Saturday, June 20, 2009
Stock in Trade
"the best-laid plans of mice and men...". This Steinbeck quote came to mind last week, as I spent a day with my sister visiting from the 'left coast'. Our plan was to just ride around for the afternoon, and enjoy some time together. She wanted to visit some of the haunts of her youth. During the course of the day, we hit all her old neighborhoods and reminisced a bit at each- Stevens, Coyle and Bancroft. We stopped for some java, did a little shopping for my brother's house, took a spin around the old Westbrook College campus and ended up taking a walk through the Old Port. My plan was to end our time at Bull Feeney's sampling a favorite of mine, the Irish nachos. I had been looking forward to this treat all afternoon and thought this and a Smithwicks would be a wonderful way to end the afternoon, before meeting up with the rest of the family. What a downer, when I found their ovens were down for repair, and about all we could get were soups and salads! We passed. I'm not a big lamb guy, but these nachos, made with lamb, are to die for! We'll settle for for another draught barkeep!