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Beach House Spectacular: Maine-ly Lobster

August 4, 2006 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)



Lobster Roll round-up! Before we go any further, we'd like to state for the record that we like our lobster roll cold and with mayo. Want to have it with warm butter? That's for when you do the work yourself and eat the lobster with your hands. Feel free to comment to the contrary, but it will be very difficult to disabuse us of this notion.

Nonetheless, the New York Times Escapes section has seen it fit to go up the coast of Maine in search of lobster roll goodness. In addition to the never-ending debate over how it should be served, they manage to find some interesting spots.

One of note was Red's Eats, in Wiscasset. Open since 1938, they serve the roll with mayo and warm butter on the side, allowing diners to pick their poison. It sounds tasty, even if they are sidestepping the issue. Another tasty locale is Shaw's, in New Harbor, near Darmiscotta. It's far larger than the average clam shack, with a huge (buggy) outdoor deck, but it's still one of the prettiest places to sample a lobster roll in Maine. And they serve it with mayo--the right way.

[Image via Sophie's Mind/Flickr]

Related Stories:
·   On a Roll, for Lobster [NYT]
·   Maine Beach Houses [Jaunted]

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Beach House Spectacular: Mainline Maine

July 21, 2006 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)



Rosecrans Baldwin over at the Morning News has an excellent essay today on how to tell if you're on vacation in Maine. Thanks to the ever-expanding technological envelope (and the increasing availability of good wine) it can be hard to know when you're finally in Vacationland proper. There are, however, ways to tell. Here's one:

Crystal Meth is easier to obtain in rural Maine than it is back home. So are crystals, and posters of wolves kissing dolphins in outer space.
Forget anything with a lobster on it; the next time we hit Bar Harbor, we want wolves kissing dolphins. Can we get that airbrushed on the side of a van?

[Image via FJCsar/Flickr]

Related Stories:
·   The Maine Attraction [TMN]

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Beach House Spectacular: Links

July 7, 2006 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

From Maine:
· A man talks about his walk to a Maine beach [Magic City Morning Star]
· Too many tourists can ruin the fun [Morning Sentinel]
· Maine beaches that allow your best friend [Dog Friendly Beach Guide]

From Long Island:
· Party pics from the Hamptons [Hamptons Magazine]
· Wilmer Valderrama Hits Up Stereo, Place Officially "Over" [TMZ]
· People finally realize that its ridiculous to pay $1,000 for a summer share where you sleep on the floor [NY Times]

From the Jersey Shore:
· More bad smells hit the Jersey Shore and its not just Drakkar Noir [NBC10]
· Europeans are visiting Cape May [Press of Atlantic City]
· Park Model RVs sure to make Jersey Shore classier [Courier Post Online]

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Beach House Spectacular: Links

June 23, 2006 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

From Maine:
Lose Moose Terrorizs Portland [FN]
Sand Sculpture Competition This Weekend [HULN]
Teen Lobsterman? [WCSH]

From the Jersey Shore:
Shrore Gets Utz Potato Chip Mansion [1010]
Jersey Shore is in Pennsylvania? [APP]
Tiffany's Means Martinis, right? [APP]

From Long Island:
Lack of Reality on Fire Island [NYM]
Best Summer Cocktails [NYT]
Real Estate Intrigue, Hamptons-Style [Star]

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Beach Spectacular: Ogunquit Open For Business

June 21, 2006 at 10:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Ogunquit Playhouse is now open for the season.  Of course the playhouse opening, which features a production of Beehive just so happens to correspond with the nicest stretch of weather of the Maine beach season.  Visitors could have used the playhouse option a couple weeks back when rain was pouring down and Freeport shopping was the only option.

Though the Ongunquit Playhouse gets all the pub, there are other fine arts options in the area.  Ah, who are we kidding, while the sun is out you should be out bouldering Ogunquit's coast, or downing steamed clams at Barnacle Billy's.

Send along tips, photos, rumors, gossip, recommendations, questions, locations and traffic busters to our editors, become a member and comment on the beach spectacular stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool so your fellow readers can satisfy their voyeuristic summer fantasies. We are hoping by the end of the summer, these maps and stories will leave you with a helpful guide to beach housing in the Northeastern U.S., circa 2006. With an army of beach mavens, anything is possible, right?

