come to the conclusion that lobster rolls aren't all that
big a thing in the Down East section of Maine (the coast
above Bar Harbor). Rather seafood is more about stews, chowders and broiled or
fried seafood - all from local waters.
The Bluebird Ranch I had one of the two best clam
chowders I've ever had. The other is from the Wooley
Pond Marina (see the Memories
Page). Blueberry Ranch's chowder is milk based
and packed full of whole clams complete with bellies and diced
potatoes. The milk is perfectly flavored with clam
broth. Had I known how good it was I would have
ordered a bowl and passed on my sandwich.
again, how does one pass up a sandwich christened
"Ice Storm 98 Delight?" Turns out there
was a bad storm in the winter of 1998 and power was off
for days. The Ice Storm 98 is a strip steak sandwich
served on a bun and topped with mushrooms and onions - one
of the few items they were able to turn out during the
storm. Mine came with a side (mountain) of homemade
quest for the 2001 trek to Maine has been blueberry
pie. The one served at the Blueberry Ranch is
"2 crusted," packed with blueberries, a great
crust and the best yet.