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Loring Timing Association (Maine) => Loring (AFB) land speed venue => Topic started by: Bob Wanner on August 10, 2009, 07:33:45 PM

Title: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Bob Wanner on August 10, 2009, 07:33:45 PM
Same as the lodging, besides the fast food joints in Caribou, anybody find anyplace  remarkable ? That's positive or negatory, share your story. I personally planned on visiting two well recommended places right across the border, but sleep deprivation got me no further than Booger King and Mickey D's. Not to mention Pizza ,youwantcheese withthat? Hut.
All about the future, it's nice to have a decent meal, especially with the local favorites, when far away on the road. 
Anybody get the free fresh road kill Moose the FD gave out Sunday in the staging area ? You might have eaten our logo....
BOB  W
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: 72tx340 on August 10, 2009, 07:58:10 PM
Theres a chinese food plase in caribou Jade palace
Better than fast food... Fredricks South Side cheap priced tons of food
 Pizza Hut bad service very slow....
In Presque Isle.....Ruby Tuesdays
                         Irish Setter Pub
                         Bonanza
                         Governors


This help?
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Matt Beil on August 10, 2009, 08:12:11 PM
Jade Palace in Caribou... Best Chinese food around!!!

I don't even go to Pizza Hut in Caribou any more.  On average, I was waiting for almost an hour for our food to come out. 
All the locals rave about Pizza Hut around here.  I don't care for it.  I think it taste no better than frozen pizza.  Then again, being a Long Islander; I am a pretty tough pizza customer to satisfy.  Nothing truly comes close up here.

If you want excellent pizza, go to Napoli's in Caribou and you should have your food in about 1/2 less than Pizza Hut. 

http://local.yahoo.com/info-35230327-napoli-s-italian-rstrnt-pzzr-caribou

The Greenhouse Restaurant at the Caribou Motor Inn is a pretty decent place too.

I've just about eaten at every place around here, so when I have more time, I will give a full personal review to help out.

Matt B.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: RidgeRunner on August 10, 2009, 09:07:30 PM
     We had 2 good breakfasts and 2 good suppers at Reno's, was suggested by the lady on the desk at the Crown Park Inn.  Good food and service, reasonable cost.

     Stopped at the Rendezvous twice, found the spaghetti nothing special the first time but the burgers were outstanding the 2n'd.

     We tend to go for the down home Mom and Pop's, diner types, function over flash.

                                      Ed
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: RansomT on August 10, 2009, 09:45:40 PM
Governor's - one of the best I have eaten at that I didn't have to take a loan out.  :)
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Halvefast on August 10, 2009, 10:52:53 PM
TFA should be chiming in anytime now,  :cheers:
they always seem to sniff out the best food on the road  :-D

Karl? Gary? Doug?
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: roadracer on August 11, 2009, 05:03:40 AM
I'll second the Napoli's.  We went on Friday night and it was full, but the service was very good along with the food.  I'll be going again next year.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: nakeum on August 11, 2009, 07:49:46 PM
We stayed at the presquile inn, was real nice and the surf and turf was great, alittle small but good..
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Warp12 on August 12, 2009, 08:59:36 AM
We stayed at the Caribou. I would characterize the food as not so great for the cost (hate to say it, but true). We also once had them fail to put in our room service order (found out after 45 minutes of wait), so we ordered pizza instead. I wish I could recall the name of the pizza place, as it was great..and they delivered. The hotel had the menus, and they were yellow. Perhaps someone remembers the name of the pizza place?

Shane
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: mstrdinan on August 12, 2009, 03:52:11 PM
  Irish setter pub    in presque isle    great food     closing   (11pm)
  BUT
    closed on sunday :-o :-o :-o :-o
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: MiltonP on August 14, 2009, 11:42:46 PM
Donna pointed me to a great cafe down in Presque Isle.  Cafe Sorpreso (sp?) was on the right side heading south in the heart of the old main street. Turn right down the hill in to a parking lot just south of their building.   It has a nice open airy atmosphere.  I had a great pasta dish.  Only problem I can see was that they turned people away around 8:30pm which makes it tough to get to in time.  Hopefully next year we can convince them to stay open later on Saturday at least.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: JimCompCNC on August 16, 2009, 07:45:55 AM
Bob, our group (karl,doug,gary,brenda,jake,bill,Johhny Cheeze,and myself) went to a new place Saturday night in Fort Fairfield on rt 167.  Maybe one of the others in the group can remember the name of the place...?

