When we walked in to Nosh Kitchen Bar, the vibe was different from the rest of the restaurants in the sleepy coastal town of Portland, ME. To situate you, the Portland we're talking about is in the Northeastern most part of the United States and is known for its incredible craft breweries and delicious lobster.
With Portland being a beautiful and accoladed foodie town in its own right, Nosh serves its constituents as the inventive and above average gastro pub for its area — a city with just over 60,000 residents.
Location scouting for our new show All Nighter, I walked in to Nosh with my producer and director to eat through the menu. We didn't speak with the chefs, instead shuffling to a table for a quiet crew meal and ordered as much of the menu as we could.
Though their savory dishes deserve a hyperbole-filled writeup of their own, it's their dessert menu that you'll remember forever. The desserts came out in droves: their take on nostalgic Dunkaroos, a Churro Taco with a fried cinnamon-sugar flour shell and the hulking, unavoidable gorilla in the room: THE S'MORES BURGER.
...and last, but not least...
The S'MORES BURGER
We ate, we were merry, and we visited Nosh four times in our week long visit, primarily to relive how tantalizing and memorable the S'mores Burger was. Warm brioche, cold ice cream, sticky Nutella, brûléed jumbo marshmallows and bacon salt all made up a sublime dessert sandwich experience that was damn near addicting.
Until next time Portland, and specifically Nosh, I can't wait to visit you again:
551 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101