Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Newton Beach and Plaistow Bar
We actually have the required car sticker now and could go people watching, kayaking or SKETCHING!
or if they were invited.
I don't know if this house was on "the island" or just on another cove from where we were parked.
Several people had asked us if we'd found Rowe's Market. I assumed it was "Rose" until we stumbled upon it on our way back from the Town Beach. It is tiny, and may or may not be very clean, but I think it had almost every kind of soft drink and beer known to man kind. (Except Diet Peach Snapple!) And they stocked all that odd stuff you want when you are at a beach house: band-aids, bug spray, inflatable water toys, snack food. They also said they had subs and pizza for take out or delivery, but I didn't see anyone who looked likely to go to the teeny kitchen in the back.
We veered off to Portsmouth (it was Tuesday and we wanted to see what was new at the bookstore!) and decided to look for someplace to eat on the way home. We should have looked harder while we were actually IN Portsmouth, or at least Exeter. So we ended up very close to home when I spied The Dugout Grille which seemed to be doing a big business. Turns out they were having an American Pool Players Tournament.
The food was typical of bar food (I went for Turkey Pot Pie and in-house made biscuits.) Some of the entrees sounded suspiciiously pre-made elsewhere.
The decor was a cross between Memphis Kitsch and hardcore New England sports fan.
The crowed seemed fairly diverse... except that everyone was white. But there were women AND men and people from legal drinking age to well past retirement.
(When I looked them up on line to get their actual name, it turns out there have been at least two stabbings in the parking lot... one embellished by a tire iron. I don't know whether we'll return or not.)
at 5:13 PM