One Girls Crazy Outlook on life in Southern Maine

In December 2010 I moved to Southern Maine from a small town next to Bangor (Bangor is right in the center Maine and is one of the largest cities in Maine for those of you wondering if it's in Canada). Here are some crazy stories of outings, hikes, beer and just the general mayhem that is my life. Welcome. Enjoy. Love it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ruski's Tavern

Location: 212 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04102-3725

Price: $

So, Ruski's is one of those strange little whole in the walls that not many people know about. The first time I went to Ruski's was nothing short of an eye opening experience. See, where I am from, the only bar that serves alcohol and breakfast at the same time is a little dump called Judy's. Judy's bar is located on state street in Bangor Maine. The ghetto. In high school I worked at the subway directly across the street from Judy's where would numerous biker dudes with no teeth get into fights at 9 in the morning because they had a "few" drinks with breakfast. We would then watch them get arrested. Ruski's isn't quite like that. Located just out side of Old Port it is a quint little bar with just a little attention.
To me, drinking this early in the morning seemed like such a "white trash" thing to do. Then, I moved to Portland, started working at the Hospital and completely understood why there were so many Doctor's and nurses drinking at Ruski's at 7 on the morning. Ruski's is very small and only holds about 20 people. On any given morning you will see a group sitting in the corner wearing scrubs drinking a beer.
My favorite part of Ruski's are the mimosas.
Champagne and Orange Juice... you really really can't go wrong.
I hear they also have Bloody Mary's that are to die for and very strong. I have never tried one though. On top of that they are only $4.25.
The first time we visited Ruski's was a morning after drinking more than the average person should in the Old Port. It turns out that this worked out perfectly because they have a breakfast called "hangover easy". This is a huge greasy breakfast that is the perfect answer to any hangover. The breakfast includes 2 eggs, hash browns, home fries, and toast. Served with Coffee or Water. The greasiness is perfect for a hang over in the morning. The reason I do enjoy this breakfast is because it's big.

Breakfast is my favorite meal to go out and eat, but it has to be filling!

Go to Ruski's! Have a pancake and a beer!

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