The food was excellent and after dinner the owner and the waitress came over and we chatted all about the race and where we all came from etc.  They didn't know about the race at all and were very interested.

On Sunday the waitress (didn't get her name) was at the races taking pictures and talking with the guys etc.

Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: half-fast on August 16, 2009, 08:20:27 AM
I concur, stay away from the house place at the Caribou, service is absolutely rotten, and the pricing is not good.

We stayed at the Caribou. I would characterize the food as not so great for the cost (hate to say it, but true). We also once had them fail to put in our room service order (found out after 45 minutes of wait), so we ordered pizza instead. I wish I could recall the name of the pizza place, as it was great..and they delivered. The hotel had the menus, and they were yellow. Perhaps someone remembers the name of the pizza place?

Shane
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: 55chevr on August 16, 2009, 08:52:04 AM
Jim ... I am interested in the place you mentioned ... maybe another member of the TFA crew can recall the name of the restaurant ... I am hoping that the Loring Development Authority was pleased with the way the event went and will invite us back next year ... It was a lot of work for the people that worked the event and I think that every one of us are looking forward to next year ... Joe


Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: bearingburner on August 16, 2009, 10:09:20 AM
The Moose tasted like beef but was a bit chewy. The sasuage grinders from tghe High School seniors hit the spot.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: SpdRcr on August 16, 2009, 12:59:42 PM
Hey folks

We ran up to Canada after tech on Friday and we were a little late coming back.  My wife wanted pizza and as such we stopped at the Rendezvous Restaurant just down the road from the track for what turned out to be a fantastic meal.  my wife and kids had great pizza and i had the house special pot roast which was some of the best I've ever eaten.

This is not someplace we intended to stop at , but we will be back there, hopefully if we get to have an event next year.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Matt Beil on August 17, 2009, 11:02:11 PM
Bob, our group (karl,doug,gary,brenda,jake,bill,Johhny Cheeze,and myself) went to a new place Saturday night in Fort Fairfield on rt 167.  Maybe one of the others in the group can remember the name of the place...?

The food was excellent and after dinner the owner and the waitress came over and we chatted all about the race and where we all came from etc.  They didn't know about the race at all and were very interested.

On Sunday the waitress (didn't get her name) was at the races taking pictures and talking with the guys etc.



Jim,  The new place in Fort Fairfield is the Boondocks Grille.  It is actually on Main Street which is off route 167.  Here is the info'... Boondocks Grille, 294 Main St Fort Fairfield, ME 04742-1121 - (207) 472-6074

Hope this helps.

Matt B.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: JimCompCNC on August 18, 2009, 01:16:30 PM
Yep, thats the place the Boondocks Grille.  Thanks Matt.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Matt Beil on August 18, 2009, 07:59:14 PM
No problem Jim.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Aroostook on July 31, 2010, 07:53:25 AM
Try little Cheese Pizza on South Main in Caribou or Main in Presque Isle. Get the crazy 8's. Great pizza for a great price. You may want to try the new place on South Main in Caribou, Jeff's. We had breakfast there a few weeks back and it was very good. At Greenhouse at Caribou Inn and Convention Center would recommend the Greenhouse steak. But as always my favorite is the Jade Palace, Chinese at it's best with buffet or you can actually get American food too. Sweet & Sour chicken or pork also recommend the sesame  chicken. Sorry, but I'm not cooking this weekend otherwise I would say here!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: 55chevr on July 31, 2010, 07:46:26 PM
So far we tried 2 places on recommendations. Teresa's grill in Presque Isle ... great food - embarrassingly cheap prices and Gran Russo's in the south end of Presque Isle. Also great food at cheap price. Teresa's is more of a Mom and Pop luncheonette but looks like everyone in town eats there. Russo's more upscale with great service and great Italian food. Recommend them both ...
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: White Monster on August 04, 2010, 09:25:08 AM
We took care of business ourselves with a Lobsta boil in the hotel parking lot Thursday night !!
 :-D

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Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 09:32:58 AM
I concur, stay away from the house place at the Caribou, service is absolutely rotten, and the pricing is not good.

