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Portland, Maine pt 1

Thursday. 07. 5. 2012.

My family and I drove to Portland, Maine over the Canada day weekend. The plan wasn’t Portland at first. My brother’s passport wasn’t ready and we weren’t sure if we could get across the border. But it’s obvious that we got across the border and after 11+ hours on the road, reached Portland, ME.

Along the way, we noticed that the Tim Hortons invasion into the US was true. On the New York turnpike, we drank numerous cups of Tim Hortons coffee from the rest stops. The only critique is that their staff is nowhere near as organized and prepared for a crowd like the staff at a Canadian Tim Hortons.

We stopped in Worcester, MA for lunch. I was there in 2007 with Denise for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Surprisingly, I still remembered how to get around the area we were staying in. My mom vetoed eating at the Denny’s that Denise and I got a free meal at. Had lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

little hamburger with everything

Don’t let the squished look of the burger fool you. It was a delicious burger. My dad especially loved the free peanuts. I got a burger with “everything” and BBQ sauce, which included tomato, lettuce, grilled onions, mayo, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and grilled mushrooms. It was a bit of a messy burger to eat but very nice. It was a homemade burger except not at home. Their fries are pretty similar to New York Fries and cooked in peanut oil.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
525 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 853-2000

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