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Foodbeast's Elie Ayrouth is in Portland, Maine to get his fill of all things lobster-related while partying to the break of dawn. This is All Nighter.

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- Growing up as a kid, all I wanted to do was stay up all night. I wanted to play video games, I wanted to eat, I wanted to drink. Now, I'm a full grown adult, I have a credit card and an ID and I'm just gonna stay up all night. So we're here, this is Portland, Maine. Only thing I know is lobster, and I know that there is no more than 60, 70,000 people here. And I'm gonna pull an all nighter in Portland. So this is Maps. It's a literal underground bar, and I heard the high roller guys were here. They have like this bomb lobster roll. - When we first had the idea we were up super late one night and we were just wanted to eat some food, and a lot of places close early. We started thinking food, Portland, the first thing you think of is lobster. You had this like really high end food, served out of a cart, or served in bars. - [Host] I've had what was called Maine lobster, but was shipped over. - [Man] We actually picked this lobster up this morning. As fresh as it gets. - Freshly murdered lobster. This looks so good. Just the right chilled lobster, warm bread, the lime aioli is so fucking good. I want to fucking drink. - Portland's a drinking town. It tries to dress it up. It does a good job of getting classy, but realistically at the heart of it, this is a drinking town. This is based on fishermen, Irishmen, people who knew how to get it done. - All right, you running all night? - Oh I'm here all night. Call me up anytime you want. - Jackpot! - [Voiceover] All right talk to me, what do you guys want to drink? - Shot? You don't want anything? - [Voiceover] I'm good, thanks. - Hey, what's it gonna take for you to take a shot with me? - I'm not gonna take a shot with you. - [Host] You're not gonna take a shot with me? - God no. This is All Nighter. We're gonna stay up all night. - You know you're in Portland, Maine right? - People haven't entirely figured out how to, you know, live all the way through the night. The mission, the example that you're putting out right here is pretty much more of what we need. - We need more all nighters in Maine is what you're saying. - I say rev your engines. - Rev my engine. Friday night, Portland, Maine. - [Man] Inspirational, man. - Coming in on the train, I was like dude I kind of feel like I'm walking in to this charming idea of an untouched town. You guys have a small population here, but it's like jam packed with people that are doing shit. - [Man] Oh yeah, totally. - Cheers. That's a real pirate ship. Let me scope it out. Oh shit, okay. So this might be a party. Here's the game plan. All I know about getting into parties, just pretend like you fucking belong there. Walk in. - I think it's working. - Yeah, yeah, I feel right about it. - [Woman] There's a planet over your head. - Oh, I see an entire-- - We swap places and you can see the planet over my head. - Are you a dance instructor? Oh! This is way better than everyone else's. This is way better. If I wasn't trying to do an all nighter, that might be my all nighter. All right, there's so much more to Portland than lobster rolls. There's lobster doughnuts, lobster guacamole, lobster pizza, even truffled lobster mac and cheese. This is like an annoying city to have to rate lobster because every last dish I have is better than the last. Cheers to the old man who caught this. These are like locks from God knows how long. This fence is literally starting to cave from how many locks are on it. There's a lot of people without locks on their bikes right now, I'm assuming. Doesn't get more time warpy than this. Okay, I can do some chili. I believe this package. I don't endorse it, but I believe it. You know what makes a fork? 100 stirrers. There it is, Philly cheese mac and cheese hot dog. Late as fuck, at a gas station, and you did this? Something weird about being the last person awake. There's not a soul in the most downtown part of Portland. Everyone told me Maine would be a hard town to stay up all night in, but they didn't tell me how cool it would be to be walking down a busy, main street and not have a single car out. There's a point in time in all nighters where the bars all close and that's when you really get to connect with the city. It doesn't really get much better than this. That's a lighthouse. Okay. It's cold. And I'm drunk, and I'm jumping rocks and this is a PSA for what not to do when you're drunk. Every smart part of my brain is telling me this is dumb. There's no staircase. This parkour ladder is the only way up. Here we go. Rusty Nelson loved lighthouses. That you are standing here reading this is a testament to his enthusiasm and dedication to sharing that affection. This is Rusty's chair. I'm guessing this is Rusty's hat? It's a legit stove. Fishing rod. This is... So incredible. Portland lives by the old, but they're not afraid of the new. You have these young cats. They are starting up breweries. They're trying out food carts. But they're paying homage to the old, like I could seriously live in Maine. There's always a good lobster to be had. There's only 60,000 people to deal with. I bet winter sucks here though. That's gotta be awful. Oh! There's a giant bell. I kind of want to hit it, but I feel like that's a warning sign. All right, if we do this we have to leave. We have to run. I have some iced coffee, some coffee brandy. Give it a light tumble. This point in the night, you shouldn't be shaking shit. Cheers. Good morning, Portland. - [Voiceover] This is the way it really goes. - Boom. - [Voiceover] Super duper. - Cheers. I'm with the gentlemen that make Maine lobster possible for the rest of this great country. Lobstering is a social event for people with sleep disorders is what I learned today. From the professionals. - [Voiceover] It's a culture in its own. - That's awesome, being up ahead of the rest of the world? I mean the rest of the United States. Everyone east of this coast is actually up. That's how the world works, that's how light works. That's how the sun works. - [Voiceover] We're in business, we're in business. Now, this is really fun. This is a male, and how you can tell a male, see these two hard feelers right here? Hard all the time, no Viagra. The other way is look at this butt. Males have skinny butts. - [Host] Skinny butts on the males. - Skinny butts on the males-- - And the female's got the good ass. I wonder if I'm ever gonna eat this guy. - The object of the game is to get the bands on 'em before they get hold of you. - I want to come back to Portland and I want to live here and I want to live on this boat, and I want to wake up every day at 5:30, and catch lobster and live this charming life.

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