We stayed at the Caribou. I would characterize the food as not so great for the cost (hate to say it, but true). We also once had them fail to put in our room service order (found out after 45 minutes of wait), so we ordered pizza instead. I wish I could recall the name of the pizza place, as it was great..and they delivered. The hotel had the menus, and they were yellow. Perhaps someone remembers the name of the pizza place?

Shane

I would guess it was probably Big Cheese Pizza?
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 09:34:46 AM
Bob, our group (karl,doug,gary,brenda,jake,bill,Johhny Cheeze,and myself) went to a new place Saturday night in Fort Fairfield on rt 167.  Maybe one of the others in the group can remember the name of the place...?

The food was excellent and after dinner the owner and the waitress came over and we chatted all about the race and where we all came from etc.  They didn't know about the race at all and were very interested.

On Sunday the waitress (didn't get her name) was at the races taking pictures and talking with the guys etc.



In Fort, I know the best restaurant there is Boonedock's Grille.  :)  Maybe that is it?  :D
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 09:35:30 AM
     We had 2 good breakfasts and 2 good suppers at Reno's, was suggested by the lady on the desk at the Crown Park Inn.  Good food and service, reasonable cost.

     Stopped at the Rendezvous twice, found the spaghetti nothing special the first time but the burgers were outstanding the 2n'd.

     We tend to go for the down home Mom and Pop's, diner types, function over flash.

                                      Ed

Reno's has delicious pizza! :)

Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 09:36:24 AM
I'll second the Napoli's.  We went on Friday night and it was full, but the service was very good along with the food.  I'll be going again next year.

Napoli's is delicious!  They have amazing pasta there. :)
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: 55chevr on August 04, 2010, 04:17:50 PM
IGG ... It would be great if next year a couple of days before the event you open a topic on local restaurants in the area.  It would be appreciated by all ... Incidentally, the ice cream place next to the Hampton Inn was great ...
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 04:28:09 PM
We took care of business ourselves with a Lobsta boil in the hotel parking lot Thursday night !!
 :-D

(http://www.bangshift.com/assets/galleries/4407/tn_loring_timing_association_2010_meet33.jpg)

(http://www.bangshift.com/assets/galleries/4407/tn_loring_timing_association_2010_meet34.jpg)

(http://www.bangshift.com/assets/galleries/4407/tn_loring_timing_association_2010_meet35.jpg)

(http://www.bangshift.com/assets/galleries/4407/tn_loring_timing_association_2010_meet36.jpg)

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Now THAT'S how we Maine-ahs like it! :)  Next time maybe I'll invite myself!  Haha
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 04:29:28 PM
IGG ... It would be great if next year a couple of days before the event you open a topic on local restaurants in the area.  It would be appreciated by all ... Incidentally, the ice cream place next to the Hampton Inn was great ...

Well of anyone wants recommendations, I'll be happy to help :)

Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: 55chevr on August 04, 2010, 04:49:31 PM
There are a lot of places to eat mentioned by racers and local people.  I had a friend of a friend that has relatives in the area and he recommended Russo's. It was great. Another racer, Gregg Neal, recommended Teresa's Cafe and it was great. Next year I am coming up a day earlier to help out with course prep and would like to try a couple new places. You mentioned Boondock's- I will try it first ... Joe
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: imagixxergirl on August 04, 2010, 04:50:47 PM
There are a lot of places to eat mentioned by racers and local people.  I had a friend of a friend that has relatives in the area and he recommended Russo's. It was great. Another racer, Gregg Neal, recommended Teresa's Cafe and it was great. Next year I am coming up a day earlier to help out with course prep and would like to try a couple new places. You mentioned Boondock's- I will try it first ... Joe

Oh Joe...in my opinion...Boonedock's is by far the best food we have around here. :)
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: Asub1 on August 04, 2010, 07:11:08 PM
We ate at Theresa's Grill as well.  Couldn't believe the amount of food for the price.  Very good with friendly an efficient staff.  Tried Governor's as well.  It was ok...nothing spectacular...but good.
Title: Re: Dining experiences at Loring
Post by: saltwheels262 on August 05, 2010, 05:28:52 PM
reno's - great food at fair $

napoli's- great pie and antipasta

franey