As only he could, Joe Ricchio, the hard-drinking, no-four-letter-word-barred food editor of Maine Magazine and co-host of Food Coma TV, has compiled an astonishingly varied list of Maine restaurants, bars (and one sauna that serves pizza), calling it "a guide to getting your ass off the beaten path." The Food Coma 30 includes eateries from Kittery to Eastport and if truth be told, not all of them are indeed "off the beaten path," - like Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., getting yet another hit of media love, or the Newcastle Publick House, which can't be missed driving into Damariscotta. Making Ricchio's list are under-sung gems such as Long Lake Sporting Club in Sinclair, Easy Street in Hallowell and Hoss & Mary's in Old Orchard Beach, which merits this rave:
There are some people out there who might be all like, "Hey, who the fuck do you think you are putting a crispy fried crab rangoon and duck sauce slaw on top of a perfectly good cheeseburger?!" These people, of course, are dead to me and do not, in my opinion, deserve to savor the wonderfulness that is the Asian KonFusion burger at Hoss and Mary’s.
· The Food Coma 30 ... Branching Out In Maine [FCTV]
[Photo of Hoss & Mary's: Explore Maine Today]