Monday, May 16, 2011

Wooden Frame

Our favorite hangout for mussels in wine sauce is Fore Street. To die for? Well, I don't know if I want to go to that degree, but they are the best that I've sampled. An order of mussels, resting in an ample supply of sauce, with their bread... now, that's a meal! I've told this tale before, but growing up Catholic in Maine-- Fridays were all about fish. But even I have to admit, it's a long way from that plate of fish sticks to my affection for sushi. I first sampled it in Toronto at a Blue Jays game five years ago. Liked it then; LOVE sushi now.

23 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I love this entrance, this door is fabulous!
    Léia

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  2. That little old urn standing out front looks a little bit lost against those very impressive doors!

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  3. What a unique doorway! You may be more Japanese than I am...I love sushi but can only eat cucumber wraps and egg sushi. My co-workers think I'm crazy for being vegetarian :-D

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  4. I love mussels and think that "sopping" up the sauce with crusty French bread is divine! How did you make it until 4 years ago without sushi?

    Wonderful old portal on this brick building.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. Yes, i love sushi too. So glad it seems to be growing in popularity here in Little Rock (though we are so land locked, they must be farm raised...or catfish!) That's a great wooden frame.

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  6. Oh my, you've started a craving that may end up with a plate of mussels sometime this week.

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  7. I love the doors and frame much more than mussels, alas.

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  8. That's a lot of timber. I like it.

    Can't warm up to cold fish, though it's tasted OK and I've survived the few times I've tried it. Fish sticks! That takes me back. Loved 'em.

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  9. P.S. Obviously I meant "acquired" taste, over at my place.

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  10. I still enjoy a good order of fish & chips!

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  11. I like sushi too, but in small portions. I love mussels, but my favorite are raw oysters!

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  12. Now, this looks like my kind of place! I have been in Portland many times, but I am struggling to remember this place. Oysters? Umm, you can have mine. Sushi? Oh yeah, I love sushi. New England boys like you and I weren't raised on sushi, but we have shown ourselves to be good learners, albeit late.

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  13. Interesting door. I'm now hungry for mussels and wine sauce!

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  14. Well, that is some "fish" story! I have to admit I've never tasted mussels nor I have been tempted by sushi. To each his/her own. I will eat shrimp properly prepared. And crab meat is OK.

    But who cares? This doth indeed look like a fine food emporium and I am very glad that a New England boy like thyself has such a place at which to tease his palate when he so desires. :-)

    Is that a spittoon on the left side of the door?

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  15. I never had mussels that I know of. I seldom get to eat products from the sea and don't know why. I guess it comes from where I have lived all my life.

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  16. Sushi...mmmm...they look pretty! But I hate to eat uncooked fish. I consider Sushi as a nice dinner table decor :D But I love mussels and every other sea food. You have a nice picture to accompany a Sushi story.

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  17. I find myself coming back to your blog as much for the stories as the pictures, although they are very good.I did the fish sticks on Friday as a child, too, but I haven't learned to like sushi. I eat it, my kids are wild about it and I've been to Japan a few times but it still doesn't move me.

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  18. I love sushi, fish and all sorts of seafood! Just as I love the weathered wood used around this door. Beautiful.

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  19. I really like this framing.

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  20. Aloha from Waikiki

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