Wanderlusting: Timber

It’s going down, I’m yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let’s make a night, you won’t remember ~ Pitfall featuring Ke$ha

Kicking of my Birthday Month 

Last weekend I hopped on a plane to feed my blonde jet setting soul, kick off my birthday month, AND have an epic mer-venture with my best friend, my one an only Mer-twin!

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Since I have known my mer-twin, we always do something super nautically fun around my birthday every year. Being mermaids at heart and being born in June, it makes it pretty easy for some oceanic adventures. This year instead of celebrating in Southern Maine, I flew to Bar Harbor where she lives.

Guys it was so much fun, I didn’t want to come back! I can not even put into words how much I love this girl and am so lucky to have her in my life! Seriously just writing these recaps is giving me all the feels again. I absolutely adore her!

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Jetsetting 

Because I might be slightly insane I went for an early morning run before I headed to the airport for my flight. With the warmer weather, I could not wait to head North to the beautiful coast of Maine. It really does seem like another world with all its rocky shore beauty.

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I usually fly JetBlue, but flying into the small airport of Bangor, I flew Delta where I had heard they had a Peet’s. Alas I didn’t have time to search for it, so it will have to wait until i visit her next time!

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My mer-twin surprised me at the airport (I thought she was still at work!) and had made me this super stinking cute sign that was so sweet. Seriously she knows me better then I know myself! I love her!

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She then took me to this gorgeous restaurant in Bangor that is a new fav! If you are ever in Bangor you NEED to go here! The decor, the food, the ambience, everything was perfect!

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Timber

When she told me the name of the restaurant, I couldn’t help, but sing Ke$ha and Pitbull’s song Timber.

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What can I say? Music runs my life!

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Ode to Ke$ha out of the way, and after a photo op on their outside patio complete with a stone fire place we made it our way inside where it fit its name and NOT Ke$ha’s song.

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The restaurant is huge, with a large bar and dining area. Shaped like an L, we sat in the corner, near another gorgeous fire place this one made out of iron and glass. With a variety of seating, every table was set up in a different rustic way. Tiffany and I joked we wanted to try every seating area!

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Drinks

Their drink menu was broad without being overwhelming and offered a variety of adult beverages from beers, to wine, to various mixed drinks, an even included mocktails.

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It was their specialty mixed handcrafted cocktails that drew my eye. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to order because EVERYTHING looked good.

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Perhaps it is a Maine attribute, but much like Top of the East in Portland, Timber’s offerings were dependent on seasonal ingredients local to Maine.

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Since I was in Maine, I ordered a blueberry martini that was seasoned with tarragon. It was a party in the mouth for sure. I could have had ten of them. It was THAT yummy!

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Food

Like their drinks, the food is locally sourced. They also take care to observe food allergies and even offer gluten free options including flatbreads. Their menu while offering a range of dishes, isn’t so broad you are overwhelmed. Their specialty is flatbreads which is what we ordered.

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We started off with a butternut squash soup which was AH-MAY-ZING!

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Then shared a Barbecue chicken, arugula, and cheddar flatbread.

Oh. My. Lanta! It was everything and more!

I am a blogger slacker because somehow I did NOT get pictures of the flatbread which means I just have to go back!

Verdict

I have been to restaurants all over the world, and I can honestly say, that Timber is one of my favorites. Located in an obscure location it really is a hidden gem. The decor bridges that gap of rustic and chic well creating a truly one of a kind experience. It is perfect for a romantic dinner, or to grab spur of the moment grub. The prices are reasonable and the food is out of this world delicious. The waitstaff were also excellent being attentive without being intrusive.

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I would have been happy going back every night (though the scale wouldn’t!) It was that good! It really was the perfect way to kick-off what was such an amazing weekend!

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Pictionary

Rolling ourselves out of the restaurant, we headed to her house.

It was so stinking cute! She totally wins hostess of the year award!

Her hostess game was on fleek as the kiddos say. She had a guest room, decorated in a nautical theme and a huge living room that was begging for a dance party…Or just a rousing game of Pictionary.

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After getting settled, the gloves were off as we got down and dirty playing Pictionary with her boyfriend and his brother.

Disclaimer: I can not draw worth shit. Someone could offer me a million dollars and I would still choke epically when it comes to drawing.

It was highly entertaining. Especially when Tiffany’s man drew the ultimate Pictionary card. While we didn’t guess correctly. Afterwards we were in stitches laughing as he explained it to us.

He had to draw a wrecking ball.

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And drew Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.

We decided to end the note on that high note.

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As this sign,  which sat in the ladies bathroom at Timber, aptly stated…Adventure awaited us!