Last Sunday called for a 10 mile run with a stop for breakfast. The run was great! We ran a new route through the Stroudwater section of Portland and then into Westbrook. As we were running, I was surprised that this was the first time I ran over the line into the neighboring town of Westbrook. In the past year I have ran from Portland into South Portland (first time crossing the city line), Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth (during the Maine Marathon). Westbrook is closer than some of those destinations, but the routes to there are on busy industrial-type roads. In the early hours of this crisp morning, the roads were quiet and we enjoyed a pleasant paced run towards a fantastic breakfast at The Sinful Kitchen.
First things first. Check this out:
Can anyone out there explain to us what a “Pharmaceutical Dinner” is?
Anyway, I thought I’d lead off this review with a new list of Bloody Mary rankings. I’m a bit new to the appreciating Bloody Marys, so I have a bit of a rooking palate. In any case here’s my list from our Breakfast Runs so far:
- SINFUL KITCHEN “Sinful Bloody Mary” (3 and a half Mary Magdelenes): This was not a full 4 Blessed Mothers (am I getting blasphemous here?), but this drink had a nice touch of heat, a healthy portion of vodka, and, best of all, it’s garnish included a healthy chunk of Ghost Pepper Sausage!
2. ABLILENE (2 1/2 Mary Queen of Scots): Abilene had a great traditional (at least what I think is “traditional”) Bloody Mary. Light heat and tasty olives.
3. UNION (2 Mary Harts): I’m sure Union had great quality vodka and other ingredients, but the chipotle flavor really did not work for me. Maybe if you’re a smoky flavor person this concoction achieves the Blessed Mother status.
Onto the main course. Sinful Kitchen has a very tempting menu that certainly would prevent any mortal from fasting for 40 days in the wilderness…
This week, my plan was to go with a savory dish. You know, I’m actually a little embarrassed to say that I’ve only recently learned the meaning of “savory” which in my mind essentially is a non-sweet meal (chicken pot pie was my eye opener). Immediately, my eye went to the Huevos Rancheros. Katie had them at Abilene and I had been jealous ever since.
The Huevos Rancheros were delicious!!!
Again, I am a Huevos Rancheros rookie, but the grilled tortilla (flour or corn is available…I went with the flour), salsa picante, eggs to order (I went with over-easy…done to perfection!) provided a medley of flavor that would convert any non-believer. Additionally, the home-fries were perfectly spiced and fried that ketchup was not even needed for me to devour them.
We finished a great meal in a packed room with many satisfied patrons. The waitstaff worked hard to make us feel like valued customers and we left as satisfied customers. The last 2.25 miles of our run were weighed down by full bellies, but the good eats and libations at THE SINFUL KITCHEN made the struggle worth it!
So even if you have to purchase an indulgence…
Make your way to THE SINFUL KITCHEN!
See you on the road!