Boston Burger Company

Full disclosure: I don’t like the flavor of beef thus I don’t like hamburgers. Feel free to keep reading or turn away in disbelief. While I don’t like beef burgers, I do however love veggie burgers, especially veggie burgers loaded with extra goodies. So of course, the Boston Burger Company and I are soulmates.

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Their menu is packed with inventive and fun burgers like the Vermonter (granny smith apples, red onion, bacon, maple mayo, sharp cheddar) and the 420 Burger (mozzarella sticks, fried mac & cheese, onion rings, fries, bacon, golden bbq sauce, American cheese). Some of them may sound questionable but they somehow all work.

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One of my faves is the Green Monstah. Homemade guac, pico de gallo and cheddar jack cheese. Their veggie burger is filling and tasty and the toppings on this burger are super fresh and flavorful! Their chips are made in house and are thick and crunchy. Their buns are soft and on the sweeter side.

IMG_9617My Mr. got the Killer Bee. Bacon, beer battered onion rings, honey bbq sauce and American cheese.

And as if these burgers weren’t enough, they have loaded wedge fries!

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My fave is the Chili Cheese Fries but this time we decided to try the Cajun Fries. Look at all that deliciousness! Cajun spices, bbq sauce, and sautéed peppers and onions. I was worried that the bbq sauce would overpower it all and make things soggy but it was the perfect amount of sauce.

The Boston Burger Company is one of my favorite places to treat myself and indulge in the ultimate YOLO meal!

Boston Burger Company

Cape Elizabeth

During our first year in Boston, we ventured into Maine and explored such sites as the Desert of Maine and Lenny, the life-size moose made of pure chocolate. We also visited the Portland Head Light and had a delicious meal at a nearby lobster shack. I remember that day as being such a happy one and our first look at scenic New England. It was important to me that we see it again before leaving the east coast.

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Portland Head Light. I think this is one of the prettiest spots in New England. It’s actually part of a larger park filled with large green fields perfect for picnicking and kite flying. The weather in Boston was a miserable 86 with high humidity but by the Maine shore, it was breezy and refreshing.

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July 2008

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May 2015

About 6 miles from the Portland Head Light, there’s The Lobster Shack at Two Lights.

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The food is so good and fresh and they have tables set up right up against the rocks. You order your food at the counter inside the shack and peek into the kitchen where college kids home for the summer rapidly fry up clams and assemble lobster rolls. Then you sit outside on the rocks while you wait for your number to be called. The rocks in this area are strange… they look and feel more like enormous lumps of driftwood.

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When they call your number over the speakers, you go in, pick up your tray and settle in at one of the tables that overlook the ocean. Then you dig in like wild beasts while keeping an eye out for greedy seagulls. I had a veggie burger (don’t hate… I love veggie burgers.) and my Mr. had a lobster roll boat and clam chowder. Hidden under all that whipped cream was strawberry shortcake and a piece of blueberry pie. That blueberry pie changed our lives. It shall be the standard to which we measure all future blueberry pies.

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This place makes me so very happy. The combination of tasty, unpretentious, feel good food and the beautiful view and ocean breeze is so amazing. It reminds me how good life is and how blessed we are.

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Cape Elizabeth