Just around the corner: our little country store
Eat and Run: Alfred Country Store good for breakfast, lunch
The market does many things well. (By Bob Keyes, Staff Write, Portland Press Herald)
ALFRED — One out of two’s not bad. Friday was an especially busy day, with appointments in extreme southern York County and at the very northeast corner of Cumberland County. I was on the road from morning until mid-afternoon, and began feeling pangs of hunger somewhere around 11 a.m.
At noon, I found myself at the Alfred Country Store on Saco Road. I had been here once before to grab a bottle of water and bag of peanuts, and remembered spying a hearty-looking sandwich counter, an enticing array of pizza slices and fine-smelling soups and chowders. My car must have remembered it, too. Against my better judgment, my trusty Subaru pulled into the lot, put itself in neutral and shut itself off.
Somehow, it knew I could not resist the urge? I started with a cup of corn chowder ($3.25), which was exceptional.