A hidden gem in Maine

Here’s my favorite restaurant in Maine. It’s Trevett Country Store on Hodgdon Island. They’ve got great lobster rolls and other seafood and very good burgers, BLTs and pizza. Everything is made from scratch as soon as you order it. The place looks like a complete dump, so you wouldn’t expect it to be that great. However, after a few visits I’ve come to realize that their food tastes better than all the “casual dining” restaurants I’ve visited in Bath, Wiscasset, and Rockland. Best of all, they aren’t catering to tourists, just locals — so their prices are reasonable.

Also, you can get here by boat — they’ve got a nice boat dock in the back. If you’re nearby on Southport, Westport, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Georgetown, or Barter’s Island, then it’d make a nice outing.

Trevett Country Store is a great destination if you’re looking for a hidden gem off the beaten path in Maine.

By | July 20th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaving Maine

One never knows what images one is going to hold in memory, returning to the city after a brief orgy in the country. I find this morning that what I most vividly and longingly recall is the sight of my grandson and his little sunburnt sister returning to their kitchen door from an excursion, with trophies of the meadow clutched in their hands — she with a couple of violets, and smiling, he serious and holding dandelions, strangling them in a responsible grip. Children hold spring so tightly in their brown fists — just as grownups, who are less sure of it, hold it in their hearts.

— E. B. White,
“Essays of E.B. White”

By | July 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

E.B. White on traveling to Maine

What happens to me when I cross the Piscataqua and plunge rapidly into Maine at a cost of seventy-five cents in tolls? I cannot describe it. I do not ordinarily spy a partridge in a pear tree, or three French hens, but I do have the sensation of having received a gift of true love. And when, five hours later, I dip down across the Narramissic and look back at the tiny town of Orland, the white spire of its church against the pale-red sky stirs me in a way that Chartres could never do. It was the Narramissic that once received as fine a lyrical tribute as was ever paid to a river — a line in a poem by a schoolboy, who wrote of it, “It flows through Orland every day.” I never cross that mild stream without thinking of his testimonial to the constancy, the dependability of small, familiar rivers.

— E. B. White
“Essays of E.B. White”

By | July 27th, 2008|great quotes|0 Comments