The remaining few snacks are so old and out of date that I’m wondering if eating them would prevent Covid.  They might be the equivalent to the vaccine.

Scott Miller

Don’t worry, everybody brings their own snacks from home, or runs out to the store down at the end of the block when the mood hits.

If I had to guess, I’d say that the last time the snack machines at the radio station were filled was March of 2020.  Until recently the building had been on lock down and whoever owns and stocks the vending machines couldn’t enter and keep the stock fresh and fully stocked. Here is hoping the gentleman that used to do that is healthy and happy and getting through life without the few bucks he made from the staff here.

Going forward, I’ve put a few snacks in my desk drawer, just in case. Luckily snacks are that high on my priority list at work anyway. But this is America. “Don’t mess with our snacks”

Wonder how many small companies like ours are moving forward without vending machines.  Everyone loves convenience, but if you just plan for things and bring in what you need to get through the day, the future probably isn’t too bright for vending machines.

If the machine next to the snack machine dispensed beer instead of soda then we would be onto something.

Meanwhile, it’s power bars and nuts in my desk drawer if my stomach starts to growl.

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The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.