Friday, February 8, 2013

Lobster Nachos at East Ender in Portland, ME

After eating a serving of duck fat fries with fun aiolis, I decided I needed more food food. This led me next door to East Ender where I discovered a new dish: Lobster Nachos.



"Nachos with Maine lobster, avocado salsa, aged cheddar, sour cream - $16"
 These were some huge pieces of lobster. The tortilla chips were golden, crispy, and made fresh. There was a lot of sour cream, plenty of cheese, some guacamole, and a good deal of lobster. This was delicious, but there's actually part of me that thinks that subtle, delicate lobster is sort of wasted on nachos. I still find that lobster is best experience in a lobster roll.



The dinner menu has more fun stuff on it in addition to this, for example:
-"cornish game hen with mustard bbq sauce - $20"
-"broccoli fritters with creamy cheddar and pimento mayo - $9"
-"lobster salad fresh maine lobster meat, celery, chive mayo, lemon - $16"
-"surf & turf - maine lobster, brie cheese, beef burger, lettuce, chive mayo - $18"

And there's a bar menu with good (and potentially less expensive) options, notably:
-"lobster poutine* french fried ‘taters, lobbie meat and sauce, cole slaw, tarter - $16"
-"buttermilk fried chicken half bird, cole slaw, buttered corn bread, honey -$ 13"
-"fried bologna sandwich seared mortadella, yellow mustard, lettuce, sunny egg, cheeeeese - $10"

I dined in the upstairs area and was the only one there since I was there at a weird time for dinner and everyone who was there was downstairs. The ladies who helped me were so incredible nice.
They also have a nice rotating selection of draft beers as well as bottles, wines and cocktails. On Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half price, and you can take any unused wine home.


The East Ender on Urbanspoon

*I want to try it because it's ridiculous, of course, but there's almost no way it's not going to be even more of a waste.