Well, we sure did have fun last night at the 33-something annual Schooner Fare/Devonsquare Concert in Portland. It turns out it was one year to the day since Dave and I played our first gig together. We didn’t even have a name at the time. To celebrate, we got to play a quartette of songs for the huge crowd and I got to see Devonsquare, Schooner Fare and the Don Campbell Band for free. Speaking for myself, and many of the misty-eyed patrons sitting in my section, a real highlight in the night of highlights was hearing Dave play his dad’s bass and sing “Portland Town” with Schooner Fare. The few hairs I have left on my head stood up, hearing that sound.
Monday night, March 14, we return to Slates in Hallowell, Maine. It’s a first-class listening room and the food is second to none. We played a show there late last spring and we’re pleased to be back. The show is at 8 p.m. and the doors open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For reservations call 622-9575.
From the website: Slates Restaurant & Bakery are located in downtown Hallowell, Maine across from the Kennebec River. Down East magazine quotes, “Water Street, Hallowell’s main thoroughfare, is lined with antique shops and bookstores. For the last twenty-five years it has also been anchored by the pleasantly off-beat restaurant known as Slates.”
Slates success is due to the owner’s passion for excellent food that is consistent and creative as well as providing outstanding service. All of the restaurant’s breads, pastas, desserts and ice creams are homemade at Slates Bakery next door. The recently expanded bakery has been applauded by regulars and is now a place that customers can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, baked goods, lunch and amazing take home dinners.
The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday serving lunch and dinner, Saturday for brunch and dinner and Sundays for brunch. Brunch is served on both Saturday and Sunday mornings with roughly hundreds of options including the most amazing benedicts and Bloody Mary’s!
Slates purchases their produce from local organic farmers whenever possible and base their entrees on what is fresh and available for the time of year. The bar has an impressive selection of liquor, beer, wine and creative drink specials. Slates is a great place to eat out for any occasion; an appetizer in the bar with friends, dinner in the welcoming art filled dining room or a large gathering in our private function room. If you haven’t been to Slates Restaurant or Bakery please make the visit, you won’t regret it! We hope to see you soon.