I’m likely going back to Maine in a few weeks and have some questions on Portland and Mount Desert Island areas for food and beer ideas. I am primarily targeting non-fried seafood options.
MDI - I’m probably staying in Bar Harbor for a Thursday night, and likely having dinner at Havana. I like Paella with soccarat - is Havana’s paella that good, is the moqueca good or should I get something else?
Also, when I’m up there, I’m likely having a late afternoon lunch/dinner on Friday, at Thurston’s with a soft shell lobster and maybe a lobster stew. Is there anything else recommended at Thurston’s? And any recommendations for a smaller seafood lunch on the first day - quick looks show Abel’s, C-Ray, Peekytoe Provisions, and Travelin’ Lobster as possible options.
Portland - I’ve got most meals planned out already. Does Central Provisions often have brunch specials (Monday) not on the menu?
Beer - I’ll be probably stopping by Industrial Way (Definitive, Foundation and Allagash are favorites) and Bissell Brothers for beers. Are there any places in either Portland or South Portland that are outstanding breweries which have opened in the past year? I tend to like fruity (not always sour), Belgian white, and some of the IPAs from the places above.
Thanks for any help!