Black Birch: Kittery, Maine
New spot recently opened in the former location of Tulsi in Kittery. Great selection of microbrews and creative, well-executed "pub" fare and small plates. They've been open a month and are packed every night, so be prepared to wait as seating is limited.
I've tried almost half the menu and, well, it's awesome.
Wow, thanks for the tip. Just looking at their menu online, I want to go and know I will probably love it.
Duck confit poutine? Yes please.
Duck rillette? mm hmm.
Fun flavored deviled eggs? Yeah. And beer me now.
Scallops with Okinawan yam puree and gingered pea shoots? Two of my favorite ingredients, and who the hell comes up with that in ME or NH area? Yes yes yes.
Steak with fingerlings, and pickled ramps? Entree order!
Just saw someone else posted to go early to avoid the long waits since no reservations. I can eat a light lunch!
That was me starving. My son lives up around there and he and most of his friends went to the Black Birch a few times. He took me for Mother's Day and it was fabulous. The Duck Poutine, deviled eggs, fried cauliflower, lobster roll, spare ribs, mussels and gelato for dessert, didn't disappoint for sure.
We got a bunch of apps and shared, because the dishes all sounded wonderful. And they were. :)
And yes, we went early because he and his friends waited a few times and found out the best time to go without lines. Dinner hour starts at 5pm and we went then, the place was empty.
I'm taking a bunch of friends in a few weeks and can't wait. :)