chicken in Chipotle Cream Sauce

As holidays of dubious historical significance that serve as little more than an excuse for copious daytime imbibing, Cinco de Mayo is my second least favorite. I prefer daytime drinking that is forthright and without (much) pretense. (One must have a little pretense, or else they take you to Promises). Appropriate situations include: baseball games, company… 

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Deviled Eggs 3 Ways

Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

For the last few years, I have been somewhat turned off by deviled eggs. My dear friend Matt and I used to throw massive Memorial Day barbecues in our postage stamp-sized backyard in Brooklyn, behind the duplex apartment we shared in a neighborhood that has since transformed into an area that would be financially well… 

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Spring Brunch Menu: Buttermilk Pudding Cakes

Daytime dessert is one of life’s little indulgences, mostly appropriate at brunch or a long lunch with a great aunt you admire but rarely get to see because she lives someplace fabulous, like  London or Schenectady. These little cakes are rather unexpected. Their texture is almost custard-like, curdish, curdled – it’s the buttermilk, I suppose. They… 

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