Thursday, December 12, 2013
The next couple of weekends will see entrepreneurs rolling out new food carts that will help you keep hunger at bay when you're sunning on the beach or showing relatives around our gorgeous state.
First up is Gorgeous Gelato, which will begin selling its delicious gelato at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Then, on June 1, Jack Barber and Ben Berman, two Cape Elizabeth grads now attending college in Boston, will open Mainely Burgers, a food truck featuring gourmet hamburgers, at Scarborough Beach. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Burger toppings will include macaroni and cheese, maple mayo, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and apple slices.
“The Coop” is a burger topped with bacon, a fried egg, hot chili sauce, cheddar, lettuce and tomato.
And if you’re really hungry, well, move over Paula Deen. “The Beast” is a burger topped with cheddar, sauteed onions, bacon, pickles and barbecue sauce that, for an extra dollar, can be served between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Burger prices will range from $4 to $8. The food truck will also serve hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, sliders, salads, French fries and onion rings. For dessert, there’s S’mores raviolis – marshmallow and chocolate inside a folded graham cracker pastry topped with confectioners’ sugar and chocolate drizzle.
For more information, email MainelyBurgers@gmail.com or go to Mainely Burgers’ Facebook page.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod