Monday, December 27, 2010

Restuarant Review: DuckFat

On Wednesday night, I drove up to Portland Maine to visit my old roommate from college who was home from Hawaii for the holidays. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty terrible but i decided to make the trek anyway.  It wasn't the safest drive, but seeing Lindsay made it all worth it!
After a late dinner on Wednesday in the snow, we woke up Thursday morning and headed to Old Port.  Old Port is such a cute area in Portland.  There are tons of really cute crafty stores with such affordable prices.  And they have my favorite store - Stonewall Kitchen.  I got tons of great last minute gifts there.  We also headed to  Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.  They had tons of awesome flavored popcorn.

You could get several flavors but sweet and savory.
And look you can make meals out of the popcorn! haha
 I ended up getting small bags of Maine Maple, Pumpkin Pie, Salt and Vinegar and Wasabi Soy.
After shopping for a few hours, we headed to DuckFat.  
 I had heard tons about this place on other blogs so I was excited to try it out.  It's a really small restaurant with shared tables so we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.
  Once we sat down, we immediately ordered what they are famous for- FRIES!
 We ordered three dipping sauces- truffle ketchup, chipotle mayo and garlic aioli.
For the lunch, Linds and her mom ordered the special salad with pomegranates, feta cheese and apples.
And I got the BGT Panini- Bacon, Goat Cheese and Tomato.  It was awesome!
It was a delicious lunch but the best part was spending time with these two...
Oh... and we got some Mexican Hot Chocolate to go.. delicious!
Definitely go check out Duck Fat next time you are in Portland. It was great!!

I left Portland in the afternoon and met up with Dave to see The Fighter.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  First, Christian Bale is my favorite actor.  Always has been and his performance in this movie is remarkable.  It really is less about the actually fight and more about the interesting and dynamic relationship between tthe two brothers and the family.  I loved it!


  1. I wanna go back to Portland! We lucked out when we went to DuckFat and hardly had to wait. I love fries with different dipping sauces. Haven't seen The Fighter yet but definitely planning to!

  2. I'd love to check this place / Portland out in general! you look so happy and cute with your Mexican hot chocolate!!

  3. I loved the Fighter as well! Fun fact- a friend of Bill's is one of the Executive Producers. I will tell you about it the next time I see you

  4. I also loved The Fighter! It really was a great movie. I thought Christian Bale was just...flawless. My brother lives in Portland and I adore that city! Glad you had a good time there :-)

  5. That food looks delicious, especially the salad. Wow that also sounds great and ending the meal with Mexican Hot Chocolate....yeah!

    Thanks for sharing and the pics.

  6. 1. Very jealous you got to see them!
    2. Adorable pics :)
    3. I think they took me there, too, once!

  7. I love how that place is called Duck perfect! The food looks great! Glad you had a great time and got home safely!

  8. I absolutely love Portland. Went there last month for a weekend away and got to try out some great restaurants. Duck Fat is on the list for next time! I saw the Fighter last weekend and absolutely loved it. Christian Bale is sooo great of an actor! Have a great week!

  9. Portland is my fave city! I definitely need to get back and try that sandwich you had.

  10. I've heard so much about Duck Fat... it looks great! Portland is such a fun city - looks like you had a great trip!

  11. Oh wow...everything looks amazing in your photos. If I'm ever up there I know where to go!

  12. Oh... love your photos. My mom and I just went to that part of Portland at the beginning of December. We ended up having dinner at Fore Street (AMAZING), but Duck Fat is also on my list. I'll have to go there next time!

  13. Definitely want to see The Fighter! I feel like everyone is going to see Black Swan so I havent been seeing any twitter/blog reviews of The Fighter!

    Oh and that Bacon, Goat Cheese, Tomato sandwich looks heavenly--but how can you go wrong with bacon in it?!