Reading about the Bonanza Steakhouse in Rockland made me smile. …

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Reading about the Bonanza Steakhouse in Rockland made me smile. I don’t remember it being open, it was all weeds in the parking lot in my memory, but I do remember driving past it with my parents and for some reason wishing we could have gone there. I used to feel the same way driving past the A&W in Portsmouth as a kid.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.