Brian and I spent a weekend in Maine, exploring the various eats, and cycling around the countryside. It is truly a beautiful state and the cycling was unmatched. Quiet roads, steady climbs, quick descents, and a coffee [beer] at the end of every ride. I have to say, I was also pleasantly surprised by the elegance and creativity of the food in Maine.
The first day, Brian went for an extra-long cycle in 80°F heat. Meanwhile, I did an easy 5k run/walk (Give me a break! It was 80°F!) over to the Portland airport to pick up our chariot for the weekend. I drove up to Brunswick to meet Brian for lunch at a place called Frontier Café + Cinema. It was hidden in the back of a huge old mill overlooking the river. Walking through giant barn doors, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The ambiance was amazing. Old wood floors, a stunning wood bar, giant industrial ceilings, and original art plastering the walls. Much to my delight upon taking a seat, a rhubarb margarita was brought right to me. Brian knows me so well! The marg was incredibly refreshing and perfectly in-tune with the season! Next we ordered a bunch of delicious bites: arancini that was stuffed with gooey mozzarella, a charcuterie plate because meat and cheese, and delicious sliders that came with a kimchi remoulade, a chive aioli, and a roasted shallot sauce. I was glad I had sat the morning cycle out because if I had to get back on a bike after all that food, I may not have made it. Do Ubers come with bike racks?