Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bloody Mary Diaries: Dysart's on Broadway

Bangor has been buzzing over the latest Saturday Night Live spoof of a hometown favorite: the"Buttery Flaky Crust" video full of bloopers originally filmed by Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications. [(To watch the SNL version click here.)]

By complete chance we happened to end up at Dysart's on Broadway today after some friends met us at the dog park (gotta take advantage of the above 30 degree days!) We headed over to have an unexpected Sunday Funday.

Truly: A Bloody Mary was not in my plans for this morning, but when I spotted a waitress walk by our table with two delicious looking fully loaded bloodies I was sold. When our waitress came to take our order I said "I'll have that!" and pointed to the works of art. She handed me a menu to the "build your own bloody mary..."



Please note: this is not my photo, this belongs to Scott S on YELP - will link below 1.
Mine!
The sister store, Dysart's Travel Stop has had wild success through the years, so it is nice to see the Broadway location finding their own niche and seeming to share that same success, but in different watts. The Flatbed Pub has a lot going on: from the build you own bloody mary on Sunday, to trivia nights, karaoke and live music.

It was pretty exciting to feel the energy at Dysart's today. I am always on a quest for a delicious, unique bloody mary experience and they really rocked this!

1. Scott S. Yelp Review: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flatbed-pub-bangor 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Maine Harvest Festival 2017

The Maine Harvest Festival took place this weekend at the Cross Center in Bangor for the 7th year in a row. This has quickly become somewhat of Bangor's own version of the Common Ground Fair: celebrating farm fresh and Maine made! I was there working with Maine Public Broadcasting again this year- but had a chance to sample some goodies and explore the fest before my shift. Here are a couple pictures that I snapped and a few yum yums that I took home~



Boyfriend picked this out for me. You take a spoonful and dissolve it into hot water for tea. Ingredients: Wildflower honey, ginger, echinacea, lemon balm, lemon peel and cayenne (can taste the cayenne- has a kick to it!)



#goodvibes at Harvest Fest

Decided to get another wear out of the flower crown I made for Halloween.

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Fresh handmade pasta- I bought a pound!







The highlight of the festival: these dumplings made with locally sourced, all organic ingredients! Even the coloring on the wrapper is from a natural dye!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Common Ground Fair 2017

I haven't been to Common Ground since 2009 when my college roommate and I ventured together. This Country Fair holds a very special place in my heart- this is the first place I picked up a hula hoop! It's a weekend long celebration of rural living and agriculture in Maine. I spent Saturday morning working with Maine Public Broadcasting, as we were the media sponsors again this year. Afterwards I got to bee-bop around the fair, snap a few pictures, sample some goodies, buy some yummies from some of the farmers. Here are a few highlights from this year's fair~

The vendors~

Thirty Acre Farm (Facebook)









Coming home with a bundle of Sweet Annie~


 The livestock~




Tacos from the Yum Bus~




And a couple of my own dishes that I made this week with potatoes I bought from Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont: a potato bake with Parmesan cheese and a potato and leek soup (made with Adirondack blue potatoes- very high in antioxidants)! Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a recipe for this soup.