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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


The Chickadee Restaurant is a fairly new eatery on outer Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine.  There is another Chickadee in Turner, Maine, which we have frequented many times when we lived in Auburn years ago, and we wondered if the owners were able to carry the quality into the Lewiston location..  

The place was extremely busy when we were there.  I couldn't find an area to photograph that wasn't jammed with customers.  (I don't like to take photos of people while they are eating; I feel it's an invasion of their privacy.  That's why when I feature photos inside a restaurant, they are mostly of areas with empty tables.)

 There are 3 large dining rooms, and the hungry patrons were in line when we arrived.  We waited about 15 minutes before being seated, and there were still customers waiting when we left an hour later.


We started off with a salad of iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions and shredded carrots.  We had my son and his two kids with us, so I was chatting away, and kept forgetting to photograph my food before digging in!   There were warm rolls with butter, too, but they didn't make it to the camera lens.


There were many homemade-type dishes on the menu; barbequed meatloaf was one, but the salmon pie with egg sauce was Mr. Eva's choice.  Served with mashed potatoes, the pie was everything he had hoped for!


I went for the chicken fingers, rice pilaf, and cranberry sauce.  As you can see, I started downing those before I remembered to snap a photo, also.    The rice pilaf was just okay, but the chicken fingers were delicious.  Strips of real breast meat, not processed, in a crispy batter were pleasing to my taste buds.


My grandkids had chocolate creme pie, and from the looks of their empty plates when they finished, I don't  think they had any complaints!  (you can see one of the rolls in the foreground, to the right of the pepper shaker.)

We had a good meal and left satisfied.  It was above average food for a below average price.  

EVA

20 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

We really liked going to Lewiston. I'd ask where this was, but since it's new, I'd probably have no idea.

River said...

Chicken fingers!
Thanks for the great idea.
I do chicken schnitzel and sometimes cut the chicken breasts very small and make chicken nuggets, but I've never thought of doing chicken fingers.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I think this is the very first time I didn't drool when reading your Sunday posts. My husband, on the other hand, would LOVE this fare!!!

Brian Miller said...

sounds good to me...and looks good as well...egg sauce is that hollandaize?

Nick said...

I thought egg sauce was ketchup

tsonodablog said...

I don't know about salmon pie with egg sauce, but that chocolate pie sure sounds yummy! Thanks for the tour Eva!

Unknown Mami said...

Looks good and hearty.

ipenka said...

I couldn't tell what was under the egg sauce, but it still looked delicious.

Salmon Pie? Didn't know you could even do that. Getting hungry now...

Eva Gallant said...

Nick! lol. I can understand that...lots of people like ketchup on their eggs, but this is a sauce made with milk, butter, and flour and has slices of hard boiled egg in it.

Terri: My mom used to make salmon pie, but I'm leary of ordering it in a restaurant. Mr. E said it was good, though, and ate every last bit!

ipenka: the pie wasn't something I'd order in a restaurant, but Mr. E said it was delicious. and the grandkids did a job on their chocolate pie!

Kristina P. said...

I am extremely hungry all of a sudden!

Reeni said...

The salmon pie sounds interesting! And chocolate cream pie too - my Dad's been hinting I should make one. I love comfort food like this!

SisterMerryHellish said...

I probably shouldn't have read this before bed. If I wake up tomorrow with wet sheets (from drool, I swear!) it's all your fault!

runawaybride said...

Everything looks so yummy!! Glad u enjoyed your meal and thought it reasonably priced.

Helene said...

The food looks delicious! I don't think I've ever heard of salmon pie but it sure looks good!

She Writes said...

These posts kill me. I ate before reading tonight :)!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I can hear the bird in my head - Chick a dee dee dee, chick a dee dee dee. Sounds like you enjoyed the food!

Sue said...

Reading your post made me realize it's lunch time. Wish I had some of that lunch to eat!

=)

The Frisky Virgin said...

Above average food for below avg. prices sounds ideal!

CHICKEN FINGERS!!!!!!!! Best food ever! :)

Eva Gallant said...

SisterMH: I'm concerned about your wet sheets...maybe it's time for depends!

Frisky: They were excellent chicken fingers.

SheWrites: glad you ate first this time!

Pat said...

I love the name of that restaurant! It's so cute! I've never heard of salmon pie with egg sauce. I bet it is good.