If you're on the Ice Cream Diet, and go to the National Hotel for dinner, you will be disappointed, because ice cream is not on the dessert menu. You'll need to improvise.
I had the usual.
The National Hotel chef did not knock Dead Eye Dick off the clam chowder pedestal.
We sat on the porch overlooking Water Street and Old Harbor. After I finished the chowder, I ate the oyster crackers very slowly. I did not want a moment to open when the only item on the table I could eat would be Mud Pie. I wasn't sure I could restrain myself from piracy.