[image via Ryagalesie]

Beaches scouted for Jaunted in this report: Ogunquit

Related Stories:
·   Beach Spectacular [Jaunted]
·   Maine Beach Spectacular Mashup [Jaunted]
·   Barnacle Billy's [camcentral.com]

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Beach House Spectacular: Links

June 16, 2006 at 3:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

From Maine:
No Clam-Digging this year? [Boston Globe]
New Eats in Kittery [PHMN]
Pirates Return to Maine [Boston Herald]

From the Jersey Shore
The N.J. We Know and Love [Star-Ledger]
Risky Business on the Jersey Shore [APP]
Worst. Pond. Ever. [Star-Ledger]

From Long Island
Deals on Hamptons Real Estate? [NY Sun]
Hamptons' Toniest Golf Courses [Luxist]
Hamptons Welcomes Bedmobile [Brandweek]

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Beach Spectacular: Maine in the Rain

June 12, 2006 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (0)



Rain. Yup, that is the Maine Beach Spectacular weekend report for the June 9 - 11 weekend.

However, the despite the fact that Maine resembled the Pacific Northwest this weekend, we took solace in two things--eating and drinking.

Eating Report:

Amatos
Italian sandwiches are huge in Maine. You may know them as grinders or subs, but inside the ME state lines you best be referrring to these ham and cheese sandwiches as Italians.
Amatos serves the second best Italian in Maine, later this summer we will reveal the best Italian in Maine (hint: you will have to drive to Freeport).

What is a Maine Italian? Here is a Wikipedia style definition, courtesy of Maine Today:

A sandwich featuring assorted vegetables, olive oil, salt, pepper and meat.  The Maine Italian with ham is the "new style." The original, served to workers on the city's docks in the early 1900s by Giovanni Amato, featured Genoa salami, not ham.

Forget the Genoa salami, order your Italian with ham, if you want to be traditional, Humpty Dumpty chips, and a soda and you will fit right in.

Lobster
We had our first Bayley's Lobster of the season--of the hard shell variety--and we have to say the Lobster was a bit dry. We don't use butter on our Lobster. Soaking your lobster meat in butter, according to many old school Mainers, ruins the taste.

Old Port Report
Our Saturday night visit to the Old Port consisted of a visit to Gritty's and Bull Feeney's, two traditional pubs. Despite the rain Fore Street was packed with folks escaping the smoke free bars to have a smoke. The biggest Old Port shocker? Everyone is underage.  The place is filled with nineteen year old girls dressed to the nines. As far as we know, Maine is not part of Canada, so twenty-one is the legal drinking age...in theory.

Send along tips, photos, rumors, gossip, recommendations, questions, locations and traffic busters to our editors, become a member and comment on the beach spectacular stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool so your fellow readers can satisfy their voyeuristic summer fantasies. We are hoping by the end of the summer, these maps and stories will leave you with a helpful guide to beach housing in the Northeastern U.S., circa 2006. With an army of beach mavens, anything is possible, right?

Beaches scouted for Jaunted in this report: Old Orchard, Pine Point, Higgins Beach, Old Port.


Related Stories:
·   Beach Spectacular [Jaunted]
·   Maine Beach Spectacular Mashup [Jaunted]

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Beach House Spectacular: Links

June 9, 2006 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

From Maine:
Strong Loonie Draws Canadian Tourists [NIN]
Maine Waters Keep Cool in Summer [USAT]
Martha Lives in Mount Desert Island [NYP]

From the Jersey Shore:
Culture at the Jersey Shore? [Inky]
Jersey Shore Weekend Getaways [Frommer's]
Death of Jersey Shore Hotels? [AZ Republic]

From Long Island:
Hamptons Homes Selling Out [NYDN]
Bachelor Holds Hamptons Casting Call [NYP]
Fire Island Better Than Ever?[EDGE]

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Beach Spectacular: Cape Arundel Classic's Fearsome Foursome

June 6, 2006 at 2:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Breaking:
Who says Maine can't hang with our beach spectacular big boys? Our Maine summer spies reported in this morning with our first tip of the summer, and it is tip-worthy for sure:

Today was the annual George Bush Cape Arundel Classic where "41" (aka G. Bush Senior) invites a bunch of foursomes to play golf for a good cause. The first foursome of the morning: Jim Nantz, Tom Brady, 41, and Bill Clinton. Everyone got off the tee clean, but Nantz, who took a mulligan. 41 and Bubba used a driver, while Brady outdrove them all with an iron shot down the middle of the fairway. Clinton was incredulous and made Brady rehit with a driver, which he promptly duffed into the woods.

