Bonanza Steakhouse in Rockland was a treat. I spent almost …

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Bonanza Steakhouse in Rockland was a treat. I spent almost every weekend with my grandparents, in Hope, and Bonanza was like “fine dining” back then. I always had to go for the sickly sweet might-as-well-be-sugar clear-red no.5 Russian.

Add in some candle-pin bowling and you had a perfect weekend.

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.