Hi everyone. Happy time for T again.
After many days of cold temperatures, clouds and showers, spring has finally arrived. It is great to see the sun, have temperatures go back to normal, and also to have everything sprouting and getting green. We're right on schedule here, although I know many of you have had green for quite some time now.
As I had mentioned in last week's T day post, summer places are opening in my area, and one of those places is Pop's. This past Saturday was their opening day. Pop's sells mostly fried seafood and fish, but you can get burgers, grilled cheese, hot dogs, fish tacos, subs and chicken fingers too. If you want to eat totally plant based, then skip Pop's because the only thing on the menu for you would be the veggie sub and the coleslaw. Smile.
And if you want to eat low calorie, you probably want to skip Pop's too-smile. But high calorie or not,it is fun to take a few trips over the summer and indulge on some yummy seafood.
And when I think about it, I'm actually surprised there is still seafood in the ocean off the New England coast with the business places like Pop's have in the summer. Good thing it is all managed, hopefully correctly managed.
This year they have a new truck parked out front also. I'm not sure what year it is (I'll need to ask my son-in-law because he really knows about automobiles), but I'm guessing sometime from the 1940's.
This restaurant opened in 1945 after the war, and I doubt it has very much changed since then. I think the truck adds some great nostalgia to the place.
We went Saturday evening for dinner (about 5) hoping to beat some of the crowd. As you can see from my photo which I took from our place in line, with as many people behind us as in front of us, we didn't beat the crowd.
And I did not order a lobster roll this time. I thought they were still a little pricey, but once the season ramps up I'm guessing prices will drop some. What my husband and I ordered was the seafood platter. It was $37.95 but came with fish, shrimp, scallops, clams, fries and coleslaw. It says right on the menu it serves 2, but in reality, we brought a 1/3 of it home so it could serve 3. We also ordered a small side of onion rings, and about 1/3 of those came home with us also.
It wasn't a hot evening, but warm for us after several days in the low 40's (about 5 degrees C). These warmer temperatures felt good so we decided to eat outside on top of the flipper room, which is the building next to Pop's as a place for their customers to eat if they don't get take out. I grabbed a table in the sun. It was quite comfy.
And here's my ticket for T this week over at
By the way, I thought their fountain drinks were outrageously priced. Next time we come we're bringing our own drinks. That's my only real negative about this year's prices.
And right now you need to click off if you are hungry (grin) and like fried seafood because here's our meal.
You can't even see the French fries and coleslaw that came on the plate. Good thing we split it.
I went home after dinner and laid on the couch in a food coma-smile. 😏
Have a great T day and week ahead.
And thanks for visiting my blog.