When we talked to Saco city administrator Kevin Sutherland for this month’s feature on Saco’s coastal Camp Ellis neighborhood, he mentioned that he and partner Kristin Forester were traveling the state this summer, eating every entry from Down East’s November 2017 cover story on “Maine’s 30 Greatest Burgers.” We were flattered — and impressed by how many they put away on a single road trip this June. Follow the pair’s progress on Instagram.
Friends! Tomorrow we embark on a road trip to get to those burgers in the far reaches of the state! We will earn some, by climbing Mt. Bigelow first thing tomorrow. Other days will be scenic rides with burgers for lunch and burgers for dinner. We had to truncate the trip so trying to fit in a lot in 5 days… also discovered our first burger @thebagandkettle won’t happen as they are closed for a little break. Hopefully all the others that are over 5 hours away are open! Follow along! Will be posting a lot over the next few days. To burgers 🍔!!
Stop #7: @eastender47 for the House Smoked Burger. After some deliberation about what to get on the burger to match what is discussed in @downeastmagazine, we decided to let the Chef decide. We let him make it how he prefers and it was delicious! It came cooked to perfection with the addition of shishito peppers and a side of bacon jam. Also the fries were divine. I (Kristin) can’t wait to go back to this restaurant because there are so many other menu items I want to try! We’ll def be back!