Restaurant Review – Warren’s Lobster House (Kittery, Maine)

Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery on the Piscataqua River off U.S. Route 1. Warren’s was established in 1940 by Warren “Pete” Wurm and started as a small lobster shack which has grown into a 350-seat restaurant. Alex had taken a day trip with his friend Evan and stopped here for lunch.

Piscataqua River

Interior Decor

Alex had clam strips – generous portion freshly fried 9 out of 10

Taste Test – Lester’s Fixins Buffalo Wing Soda

Lester’s Fixins food flavored sodas are manufactured by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop. The carbonated beverages are made with cane sugar. The flavor idea came from Rob Powells and Ryan Morgan, the Rocket Fizz co-founders. The name Lester’s Fixins is named after Ryan’s real life grandpa Lester.

The flavor of this soda was not as pronounced as some of their other flavor profiles. There was no discernable spicy note and the meat/chicken flavor barely detectable. 4 out of 10.

Taste Test – New England Clam Chowder

This is my mother’s recipe for clam chowder, she used to make it for her and my father several times a year. My mother was born in raised in Eastport, Maine and so was very well versed in fishing village staples like; clam chowder, corned pollack and dried fish. I purchased some canned clams and clam juice in an attempt to re-create the recipe.

Dice salt pork into small cubes

Do same to one medium onion

Brown pork pieces until crisp and drain off the fat

Cube and boil potatoes reserving the liquid

Combine all ingredients adding some potato liquid if needed

Add heavy cream to thicken

I mistakenly purchased whole clams, my mother used pieces of clams and that would have been much better, otherwise the chowder was good. It was a little thinner than I remembered I should have left out more of the potato water and added more cream. The clam juice by itself would have been sufficient liquid. No salt is needed as the pork is very salty. The flavor was nice but the chewy large clams was off-putting 7 out of 10.

Taste Test – Lester’s Fixins Ranch Dressing Soda

Lester’s Fixins sodas are available from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop. They come in a range of flavors this one Ranch Dressing. The sodas are Made in the USA with 100% cane sugar. I am not a fan of carbonated beverages and ranch dressing is not a favorite so I tried this with some trepidation.

This was not very good. The soda was sweet from the sugar but had only a slight ranch flavor really not very distinguishable at all. 4 out of 10.