An afternoon in Kittery

We’re enjoying the brief lull in between my husband’s spring semester and summer term. Yesterday we decided to make the most of it and we drove up to Kittery, Maine for the day.

I guess Kittery is known for its outlet malls, but we bypassed the shopping, as  it was much too nice outside to be indoors.

First stop was Robert’s Maine Grill for lunch, where my husband had some oysters and we shared a sampler of Maine brews. A good choice for the undecided.

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For our meal, my husband had a lobster roll and I went with the fish and chips. The menu boasted the best fish and chips in Maine. I have to agree. It was the best fish and chips I’ve ever had.

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After lunch we drove down to Kittery Point and wandered around Fort McClary.

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Inside the Rifleman’s House.P1010289

I don’t remember what this was, but it was a little creepy. I felt like I was in the book, The Maze Runner.P1010290

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The view’s not too shabby from the Captain’s Quarters.P1010301

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Then we headed across the street to a park, where we took in the scenery and wildlife.

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We stopped at Beach Pea Baking Company to have a little dessert before dinner. Some people claim this is the best bakery on the east coast. From what I tasted, they might be right.

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This Black and White Cupcake was filled with white chocolate mousse and it was delicious.

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I picked up one of these lavender mint cookies to go. I ate it this morning as a post-run snack. It was buttery and smooth and had just the right amount of mint to go with the lavender flavor. I should have gotten a dozen.

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The whole point of our trip to Kittery was to eat at Black Birch, so after dessert we walked to Black Birch, put our name on the list, and had some drinks while we waited.

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The entryway was filled with people waiting to eat. Everyone was friendly and many were repeat customers who reported that the food was worth the wait.

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We made it in and it was worth the wait.

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We started with deviled eggs and shared several small plates. The food was so good, we didn’t stop to take pictures, and didn’t stop eating until we licked every last bite of the chocolate doughnuts off our plate.

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See you soon, Kittery!

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