Funny thing is most folks thought Bubba would not be invited back this year after last years antics. Reports were that Clinton, who played with 41 last year as well, was dropping balls at will as soon as he was out eyeshot and while his foursome swears he shot over 100, easy, he turned in a scorecard showing a "78". Needless to say 41 was not pleased with these antics. Will try to find out what he "shoots" this year, but he is off to a good, clean start.

The tourney, which raises money for Gary's House in Portland, is taking place at the Cape Aurendel Golf Club today. Most folks are staying up the road at the Colony Hotel. Oh, and rumor has it Tom Brady and Bridget Moynihan will be staying at the Walker's Point guest house. Wonder if Barbara will let them sleep in the same bed.

Send along tips, photos, rumors, gossip, recommendations, questions, locations and traffic busters to our editors, become a member and comment on the beach spectacular stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool so your fellow readers can satisfy their voyeuristic summer fantasies. We are hoping by the end of the summer, these maps and stories will leave you with a helpful guide to beach housing in the Northeastern U.S., circa 2006. With an army of beach mavens, anything is possible, right?

Beaches scouted for Jaunted in this report: Kennebunkport

[image via elwoody]


Related Stories:
·   Beach Spectacular [Jaunted]
·   Maine Beach Spectacular Mashup [Jaunted]

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Beach House Spectacular Links

June 2, 2006 at 3:21 PM | by | Comment (1)



From Long Island:
Wood For L.I. Bonfires Overpriced--Like everything else there [Newsday]
Nick & Toni Survive Dognapping [The Beach]
Courci Hits Hamptons, Lauer [People]

From the Jersey Shore:
Asbury Park's Pride Festival takes place this weekend [Asbury Park Press]
Jersey Shore People Blog! [NJ.Com]
Spring Lake Girl Wins Spelling Bee; Rest of New Jersey Still Sure 'There' Starts with a 'D' [NY Times]

From Maine:
Best Beaches for Locals [The Monument]
Canadians  Invade Old Orchard Beach [PHN]
Last-Minute Rentals [Forbes]

[Image via littlefrogling/Flickr]

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Beach House Spectacular Linkage

May 26, 2006 at 1:19 PM | by | Comments (0)



From Long Island...

·   Fire Island alligator for sale

·   Fire Island Ferry Schedule

·   Fire Island: Fire things up on Fire Island

From the Jersey Shore...
·   Island Beach State Park :: The calm before the storm

·   Memorial Day Events Slated for Shore

·   Jersey Shore Puff Piece

From The State of Maine...
·   Massholes fund Mainers

·   Maine Summer, The Way Life Should Be

·   Cloudy with a chance of thunderbolts--sounds about right for Mem Day Weekend.

[image via Filth215]

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Beach House Spectacular: Jersey Shore

April 27, 2006 at 10:35 AM | by | Comment (1)


Click here to go straight to the Jersey Shore Beach Houses Map


Yesterday, Jaunted launched the first of a three-part series covering the places you'll be this summer if you're vacationing in the Northeast. Yeah, yeah, we know we are seconds away from our first email pointing out a Northeastern bias. You can change that:

Send along tips, photos, rumors, gossip, recommendations, locations and traffic busters to our map editors, become a member and comment on the beach house stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool so your fellow readers can satisfy their voyeuristic summer fantasies. Why? While this may be a lofty goal, we are hoping by the end of the summer, these maps and stories will leave you with a helpful guide to beach housing in the Northeastern U.S., circa 2006.  Whether or not that happens is up to you.

We started things off with Maine yesterday, continue today with the Jersey Shore, and end with Long Island tomorrow. Don't forget your sunblock.


The Jersey Shore; sure, there are plenty of stereotypes about the place, but we all know someone who spent their summers here. Unlike the more insular beach communities to the north and east, the Jersey Shore has something for everybody. Even Guidos have feelings, right?

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