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iPhone Friday – Welcome to Nawlins & Triple D

Naturally today’s iPhone Friday instalment is New Orleans themed. As is customary when I travel I always check out the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Triple D) site to see if there are any Guy Fieri recommended restaurants. I had no doubt that I would find some in New Orleans.

We ended up having dinner at The Old Coffeepot Restaurant on St. Peters St in the French Quarter. Mmmmm…need I say anymore 🙂

NOLA, New Orleans, sign welcome,

NOLA, New Orleans, Triple D, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, Old Coffeepot Restaurant,

NOLA, New Orleans, Triple D, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, Old Coffeepot Restaurant,

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The Triple D special….Chicken Breast topped with a crab cake topped with a shrimp stacked on top of a green bean casserole with a side of jambalaya….and yes it was delicious!

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iPhone Friday – Shuffling off to Buffalo

We were in Buffalo last weekend….

border crossing, Canada, America, bridge

…and we figured since we were making the 2 hour drive we should find some decent places to eat. So we consulted you know who…

….yes back to Guy Fieri’s picks from Diners, Drive-In’s & Dives. For dinner we had made a reservation at Mulberry’s Italian Restaurant. It’s a good thing we did because when we pulled up to the restaurant the parking lot was packed and there was a line out the door.

mulberry italian restaurant, Buffalo

Was it good….you betchya! If you ever find yourself there have the lasagna…it was out of this world. Our second Triple D restaurant was The Lake Effects Diner.

lake effects diner, buffalo,

This really turned out to be much more than we expected. They’ve taken diner food to a whole new level.


iPhone Friday – Eating My Way Through Portland

Ok so I didn’t really eat my way through the city but it felt like that at times. But really who could blame me. Where else can I get seafood so fresh it had just been plucked out of the ocean that day.

One of the things we like to do before going on a trip to the States is check out the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives food map site to find out which restaurants Guy
Fieri reviewed. I love that show and if Guy recommends it I want to try it. We had dinner at the Porthole our first night….best lobster rolls ever.

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster

The Porthole

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, Guy Fieri

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, Guy Fieri

One morning at breakfast we met a couple who recommended the “best & cheapest” place in Portland for fresh lobster. Always game for an adventure we decided to look for Three Sons Lobster & Fish (there’s nothing like planning for dinner before breakfast is over 🙂 ). They’re really not a restaurant. They’re a wholesaler selling fresh lobster & fish to other restaurants but they do takeout. You can go in, pick your lobsters (or crabs, shrimps, mussels) and they’ll steam it for you. Order some fresh corn on the cob, a little melted butter and your set. Well almost…while waiting for the lobsters to cook we went to a nearby bakery and picked up some fresh bread and a trip to the liquor store ensured that we had something to quench our thirst. Where did we eat you ask? Well..on a picnic table in the parking lot on the wharf of course…fine dining at its best. One of the best meals you had 😉

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

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Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

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Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

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Loved the label and the ale!