I have been pretty lucky this month; my job has brought me to the Kittery Trading Post in Maine every Wednesday for four straight weeks. Well at lunch time I did not have to go far to grab a quick bite to eat. Right next door to the Trading Post is the famous Bobs Clam Hut. My love for the whole belly clams is so strong that on a couple of those trips, Bobs drew me in like a moth to the flame. On both occasions that I went this month I ordered the clam roll. The clams are fresh and perfectly cooked with a taste that is one of the best you will ever have. It is served on a toasted roll with Fries that were also very good. Now with that said, if you go there you should be prepared to pay for it. This year the price of a clam roll with fries is now over the twenty dollar mark. The cost with the taxes included is $20.28 to be exact. This is the first time I have ever seen a clam roll that cost more than twenty dollars at a road side stand and it is more expensive than a lobster roll. Bob's is a great local place but with all the national attention they have received it has now become a bit overpriced. Its like that old saying, the best things in life aren’t cheap.
Helene and I will be back “Upta" Maine again next week for the last days of summer and the opportunity to take in the sights, smells and taste of Southern Maine .Thank God I live in New England and I can take these Road Trips to so many great places that are so close to home. I shed a tear for those who are less fortunate, geographically speaking.